A $US50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea’s oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films.
Once upon a time, new iPods were the event for Apple. Yesterday, Apple talked iPods for all of 10 minutes. No radical new features. No surprises. If yesterday was any indication, all iPods — not just the Classic — have nearly reached the end of their innovation cycle.
All week the internet has be forecasting the death of the iPod classic. Well, it looks the classic isn’t going down without a fight.