iPod Touch 2015

Apple just released a new version of the iPod touch. It’s powered by an A8 chip. It comes with a 8mp iSight camera. It’s availableĀ in 5 colors. TheĀ retina display has a 1136 x 640 resolution. Most importantly, the new iPod has been updated to match the iPhone 6. The only difference with iPhone 6 and the iPod touch is phone capability.

Apple Announces New iPod Nano

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Steve Job appears at an Apple event and announces a new lineup of iPods. The biggest news: the iPod nano, now comes equipped with a video camera. The camera is 240-by-376-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch. The new nano also has a built-in FM tuner, a Voice Recorder and a Pedometer program to work with your Nike + iPod Sport Kit. Check out the rest of the specs. The unit comes in two models at 8GB and 16GB. The 8GB is priced at $149, while the 16GB is priced at $179. The nano comes in anodized aluminum in nine colors. Read the rest of the new lineup.

iPods Are A Hot Item

iPods are a hot item. I meant hot as in stolen. There’s a string of robberies happening in and around the Bay Area for the world’s most popular digital music player. Some people were robbed at knifepoint like the two women who were mugged by a 12 year old boy less than ten minutes apart. Robberies tend to be concentrated in public areas like schools and public transportation like buses and BART.

How do you protect yourself? There are some excellent tips from John Cote article in the San Francisco Chronicle. I particularly like the one tip about replacing the widely recognizable white Apple earpiece with a commercially available black earpiece. I did this when I traveled to Central America a couple of years ago. No one even knew I had an iPod. I also like the tip about keeping the volume down and always being aware of your surroundings. Engraving also helps if your iPod is recovered by police.

Be careful out there.

iPhone

Another innovative product from Apple has arrived. Its called the iPhone. It’s a cell phone, an iPod, and an internet device all wrapped in one little package. It’s powered by OS X and comes with the Safari browser and a touch screen. Like an iPod, you can play music, videos and display photos. Like the cell phone, it has all the typical features such as SMS and Voicemail. The price is a bit on the high side at $499 in my opinion. This gadget definitely possesses a “wow factor.” It also has the “I want to have one” effect on people. Is it worth the try? Not me. Not for now. The price has to go down considerably for me to get one. In the meantime, I’ll just admire the iPhone from a distance.