Topic / Apple iPod

For the iPad, dominating like the iPod will not happen

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Image: Rego Korosi/Flickr (Creative Commons) Since its initial inception, the iPad has been the poster child for the tablet market, representing the gold standard for tablet perfection on basically every facet. The iPad’s software is unrivalled; it’s hardware, exquisite; and the marriage between the two, a couple that was always meant to be. In the face of stiff competition, the iPad is still by far the dominant force in the […]

Apple begins recall of first-gen iPod nanos after battery problems

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Apple has begun its recall program to replace the first generation iPod nano, after determining that there is a problem with the battery. Any iPod nano that was sold between September 2005 and December 2006 could “overheat and pose a safety risk”. The company has said that it traced it to a single battery supplier, and says that the likelihood of the battery overheating increases as the battery ages. Because […]

RUMOUR MILL: Is Apple discontinuing the iPod Classic and Shuffle?

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Ah rumours, you’ve got the internet hyped up again. Another Apple rumour has emerged and it could see a major revamp of the iPod lineup with claims that the Cupertino-based company will be axing its iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle products. The rumour comes from The Unofficial Apple Weblog, who claim: It seems that the “product transition” Apple mentioned on the last earnings call could very well be within the […]

Rumour Mill: Apple planning September 7 iPod event?

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Thought the iPod was dead? Well, it’s about to get some new life with reports of Apple set to hold an iPod-specific announcement sometime in September 8 (Melbourne and Tokyo time), despite the company’s recent break in announcement traditions. The news comes from a Japanese website Kodawarisan, who claim that there will be a refresh to the product line. Apple traditionally has slotted a iPod related press event for the […]