Tagged With ipod

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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.

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Apple unceremoniously killed off the iPod Classic a few months ago, and the internet, as it is wont to do, basically exploded with consumerist anger. Although the iPod Classic probably won't be coming back any time soon, this concept, if it were to become real, would make it all ok.

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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.