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Apple retires the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Back in 2014, Apple quietly removed the iPod Classic from its store, signalling the first step in retiring the iPod range. Now three years later, Apple is back again, killing off the last two standalone music players in the iPod range- the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle. The iPod …

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The mp3 format is officially dead

After 25 long years of success, the mp3 file format has officially been discontinued this week. The music format first hit the big time during the heyday of the iPod and rival mp3 players. Since then however, the format has slowly been replaced by formats like AAC, which offer superior …

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Apple just launched a new iPod Touch range

A few weeks back, images of what appeared to be a completely new iPod Touch appeared in an iTunes update. At the time, we assumed that this meant that Apple would be breathing some new life in to its line of iPods later on this year but it seems the …

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Apple’s now employs 100 thousand, keeps aggressive M&A strategy

At the annual meeting with investors, Tim Cook announced that Apple now employs over 100 thousand people worldwide. In addition, the CEO of Apple revealed that the company has acquired 26 smaller firms and startups for various reasons in the last 15 months. Apple traditionally does not make disclosures regarding its …

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Capitalization of Apple could exceed $1 trillion

This week Carl Icahn, a well-known activist investor, as well as a leading financial analyst said that Apple’s stock has massive growth potential and that the company’s capitalization could exceed whopping $1 trillion, which would be the highest market cap of any public company ever. At present Apple’s stock is traded …

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Jury rules in Apple’s favor during iPod DRM anti-trust case

An eight person jury has let Apple off the hook in the iPod DRM class action lawsuit trial. The lawsuit aimed to force Apple to compensate those who bought specific iPods between 2006 and March 2009 after it was found that Apple was anti-competitively blocking and removing songs that were paid …

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Ex-iTunes engineer admits Apple tried to block rivals on iPods

Apple is facing a pretty massive class action lawsuit at the moment over accusations that the company removed songs from customer iPods if they weren’t bought from iTunes. Now an ex-iTunes engineer has testified, admitting that Apple did attempt to block music bought from competing services. Former iTunes engineer, Rod …

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Apple iPod DRM lawsuit is falling apart

The class action lawsuit launched against Apple over iPod DRM is falling apart as new evidence has come to light, showing that the two named plaintiffs did not actually buy the affected iPod models covered by the lawsuit during the relevant time frame. This case pertains to anti-trust issues, claiming …

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Apple quietly removes iPod Classic from store

Apple has quietly said goodbye to the iPod Classic, having removed it from the Apple store shortly after the iPhone six and iWatch devices were announced. The iPod section of the store now only shows the iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle. The iPod Classic originally launched in 2001, over the …

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Sales of Apple iOS devices exceed 800 million units

At the worldwide developers conference (WWDC) on Monday Apple said that shipments of its mobile devices based on the iOS operating system have exceeded 800 million units. According to Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, around 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile gadget in the past 12 …

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Apple hires senior Nokia PureView camera specialist

Although sales of Nokia smartphones have been on the decline for quite a while, many market observers agree that the company’s handsets feature the industry’s best cameras. Select smartphones from Nokia even provide better imaging capabilities than many mainstream cameras. Apparently, not all people who developed the know-hows that are …

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