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New Details on Rumored 2010 iPod touch and nano

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If sources close to Apple are to believed, the iPod touch may be getting a substantial overhaul with the 2010 model expected next week — and that an earlier leak of a small touchscreen device seen above may actually be the next iPod nano.

iLounge is reporting that the fourth generation iPod touch may very well change the appearance of its back when it’s introduced next week. Those who love the dome-like curved back of the second and third generation iPod touches seems to be out, according to a source “who would have reason to know.”

“Think of the top of a MacBook Pro, only smaller, which is to say flat rather than curved at the center — closer to the look of the first-generation iPod touch’s back, only with modifications,” iLounge explains. “The rear camera is there, but there is still some question as to whether what’s next to it will be a LED flash like the one in the iPhone 4, or a microphone like the one next to the video camera of the iPod nano.”

What will likely remain the same on the iPod touch is the bottom-mounted headphone port and the dock connector port. The new details seem to also be tossing cold water on the theories of a front-facing, FaceTime-enabled camera on the updated media player.

So what about the little touchscreen device seen above? “We’re continuing to hear from sources that the little touchscreen device — the one with the sub-2-inch screen — is being thought of as a nano rather than a shuffle, even though it doesn’t make much sense to us,” iLounge concludes.

We’ll all know soon enough, when Apple kicks off their media event at 10:00AM PDT on Wednesday, September 1.

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New Details on 2010 iPod touch and nano

iPod nano 2010 leak
(Image courtesy of MacRumors and Apple.pro)

If sources close to Apple are to believed, the iPod touch may be getting a substantial overhaul with the 2010 model expected next week — and that an earlier leak of a small touchscreen device seen above may actually be the next iPod nano.

iLounge is reporting that the fourth generation iPod touch may very well change the appearance of its back when it’s introduced next week. Those who love the dome-like curved back of the second and third generation iPod touches seems to be out, according to a source “who would have reason to know.”

“Think of the top of a MacBook Pro, only smaller, which is to say flat rather than curved at the center — closer to the look of the first-generation iPod touch’s back, only with modifications,” iLounge explains. “The rear camera is there, but there is still some question as to whether what’s next to it will be a LED flash like the one in the iPhone 4, or a microphone like the one next to the video camera of the iPod nano.”

What will likely remain the same on the iPod touch is the bottom-mounted headphone port and the dock connector port. The new details seem to also be tossing cold water on the theories of a front-facing, FaceTime-enabled camera on the updated media player.

So what about the little touchscreen device seen above? “We’re continuing to hear from sources that the little touchscreen device — the one with the sub-2-inch screen — is being thought of as a nano rather than a shuffle, even though it doesn’t make much sense to us,” iLounge concludes.

We’ll all know soon enough, when Apple kicks off their media event at 10am PST on Wednesday, September 1.

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Leaked iPod touch Parts Compared to Its Older Cousins

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Earlier this week we told you about the leaked pictures of the new iPod touch parts, including the LCD and digitizer board. But, if you needed more convincing, SmartPhone Medic has done a side-by-side video comparison between the new iPod touch LCD and digitizer, and the older generation iPod touch components.

According to the video, the newer screen looks identical to that of the iPhone 4, which follows along with the rumors we’ve been hearing.

Because the LCD and digitizer are fused together, SmartPhone medic wasn’t able to show the inside components for a comparison, but there are speculations that the new iPod touch could contain a Retina Display.

Check out the video below (embedded below) to see what we’re talking about.

Today, Apple began sending out press invitations for a music event to be held on September 1 at 10:00 am. There’s no doubt that if Apple unveils new iPod touches with FaceTime, these little devices would top the lists of every holiday wish list.

 

via Engadget

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iBooks is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch

iBooks is coming to the iPhoneAfter the big unveiling of the next version of the iPhone OS (4.0), Apple have announced that iBooks (an eBook reader originally designed for the iPad) will be available on iPhone OS 4.0 later this year.

The iPhone version will allow iPhone an iPod Touch users to purchase eBooks (much in the way they can purchase songs and apps) on the device itself.

The iBooks store will only work within the United States, but Apple will extend access internationally as the release date for the next iPhone creeps closer.

From a business perspective, the iBooks application will directly compete with the Amazon Kindle, which already offers 450,000 books.  The recent launch if the iPad in the United States has already produced iBook sales of up to 600,000 downloads.

LogMeIn joins the Apple iPad App Store

LogMeIn IgnitionThe company LogMeIn have today launched their iPad version of the popular service LogMeIn, enabling iPad users to control a Windows PC or Mac computer, regardless of their location.

The application (LogMeIn Ignition) is available in the App Store for iPod Touch, iPhone and the iPad. However, due to the enhanced screen size and the better hardware support for the iPad, the company states that the iPad will run the app best.

LogMeIn Ignition can be used in conjunction with a LogMeInFree account or LogMeInPro2. The app costs $29.99 in the US App Store (roughly £19.60).