Sonny Dickson has images and video of what he claims is the iPod-based interface—including a gnarly-looking, on-screen click wheel—that almost beat out iOS for the iPhone. Whether it’s legitimate or not, let me just say this: thank Christ it didn’t see the light of day.
Today is the iPod’s 15th birthday, her Quiñceanera if you will. While some tech blogs celebrated—the International Business Times even coined it National iPod Day—the most important people appear to have forgotten: Apple, the iPod’s own daddy. No press release. No tweet from the Apple official account, or Apple Music…
With the latest iPod Touch—Generation 6!— Apple’s iOS runt gets a better camera and powerful guts, which make it feel like a baby iPhone that doesn’t make calls. But why would you buy it if you already have an iPhone?
Despite the repeated cries of tech bloggers everywhere, it would seem that the iPod isn't actually dead; it's just gone rogue. The newest ATM skimming scheme relies almost entirely on a MacGyver-ed version of your former, clickwheeled friend. How could you, iPod?
During a court hearing in Oakland, California, it's come to light that, between 2007 and 2009, Apple deleted tracks downloaded from rival music services off of iPods.
With every new iOS update, there are bugs and glitches. Oh man, were there ever glitches with iOS 8. For a brief time, if you knew how, you could go back to the sane stability of iOS 7. Not anymore—Apple stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 on Friday afternoon.
Apple users, it's here—the final, stable, built-for-the-regular-public version of iOS 8 has arrived. Back up your stuff so you don't lose everything, and then go get that fresh new software!
Amidst the clamor over Apple's new devices, Mat Honan's personal essay on the quiet death of the iPod classic is a surprisingly affecting paean to individuality, freedom of information, and the single-use digital device as a window to one's soul.
The click wheel is dead! Long live the touchscreen. While Apple has moved on to brighter, and screenier devices, the click wheel remains one of our favorite input methods of all time. Call us sentimental, but let's take a walk down memory lane.
Mynd's smart calendar app for iOS just got a hefty new update today. The free version adds some smart features like integration with your Contact list and LinkedIn, but it's the paid Premium upgrade that gets a major boost: it acts like a digital assistant, learning how you spend your day to predict what your future…
While it might surprise some that the iPod touch is still trundling along, the entire lineup has gotten a significant price cut today—and the lowest-end version picked up a fancy new camera and a color spectrum.
One of our biggest frustrations with iOS devices has been the less-than-stellar stock keyboard. iOS 8 fixes that with Quicktype, a predictive, content-sensitive keyboard with multiple layouts that learns the phrases you use most and fills them in. It's about ducking time.
Google search for iOS just got updated with Siri-style voice searching—including follow-up questions like "what's the weather like?" followed by "how about this weekend?". It also features custom alerts to keep you updated on your favorite sites, blogs, and more. Download it here for free. [iTunes via 9to5mac]
An Apple patent published today details a theoretical feature that would enable your mobile device to detect an emergency and alert your designated contacts or the police. And y'know what? It actually makes a lot of sense.
Sony has just proudly launched a new range of MP3 players, that are light,offer long battery life and... probably won't sell. Does anybody actually buy MP3 players these days?
The new iOS 7 is here. Jony Ive's first iOS—minimalist, elegant, devoid of the infantile artifice that infected its recent incarnations. It's pretty impressive. And here's everything you need to know about it.
Apple has just quietly launched a budget-friendly new iPod touch: a 16GB model, with a 4-inch Retina display and a price tag of $230.