Will next iPod Touch have capacitive home button and 128 GB storage?

Earlier today images have surfaced of an iPod touch equipped with a capacitive home screen button and 128GB of storage space. According to the images, the device is marked with a “DVT-1″ badge which was previously found on an iPod touch discovered back in 2010, and thought to be the code Apple uses to identify prototype devices.

As you will notice below, the iPod Touch prototype looks like the previous generation, with the exception of the capacitive home button and the increased storage, it doesn’t look like anything else is different in these pictures with regards to hardware.

While the image quality could be much better, the device seems to be just as bad, which could be an indicator that something fishy is going on, do the pictures show a fake (photoshopped) iPod rather than a next-generation iPod prototype.

Images were taken from 9to5mac.com

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Will Seventh-generation iPod nano have rear-facing camera?

Taiwanese Apple.pro has posted an image which it claims is the rear casing for the next iPod nano. The purported casing shows a hole which would house a rear facing camera. For those who think this might just be another fake, please remember that Apple.pro has a long and fruitful history with iPod nano rumors, they were the first website to post an image of a small touchscreen which later made its way into the sixth-generation iPod nano that debuted last fall.

As noted by MacRumors, when the sixth-generation iPod nano was unveiled, many loved its new form factor, but some lamented over the loss of the camera which was found in the fifth-generation iPod nano. If Apple.pro’s image is legitimate, it looks like Apple is trying to combine the best features of the two previous nanos into one.

It will be interesting to see the final product and whether it will actually feature a camera or not, we will keep you posted on any new rumors in this area.

LAPD seize $10 million fake iPods and iPhones.

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In the past fee years there has been a growing problem for Apple, “Counterfeits” as the iPhone and iPod have gained popularity among consumers, they are also becoming more popular among counterfeiters.

Now however LAPD has made a giant leap in the fight against fakes, Port police in Los Angeles busted a counterfeit iDevice operation with a warehouse full of fakes with an estimated market value of $10 million.

“This was a well-funded operation, and the counterfeits looked very authentic,” said Ron Boyd, chief of the approximately 200-member L.A. Port Police force, adding that a buyer might not have noticed anything awry until he or she got home and tried to hook up with iTunes.

During the course of the investigation, police found bank account receipts that indicate the operation had already generated more than $7 million in profits.

Apple to update iBooks soon!

It has been a while since our favorite e-book reader has seen an update, however now the rumors are getting more and more intense. According to both a recent Steve Jobs Email and 9to5Mac.com all of that is about to change.

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Image Source 9to5Mac.com

This would be the second sizable update to iBooks after enabling PDF-opening from the Mail app, the biggest feature is that iBooks will allow user created subfolders for organization purposes. As it currently stands, iBooks has two default collections, as it were. The buttons that switch from your PDF collection to your Books collection are apparently going to become a single one just named “Collections” (possibly with an overlay dropdown letting you choose which subfolder). Titles will be able to migrate from one collection to another.

Another new feature will allow for AirPrint which will allow you to get paper copies of your PDFs as well though this feature does not extend to EPUBs. PDFs will also have email capability, so if you’re somewhere without an AirPrint capable printer you can email the PDF to a desktop with a standard wired printer.

Now all we can do is wait and keep our fingers crossed that the next update will be noteworthy and awesome, but with Apple behind the release how can it not be amazing. What would you like to see in a new update, leave us a comment below.

Apple releases iOS 4.2!

Today is the day that we have all been waiting for! Finally. Apple is shipping iOS 4.2 to iPads, the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, and second, third and fourth generation iPod touches.

Those of us that have an iPad gain the most, since we will be getting app folder enhancements and multitasking for the first time. The update also includes Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint for all devices. Furthermore Apple has announced that Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is now free to use without a MobileMe subscription.

The update should be available for downloading around 10:00 AM PST today. You’ll need the latest copy of iTunes (version 10.1) so make sure your Mac is up-to-date. Afterwards tether your iOS device to your Mac and check for updates in iTunes after the appointed time.

Check out Apple’s press release for complete details on this exciting new iOS release.

For those who prefer the direct downloads, here are the links!
Direct download for iPad here.
Direct download for iPhone 4 here.

iOS 4.2 gets pushed back, might not be released before Nov 24th.

While many iPad owners were hoping that today would finally be the day that iOS 4.2 would hit the market, it just didn’t happen, it simply doesn’t look like iOS 4.2 is going to drop today.

According to several news sites, a significant bug has been discovered in the iOS 4.2 GM that has prompted Apple to delay the final release. The bug apparently involves WiFi and causes the connection with the local network to drop every few minutes on both the iPad and iPhone 4.

The sites don’t seem to agree on the next supposed due date, MacStories is saying that this bug will end up delaying iOS 4.2 for as long as two weeks, according to 9to5Mac it wont take that long: they’re pegging Tuesday, November 16th as the new iOS 4.2 launch date, and finally MacRumors are saying it might be pushed back as far as November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.

We will keep you in the loop and let you know as soon as we hear any news!

 

Digiarty Software gives MacX DVD Ripper Pro away free!

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Download MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Free Until November 1st [Updated]Mac OS X: While Windows and Linux users abound with free DVD ripping software, OS X isn’t quite as lucky—but today, you can grab the incredibly full-featured MacX DVD Ripper Pro for free.

While we’ve featured some great programs in the past, like MacTheRipper, there are few free rippers out there that are as fully featured as other premium apps. MacX DVD Ripper Pro will not only rip a DVD into any video format you want, but it can also rip straight to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, iPad, and PSP-friendly formats. This is particularly handy, since other popular programs required you to use other apps like our favorite encoder HandBrake to play it on other devices. Obviously, we still love Handbrake, but it’s nice to avoid that second step and just rip straight to your iPhone.

The only downside is that it won’t rip your DVD into an ISO or uncompressed VIDEO_TS files, so if you want menus and extras, you’ll have to look elsewhere. You can rip it into a full-quality MPEG-4 file, however, so if your goal is only to rip the movie, it’s a pretty great program for it.

The program is usually $50, but is free for the rest of today. Update: Digiarty Software has extended this deal to November 1st for those of you that didn’t see this post in time, so you can still grab it for the next few days! Just hit the link to download the program, and copy and paste the license code BD-TGTXUVYO-OONQRP to activate the full version. Entering the key manually may not work, but it should take if you just copy and paste the key in.

Survey finds that 1 in 3 iPad owners have never downloaded an app.

This will come as a surprise to many, a survey conducted among iPad owners, which is based solely on Apps, found that about a third of iPad owners have yet to download a single app – not even free ones.

According to cultofmac.com Another group, 63 percent of the participants in a Nielsen Co. survey, is the audience likely to adopt Apple’snew App Store Economy. These iPad owners purchase their games, read books, do finances – even plan their vacations on the iPad.

The survey was conducted in August, and included 5,000 owners of iPads, iPhones, Kindles and other wireless devices.

Apple updates Remote!

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After a long drought of Apple App updates, the guys at Apple headquarters have finally updated the Remote App. The update fixes a number of bugs that people have bee reporting since the previous update.

Here’s what is new:

• Includes stability and performance improvements.

• Improves performance using Remote on an iPhone when Bluetooth is enabled.

• Addresses a problem browsing artists with a large number of albums.

• Addresses some issues waking up computers when using Home Sharing.

• Addresses some issues with connecting to an iTunes library or Apple TV when using Home Sharing or a Passcode.

• Addresses some issues with connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

You can grab the update from the App Store, or by direct download here.

App store has more than 300,000 Apps!

It seems like just the other day that the App Store hit 200,000 apps, and now Apple is a.ready reporting that the speedometer passed 300k.

While Apple has still to confirm these numbers, perhaps they will during the “Back to Mac” event, according to Mobclix, their data shows that Apple added the 300,000th app to the App Store sometime this past Saturday.

The App Store is clearly picking up steam: it was just August 28th that Apple crossed the 250,000 apps barrier. That’s over 1,000 apps being approved by the App Store review team every day, currently there are 206,828 paid apps and 94,147 free ones.