Major iPod Touch Redesign expected in 2013

This could be the news we’ve all been waiting for after last years disappointing iPod Touch revision. It seemed all the hype and attention had shifted to the iPhone. But the iPod Touch is still hugely popular so it comes with a sigh of relief and excitement that this year according to rumours we should be expecting an all new iPod Touch.

The rumours currently doing the rounds is the 2013 iPod Touch will receive a taller/larger 4″ screen much like the one expected in the next iPhone. Upgraded processor to the A5 chip and a different aluminium back to that expected on the iPhone.

Latest Apple patent suggests unibody headphones

If there was one area Apple products lack considerably in quality would ironically be the headphones. Ironic because Music, iPod ‘s iPhone’s is one of the main features of several of their portable devices. But this may be about to change as a new patent registered by Apple has been discovered that describes the process of producing “a seamless unibody structure” headphone case through a process called ultrasonic bonding.

Lets hope we see these included with the next generation iPhone and iPod touch’s due later this year.

 

 

No WiFi iPod Touch

One of the more popular queries in our extremely popular Tips and Tricks Series is about either WiFi not working or being greyed out.

If you have this problem try the following steps:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select Safari
  3. Clear History and Clear Cookies and Data
  4. Now restart the iPod Touch by holding the power button and then Swiping to power down.
  5. Turn your iPod Touch back on
  6. Go back to settings and check if WiFi is now accessible and not greyed out.

Let us know if this helps to solve your WiFi woes, or if you have experienced the same problem and found another solution that works.

iOS 5 on all versions of iPod Touch

It doesn’t seem that long since the iPod Touch was first released on September 5th 2007. With iPodTouchNews.co.uk set up just one month after the launch we have been bringing you all the latest news, tips, tricks, since the beginning nearly 4.5 years now!

That brings us onto the main topic of this post. The older generation iPod Touches no longer receive iOS updates with the first generation most recent being iOS 3.1.3! I’m sure there are still a few of these out in the wild (we still have ours!) that wish they could update to the latest and greatest iOS 5.

Well there is a jailbreak workaround that supposedly plays nicely with 1st and 2nd Gen iPhod Touches but don’t expect the same fluid performance as todays newer models called Whited00r.

Whited00r claims to be a modified firmware version of the real deal and includes, multitasking, reminders and iCloud’ish like features via Dropbox integration. Also includes Newsstand, folders etc.

“Installing Whited00r you will get a fully optimised device, just in a few minutes, with a simple restore of your iPhone or iPod Touch,” it says. “Your device will be fast and productive again. Whited00r is the best solution for your Apple device, both for power and inexperienced users.”

Whited00r is completely free and available from:

whited00r.com

Disclaimer: We accept no responsibility if you choose to use this method
and brick your device so make sure you understand what you're doing.

25 Billion App Downloads

Apple recently reached the it’s 25th BILLION app download since the App Store launched just a few years ago. With this they also curated a list of the Top 25 All-Time Paid and Free Apps list.

Unsurprisingly the lists are mostly dominated by games with the wildly successful Angry Birds securing 3 of the top 10 spots on the Paid List!

The complete list is as follow:

Top 25 All-time Paid Apps in the UK Charts:

  1. Angry Birds
  2. WhatsApp Messenger
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Fruit ninja
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. Cut the Rope
  7. TuneIn Radio Pro
  8. MONOPOLY
  9. Angry Birds Rio
  10. FatBooth
  11. Flight Control
  12. Scrabble
  13. Tiny Wings
  14. The Sims 3
  15. Where’s Wally?
  16. Sleep Cycle alarm
  17. Moto X Mayhem
  18. Color Splash
  19. Camera+
  20. Flick Kick Football
  21. The moron Test
  22. Sonic the Hedgehog
  23. Alarm Clock Pro
  24. Sleep Talk Recorder
  25. Pocket God

Top 25 All-time Free Apps in the UK Charts:

  1. Facebook
  2. Skype
  3. eBay
  4. Google Earth
  5. Google Search
  6. Twitter
  7. Paper Toss
  8. Bump
  9. BBC News
  10. Shazam
  11. Talking Tom Cat
  12. PAC-MAN Lite
  13. Sky Sports Live
  14. Angry Birds Lite
  15. Amazon Mobile
  16. Waterslide Extreme
  17. Touch Hockey: FSS
  18. Sky news
  19. iPint
  20. Facebook messenger
  21. Met Office Weather
  22. Movies by Flixster
  23. Temple Run
  24. Viber
  25. Solitaire

White iPod Touch to be released in October?

Reports are appearing that a white iPod Touch is going to be announced in Apples upcoming media event and released sometime in October. Unsurprising with the popularity of the white iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

The above image shows what is rumoured to be the front panel of the new iPod touch placed on a 4th generation iPod.

Beyond the new white iPod any other news on updates is pretty slim with most reports suggesting it will be a very minor upgrade to the iPod touch and a also a minor revision to the iPod nano.

New iPod Touch September?

iPod Touch 2011Rumours were there would be no new iPod Touch update this year but thanks to an eagle eyed user who found the following reference to a new model iPod Touch wihin the following plist file in the latest iOS5 beta:

/System/Library/LaunchDaemons /com.apple.fairplayd.N81.plist

The model number is iPod 4,2 whilst the current model is iPod 4,1. This suggests it may only be a very minor upgrade probably a speed bump with little or no cosmetic difference to the current version.

iOS5 – iPod Touch Upgrade to be free

iOS5 No doubt you have read about all the awesome new features that will be introduced with iOS5 this fall. Most surprisingly while major iOS updates have always been free for iPhone users there has been a nominal charge for iPod Touch users. But with this new release Apple have decided to make it free to all iOS users. Pretty exciting stuff. We will have a run down of some of major new changes coming soon.

In the mean time let us know which features you’re most looking forward too?

Mirrors Edge – Free Today only

Mirrors Edge

Mirrors Edge by Electronic Arts is currently free for today only, it’s a great little game and well worth the download if you don’t already own it.

Just open iTunes and do a search for Mirrors Edge (UK Only)

iPod Touch Best Christmas Deals

We get a lot of requests asking us where to get the best deals on iPod Touch and with the run up to Christmas were going to be helping you out. Bookmark this post as we will update/add/remove deals as they come in or expire.

Currently the best price on the latest and greatest 4th gen iPod Touch 8GB is only £164 at Amazon.

Amazon £164 + £3 free mp3 downloads: Visit Deal