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  • Apple iPod Touch gets new colors


    In the new release alongside iPhone 5, iPod Touch have got new display and colorful design. The new media player come in five brilliant colors and a loop to hold it safe in hand.

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    The iPods are made out of single piece Aluminum back and highly polished beveled edges with the color bonded in the aluminum (not painted on the surface). New iPods now feature a 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p and up to 30 fps video recording capability and a LED flash for low-light situations. The front camera is also better now with a 1.2 MP photo and 720p video recording capability.

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    New EarPods that come with the new iPod is designed to fit in broad ranges of human ears. The Touch now also includes Siri, the virtual assistant.

    With all these exciting features, Apple has decided discontinue 8 and 16 GB models and charge extra $100 for the basic model of 32 GB capacity starting at $299. The pre-order starts on 14th September and available for shipping in October.

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  • iPod, iPhone, iCloud – Lets talk iPhone event


    iPod nano update – large icons for easier navigation, improved fitness tools – $129 for 8 GB, $149 for 16 GB available on store.

    iPod touch – in both black and white colors. 8GB sold in $199, $299 for 32 GB, and $399 for 64 GB. In store on October 12th. Shuffle still $49 for the 2 GB model.

    iPhone 4S is in similar form factor as that of iPhone 4 but specification are upgraded to make it perform better. The iPone features A5 chip and dual-core graphics that can speed up the performance by up to 7x when compared to iPhone 4. The model features 8 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours 3G browsing and data speed 14.4 Mbps HSDPA.

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    New camera – 8MP camera with 3264×2448 resolution with backside illuminated sensor. The new sensor offers 73% more light per pixel when compared to iPhone 4 and it has 33% faster capture speed. The camera also features hybrid IR filter, better color accuracy and uniformity. Five element lens in camera offers 30% more sharpness, f/2.4 aperture, face detection, better white balance, and fast photos when compared to iPhone 4.

    Those who were looking forward to iPhone 5 got disappointed as there was no such phone. And, the new phone doesn’t look anything more than the previous version, at least from the outside.

    Siri – the voice assistant is something to look forward to in the new operating system iOS 5.

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    The price of iPhone 3GS (8GB) is offered for free with contract, iPhone4 (8GB) comes for $99 with contract. The new iPhone 4S will come for $199 for 16GB model, $299 for 32GB model, and $399 for a 64GB model with contract.

    The new iPhone will be available on October 14 in US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, and Japan.

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  • Goodbye Zune – Microsoft to focus on Windows Phone


    zune-music-playersAfter almost five years or unsuccessful attempts to capture Apple iPod market share, Microsoft has finally given up its music player, Zune. Introduced in 2006, Zune never appealed the consumers and it saw humiliatingly low sales. 

    Although Zune was a total failure, Microsoft has learnt from Zune mistake and it will only kill the name ‘Zune’ and keep it’s features in Windows Phones.

    In an interview in November of 2006, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, when asked about iPod music players, told, "We can beat them, but it’s not going to be easy."

    A new hardware, the Zune HD, released in 2009, and that was the time when Microsoft decided to devote the Zune software team in the Windows mobile-phone operating system.

    Many think successful launch of Kinect was possible because of the lesson Microsoft got from Zune mistakes.

    I think, the success of Windows Phone will be the real test, if Microsoft has really learnt the lesson or not.


  • 10$m counterfeit goods including iPhones and iPods seized in LA


    LA Times reports that, more than $10 million worth of counterfeit goods were seized by Los Angeles port authorities. The goods include iPhones and iPods.

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    The police has told that the goods look authentic and were shipped from Asia into the US market. Two brothers named Bahram and Edward Zahab, are charged with the business of counterfeit goods. (Photo- LA Times)

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  • iOS 4.2, latest iPad centric iPhone OS update, released


    With the release of iOS 4.2, all the Apple mobile devices, namely iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch run the same operating system. Previously, iPad was running a different version of the OS. With this upgrade, iPad also features multitasking, Apps folder and unified mail inbox. These features were already available in iPhone and iPod touch since June.

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    Although, there is a lot to look forward to for the iPad, the iPhone and iPod touch will find that the upgrade has little to offer. Some of the most notable new features in the new iOS are:

    • AirPrint – Now, documents can be directly printed from an iPhone or iPad. But, it is limited to HP printers.
    • Airplay – stream iTunes content music, video, and photos directly to compatible devices.
    • Search page in Safari – Like it’s desktop version, now web-pages can be searched for words.
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    • Contacts specific SMS/MMS tones
    • iPad specefic - Multitasking and app-switching, Apps folders, unified mail, Game center, Brightness slider

  • New iPod nano is a mini-iPod-Touch


    nano-specs The iPod nano has transformed itself to a touch screen mini iPod-touch with smaller form factor, multi-touch display, clip-on, shuffle, volume buttons, voiceover, Nike+, pedometer, and fm radio among others.

    Some of the major features of the new and sexy nano are:

    • Multi-touch display: To swipe the Home screen to browse your music by songs, albums, artists, playlists, genres, or composers. The album art of the song being played is displayed.
    • Clip-on design: To make it portable and wearable.
    • 24-hour battery life: The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 24 hours of nonstop music.
    • Shake to Shuffle: iPod nano’s shake shuffles to a different song in the music library.
    • Genius Mixes
    • FM Radio with Live Pause

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  • iPod Touch 4G


    ipod-touch_gen4 Steve Jobs today unveiled a new and refreshed iPod touch with a lot of new features:

    2 camera – front and back:

    • Video recording, HD (720p) with audio. Still photos (960×720) with back camera
    • VGA-quality photos and video with the front camera – FaceTime with other iPod touch and iPhone users
    • Photo and video geo-tagging (Wi-Fi)
    • iMovie application can edit the videos

    Enhanced display:

    • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen – Multi-Touch display
    • 960×640-px. resolution at 326 pix/in. (4 times the pixel count of previous iPod models)

    A4 processor as the iPhone 4, TV shows and Movies rental, and 3-axis gyro are other additional features in the new iPod touch.

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  • New iPod Shuffle


    shuffle_gen4 Apple announced that is has sold 275 million iPods till date.

    The smallest of the iPods, iPod shuffle’s new model has buttons added. The model sports 15 hours of music and is available in five different colors. Price starting at $49 for 2 GB. The new shuffle can be considered the combination of previous two generations of the models.


  • Sept 1 Apple event – Preparation on full swing


    Ahead of the Sept. 1 media event Apple has posted the guitar graphic outside of the Yerb Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

    sept-1-apple-event Photo credits- Flickr user Maltegoesche.

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  • iPod cases for new Apple devices surface


    A latest leak of iPod cases, by a Chinese manufacturer x-doria, suggest that  the new iPod Touch will have the same form factor as the current model , rather than the flat-faced iPhone. That is in contrast to the previous rumor about the iPod Touch.

    In addition to the iPod Touch cases suggesting backside camera and flash holes, another smaller case suggest a smaller iPod Nano 6G without a click wheel. The design reinforce the 1.7-inch touch screen leaked earlier.

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    Apple is organizing a special event on September 1, 2010 in San Francisco. In the Keynote starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Apple is expected to unveil new iPods, other Apple devices, and services.