Apple’s first AirPods ad reminds me of the iPod ads

60_still_1920_1080 Ever since the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch took the spotlight, most of Apple ads have been focused on those devices. So it’s always nice to see the company try new things for less important devices, such as the AirPods. With today’s new ad, Apple is going back in time to the good old days of the iPod. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I instantly thought about the… Read More

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Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked

2360448806_fc78898a68_o It’s easy to forget that technology changes quickly when you follow this industry. When the first iPod was released in 2001, it was a much different world. Components weren’t powerful enough to create smartphones and tablets. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify didn’t exist. Microsoft had just released the original Xbox and Windows XP. Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Jolla, Eden, iPod touch, And HTC’s New Phones

gadgets-podcast July 17 Happy Friday, and welcome to the latest edition of the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. This week, we’re focusing on Jolla’s split, Eden’s on-demand tech help service, the new iPod touch, and HTC’s freshly revealed Desire smartphones. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to you by John Biggs, Romain Dillet Natasha Lomas, and Jordan Crook. We… Read More

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The iPod touch Is The New Point-And-Shoot

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 9.40.57 AM There are indications that Apple still believes that the iPod touch fits a certain niche, and those come in the form of a smattering of hardware upgrades. The refreshed models feature a more powerful processor, better camera hardware and imaging software and a focus on the iPod as a gaming and photography platform. Read More

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The iPod Classic Is Dead

14765417491_2c581d5a89_o My friends, I come to you with sad news. Our old friend, the iPod classic, is no more. Apple unceremoniously removed the much-beloved media player from its iPod product page, leaving just the shuffle, nano, and touch to carry the iPod standard.
This was years in the making. The click wheel-enabled iPod was just no longer relevant in the day of high-capacity flash storage and streaming music… Read More

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