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The iPod Classic will not be discontinued after all

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2011

It had been thought that the iPod Classic would be discontinued. It was introduced nearly ten years ago after all. Last September Apple introduced new iPod models for every line except the iPod classic, so people just assumed it was going to be ditched. The iPod classic is still available, but has not been updated since September of 2009, again fueling speculation.

Well, when you want answers it is best to go straight to the source. So someone emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in September after the device failed to receive an update. Steve responded, telling them that the company has “no plans” to discontinue the iPod classic. You can all rest easy now.

iPod classic stock dwindling

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2011

The iPod classic’s popularity has been on the decline for some time. After all, wouldn’t you rather have an iPod Touch? Well, it’s popularity continues to decline daily more and more as reflected by its stock at several retailers.

On Apple’s online store, the silver iPod Classic will ship in one to three days, compared to 24 hours just last week. Best Buy’s website notes that the same color has gone from one-day shipping last week to being backordered by one to to two weeks. That says a lot. It says that very soon the device will be left alone to completely rest in peace. Obviously the iPod classic line will be phased out very soon. It’s sad really.

Apple announces re-designed iPod shuffle

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

Well, we knew it was coming and sure enough Apple has just announced a brand new, re-designed iPod shuffle that looks pretty neat. The buttons are back, and this version has up to a 15 hour battery life.

It comes in five colors, and will cost $49. You can pre-order it today if you can’t wait and it will ship next week.

iPod Supreme Rose for $95,000

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2010

We’ve seen the 3GS Supreme Rose, so it was inevitable that at some point that they cover an iPod in gold too. Stuart Hughes is at it again and this time it’s an iPod.

It will cost you $95,000. Non douches need not apply. The iPod features 263 grams of 18k rose gold, a platinum rear Apple logo with 53 diamonds and a platinum navigation button on the front with 4.5ct of diamonds surrounding it.

iPod Touch bedding

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

This is how the true Apple fanboy/girl sleeps. Why leave your precious iPod Touch every night when you can sleep with it. In it. It’s like you are part of the OS, all snug and cozy in your case.

You get the covers that look like an iPod touch and a matching pillow. Only $49. Does that mean you can’t get new blankets until they do a firmware upgrade? Me, I’d rather sleep in a Zune. I just need more space.

iPod Shuffles get new colors and features

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2009

iPod Shuffles get new colors and featuresApple announced an updated Shuffle that features new colors for you to choose from and even a special stainless steel version. Pink, green, blue, silver and black specifically. The controls remain on the headphone cord, but according to Apple there are a bunch of manufacturers who will be offering headphones with the buttons, which I know is good news for may of you.

That familiar disembodied voice you’ve come to know and love has another job now as well. It will give you info on your battery life. The prices, like the songs on your shuffle, remain the same. $59 for 2GB and $79 for 4GB.

Apple keeps iPod Classic alive, 160GB for the same price

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2009

Apple keeps iPod Classic alive, 160GB for the same priceAccording to Apple, the rumors of the iPod Classic’s death have been greatly exaggerated. They proved it by announcing that they will keep the iPod Classic alive, but give it a nice capacity bump.

Up until now the largest size iPod classic held 120GB, but now it will hold 160GB of music. That’s like 40,000 songs or 2 Pink Floyd albums. The rest of the good news is that Apple decided to sell it for the same price of $249. So now the classic can rest in storage, not in peace. Put the eulogies down and dry your eyes kids. Uncle Steve loves ya.

iPod touch prices get slashed

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2009

iPod touch prices get slashedToday is Apple’s big event and in conjunction with said event, we are now seeing price drops on every iPod touch in Apple’s on-line store. The 8GB model is now listed at $189 (from $229), the 16GB model is $249 (from $299), and the 32GB model is just $279 (from $399). Obviously they are making room for the new toys.

The nano and classic have gotten the price cut treatment as well, with the classic cut to $229 (from $249) while the nano starts at $129 (from $149) for the 8GB version or $149 (was $199) for a 16GB nano.

Apple may add micro projectors to iPhones, iPod touches

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2009

Apple may add micro projectors to iPhones, iPod touchesWith every release the iPhone and iPod gets more powerful and Apple just might be looking into integrated micro projector technology for future iPhones and iPods. It would allow your media to be shared with your family and friends whenever you wanted. It may just happen if you believe the Taiwanese rumor site DigiTimes.

According to them Foxlink, a subsidiary of Apple’s iPhone manufacturing partner Foxconn, is currently developing its own micro projector technology that should begin making its way into integrated devices as early as this year. Apple is on the list.

Talk to your iPod with the AITALK Voice Controller

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

Talk to your iPod with the AITALK Voice ControllerAibelive has introduced the AITALK voice controller for the iPod. The device supports multi-language and allows users to activate or change music tracks using their own voice.

The AITALK makes it easier for iPod users to listen to the music in certain situations, like while driving, doing exercises or when their hands are otherwise engaged with other activities. No info yet on pricing or availability.

nesPod iPod case mod

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2009

nesPod iPod case modWe’ve seen plenty of casemods, but the NES will always give us a warm tingly feeling. The nesPod is the work of flickr user recycledgamer. It’s a gutted NES controller and an iPod mini from around 2004-2005. The back has been cut out for the screen and clickwheel.

And that’s all there is to this mod. Pretty simple. NES in front, iPod in back. Your gaming mullet controller has arrived.

GEAR4 ChargeDock for iPhone,iPod

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2009

GEAR4 ChargeDock for iPhone,iPodGEAR4 has announced the ChargeDock. They describe it as a “great looking and superbly functional home docking station for iPod and iPhone”. Isn’t that what all docking stations should aspire to be? When you toot your own horn like that, it makes us not that into you. Just fyi.

The ChargeDock claims to include all you need to sync and charge your iPod and iPhone wherever you happen to be using them. You can charge from the AC power supply, or via USB, with the USB sync cable for syncing with your computer’s iTunes library, without having to remove the device from the dock.

iPod Shuffle 3G clone from Digitalrise has FM, looks huge

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2009

iPod Shuffle 3G clone from Digitalrise has FM, looks hugeSomebody is always cloning an Apple product. I guess Apple should take that as a compliment. Here’s a fake iPod Shuffle 3G that appears to be large enough to be an iPod nano. We aren’t sure what’s actually inside as it weighs just 14 grams.

Well, we do know that it has an integrated FM tuner with audio recording, a phone book, and an e-book reader. Which is quite a feat as it has no screen. If you want to know more, I suggest you drop the necessary $23 and try to use it with ebooks.

iPod nano 5G, Next-Gen iPhone design changes revealed?

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2009

iPod nano 5G, Next-Gen iPhone design changes revealed?Above is a possible snapshot of what the iPod nano 5G will look like, featuring a widened 1.5:1 aspect ratio while still keeping the Click Wheel from prior nano model, which sadly means no touchscreen controls here. A digital camera has also been included in back, although the placement might have your hands blocking it.

It will debut at the same time as the new iPod touch, which is sometime between July and September. Apparently, the next-generation iPhone will come in six versions: two storage capacities each for 3G, enhanced 3G (“3.5G/3.75G”), and China versions of the phone, which will have the same size and general design of the current model, but with a less scratchable matte plastic body.

Apple warns iPod & iPhone users about static shocks

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2009

iPod touchLooks like price isn’t the only shock that iPod and iPhone users have to look forward to. Apple is advising iPod and iPhone owners to choose to wear natural fibers rather than synthetic materials, install an air humidifier, and avoid touching their PMP, in the hope that it will prevent static electricity shocks. The advice is part of a warning added to the company’s support site this week, where it blames “extremely dry air” for most static build-up, and denies any particular susceptibility of iPods and iPhones themselves.

The static electricity build-up can apparently be caused by low-humidity environments, using an iPod in a windy environment, and repeated removal and replacement of an iPod into a bag or pocket. Apple also suggests that jogging or exercising can trigger such static, as can wearing materials such as nylon.