I was an enthusiastic early adopter of the iPod nano with wristwatch case that arrived in 2010. But as a practical solution, it didn’t work. Here’s what I’m hoping a true Apple watch solution would be like and what it would avoid.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple’s biggest supplier admits breaking China’s underage hiring law, profile of a maps app that’s taking advantage of Apple’s failure, and teardowns of the Lightning connector and iPod nano.
On this week’s audio podcast with Matt and Kevin, find out which host upgraded to iPhone 5 while the other sold iPhone 4S and ordered a new iPod touch. Also: What happened to NFC in the iPhone and why so many LTE handset models?
The launch of the seventh generation iPod Nano means curtains for the square-shaped nano that sparked a Nano-watch revolution, thanks to the work of designers like Scott Wilson who created the straps to accommodate the Nanos. On the upside, maybe rarity will make them collectibles.
iPod nano watch bands are common, with lots of options for Apple’s tiny touchscreen media player. But Scott Wilson’s Minimal design studio is trying something a little different, by taking the iPod nano out of the equation completely with its new line of Antik watch modules.
We love to dress up our wrists with cool watches, smart watches and of course, the best of them all, iPod nano watches. And that is why we are constantly writing about iPod nano straps. Here is another one from Ireland-based Curve Creative — Nanolet.
Apple issued a recall for its first-generation iPod nano devices back in November. At first, it looked like Apple intended to replace all the recalled units with refurbished equivalent models, but new reports suggest at least some users will be getting current, sixth-generation devices instead.
The next iPod you buy could wrap around your wrist and be Siri-controlled through speech commands. That’s because Apple is actively prototyping wearable computing devices, sources told the New York Times, in an effort to stay on top of this emerging tech trend.
There are now plenty of iPod nano wristband accessories out there to choose from. But a new one from Kickstarter record-breaker Scott Wilson’s Mnml design studio does a remarkable job of standing out from the crowd, thanks to attention to detail you won’t find in competitors.
Although the new iPod nano took a back seat to the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, it did gain a software update and could morph into a smartwatch of the future. Should competing products such as the MetaWatch and Live View be worried? Not just yet.