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Leaked Photo of NEXT-Generation iPod Shuffle

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Even though Apple has recently released released a new iPod Shuffle, our sources were able to get their hands on a leaked photo of the NEXT generation iPod Shuffle. It’s even smaller, invisible and only works with these obscure Japanese headphones that nobody can find.
The new shuffle depicted in the leaked photo below, has wireless [...]

Amazon Releases Kindle For iPhone Application

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Following on the heels of the Kindle 2’s recent debut, Amazon has released a free Kindle application for the iPhone and iPod touch that will give users access to their vast e-book library.

Dubbed “Kindle For iPhone,” the application will allow consumers to purchase and read Kindle books through an interface that the company describes as [...]

Slow January for Mac and iPod, Sales Dip up to 14%

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Not completely immune from the global financial crisis, new market data from research firm NPD group shows Apple’s slowing sales in the month of January, when compared to the same time last year.
NPD’s data explains that in when compared to last January, Mac unit sales were down 6%, while even less iPod units were [...]

Apple Settles for $22 Million in Longtime iPod Nano Lawsuit

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Apple has agreed to settle a lawsuit in which customers were claiming that the company’s iPod nano “scratched too easily.” The lawsuit, which has been brewing for nearly four years has finally come to an end with iPod owners being given $25 for their scratched iPods.
Apple iPod nano owners were able to apply for to [...]

Functional iControlPad Gaming Prototype In Action (Video)

Monday, January 19th, 2009

The first prototype of the iControlPad gaming pad definitely looked promising. Bringing extrenal input buttons and a directional pad to Apple’s purely touch interface handhelds is seen by many people as a must. For gaming, we definitely agree.
A developer that goes by ZodTTD has posted the above video of him using the iControlPad to play [...]

Larger Apple Touch Device Rumored to Launch Fall ‘09

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

TechCrunch brings the latest word of an Apple touch tablet device rumored to be released around the fall of 2009. Even though rumors of an Apple tablet, or multi-touch netbook have been around for a long time, TechCrunch explains that their sources have actually seen the rumored device.
TechCrunch explains that they’ve received the same or [...]

Medical Students: iPods Are a Thing of the Future

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The UK’s University of Derby has recently given 35 radiography students 3rd generation iPod nanos loaded with video lessons in an attempt to provide them with an alternative method of learning.
At £99 a pop, the University of Derby has spared no expense to give these students an unconventional way to learn their lesson [...]

Microsoft Researcher Links Apple’s Industrial Design To History

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The multi color strategy used by Apple is a throwback to Kodak’s innovative industrial design just before the Great Depression, says Principal Microsoft Researcher, Bill Buxton.

Kodak industrial designer Dorwin Teague made the Vanity Kodak camera popular in 1926 popular by selling it in 5 different colors – each in its own matching colored box.
In [...]

Livestation to Bring Live TV to the iPhone/iPod touch

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

On Thursday, Livestation, a service that offers peer-to-peer streaming from major broadcasters will announce a development application for the iPhone/iPod touch that aims to bring live TV to these devices.

TechCrunch UK reports that the heavily funded operation has recently announced plans to offer an iPhone/iPod touch application that promises to deliver streaming Television to your [...]

New Headphones’ Volume Control Not Compatible With iPhone

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

iLounge points out that Apple’s new premium, in-ear headphones will not be as compatible with the iPhone and iPhone 3G as we all thought.

According to a support document found on Apple.com, the new in-ear headphones will not support the volume controls for iPhone and iPhone 3G models.
“[the support document] explains that while the remote, [...]

First Generation iPod touch to Support VoIP Through Firmware 2.2

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The latest firmware 2.2 release for users of the first generation iPod touch has now enabled the use of VoIP without requiring any extensive modding.

With Firmware 2.2, Apple has made a concerted effort to upgrade the recording aptitude of its touch devices, namely the ability to record from third party mics connected through its [...]

New Apple Notebooks Boost Mac Sales By 28%

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Apple’s latest line of notebook computers has helped the company stay ahead of the pack, while Mac sales grew by 25% when compared to this time last year.
Gene Munster, a long time Apple analyst for Piper Jaffray, relayed some data by market research firm NPD Group, in a note to clients. As AppleInsider explains, Munster [...]

Future iPod Connectors to Inherit Magsafe Design Cues [U]

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Apple has used the same 30-pin dock connector since the first iPod in 2001 third generation iPod. With the 10x faster USB 3.0 coming in 2009, it is rumored that Apple’s iPod connection ports may be updated to the faster connection, while inheriting a few design cues from Apple’s smaller form factor adapters.
Introduced with the [...]

Apple Ends 23″ Cinema Display and Old Headphone Shipments

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

MacRumors reports that Apple is finally ready to ship the new In-Ear Headphones, and 24″ LED Cinema Display that were announced at September’s Let’s Rock event.

According to sources, Apple has just today end-of-life’d the old Apple 23″ Cinema Display and old In-Ear headphones. This means that Apple will no longer be supplying these products to [...]

Are You Waiting For Apple’s New Premium Headphones?

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Back on September 9th, alongside a brand new line of multi-colored nanos, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a pair of premium, in-ear headphones that he said would be available in October.

At the Apple Let’s Rock event on September 9th, Jobs told the media that these new headphones would be available “next month,” which at the [...]

Latest App Store Victim: CastCatcher by Return7

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Apple has rejected an application called CastCatcher by Return7. The application allows you to stream radio directly onto your Phone. Apple claims that the application is transferring excessive volumes of data over the cellular network, essentially using too much bandwidth.
MacBlogz has contacted Amro Mousa, co-founder of Return7. He has been very helpful in recounting [...]

Papermaster Ordered to Stop Working, Claims He Did Nothing Wrong

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

A judge has issued a court order for newly hired Apple executive Mark Papermaster to stop working immediately. Although IBM is suing Apple and Mark Papermaster for various anti-trust violations they believe to be true, Papermaster claims he has done nothing wrong.

When Apple first announced Senior VP of the iPod Division, Tony Fadell, was leaving [...]

Thank You Tony Fadell

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

After seven long years, a world changing device and change of Apple’s fortunes forever, Tony Fadell has bid the Cupertino-based company farewell. While the average iPod owner may never have known of his existence, his tenacious ingenuity had helped change the face of the entire music industry.
In the mid 1990’s, Tony [...]

Apple and IBM Set to Clash Over Executive Poaching

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

After weeks of speculation, Apple has finally confirmed former IBM Vice President, Mark Papermaster, has taken over the iPod and iPhone division. Not only has this change in leadership opened a new chapter of legal warfare between Apple and IBM, but it has closed a chapter on one of Silicon Valley’s most storied careers: [...]

Tony Fadell, Senior VP of iPod Division, Leaves Apple

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Tony Fadell is the Senior Vice President of the iPod Division at Apple Inc., having succeeded Jon Rubinstein in 2006. According to the Wall Street Journal Fadell is stepping down from his position at Apple, and the company has hired Mark Papermaster from IBM to replace him.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Fadell is [...]