Leaked emails reveal that Apple had worked on a Mac tablet, a 15-inch MacBook Air, and man more unreleased oddities. Here are all the details.
As expected, Apple has today flipped the switch on the launch of its new 2015 range of iPods. Apple last paid attention to the iPod touch with an update back in 2012, so today's announcement will come as a fantastic surprise to those who want in on the iOS and Apple Music party without parting with a ton of cash for an iPhone or iPad. In addition to bumping up the iPod touch's specifications, Apple has also introduced cosmetic changes to the iPod nano and iPod shuffle for those who want portability with minimum outlay.
A newly published report claims that Apple is planning to release a refreshed iPod touch, as well as the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, with the aforementioned devices due for announcement just four days from now - on July 14.
Today may well go down as the day that we saw Apple announce two new iPhones during the same press event, but it's also the day that some of its often forgotten products also received a minor facelift. And by minor, we mean they got a new color.
Announced alongside the iPhone 5 last month; the new fifth-gen iPod touch and the new seventh-gen iPod nano took nearly three weeks to hit the retail shelves, but the wait was worth it. To compliment the launch of the new iPods, Apple has pushed out a TV commercial (also available online) for said devices, and has been given a rather fun title; Bounce.
The last couple of months consisted of intense speculation surrounding Apple as a company, with a lot of that attention being paid to the fact that they were planning on holding this media event that would feature a number of yet undisclosed product announcements. As is usually the case when these kinds of events are on the horizon, there is always going to be one major announcement with the possibility of the company introducing a few smaller, but still notably important products to the masses.
As with the leaked info post regarding upcoming Apple accessories we brought you earlier, there'll likely be quite a few general reports during the next couple of hours leading up to the beginning of the event, and in our latest roundup of intelligence regarding today's special keynote gathering, it looks as though the iPhone 5 name seems a dead certainty.
The iPod was the catalyst for Apple's initial transcendence towards becoming the world's most valuable company, and although the MacBook, iPhone and iPad devices dominate most column (and shelf) space throughout the digital world, we should never forget where each of those aforementioned innovations originated from.
Japanese Apple blog Macotakara - a little hit and miss when it comes to inside information - seems to believe the smaller iPad will definitely receive the "mini" moniker, while the iPod nano will be treated to some Wi-Fi connectivity - allowing users to connect to the cloud in order to access music.