Posts tagged with: iPod

Water-Proof iPod Nano Watch Strap! [Video]

We all love iPod Nano, and we all love iPod Nano watches right?! It has been a growing trend that people use iPod Nano as their watch and a strong growth on iPod Nano watch straps.

Most available iPod Nano Watch Straps are not water-proof, which cause users not to wear them in the end. Boombotix started a new Kickstart project, to make Proof, a water-proof iPod Nano Watch Strap! It is not only IP68 grade seal to protect the Nano up to 3m depth, it also have 3 adapters, purple adapter to provide complete water seal, green adapter to allow headphone/speaker jack(but does not provide IP68 seal), blue adapter to provider Bluetooth transmitter to allow bluetooth audio transmitted to any bluetooth headphone or speakers.

Check out their KickStart Project here


Let’s talk iPhone Summary

iOS 5 will be release on 12 October 2011! It will be free for all devices, and will be available on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad iPod touch (4th gen and 3rd gen).

Find my friends App

  Find my friends is a new App which Apple developed to help you location your friends & family. You can temporary share your location, privacy controls and parental restrictions. So it is a virtual children stalking app for parents! Pretty interesting.

iPod Nano

iPod Nano will be available for $129 for 8GB and $149 for 16GB. New iPod Nano navigates easier, track your walks and runs with the nike interface, new clock faces and is more affordable than ever!

iPod Line up

New iPod touch looks very similar to iPhone 4, now you will get white iPod touch too. iPod touch starts at $199 for 8GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB. Nothing much has been updated for iPod touch from what we can see. iPod Shuffle will be $49 for 2GB. We don’t see any classic, so it might be killed.

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S that’s it. Not iPhone 5 like some called it. Inside iPhone 4S, A5 chip will be in it, it is the same chip that we already have in iPad 2. It is 7 times faster graphics than A4 chip. Dual core processor, 2X faster CPU and 7 times faster graphics that we will get from A5 chip on iPhone 4S.

Battery Life on iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S’s battery life chart seems be almost similar to what we have on iPhone 4. Don’t think there are a much improvement from iPhone 4. But I have no complains for iPhone’s 4 Battery life.

Max Data Speeds(HSDPA) for iPhone 4S

It seems like there is an upgrade to the data speed for iPhone 4S, downlink will now max up at 14.4 and uplink at 7.2mbps.

iPhone 4S – World Phone

iPhone 4S is a World Phone, meaning you can be on CDMA and GSM network on this phone. Pretty cool for those who travel and those who live in CDMA + GSM networked countries like USA. For us in Singapore, it doesn’t really matter for us. Haha.

iPhone 4S Camera Upgrades

I think the most interesting upgrades for iPhone 4S is the camera! In the comparison, iPhone 4S can take photos within 1.1 seconds trashing most smartphone out in the market. What is more important than speed to capture the moment you want right? iPhone 4S’s camera is 8mega pixel, 73% more lights, take macro photos, 1080HD video recordings, video image stabilization and temporal noise reduction. Pretty interesting upgrade, I think camera manufacturers will be greatly affected by such a good camera in your smartphone.

Siri Voice Intelligence Assistant

Siri is an intelligence assistant that you can talk to from your iPhone. You can talk and Siri will response and do things for you like setting alarm, finding out restaurants, checking weather and so on. Not only that, Siri actually will read you your messages, and you can reply just by talking to it.

Siri will read messages sent, and you can reply to the message just by talking to it.

Hmm.. Siri is not just a voice service, but it is also integrated with Wolfram Alpha, now it is not just assistant, but it has intelligence.

You can ask Siri things like, “Siri, how many days till Christmas?” It will reply in the below:

Pretty cool technology, I’m not sure if this Siri feature will be in iPhone 4S. I really hope so.

Siri uses data to process all those information, thus it will require either 3G or Wi-Fi.

iPhone 4S Pricing

iPhone 4S $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.

iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 will still be available for sale, $99 for 8GB iPhone 4 and Free with contract for iPhone 3GS.

 

iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order at October 7 and will be available for sale in US on 14th October. For the rest of the world ( 70 countries), we will be getting iPhone 4S by December. So I think Singapore is also part of the 70 countries.

Singapore will be getting iPhone 4S by 28 October!

Overall, I feel that is feels like a yearly update. Nothing much special, only the camera upgrades and Siri interest me. Seems like the next iPhone, iPhone 5 will be the phone we are all waiting for. Let’s stay tuned for more information!

 

 


How deep Apple’s root grew into the world

Apple’s Root

Time Magazine have came out with this very informative infographic. It shows the percentage of Apple’s income stream, how different business are interlinked with Apple’s Product.

iPhone sales are 43%, Mac 20%, iPad 19% and iPod 7%, I feel iPad will be taking over Mac’s sales very soon, and iPod will slowly die off.

This page was taken from September 12 issue!

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


Magic of Truth and Lies with iPod [Video]

Magic of Truth and Lies with iPods

We have seen people perform magic on iPad, now they do with it iPods. Marco Tempest did this Magic of Truth and Lies with just 3 iPods on TED. This is pretty cool, I can imagine that practicing the timing and trying to synchronizing the 3 iPod’s movements and position should be quite hard.

Check out his performance below:


New Notification system on iOS 5

New Notification on iOS 5

Yes, finally a new notification system for iPhone and iPad! No longer we will be interrupted by notification when we are playing our games! Apple will be implementing new Notification that will not interrupt your game or apps, but you will still be notify when that’s a new email or sms.

No Interruptions from notification

This is pretty important, as iOS devices are already one of the best gaming devices, but the gaming experience is not as good due to the interrupt we always get when that’s a new message and our game will be interrupted. Now no more.

Locked Screen notification

Locked Screen notification! Yeah! So now you will have a summary list of notification you have gotten on your locked screen, so you won’t need to unlock your phone just to see all those notification! Pretty neat.

 


Apple’s Plans for Year 2011 – iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbooks

Do you wanna know what’s Apple’s Plan for Year 2011? Computerworld‘s Jonny Evans have made a very good guess/predictions on what’s Apple’s plan on 2011. It looks like a very good guess… I’m sure most of the period are quite straightforward, but looking at the guess, Apple will be having a very very busy year.

I hope we can see Lion OS earlier, best if it can be launch before the iMac/Macbook refresh so we can have Lion on the new iMac and Macbooks, and not after it.

January

* Mac App Store opens for business
* Apple introduces the iPad 2.0 — faster, thinner, new cameras, shipping “by April”.
* Apple reports Q1 results — confirm huge Mac sales growth, stellar iPad sales and extremely strong iPhone statistics.
* iWork 11 makes App Store debut.
* News Corp. ships ‘The Daily’ magazine

February

* Aperture upgraded
* First million apps downloaded from Mac App Store, iWork and a variety of free gaming apps see huge success.
* iAds spring partners unveiled, though Apple skips discussion of revenue.
* iTunes update brings TV show streaming and subscription services. Cable company shares take a dive.

March

* iPhone hits Verizon
* White iPhone ships, but supplies deeply constrained
* iBookstore update brings the Web to books
* iBookstore/iTunes Extra title creation tool revealed, will this be part of future iLife suite?

April

* Apple upgrades MacBook Pro range, some models lose optical drives and gain SSD as standard. “We said this is where mobile computing is going, we still believe this,” says Jobs.
* Apple reports Q2 results
* iPad 2.0 hits retail for the first time, over a million sold on day one.
* Final Cut Studio upgrade is 64-bit and integrates powerful iAd and virtual environment creation features.
* iMac update now ships with Magic Trackpad as standard.

May

* iPad 2.0 achieves six million sales in first two months.
* Logic Studio upgrade ships, now offers additional features for live performance mixing, including automated level controls for live desk recording.

June

* Steve Jobs keynotes WWDC
* iPhone 5 debuts at WWDC
* WWDC sees beta release of OS X Lion to developers.
* Safari 6 offers improved Flash support — Flash now an optional extra.
* OpenJDK Project announces first fully-tested public beta of Java for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard systems.
* iOS 5 offers plethora of features, including new mapping and location-sensing tools. Apple focuses its pitch on easy-to-use and understand privacy controls for location and usage information.

July

* iPhone 5, iPad 2.0 reaches new countries
* Apple reports Q3 results
* Apple desktop products upgraded, now ship with Magic Trackpad as standard. Mac Pro now boasts LightPeak connectivity.

August

* Apple hosts special music event, introduces new products which ship in September (see below).
* Apple introduces Android emulator for iPhone, “There’s some good apps on Android, now iPhone users can run them on their iPhone, unless they use Flash,” says Jobs.
* Hell freezes over, iTunes app lets Android users purchase music from their favorite music store.

September

* iTunes 11 ships, offers cloud-based music locker service. “We’ve been working on this for a while,” admits Steve Jobs as he introduces the service.
* New iPod touch ships, chassis is more like the iPhone 4, capacity increased.
* iPad nano replaced by iPhone nano, worn like a watch and equipped with an A4 processor and the capacity for voice calls, this smaller cheaper iPhone is feature-limited but lets you Tweet, Facebook and email on the move.
* iPod classic gets speed bump.
* Apple TV gains latest (A5?) processor.

October

* Mac OS X ‘Lion’ ships
* iOS 5.1 debuts, extends iOS/OS X integration.
* iLife 12 appears, equipped with additional ‘cloud’-based features this is the first version of iLife to be made available exclusively via the App Store.
* Apple reports Q4 results.

November

* iOS 5.2 upgrade ships

December

* App Store downloads now reach 5 billion
* Mac App Store downloads reach 100 million
* Apple confirms 5 million iPhone nano sales, cuts price for Christmas market.



We will miss you, iPod Clickwheel! [Video]

We will definitely miss the days where we need to click and turn Apple’s iPod Clickwheel. The Clickwheel is one of the few Apple’s innovation for navigating menu without mouse, although mouse was kind of invented by Apple too.

With the launch of 5th Generation iPod Nano, clickwheel is now removed from new generation iPod Nano, and is only available on iPod Classic which has not been refresh this year. iPod Nano’s clickwheel has been replaced by a touch screen and is now the popular iPod Nano Watch!

Nevertheless Clickwheel still have its own fan base, so Matt and Keith from Matt’s Macintosh have created this short youtube video to remind us how great clickwheel have served us for the past few years and how it sounds like when you turn the wheel!

Check out their clickwheel video:


iPhone 3G not supported in Game Center

Steve Jobs have announced that Game Center is coming to us when iOS 4.1 launch, and we received news that Game Center have already went live as iOS 4.1 is going to launch today. But which iDevice can be used for Game Center? Apple have just confirm on its Game Center overview page that this social network for gaming will be available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen and 4th Gen.

Supported Devices for iOS 4.1 Game Center

No sight of iPhone 3G, original iPhone or original iPod. Seems like they won’t be support in this new social networking service. Although reviews have shown that iOS 4.1 will improve iPhone 3G’s performance, but seems like iPhone 3G still can’t keep up with Apple’s pace, and is slowly dying off…

Game Center

Game Center will allow you to find friends, add gaming friends, or even find random people to play game either to compete or help out each other in the game. Leaderboards and achievement are one of the few motivation that will push gamers to play on, and improve on their scores.


New Apple iPod Nano and iPod Touch Ads

Major Updates for iPod Line

During Apple’s Media Event on 1 September Steve Jobs have played ads for iPod Nano and iPod Touch. This 2 are the major updates for iPod line. iPod Nano no longer have click-wheel and is replaced by a Multi-Touch screen, it is now a lot smaller and lighter! iPod Touch on the other hand is around the same height and size but now have A4 Processor and HD Video Camera behind! Not only that, iPod Touch users now can FaceTime with any iPod Touch or iPhone 4 users.

Check out the 2 Ads:

iPod Nano – New way to Nano

iPod Touch – All Kind of Fun


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