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iPod Nano 4G case revealed

August 25, 2008 Leave a comment

A case for the rumoured 4th generation iPod Nano has showed up on Alibaba.com. Shown above, the silicon case appears to confirm the image leaked by Kevin Rose a couple of days ago. The interesting part from the product details is ‘Various color available, match with iPod nano 4G colors’. Will this be the same colours as the current range? This excitement is just too much.

The details I really want are on the rumoured inclusion of GPS in the new iPod Touch. Now that would be one sweet PDA, if only Apple would get the copy/paste and syncing of notes and todos sorted out.

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New Ipod Nano Details?

August 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Details have been posted at kevinrose.com of the new iPod Nano due to be introduced in the next few weeks. The image above is  claimed to be the new Nano, and it certainly fits in with the current rumours of a return to the tall and thin shape with a larger screen. The post also claims price drops for the ipod range to bring them in under the current iPhone $199 starting price. Well worth a visit for a few other details and a video.

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What will Apple release in September?

July 31, 2008 Leave a comment

The rumour mill is once again moving into top gear with speculation on what Apple will release by the end of September. It all started with the suggestion at the recent Q3 financial results announcement that profits for the next quarter would be down due to a ‘future product transition’. Here’s some of the speculation that’s surfaced so far:

  • The product transition will cover the iPod Nano, iPod Touch and Macbook, possibly the Macbook Pro.
  • The Macbook will be a new design, slimmer and more rounded than the current model.
  • The Macbook case will be aluminium.
  • The Macbook will be a multi-touch model, most likely a multi-touch mouse pad rather than a multi-touch screen.
  • The mouse pad may be glass.
  • The new laptops will move away from an Intel motherboard chipset, with Apple returning to using its own design or one from a third party. Processors will still be Intel, and the move is believed to me aimed at producing a more power efficient design to improve battery life.
  • The iPod Nano will take on a taller appearance with a screen of the same aspect ration as the iPod Touch. This will improve video viewing.

My guess is that the Macbooks will have an Aluminium case, multi-touch mouse pad and be priced lower than the current models to grab a bigger market share. The Macbook Pro’s will have to drop in price or look overpriced, and the two product ranges may even be rolled into one. If both use aluminium cases the differences between them get even smaller.

I also expect the iPod Touch to get a capacity boost and price drop, and wouldn’t be surprised if a smaller version of the Touch replaced the iPod Nano.