Rumour: Apple to refresh entire iOS lineup with small connector this fall

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Aug 062012
 

AppleApple’s rumoured September 12th event could touch every iOS device that the company offers. iMore, which first broke the news on that date, now adds that Apple could use the event to transition its entire iOS lineup to the smaller Dock Connector that has been rumoured to make its debut on the iPhone 5. All in all, it could announce a new iPhone, a new iPad mini, updated versions of the iPod nano and iPod touch, and a new 9.7-inch iPad at the event.

Apple only launched its latest iPad back in March but apparently feels that having a consistent dock connector across its device lineup is more important than sticking to a yearly release schedule. Other updates could include a rear-mounted microphone and improvements to deal with heat issues.

Recent rumours suggest that the new dock connector could come with as few as 8 pins, down from the 30 in the current version.

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Apple replacing recalled 1st generation iPod nanos with 6th generation ones

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Dec 232011
 

Apple last month issued a recall for its first generation iPad nano over battery concerns. While many wondered whether Apple would be replacing the older players with newer models, those hopes were dashed when users first started reporting getting their replacement units. Then reports emerged that other customers were getting newer replacements.

Gadgetorama has now received its replacement unit and it is a 6th generation iPod nano. An accompanying letter also confirms stock issues as the reason for the upgrade: “In some cases due to limited availability of replacement stock of iPod nano (1st generation) Apple may have replaced your iPod with a more recent model of equivalent of better specification.”

1st gen iPod nano replacement

The replacement iPod comes with a 90 day warranty.

Apple recalls first generation iPod nanos over battery concerns

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Nov 122011
 

Apple iPod nanoApple is recalling some first generation iPod nanos due to possible battery overheating risks. Affected devices were sold between September 2005 and December 2006 and have been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. According to Apple, “While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.”

Apple recommends that you stop using your first generation iPod nano. It will replace all eligible nanos free of charge. You will need your serial number for validation. Apple will ship the replacement approximately 6 weeks after they receive yours.

First generation iPod nanos came with a black or white plastic front and a silver metal back.

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Apple introduces iPod nano

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Sep 112005
 

iPod nano

The Apple mini is not moving to solid state, flash storage as had been anticipated earlier. Instead, it will make way for the iPod nano which willl make use of flash storage like the iPod shuffle. Two models (2GB and 4GB) were unveiled at Apple’s September 7th special event, both with a 1.5-inch colour screen. The nano is very thin (0.27 inches) and 3.5-inches high and 1.6 wide (80% smaller in volume than the original iPod), features Apple’s famous Click wheel and is available in either white or black. It also comes with a 14 hour rechargeable battery and supports the dock connector.

The nano is priced like the iPod minis but offers less capacity. The 2GB model is available for $199 USD ($249 CAD) and the 4GB model sells for $249 USD ($299.00 CAD).

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