Amid the talk of the next-generation iPhone and a smaller, "iPad Mini" device, it's easily forgotten that all of Apple's iOS devices evolved from the iPod - a long-standing series of music and media players which started off as a basic, yet elegant figure in the cauldron of digital players on the market.
Not so long ago, the iPod range was the focal point of Apple's product roster, but with the increase in popularity of both the iPhone and more recently, the iPad, has seen the once-popular music player slip into near obscurity.
With the constant speculation surrounding the next generations of the iPad and iPhone, the iPod range of devices sometimes get overlooked. The iPod touch specification generally follows along the approximate lines of the newest generation iPhone when it comes to display and internal camera but the iPod nano is entirely different.
The iPod has revolutionized the portable MP3 market bringing beautiful compact designs year after year. The recent iPod nano you have come to know and love has had a lot of success in even becoming a fashion accessory. Many kits are being sold online which allow you to transform your iPod nano into a watch, although many, if not all, are not waterproof.
It's Apple announcement day today, and we've been treated to a couple of new devices. One of those announcements that might not get that much attention is the new iPod nano 7th-generation, which builds on the already super awesome little iPod that we all know and love.
After playing around with the recent discoveries made by James Whelton, another iPhone developer and hacker Steven Troughton-Smith has found DFU mode in the 6th-gen iPod nano which is similar to the one found in all iPhones and iPod touches.
Developer James Whelton has managed to hack his 6th-generation iPod nano which he won recently at “some award”. This has enabled him to bypass cache compression of the device, resulting in installing of a Springboard hack on the iPod nano which allows for blank space creation.
Remember the iWatch concept images that we posted a few months back? While it was just a concept back then, you now have a change to bring it to real life by using the new iPod nano 6G which was only recently announced at Apple’s “Special Media Event” last week.
Apple has completely redesigned both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle for their fall 2010 iPod lineup. iPod nano gains multi-touch functionality, new lighter and smaller square’ish design, and at the same time loses video camera which was only introduced last year. iPod shuffle on the other hand has got all the buttons back, with a new large battery which gives up to 15 hours.