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.
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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 or Apple Support. No tweet from Tim Cook. Steve Jobs is too busy either hanging with the tech angels in future heaven to notice, or caught in a circle of hell where the fires are fuelled by Galaxy Note 7s, weeping for his sweet iPod.
Remember last year how everyone freaked out when Apple cancelled the iPod Classic? For anyone who could bear to give up all that storage space, that was a golden opportunity to make a killing on eBay — but the moment appears to have passed.
When Apple quietly killed off the iPod Classic earlier this year, there was a small outcry from Apple loyalists with sizeable music collections. And if current prices are anything to go buy, it looks like some people haven't given up on the dream of owning one.
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. According to attorney Patrick Coughlin, users who downloaded music from other services and then tried to sync them to their iPod using iTunes would receive an error message.
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!
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 favourite input methods of all time. Call us sentimental, but let's take a walk down memory lane.
The iPod Classic is dead. The Classic has been on life support for the last few years, but now the time has come for the high capacity Apple MP3 player to be mercy killed at the hands of Tim Cook. Despite the fact that nobody's really buying them anymore, everyone who hears that the product is dead wails and tears at their garments. So what's the alternative going forward? Where can you buy a high capacity MP3 player in a post-Classic world?
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 calendar looks like.