by Jaime Rivera | June 26, 2014 1:06 PM
Apple hasn't been seeing its best times when it comes to its iPod line-up, and these changes were expected. Apple at some point admitted that it would be smarter to cannibalize the iPod itself by selling the iPhone, than to see another company do it. As a result, the company has seen terrible quarter results with its music player, and it's only logical that it should work on ways to make it more attractive. Today Apple has decided to ditch its entry-level front-facing 16GB iPod Touch, and to launch a regular 16GB iPod Touch that has all the bells and whistles, aside from all the same color ...
by Rithvik Rao | May 27, 2014 3:11 AM
One of the most disappointing parts of last year's iPad lineup for some was the lack of Touch ID sensors for biometric authentication on it. Apple will use Touch ID sensors on all of its 2014 iOS devices, reports KGI. This news leads us to believe that all new iPhone, iPad, and (possibly) iPod touch models from the year will support this kind of authentication. Shipments of the sensor are set to increase by 233% this year, according to the same report. This isn't surprising if these new iOS devices indeed get the scanner. These sensors will also reportedly get an upgrade -- Apple may be ...
by Jaime Rivera | April 28, 2014 6:16 PM
A lot of speculation has been around regarding just how thin the next-generation iPhone 6 model, or models will be. We've seen schematics of what to expect from the design, and we've even seen mock-ups of what the design should look like. Regardless of the case, we also know that Apple is struggling to actually build a battery for a phone this thin, and if you're wondering just how thin we're talking about, a recent video comparison sheds some light. It seems that Unbox Therapy was able to get their hands on one of the cases built around the iPhone 6 schematics that were leaked. When ...
by Jaime Rivera | March 10, 2014 1:53 PM
Leave it to Apple to allow you to go through some news of the iOS 7.1 update we're expecting in the next couple of days, for them to officially release it just hours later. iOS 7.1 has been in the works for a couple of months now, and after five beta releases, we were expecting a Gold Master Candidate this week, and it turns out that Apple has preferred to make it official. iOS 7.1 is now available for download through iTunes or the Software Update feature of your device. The changes are considered minor by many, but given the buggy nature of iOS 7, many of these changes are very ...
by Stephen Schenck | May 30, 2013 10:57 AM
Despite what some rumors might have you believe, tossing around claims of all number of new iPhone or iPad models, we haven't really been expecting any product announcements from Apple in the immediate future. Sure, there's a chance we'll learn of something once we get into the summer, but as for the next few weeks – including WWDC 2013 – we wouldn't have bet on anything. That's why we're a little surprised to hear of a new entry in Apple's lineup this morning. No, we're not dealing with anything so important as a new iPhone, but instead a new version of the iPod touch. Up until now, ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 8, 2012 12:53 PM
It can be very easy to find yourself tied-down to living with just one mobile platform or another. We often get in a bit of a rut, and find ourselves more and more isolated from what those other platforms have to offer as time goes on. If you're an Android or WP guy, but you're still looking to expand your horizons a little and maybe check out some of what iOS has to offer, Apple's got a nice, cheap way for you to get on board at the ground floor, thanks to some big discounts on the fourth-generation iPod touch. We know, this is some ancient (in smartphone terms, at least) hardware, ...
by Stephen Schenck | October 16, 2012 1:42 PM
Yesterday we talked a little about the hardware inside the new iPod touch, and how Apple had elected to construct the handset without an ambient light sensor, as had been present in previous generations of the model. Based on your comments, a lot of you sounded quite upset that Apple would remove such a cheap, useful component from the device. What could it have been thinking? Well, today we get to see a response Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller apparently sent to one user, giving him an explanation for the missing sensor. The way Schiller tells it, the current-gen iPod touch lacks an ambient ...
by Stephen Schenck | October 15, 2012 1:26 PM
The iPod touch and its relationship with the iPhone has always been a little more complicated than just "one has a cellular radio". In some ways, the new iPod touch nearly measures up to the iPhone 5, while a number of other choices (like the amount of RAM and the A5 SoC) make it clear that the iPod touch will always be playing second fiddle. Last week, we talked a little about the hardware in the new iPod touch, but one missing component slipped our attention; as it turns out, Apple has stripped the latest iPod touch of its ambient light sensor. As a result, users will have to keep ...
by Stephen Schenck | October 11, 2012 5:10 PM
It's not quite as exciting as the iPhone 5, but we'd be remiss if we ignored the new iPod touch just because it's less powerful and lacks a cellular radio. After all, it's still got a nice new four-inch screen and runs iOS 6, and it's a heck of a lot more affordable when you factor-in the cost of a subsidized iPhone 5's service costs. The new iPod touch follows the release of the iPhone 5 by a few weeks, but now that some enthusiasts have managed to get their hands on the hardware, a few remaining details about the handset's specs can be confirmed. Just as expected, there's an A5 chip, ...
by Jaime Rivera | September 14, 2012 12:15 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the iPhone 5 pre orders, which seem to be quickly running out. We then talk about LG's event along with Qualcomm where we assume the Optimus G will be revealed. We follow with some recent updates on Google Wallet, which are finally positive after years of deployment. Then we talk about Microsoft's recently weird move with Windows Phone 7.8, which we could say, backfired on them. We end today's show talking about some of the unfortunate news about the iPhone 5, so make sure you don't miss out on it. All this and more after the break.
by Jaime Rivera | September 10, 2012 8:00 AM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through some recent iPod Touch rumors that mention it being launched along with the iPhone 5 in the next couple of days. We later talk about the Sony Xperia Tablet S launch, availability and variants. We go through HTC's recently leaked Windows Phone 8 line-up now dubbed the HTC 8X, 8S and 8V. We then go through the Android 4.1.1 official ROM that was leaked for the Samsung Galaxy SIII and end today's show talking about another mid-tiered LG smartphone coming to AT&T. All this and more after the break.
by Daniel Webster | June 4, 2012 4:00 AM
What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play. iPhone Sidecar.me – A free app Sidecar.me is an innovative app that lets you share live video, photos, and ...
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