It all started with an iPod touch, a gift from my parents years ago. I’ve since bought a half-dozen more iPods, two iPhones, an iPad, and a MacBook Air. Somehow I'm sure Apple planned it that way. The touch is the entry point into people’s worlds, the easy and kid-friendly device that has gotten so many people hooked on iOS. It's also the de facto MP3 player, the device that became synonymous with its function the way tissues are just called Kleenex now. This year, Apple bestowed upon the touch perhaps its biggest update ever. The 2012 iPod touch has a 4-inch Retina display, a 5-megapixel camera, iOS 6, and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It’s a combination of Apple’s last three cellphones, with particular emphasis on the internals of the 4S. It’s also the thinnest, lightest, and most colorful touch yet. But it all comes at a price: the touch is now $299-$399, depending on how much storage you get. There’s a lot packed into the tiny device, but is … [Read more...] about Apple iPod touch review (2012)
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When Apple dropped the surprise of the year on us this past Tuesday with an updated iPod touch I was both excited and disappointed. Excited because it's been nearly exactly four years since the last update to the iPod touch, but disappointed because nothing much has changed. That didn't stop me from buying one, though. There are two big differences between this iteration and the last; It's got a much faster processor and it goes to 256GB. My beautiful pink iPod touch 7 was just delivered to me about three hours ago and I spent some time reliving a decade ago when an iPod touch was the next big thing and a four-inch screen was considered the biggest screen size. I'll have a full review for you later this week, but for now, I wanted to share my first impressions. Price: From $199Bottom line: It's not an iPhone. It's not an iPad, but it does just about everything they do at a fraction of the price. The first thoughts that came to me as I unboxed my new iPod touch 7 were about the last … [Read more...] about iPod touch 7 first impressions: So … very … small
Apple's latest 2019 update is for a product some of us thought was just about to go the way of the dinosaur, the iPod touch. Though rumors have been circling for months, I for one, didn't put much stock in it because, well ... why? Low and behold, on Tuesday, May 28, just a week after Apple updated the MacBook Pro, it added the iPod touch 7 to the 2019 roster. With nothing but a processor bump and larger storage capacity (Rene's minimalist review is: "Now with A10 and 256GB of storage), the real question becomes, who is this for? After putting it through its paces, I can definitely say that Apple has made a smart move here, launching an updated, but still basic iPod touch that can serve as a dedicated device for those of us already in the Apple ecosystem and a gateway device for those who want to try out Apple's services but don't want to pay the premium for an iPhone or iPad. Price: From $199Bottom line: Not everyone needs an iPod touch, but at the fraction of the cost of a new … [Read more...] about iPod touch 7 review: An Android user’s best Apple friend
written by J.D. Roth — published 01 March 2011 (updated 21 November 2018) 151 Comments +1TweetShareSharePin0 SharesNew here? You may want updates via email or RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! After 36 hours of travel (followed by twelve hours of sleep), Kris and I are back from vacation. For the past three weeks, we've been exploring southern Africa. With a tour group, we visited South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia. We had a great time, and we learned a lot. It was well worth the expense. In fact, I loved what I saw so much, that I'm eager to return. (On my next trip, I'll probably aim for Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.) Because it's now ingrained in my being, I spent the entire trip looking at things through the lens of personal finance. This wasn't tough. We saw a lot of wealth and poverty. From the Rich to the Poor “Before we go too far,” Brian said, “I want to thank you: Thank you for coming to Africa. Tourism is the biggest transfer of … [Read more...] about From the Rich to the Poor (or, What I Learned in Africa)
Apple will launch its latest operating system iOS 12 on Monday. Faster performance, group notifications and updated Animoji will all be part of the range of new features. The update comes in time for the launch of the latest iPhone models, the first of which will start shipping this week. However you don't need a new handset to get the latest updates, as older models can download the new software too. Here's everything you need to know. What's new? According to Apple, iOS 12 will change the way iOS users see the world using AR, make communications fun and expressive with Memoji and Group FaceTime, and with Screen Time and help customers understand and take control of the time they spend interacting with their iOS devices. Siri Shortcuts will enable Siri to work with any app. “We’re very excited about the new communications features we’re bringing to iPhone and iPad with Memoji, a more personal form of Animoji, fun camera effects and Group FaceTime,” said Craig … [Read more...] about When will Apple release the latest iOS 12 update how can I get it?