The newest (and unannounced) iPod touch, the 6th generation, was expected to be announced at Apple’s October event since it fit perfectly in line with their theme. The iPod, however, wasn’t announced and we just passed over two years since it was last updated. Some recent rumors point to a major update with larger screen sizes, better battery life and other internal improvements in early 2015. Some analysts, like Janna Dela Cruz of Christian Today, believe that the iPod will be here for Christmas, which means an Apple event is imminent. Regardless of when it happens, it will likely be within the next year.
Searching for “iPod touch 6th generation” on Google does return some search results; specifically a page on Walmart.com. The page is full of current and older iPods for sale under the title “iPod 6TH Generation.” These same iPods appear on the page titled “iPod 5TH Generation.” Whether this is an accidental mistake or a hint at a new Apple event, that remains to be seen.
There are no other sites talking about the 6th generation iPod touch, we haven’t seen any leaked parts or heard any rumors. So this probably was a mistake unless we start to see more evidence of the iPod.
UPDATE: It was likely an error, but Apple accidentally leaked three new colors for the next-generation iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle in early July 2015. Check out the post here.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has said that 2014 will be a major product year for Apple. The mostly reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities has predicted that some of the new products Tim Cook is talking about include a higher resolution iPad 6, 12-inch Retina MacBook and a less expensive iMac. The iPad 6 will have a greater pixel density, up to 40% more pixels per inch (PPI). It will retain the same 9.7″ display we all know and love. Although rumors recently have pointed to a larger iPad display, a higher resolution model is more likely. In February of 2013, I posted about Apple likely creating a higher pixel density Retina display, code named “Retina HD”. The 12-inch MacBook would likely be released in Summer of 2014 with a Retina display and n brand new design. This MacBook is said to “redefine laptop computing” with its clamshell structure, Intel chip and potentially lower price. Finally, the lower cost iMac should help Apple compete with PC desktop computers and will be released during roughly the same time of the 12-inch MacBook.
This week we expect to see invitations for Apple’s rumored October 22 event where they will introduce a second generation iPad mini, iPad 5, OSX Mavericks and the Mac Pro they have been teasing movie-goers about for months. The iPad mini will have the same form factor, but have a Retina display. The iPad 5 will have a smaller form, like the iPad mini, and will be announced initially with the standard storage sizes along a 128GB model. Rumors have indicated we should see the new iPads in Space Grey, Gold and White. OSX Mavericks was announced at WWDC 2013 and should be out sometime before the end of Fall (December 21). The Mac Pro also will be out before the end of Fall, as said by Apple.
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UPDATE: 3:00pm, September 10: The tech specs below have been updated to the beautiful new iPhones that Apple has announced at their event earlier today. This post will be moved relatively soon to a new page featuring iPhone and iPad comparisons. Until then, see the specs below. Also, if you tweet or share this post, it will still count as 2x the number of entries.
It is less than 24 hours until Tim Cook comes on stage at Town Hall at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California to talk about what Apple has done this past year; iOS 7 and of course, two new iPhones. Apple is expected to announce a release date for iOS 7 (probably September 18th if history tells us anything about past Apple’s iOS releases), the iPhone 5S (the successor to the iPhone 5), the iPhone 5C (a new inexpensive iPhone unlike anything we are used to) and potentially a software update to the Apple TV. Recently, a rumor came out saying that the new iPad 5 and iPad mini could be announced too, but it is highly unlikely Apple will announce four major products on the same day.
The tech specs of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are shown below in the style Apple lists tech specs based completely on rumors. We won’t know for sure about any of the specs until Apple officially announces them tomorrow. To compare, the iPhone 5 tech specs are also listed. This blog post should be updated again tomorrow or Wednesday with the legit specs that Apple gives us.
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Hi all, iOS 6.1 has been released today. Be sure to update your iDevices. Here’s a quick step by step guide to update:
Settings –> General –> Software Update –> Download and Install
If you don’t see an update appear or if it does not say “iOS 6.1” check to see which software you have. Settings –> General –> About –> and check what Version it says. If you have version 5 (or a lower version number), then you will have to update to iOS 6 (for qualifying devices).
iOS 6.1 contains bug fixes and improvements, as well as:
LTE support for more carriers
Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (U.S. only)
iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
There’s a new button to reset Advertising Identifier
Make you sure you check out my Rumors section for information about the next iOS update (iOS 7).
Hi, so here we go. It’s the last two days of 2012 and Apple has gave us a great year full of products. We saw new MacBooks (Air and Pros, some featuring Retina), a very very thin iMac, the new iPad (3rd generation), the iPad with Retina (4th generation), the iPad mini (but still every inch an iPad, well except the Retina part), iPhone 5, iOS 6, Mountain Lion for Mac, iTunes 11 (and other new software) and new redesigned iPods. It was overall a great year for Apple (minus the current stock price and Maps fail.)
However, we expect 2013 to be the best year yet at Apple. There’s a lot of products on my wish list to come out this coming year (such as the iTV and iWatch) and then there’s the expectations of what will come out. Apple has become predictable on some fronts. So here are my expectations for 2013 (in no particular order.). Enjoy!
Apple Expectations for 2013:
1. iPad mini 2
This second generation mini will have the same relative design as the first generation, but it will feature new internal components. It should have a Retina display, perhaps a new higher MP camera, a faster chip and internal components similar to the iPad 3 and 4.
2. iPad with Retina (5th generation)
This iPad probably will feature a completely new design on the outside and on the inside. I mean Apple has kept the iPad relatively similar on the outside for the past 3 generations and it is time for an upgrade. I’m thinking (and this is just pure speculation) a 8MP camera, lightning port (well this one is a gimme), thinner form and perhaps something like the current mini, better front camera and really fast internal components.
3. iPhone 5S
Based on Apple’s past generation upgrades for the iPhone, it should be called the iPhone 5S and have the same similar design as the current iPhone 5. It will be the best iPhone 5 ever. The cameras may see an upgrade, the internal components will be upgraded too and it will allow the 4S owners to get a new iPhone. It may even feature NFC!!! I’m really looking forward to the “iPhone 6” (the 8th generation iPhone) because Apple can’t really make the phone any bigger but we will see.
4. iOS 7
This is going to happen no matter what. A new operating system for iDevices has been coming out every year since the beginning of time (or well since the iPhone.) I have no idea what it will feature, but it should at least have a new updated and better version of Apple Maps. It will probably be announced at WWDC 2013 in the Summer and be released in the Autumn.
5. new iPods
The forms on the newest iPods should stay relatively the same, but there might be some tweaks on the internal components. The current generation of the iPod touch will probably get an internal makeover to be something like the iPhone 5S. I’m still pushing for 3G/4G LTE on the touch, but people may argue that it would be too similar to the iPhone.
6. Some random cat OS 10.9 for the Mac
I have no idea what this will feature but it will be something along the lines of making iOS and the OS for the Mac very similar. Siri and Maps may even be put onto the Mac. However it won’t be a failure like Microsoft did for Windows 8.
7. new Macs (meaning the Mac mini and the Mac Pro)
One of these will produced in the United States and I really don’t know much about either of them. I’m more of an iDevice geek.
Wish List for 2013:
iTV (like the Apple TV, but bigger and 50″ or so)
iWatch (see rumors section for more information)
iCar (features an iPad sized Retina touch screen to control the heat, etc. and super high tech)
Widgets for iOS (this is more like a dream)
I’m sure 2013 will be full of Apple Awesomeness! Only a few more days and we will find out :). Here’s to 2013 and to the crazy ones, the ones who change the world.