iPod

Final result of the iPod DRM lawsuit depends on whether iTunes 7.0 was an improvement or not

Final result of the iPod DRM lawsuit depends on whether iTunes 7.0 was an improvement or not

The final result of the iPod DRM lawsuit against Apple now depends on whether the jurors consider the changes made by the company in iTunes 7.0 an improvement or a move to block its competitors completely. 

Former iTunes engineer testifies he worked to ‘block 100% of non-iTunes clients’

Former iTunes engineer testifies he worked to ‘block 100% of non-iTunes clients’

A former iTunes engineer at Apple has testified in court that he worked on a project that “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients.” It was only earlier this week that that the two plaintiffs in the iPod DRM lawsuit against Apple were found to be illegitimate, but Judge Rogers decided to continue with the case provided the plaintiff lawyers were able to find a new plaintiff.

Discontinued iPod Classic demand surges before the holiday season

Discontinued iPod Classic demand surges before the holiday season

Back in September, when Apple announced the new iPhones, it did not unveil a new iPod Classic, which led many to believe that the company had discontinued it. A month later, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple had to stop making the iPod Classic because certain components required to manufacture it where no longer available, and the cost of engineering a new version was not worth it due to its tapering demand. 

Tony Fadell, iPod mastermind, is ‘sad to see it go’

Tony Fadell, iPod mastermind, is ‘sad to see it go’

Along with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple actually removed a device from the lineup completely: the iPod Classic. With the device’s discontinuation, it marks the end of an era, and a future without a click wheel.

Apple appears to have discontinued the iPod classic

Apple appears to have discontinued the iPod classic

Apple was on stage at Flint Center to unveil two brand new iPhones, a smartwatch and an all-new mobile payments initiative this afternoon, so we’ll forgive you if you didn’t realize that the Cupertino-based company appears to have quietly discontinued the iPod classic from its portable media player lineup. Apple officially no longer sells a device with a click wheel. 

Analyst expects iWatch to replace iPod in the future; doesn’t expect an iPod refresh this year

Analyst expects iWatch to replace iPod in the future; doesn’t expect an iPod refresh this year

According to a research note from Christopher Caso, an analyst with Susquehanna, the iPod lineup will not be refreshed this year, which means that there won’t be a new iPod Touch to accompany the iPhone 6 launch in September. The report also states that Apple could be looking to replace the iPod line with the upcoming iWatch sometime in the future, indicating that the iPods are on their death beds now.

Job listings suggest the iPod is still on Apple’s radar

Job listings suggest the iPod is still on Apple’s radar

The iPod may be declining, but it is apparently not dead. According to a report by 9to5Mac, the company is still hiring program managers and engineers within the iPod division.

iPod lineup gets new color option — space gray

iPod lineup gets new color option — space gray

The big news today was Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but those weren’t the only changes Apple made to its product lineup. Rather than a cut like we saw with the iPhone 5, Apple decided to add something colorful to its iPods. Namely, a new color option Space Gray.

Apple begins offering replacements for bogus USB power adapters

Apple begins offering replacements for bogus USB power adapters

In light of a Chinese woman’s death and recent controversy over the safety of counterfeit USB power adapters, Apple has announced a new program that intends to rid the world of these potentially deadly accessories.

Buyer Orders iPod from Website, Gets Rocks Instead

Buyer Orders iPod from Website, Gets Rocks Instead

This is pretty amusing (and not made up). An Indian customer ordered an iPod from one of the country’s leading e-commerce websites, Flipkart.com, and to her surprise found something entirely unexpected in the box.