Apple May Refresh iPod Lineup This September?

All eyes are set on Apple's iPhone 5 event this September, but the iPhone 5 might not be the only iDevice that Apple will announce. We think that it's likely that Apple will also refresh its entire iPod lineup with larger storage capacities, new form factors as well as a redesigned 5th generation iPod Touch with a 4-inch screen that'll come in multiple vibrant color choices for the first time ever. Our mockup above is only a small taste of what we could expect a vibrant colored iPod Touch to look like.

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Apple's Black Friday Sale

Apple will hold a one-day sale in their retail stores as well as on their online store on Black Friday, November 26. Last year, Apple offered a maximum discount of $100 on select Macs, something tells me this year will be the same. Apple's Black Friday sales are nothing really special since you can always get the same discounted price if not more on big online retailers such as Amazon. Check back at 8am this Friday to see what Apple has in store for you. 

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iPod Touch Becomes Even Better Because of Cameras, Facetime and Retina Display

Alongside the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle announcements at the Apple Music Keynote this morning, the iPod Touch also got redesigned with long-lusted after features which makes this new iPod Touch basically exactly the same as the iPhone, except for the phone part. As it has front and rear facing cameras, FaceTime, HD video recording, gyroscope and the 1GHz A4 chip. What's more, it is even thinner! Now as you'd expect, you will have to pay a lot more for all of this compared to the other iPods, but you do get a lot more. Prices start at $229 for 8GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. Shipping starts next week and pre-orders start from today.


iTunes in the cloud soon!


When Apple bought Lala, everybody thought that iTunes in the cloud was just around the corner, and now this rumour has new light, well acording to BGR's "reliable Apple sources."  So what BGR's sources are saying it that iTunes will have these 3 things:

  1. Streaming music and movies from Apple’s servers to your computers, devices, etc.
  2. Streaming music and movies from your home computers to your other computers, remote devices, etc.
  3. Wireless iTunes syncing with devices

The first one is relatively simple to understand. It would stream iTunes content which you have bought over the internet to your iDevice, thus eliminating the need for a lot of local storage. Secondly, Apple will apparently let you stream your own content over your WiFi network to any of your own computers and devices. And last but not least, wireless syncing of for your iDevices.

Wireless syncing,  apparently works seamlessly and it will work much like the WiFi Sync app that got rejected from the app store and is now in the Cydia store. So any apps you buy for instance on your iPhone will immediately sync to your computer, changes to your calendar, or notes, or contacts will also automatically update on your computer as well. 

So all sounds great but when will we see it? I'd put my money on it coming in iTunes 10 when it gets announced alongside the new iPods in September.

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