Tuesday, September 28, 2010

iOS 4 Nike+iPod Problems

So, I’m all ready to go out for my run this morning, so i start my nike workout on my iPod Touch 4th Generation (Review coming soon) and I walked in circles for about fifteen minutes while my iPod tried to detect my sensor. I finally gave up and ran without it. But i was frustrated. I was wondering why the sensor wasn’t detected when it was so quickly detected the night before when the two times I tried. I researched for about an hour and I found the similar problem was happening with all iOS4 users. The iPod would detect the sensor the first couple of times but after that it would not detect that at all. I have addressed apple on the situation but it seems as if they were notified about it a long time ago but nothing has been done yet. The good news is that the problem is NOT a HARDWARE problem, so it can be fixed with a simple update released from apple. But they need to be aware of this issue so if you are having the same problem please call apple support and “act” like your a expert and make them aware of the issue. Apple won’t jump over a few reviews but they sure will over a few hundred!


(P.S. I have received the new iPod Touch and the review will be coming soon along with a HD video test)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Final Roundup of the Apple Music Event 2010

I am deeply sorry this post took so long but it is finally ready, i have been researching a lot :)

  • New iOS software made for iPad
  • All new iPods
  • New iTV

New iOS 4.2 Software | “It’s all about the iPad”

ios4_2iOS 4.1 hasn't even been released yet (the current software for iPhones and iPad’s is version 4.0.2), and iOS 4.2 still isn’t coming till November-but Steve Jobs thought it couldn’t wait. The upgrade will bring the iPad up to speed with the latest user look and app innovations that have been available on the iPhone for many months. Wireless printing has finally come to the iPad and is expected to result in a large boom from consumers. Airtunes name was changes to Airplay because as Steve Jobs said "We’re changing the name of Airtunes to Airplay, and it’s not just music anymore. You can stream all kinds of media anywhere in your house.” All the features of iOS4, including folders, multitasking, and more will also arrive when it's released in November. Also, Apple announced the upcoming release of iOS 4.1, which will fix many bugs and bring some new features to the iPhone 4. The biggest new feature is the support of High Dynamic Range photos (HDR). This is new imaging software that takes three photos in fast succession-one normal, one under-exposed and one over-exposed. It then combines the three to give you an better image.

The iPod Touch 4th Generation | “A new way to touch”

The long awaited iPod Touch 4th Generation was finally announced. All the features include facetime, music, mail, voice control, voice memos, retina display, movies, TV shows, safari, maps, accessibility, app store, photos, youtube, HD video recording, still photos, home screen, gyroscope, iTunes, game center and built-in Nike-iPod. Also available for purchase at the app store are iMovie and iBooks.

Yes its true, apple finally did add a camera to the their beloved iPod Touch. The front camera is made for Facetime, apple’s new video chat network that now runs over wi-fi. The rumors that there is no still camera on the new iTouch are false. There is in fact a HD video camera and a still camera. The new iPod now just in took over %60 of apples sales last Monday. I have no choice but to also say the bad news about the new iTouch, although there is a still camera, apples dirty little secret is that the camera is only 0.7 mega-pixels. It is sad and frustrating but when you hold the new iPod it is unbelievable that they fit a camera in this in the first place! It is a ‘wopping’ 0.28 inches thick, it is the smallest MP4 player in the world.

My next post will be a review and HD video camera test with the new iPod, because I am awaiting for the shipment of my iPod’s now.

Other iPods introduced are the new iPod Nano and Shuffle (Pictures on the right).


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Its Happened

You are going to hear it here first. Apple has not let us down this year. They have refreshed their entire iPod lineup and it is in store next week. The iPod Touch has dual cameras, facetime, A4 processor and retina display. The prices of the touch are 8GB/$229 32GB/$299 64GB/$399. The iPod Shuffle click wheel has been welcomed back to the product and is now half the size of the 2nd generation. It is priced at $49. The iPod Nano is probably the most praised item coming out of the event this year. The new Nano is half the size of the old one and has a multi-touch interface. It also has a clip like the iPod Shuffle. A short, sweet and too the point post, apple has done it again.
-Anthony Franklin

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Minute Sum Up of Tomorrows Special Event


Its finally upon us. The Apple Music Event 2010 is finally here and I will be watching it live tomorrow and you comment your questions right here and I will answer them for you. Now, lets list last minute what we might see tomorrow.

iPod Touch 4th Generation/ iPod Touch 4

  • 3-5 Mega-pixel camera on back
  • 720P Video camera on front
  • Slightly longer
  • More flat back. Similar to 1st Generation
  • Facetime Capabilities
  • 3G Data plans

iPod Nano/ iWatch

  • Smaller Screen
  • Clip on back for clip to band
  • Used as watch

(Keep in mind none of this stuff is official)

iPod Shuffle

  • Larger Memory Capacities
  • Smaller?


Other possible stuff is new iTV, new version of iTunes and different iPad running system.


Friday, August 27, 2010

“Who Would Have Guessed???” Unbelievable Breaking News

Just like everything else in our country, new news about the iPod Touch 4G and the iPod Nano 6G, came from China. Early morning on Friday the 27th. They are actually selling the cases for the new iPods there already! (It seems like this happens every year) Ok so there were actually two photos that surfaced, one was a iPod Nano and iPod Touch case and one was a iPod Nano prototype. They are posted in that order below.

ipod-100826 Apple-iWatch

Lets start with the iTouch case. This case shows us that the iPod Touch will definitely have a more flat back but it WILL NOT resemble the back of the iPhone. It will actually look more like the First Generation Back. Also, the iPods back surface WILL NOT be the same as the iPhones, that is just the smart thing to do on apple’s part. The back will most likely be stainless steel or aluminum. Then Back of the device WILL have a camera. But there is ALOT of argument about if there is going to be a LED flash or a integrated microphone. The microphone would be the smart choice for video recording and chatting but apple could definitely use no microphone and keep the headphones with it built in for a business scheme. We all CANNOT wait for the Music Event.

As for the iPod Nano or as it has been called “the iWatch”, this is just…i guess too good to be true. The screen is the size of the the 2nd Generation iPod Nano screen. The extremely small screen is actually a touch screen! But, I really do not think that apple would take the video camera off of there Nano. Maybe they will leave the Nano alone and do nothing but memory changes and make this a new lineup, like the iWatch or something. There is going to be a clip on the back but according to sources, this is NOT and iPod Shuffle. The clip is most likely going to be able to clip to a band so the iPod can be used as a watch. Great idea, but is the world really ready for something they saw in late 90’s sci-fi films? So this is just so out there that I don’t think it’s something Apple would do quite yet. But apple has done complete 360’s before so this may be the same. As I say a lot, if apple goes thru with this device, it will be the “next big thing” and will revolutionize the mp3 player business.



Lastly, all this amazing gear Is confirmed to be introduced on September 1st. That’s right! The Apple Music Event is 8 days earlier this year and only five days from now! You can watch the event on the Apple website after it takes place. The invitational picture is on the left and usually includes some clue for this years event. But for some reason I don’t think Apple is going to be releasing any guitars (Sarcasm:).

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Apple Rumored To Release New iPad and Newly Introduced Multi-touch Monitor???


Information about apple was leaked last weekend. Apple is rumored to be testing their iOS4 software on new products. I know the above picture is a little hard to understand but this is how large companies hide their upcoming hardware. But i can narrow it down for you, the first entry in the first column is “iPod4,1”. The the comma is a way to confuse people, it really is a decimal point. So that entry is “iPod4.1”. Write now the iPod Touch is running software 4.0 while this is only a list of hardware they most likely have something in common. So that entry is actually the plan for the iPod Touch 4. I am going to go off the subject a little bit but like a lot of you I am curious what the price of the new iPod Touch 4 is going to be. Hopefully this chart will sum it up:

1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation
8GB-$299 8GB-$229 8GB-$199 ????????????
16GB-$399 16GB-$299 32GB-$299 ????????????
No Higher GB 32GB-$399 64GB-$399 ????????????

This is where I get stumped because the camera will not work without iOS4 and iOS4 will not work on 8GB. So either Apple brings back the 16GB or they bring the price of 32GB down to $229 and they either add a 120GB or leave the specs at only 2 sizes. Only time will tell.

Now lets go back to the point of this post :)

Now, the first entry in the second column says “iProd2,1”. Now this most likely is the code for the the iPad 2.1. This is actually pretty definite because apple’s hardware sheet last year actually said iProd1,1. While the current iPad’s are only 6 months old, apple is definitely eager to release a new one. The first version of a product is kind of the “tester”, this is true with the iPad, The Droid, iPod Nano, Touch and so much more. The current iPad is missing a lot…maybe not in the consumers eyes but most definitely in apples. Personally i would love an android option on the new iPad but that is not some apple would even consider. But the features that are more than likely are:

  • Retina Display
  • Front and Back Camera
  • Facetime
  • Smaller Screen Size
  • If apple releases a smaller sized iPad then a different outer body is likely

Now the first entry on the third column is named “UnknownHardware”, we now know what this unknown hardware is. The rumors about a multi-touch monitor being released by apple are now growing. There isn’t much to say about it but it would be the same sizes as the iMac monitors and work the same as a iPod Touch or or iPhone but with a Mac interface and software. But the question still lingers with me why they haven't made one already! Apple is usually a step ahead of every other electronic company but most of the other computer companies already have made one, now while these units didn’t do very great sales wise, apple usually takes care of that will immediate release of better versions. But maybe they don’t want to take the risk and stick with there rising selling Macs and iPhones. 

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Theories on iPod Touch 4

The new iPod Touch 4 has a retina display just like the iPhone 4. Also has 960X640 display qualifying for an ultimate video and gaming experience. It comes in 3 sizes, 16GB 32GB 64BG. Pricing at $199 $299 $399, the Touch was designed to be the best MP4 player in the market today. The integrated microphone makes voice control and voice memos easier and more convenient. Genius mixed are automatically made ipodtouch_camera_july2and added to your playlists based on your music library. With the drop of the 8GB it makes it possible for all of our iPod Touch models run the same abilities so there is no inconvenience to consumers. The iPod touch 4, has revolutionized, the MP4 player business, apple has a integrated 5 mega-pixel video/still camera not only in the back of the device but we have also added a camera to the front that is behind the black fiber glass and is almost not visible. There are facetime abilities on the new iPod Touch that works thru your email address apple account. The new body of the iPod is different compared to older models but very similar to the iPhone 4.

145717-ipodtouch4b_500 Sorry for the false hope but the above was just a “wish list” for the new iPod Touch being released next month. I highly doubt the iTouch will be made to this extent but once it is released we will repost this and highlight everything that did actually happen so lets keep our fingers crossed that in September the paragraph above will be a big yellow blob!
The retina and high resolution display is likely to happen but the picture will most likely not be as good as the iPhone because apple would not want to intervene with there rising iPhone sales. The same goes for the 5MP camera (most likely around 3.2 megapixels), the integrated microphone and the template design. The integrated microphone is likely not to happen because apple is making to much money with the separate $60 dollar headphones/microphone/controls to do that. But we never know what tricks apple will have up there sleeves so all we can really do is wait and hope that the iTouch 2010 will not be a disappointment like last year.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Leave Apple Alone!!!


Apple has received yet another lawsuit including the iPad. According to three iPad users the iPad will shut itself off after remaining in direct sunlight for a long period of time, it fails to meet the promises Apple made about using the iPad as an e-book reader. The group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit in the Northern California district to "redress and end this pattern of unlawful conduct."

When the iPad's operating temperature reaches a certain level, it will force itself to shut down and display a message warning the user to let the device cool down before trying use it again. This warning is the same that iPhones and iPod touches give before shutting down when they overheat.

The lawsuit mentions that the iPad "does not live up to reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple insofar as the iPad overheats so quickly under common weather conditions." Apple lists the iPad's operating temperature as 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C), so it's not hard to see that using it out in the hot sun can quickly heat up the device over the maximum temperature

This kind of annoys me. First the iPhone Antenna and now this. The iPhone antenna problem was not a big deal but the media, blogs, websites and certain users made it like the world was going to blow up! This lawsuit is the same and maybe even worse. These people are suing apple because the iPad does something that apple direcly warns them about and also happens with many other devices. But apple is just kind enough to point out that it is overheating and do what’s best to keep your product in good condition.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Apple Refreshed iMac & MacPro Along with New Releases

As said I said in my last minute update last night, Apple refreshed their Mac lineup today. The First iMac was released over a decade ago and look how far the have come since then.

A display that turns your desk into a destination. More power than ever before. The world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. The new iMac truly is as good as it looks.

LED-Backlit Displays
Watch HD movies and TV shows on an LED-backlit 21.5-inch or 27-inch 16:9 display.

Fastest iMac Ever
Get higher performance with faster processors, advanced graphics, more storage options, and more.

Multi-Touch Two Ways
Click, swipe, scroll, and perform other gestures to control your iMac using Magic Mouse or the new Magic Trackpad.

iSight Camera
A tiny built-in iSight camera lets you video chat, take snapshots, and shoot video.
Ports for Everything
Plug into USB, FireWire, and more. Or pop in an SD card to import photos fast.

LED backlighting. One bright idea.
Full brightness with no waiting is what’s the big advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike most displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness. So you can finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.

More pixels. Better picture.
iMac offers some prime pixel real estate. The 21.5-inch, 1920-by-1080 display has 17 percent more pixels than the previous 20-inch iMac. The 27-inch, 2560-by-1440 display has a whopping 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac. And a 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. All that in a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio — the same as an HD TV.

Stunning from every angle.
The iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent color — even if you’re viewing the display from the side.

New Intel Core processors

All iMac models now include processors from the blazing-fast Intel Core series, featuring an advanced processor architecture that helps set new performance benchmarks for iMac. The 21.5-inch models and one 27-inch model come standard with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor starting at 3.06GHz. For even more performance, choose the top-of-the-line 27-inch iMac with a quad-core Intel Core i5 at 2.8GHz or optional Intel Core i7 at 2.93GHz. Four cores make just about everything you do faster: managing your photos, editing HD video, even playing graphics-intensive 3D games. And since Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of Intel dual- and quad-core architectures, you get the fastest performance possible.

Revved-up graphics.
Every iMac comes with high-performance discrete graphics processors from AMD that make games run smoother, photos load faster, and pro applications work better. Learn more about iMac performance

Plenty of memory and storage.
The new iMac has 4GB of DDR3 memory standard — now running even faster at 1333MHz — with room in its four SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB, so you can use more applications simultaneously. And with a Serial ATA hard drive up to 2TB,1 feel free to load up on photos, videos, and music.

Add an ultrafast solid-state drive.
To give your iMac a real performance boost, configure your 27-inch iMac on the Apple Online Store with an optional 256GB solid-state drive. You can choose it as your only drive or have it installed in addition to the built-in hard drive, allowing you to store the operating system, critical applications, and important files on the solid-state drive and your other files on the hard drive. Because solid-state drives have no moving parts, the computer can access data at over twice the speed of hard drives. Which makes starting up your iMac and launching applications faster than you ever thought possible.

Built-in Wi-Fi.
High-speed 802.11n wireless technology is built into iMac. And with Time Capsule or the AirPort Express Base Station, every computer in every room can wirelessly connect to iMac, the Internet, and each other.2 Over this network, everyone can print, surf the web, and play music on iTunes through your home stereo — wirelessly.

Apple is also including there new product Magic Mouse with the iMac. The mouse is a complete touch pad and uses the following features:

Click or double-click anywhere. The whole surface is a button.

Two-Button Click

Set up two-button click (right-click) in System Preferences.

360ยบ Scroll

Scroll with one finger to move vertically and horizontally.

Screen Zoom

Hold down the Control key and scroll with one finger to magnify the screen.

Two-Finger Swipe

Swipe left and right with two fingers to go forward and back in Safari or iPhoto.

Apple is also including there new product Magic Trackpad. It is a large separate laptop trackpad that is the size of the average labtops keyboard.

iSight camera.

Look closely: Hidden behind the glass display at the top of iMac is an iSight camera. Use it with iChat, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with a colleague, or present to a client.3 Use iSight with Photo Booth for fun photo effects. And there’s no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works.

Ports for everything.

And then some.

Audio out Audio in USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Mini DisplayPort Gigabit Ethernet Mini DisplayPort.

The Mini DisplayPort lets you connect an external display, including the Apple LED Cinema Display, to your iMac. On the 27-inch iMac, the same port offers input, too. So you can connect any external source that has DisplayPort output — including a MacBook or MacBook Pro — and use your iMac as a display.

Wall mountable.

It’s easy to give your iMac a place of honor on the wall. The 27-inch iMac is compatible with the VESA Mount Adapter Kit for use with wall mounts.

USB and FireWire.

Bring on your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. If it has a cable, iMac has a port for it. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities.

On every Mac.

A Mac is built on Mac OS X Snow Leopard: the world’s most advanced operating system. And every Mac comes with software that lets you do more with photos, movies, and music.

Apple also released a battery charger for the AA batteries that the trackpad and mouse use. The products run on AA batteries and recharging batteries is the environmentally friendly and wallet friendly way of using batteries. Apples battery charger works in half the time of Energizer. Apple has done it again, they have kept the depleting life of the Mac line up alive and well while also revolutionizing the PC business.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Apple To Refresh Mac Lineup Tomorrow?

Many sources have confirmed that tomorrow apple will refresh many of there Mac book devices. This includes the iMac and iMac Pro. They are also rumored to release a 27 inch cinema display screen. New Mac Pros might have Intel’s 6 core 5600 processors in a single and also dual CPU configuration for up to twelve CPU cores on the new Mac Pro. That CPU upgrade might result in a %50 performance jump over the Mac Pro lineup as it is now.
New iMacs are said to include an HDMI port, an 3.0 USB port, a faster FireWire, updated GPUs are possible. The entire lineup should be using Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7.
Adding a 27-inch display seems extremely possible considering popularity of Apple’s 27-inch iMac. Apple is only offering now the $1,800 30-inch Cinema Display last updated almost 2 years ago. The 20-inch Cinema Display was discontinued in February 2009 and the new $900 24-inch Cinema Display was released in October 2008 with DisplayPort interconnect, and the iMac-like design.
This information is again not legit. DO NOT count on this info. Leaks are either true or false so that means this is a 50 50 chance of this acually happening, but we all hope it does.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

iPod Touch 4 (4th Generation) New Leak

I do hate how Apple surrounds there upcoming devices with such mystery and suspense. Its genius but annoying! As the upcoming iPod season lerks closer, the so called "leaks" for the devices are growing. But i do sometimes think that these leaks may be planned as a marketing campaign, 9 of 10 leaks are fake, the most recent leak has been confirmed by Apple Insider to be %100 real (As I say alot, do not fully trust it just because it has been confirmed. The most common iTouch leak last year was also confirmed and never happend).

The leak is yet another peice of evidence that what was said at the UK's "Christmas in July" is true. It includes pictures and video of a prototype iPod Touch being used and handled. It has a front and back camera. The presence of the front camera is sure fire that the iTouch will have apple's new video calling program FaceTime. As the iPod Touch gets more and more similar to the iPhone 4 I am curious if the iTouch will be renamed this year the iPod 4 or the iPod Touch 4.

The addition of a camerais most definate, and one that would make the past iPhone cameras dribble. It would probly be used for both taking photos and video recording; something past iPod touches have not had but have really needed.I am alos expecting six other features; video chat with non-Apple users, Retina display, 3G option with iPad-style data plan, longer battery life, built-in microphone, and faster Wi-Fi. Although, a built in microphone may be to good to be true. Apple may stick with the catch of buying the special volume and music control with the inclusion of a microphone.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

iPhone 4 Problems

By now even if you aren't a nerd like me you've probably heard about the iPhone 4 trouble on the news or paper or something. I just wanna say, the other nerd sites are blowing this WAY out of proportion. 9 out of 10 smart phones have this exact same problem. Now apple is paying for this problem and giving out free bumper cases even though about 76 other smart phone companies don't do anything about these problems. Those companies don't get attacked by consumers and critics!
The exact problem of the iPhone was that it would lose signal if your hand blocking a specific spot on the device. The location of this spot was in the lower right corner, there is a black mark on the steel, that's the soft spot. They are naming this problem 'antennagate'.

Jobs held a press meeting on July 16Th discussing the issue. Although he promised no hardware fix, he did promised to give every buyer of the iPhone 4 a new rubber case called the apple bumper. It has been proven to help the antenna issue. The free offer is available through Sept. 30, and people who bought the $29 case will be getting a full refund. The deal is going on the website late next week. If apple loses stock, consumers will be allowed to get any case on the website. (Preferably in the 30 dollar price range)
"We're not perfect, phones aren't perfect either. But we want to make all of our users happy."                                                        -Steve Jobs Apple Spokesperson/CEO
Apple opened the conference by attacking the media's overreaction to the antenna issue, playing a video of Jonathan Mann's "The iPhone 4 Antenna Song," which includes the lyrics: "If you don't want an iPhone 4 don't buy it. If you bought one and you don't like it, bring it back ... but you know you won't." Jobs was not happy about the issue the media made of this problem. You could just tell by he look on his face. To watch the full length conference, click here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Funny, Cool & Intersesting iPod Designs

I came across these amazing pics while trying to find news on upcoming ipods but, these are a little more interesting :) I'm going to rate them also :)

*I think this should be called the iPod Shuffle 2010 but what ever :)*                                              8/10
I love this!!!!! 9.5/10
Those are pretty cool! 9.2/10
I think the iPod 3D has a definite chance of coming eventually. I want the pen so bad though!!!! :)


Thursday, July 15, 2010

iPod Chimera? Real or Fake?

Wow. I had to make this thing HUGE. Its absolutely sick! But I almost guarantee that this is completely fake but just in case...these are the features I found online:

The iPod Chimera for 2010 comes standard with 500gig or 1TB of memory. It's made of Titanium and scratch/smear resistant touch screen display. It runs on OS-mmX, Bluetooth V4. Wi-Fi/WiMax, Hi-Def screen resolution of 1280x720, works vertically or horizontally. Wireless stereo earphones supplied by Shure. USB4 connectors with auto-locking mechanism. Options: 4GSM iPhone, Two-way iSight, GPS for navigation, weather, emergency beacon, Sirius Radio/Video, GamePod, HD receiver for off-air HDTV or radio.

Pretty Sick huh? What a dream for this to come out but i highly doubt its real. Cool though :)

iPod Classic Gets Droped?

I have no ''real'' evidence for this prediction but anyone that really follows Apple should know that the ipod classic is not very amazing anymore to Apple consumers. In 2005 the iPod Classic was just called the iPod, there were no other ipod models to get confused with or compete with. Now, with the ipod touch and the iPhone taking the world by storm the ipod classic is left WAY behind with no upgrades better than memory and battery life but resulting in same, almost lower sales. So there isn't much doubt in my mind that apple will drop it all the way. It definitely will be painful news to many people as the iPod Classic being the device that saved apple from near death in 2000. But the world changes in 9 years and change comes in good, and bad ways.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Great Picture of expected iPod Touch 4G

I love this design. I hope when the new iPod Touch comes out in September it looks exactly like this!

Touch Rumored to follow in the Footsteps of Big Brother? iPhone 4

Last weekend, famous UK retailer John Lewis's "Christmas in July" retail show, the spokesperson Rob Hennessy spilled something that apple probably would not have wanted known by public. He pretty much enforced my theory of the touch following the iPhone 4.

Several UK tech blogs reported Hennessy saying that the ipod touch will be aimed towards kids and teens and will mimic the iPhone 4's features by including two 5 mega-pixel cameras, a flash, HD video recording, and a gyroscope. Hennessy also stated that the new device would include FaceTime, apples new video calling feature, used over Wi-Fi

I am not counting on this for sure though. I am almost positive that this will happen but I'm not going to be let down by apple again so I am keeping that bit of doubt in my head.

What Happened to the Touch Last Year?

After apple released a camera-less iPod Touch at the Apple Music Event 2009 many of us have been wondering what happened? Were there problems inserting the camera so apple decided to put it in the iPod Nano as a last minute change? Many think that's what happened. But I do not.
Apple, like all manufacturing companies, has manufacturing errors. But the circuit boards for the touch and the nano have completely different up links to new features. The touches up link is larger than the nanos. But the plug to insert the camera is made for that small up link port which means it either would not be apples error but the company that supplies the cameras error or the cameras were specifically ordered for the Nano.
I think that apple is definitely eventually going to put a camera in there beloved iPod Touch but the camera that is in the nano is a huge waste for the touch. The camera has horrible resolution and only takes video. Apple would not have wasted these on the touch but the nano on the other hand needed a push in order to not be over ridden by the touch.
I think that I have understood apple strategy for the new touches.
After apple shocked the world with a camera-less touch people eventually forgot about it but to seal the deal that apple was not gonna be hurt by this decrease in sales they released the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 then put them right back on top of the phone industry with the worlds thinnest smart phone also strongest screen, longest battery and clearest picture.Apple started new things with this new phone, multitasking, app folders, Face Time, many new great things. If apple got positive feedback on these features they would flow them into the touch that would come out on the normal September date.