Archive for the 'iPod' Category

Why Nike+ iPod Equals Insanely Great

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

The deal Apple did with Nike to create the Nike+ iPod accessory could just be about the most important it has ever done, surpassing those with record companies for iTunes downloads and even those future deals with movie studios.
Here’s why: there seems little doubt that, despite its ’speculation and rumor’ comment, that Microsoft is working […]

Foxconn Threatens Legal Action over ‘iPod City’ Sweatshop Claims

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Foxconn Electronics, the contractor behind the now notorious Mail on Sunday story about poor working conditions in an iPod factory, has denied claims made in the report.
Describing the article as a ‘vicious attack’, Foxconn Electronics spokesman, Edmund Ding, told Digitimes that the company reserves the right to take legal action against the newspaper.
Among the discrepancies […]

Apple Fights Back over iPod Factory Claims

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

You may have read about a report in the UK’s Mail on Sunday ‘newspaper’ at the weekend, entitled ‘iPod City’. The article described working conditions in a factory in China in which they make, among other things, iPods.
It detailed the conditions under which workers lived and performed their duties, and how much they are […]

Apple Store iTunes Protests are Plain Crazy

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Last week, I posted that I thought it was time for Apple, for its own sake if nothing else, modified the FairPlay DRM on tracks downloaded from the iTunes Music Store. It generated quite a debate, and most of you disagreed with me. Having read this report about protests at Apple Stores over the weekend, […]

Study shows iPod more popular than Beer with Students

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

AP is reporting that the iPod is now more poular than beer-drinking among the US student population. The survey notes that 73% of students questioned said that the iPod was an ‘in thing’ compared to only 71% for drinking beer. Among other ‘in-things’ listed in the survey were social networking site,, downloading music, and […]

‘Beleagured’ Apple should nix iTunes Fairplay

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

MacBook heat problems, Norwegian law courts, patent tussles with Creative, and lost court cases against bloggers,— too many more new stories like that and the dreaded ‘b’ word will start to appear in news headlines about Apple (I used it here as a joke, by the way).
In terms of news value, the MacBook teething troubles […]

Steve Jobs / Lance Armstrong Dream Team Launches iShoe

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

It’s the product that no-one saw coming. While all the attention was focused on the MacBook and the New York store, and all the rumors centred around stories of an iPhone and media center, Apple pulled a rabbit out of the hat and announced a deal with Nike to produce shoes which will connect wirelessly […]

Glaser Paints iPod Users as Thieves — Again

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Today’s Guardian has an interview with Real CEO, Rob Glaser. Amongst all the spin and bluster about how great Real and its products are and the fact that it really isn’t on a downward spiral, despite the fact that in the UK, the BBC has announced it will drop Real Player in favour of Windows […]