Apple's Black Friday brochure leaked? One more time…

By on November 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM.

Apple's Black Friday brochure leaked? One more time…

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We weren’t too positive about that last one as it was from a new source, but this new image comes from a pretty credible connect of ours and it seems to be more reasonable. Here’s what we’ve got for you this time:

iMacs starting at $1098, iPod nanos starting at $138, iPod touch starting at $178, MacBook Pros starting at $1098, Apple TVs starting at $208, Airport Express starting at $88, Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard going for $64 each, and a whole lot more! Again, we’re feeling pretty confident about this one and everything looks like it’s in the realm of what Apple would normally do for Black Friday.

P.S. Also note that the Black Friday deals are only on Apple’s Online store, not retail stores.

Thanks, Lindsey!

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Cameras seem imminent for the Apple iPod touch and iPod nano

By on July 23, 2009 at 2:41 PM.

Cameras seem imminent for the Apple iPod touch and iPod nano

At this point in the game, it appears as though the question isn’t will the iPods touch and nono get a camera? – it’s when? Chinese accessories manufacturers have cooked up more cases for the iPod duo than we can count on our fingers and toes. Surely they aren’t making these for impending knockoffs, one would presume. The accessories also jive with the news we reported earlier this month about Apple’s tremendous order of cameras. We don’t typically say pictures don’t lie, but the sheer volume of the iPod accessories pictured is either overwhelming evidence of a camera-equipped iPod series or a major manufacturing malfunction in China. Take your pick. Hit the jump for more shots.

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Apple introducing six new versions of iPhone; iPod nano update imminent?

By on May 26, 2009 at 3:49 PM.

Apple introducing six new versions of iPhone; iPod nano update imminent?

With WWDC just around the corner, iPhone rumors continue to spike as expected. This time, word is that there will be a few variants to Apple’s smartphone; six, to be exact. As speculated before, it will come in two storage capacities as it always has — presumably 16GB and 32GB this time around. The rumored matte-finished iPhones will also come in three different models according to iLounge however, each supporting different radio protocols: 3G, enhanced 3G and TD-SCDMA depending on region. iLounge also reports that a new iPod nano is in the works, featuring a wider 1.5:1 screen, integrated digital camera and a smaller click wheel. No word just yet as far as storage capacity is concerned but now that the ball is rolling, expect rumors and/or speculation to start flowing pretty freely. According to the source, the new nano will drop around the same time as the new iPod Touch — sometime this Summer.

[Via TiPb]

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1G iPod nano settlement for US customers finalized; $15 – $25 payouts

By on January 23, 2009 at 10:11 AM.

1G iPod nano settlement for US customers finalized; $15 – $25 payouts

If you purchased a first-generation iPod nano in the US, it looks like you might have some cash coming your way. As the result of a class action suit, a court recently ruled that Apple’s early 1G iPod nano (no protective coating, sold until December 2005) was a tad too prone to scratching and has decided that customers are entitled to some compensation. Apple has been ordered to cough up $22.5 million and the claim process for those affected has already begun. As is always the scam, the lawyers will retain the lion’s share of the settlement – around $4.7 million – and the leftovers are to be spread amongst affected consumers; $15 each for those who purchased an uncoated 1G nano that came with a slip cover and $25 each for those whose uncoated nanos were sans-slip cover. Claimants have until June 10, 2009 to file and compensation for valid claims should be received sometime, ohhhh, within the next 200 years we’d say. Hit the read link to see if you qualify for a piece of the action.

Thanks, Cat!

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Apple iPhone home activation definitely returning, but not what you think

By on September 22, 2008 at 6:08 AM.

Apple iPhone home activation definitely returning, but not what you think

We just got a tip from an Apple retail store employee letting us know that the rumors about in-home iPhone activation are true. The only catch is, this isn’t the old system of activating iPhones. It’s merely something to help reduce the amount of time it takes to activate and sign up new or existing customers in the store. Basically you can pre-activate at home by entering in your cellular contract details or social and billing information if you are a new subscriber. From there, you head into the Apple store, (and maybe AT&T store, but we’re not sure yet) tell them you got mad street credz, and purchase your phone. The iPhones will still be “unbricked” at the retail location. No iPhones leave the stores without being officially activated. We also heard from the same source that some Apple stores in the U.S. received 4GB iPod Nanos but they were quickly recalled, and that the rumors of the 8GB iPhone being discontinued are probably untrue and just related to the power adapter recall. We were told all the new shipments they are getting now have the new and “safe” power adapters.

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iPod nano 4g spy photo emerges

By on September 6, 2008 at 9:12 AM.

iPod nano 4g spy photo emerges

Some folks on the AppleInsider forums are engaged in a heated debate over this blurry photo of an alleged iPod nano 4g. The leaked photo shows a bright orange nano in plastic retail packaging that bears quite a striking resemblance to the nano images leaked by Kevin Rose a few weeks back. Notice anything unusual about this leaked photo? Something like the offset dock connector and tall plastic packaging that screams “iPod nano 2G” and “I photoshopped this pix last night at 3AM”! In our own Photoshop hack, we rotated Rose’s leaked picture and put it side by side with this new photo. Judge for yourself. Is this a sneak photo of the iPod goodness to come or another crude Photoshop fake?

[Via Engadget]

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Apple Confirms Special Event on September 9

By on September 2, 2008 at 2:01 PM.

Apple Confirms Special Event on September 9

There you have it people – a week from today Apple will be holding a special event tagged with “Let’s Rock”. The assumption of course, is that several of the rumors that have been floating around will be addressed. Specifically, the fourth generation of the iPod nano is expected to be revealed along will a slightly revised iPod Touch, new iPod Touch software and a pricing revision that will likely affect several iPod models. We would also venture a guess that a few other rumors will be confirmed at the event, including the possible announcement and subsequent release of iTunes 8.0. As for the rest of the rumors (OS X, MacBook, MacBook Pro), this seems like it will be a fairly focused event so we’ll likely have to wait a bit longer for confirmation on those. In case you didn’t get an invite and you feel like trying to crash, the shindig will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and it’s scheduled for liftoff at 10:00 am PST.

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4th Generation iPod Nano Case Shows Design Revamp

By on August 25, 2008 at 5:18 PM.

4th Generation iPod Nano Case Shows Design Revamp

Well it looks like Rosey might just be on to something here. Rose’s recent late-night Apple rumors video dropped a bunch of new unconfirmed info on us and amongst the ground he covered was the upcoming 4th generation iPod nano. Of course his description of the new nano was in line with rumors that had been floating around for a while but now we’re seeing the first case design emerge and it looks pretty on point with the rumors. It’s all there; taller design, thinner body, rounded corners and a widescreen. It should also be noted that the source claimed back in July that the upcoming second generation of the iPod Touch will feature integrated GPS. The source of all this by the way, is the same source that leaked iPhone 3G case moldings that turned out to be completely accurate. Hit the jump for rendering of the upcoming 4th generation iPod nano.

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New Apple Rumors from Rose: New iPods, New iTunes, New OS X

By on August 23, 2008 at 11:19 AM.

New Apple Rumors from Rose: New iPods, New iTunes, New OS X

Alright, we know what you’re thinking; Rose wasn’t all that on point last time he dished about Apple. That’s true, but he has a decent track record and some of what he talks about in this latest round of link fishing coincides with rumors that have been floating around for a while. Let’s have a quick fly by:

  • New iPod nano – Rose claims that a new nano will drop before the end of next month with a completely redesigned form factor. Old stubby will go the way of the dinosaur and a tall slender new model will take its place. The new unit will also be much more rounded and will feature a widescreen display for viewing video with the device turned on its side. Pretty much in line with what’s been said before.
  • New iPod Touch – A minor revision in iPod Touch styling.
  • iPod Touch updated to 2.1, iPhone to follow – Supposedly the first major software revision since 2.0 was issued will be coming next month. Contrary to historical software updates, Rose claims that 2.1 will be released for the iPod Touch first and later issued to the iPhone. We’re not so sure about that one but crazier things have happened.
  • iPod price drops – Supposedly the entire the nano and the Touch lines will see price cuts to line them up beneath the $199 entry point of the iPhone. Shenanigans. While this might makes sense in theory, we doubt very much that we’ll see the 16 GB and 32 GB iPod Touch models drop below the $200 price point. Let’s not forget that the iPhone models are subsidized by AT&T. AT&T buys iPhone 3Gs for a whole lot more than we do.
  • iTunes 8.0 – According to Rose, we’ll see a major new iTunes revision before October with a whole bunch of new features.
  • OS X 10.5.6 – A bit further down the road, Apple is allegedly gearing up for OS X 10.5.6 which will include built-in Blu-Ray support. As such, Rose contends that we should be seeing MacBook Pros ship with integrated Blu-Ray players sometime in the future.

So either Kevo has been a busy little beaver digging up all this Apple dirt, or he was drunk and bored last night.

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