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Apple announced a new version of iTunes at today’s media event featuring a “dramatically simpler” interface with an edge-to-edge design. We created iTunes because we love music and we’re going back to our roots with an incredibly clean design that keeps your music at the forefront,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The new iTunes works seamlessly with iCloud, always keeping your entire library at your fingertips, and we’re adding great new features that make listening to your music more fun. The updated media application will show albums in a grid interface with song listings unfolding below the album cover art when clicked
Fast Company reports on ongoing internal strife at Apple over the company’s use of software skeuomorphism, the inclusion of certain ornamental elements in a product that are carried over from previous tools addressing the same task for which the elements were required for functionality. Daring Fireball ‘s John Gruber has linked to the article, noting that he has heard similar word of an “internal political divide” over the issue. One of the most frequently-cited examples of questionable skeuomorphism in Apple’s software is the company’s set of calendar apps, which have recently used a stitched leather design reminiscent of physical desktop calendars, complete with the remnants of torn-off pages visible near the binding. Game Center, which is presented as a gaming table complete with wood grain and green felt, is another oft-cited example.
In mid-July, Japanese blog Macotakara claimed that Apple has been undertaking a significant redesign of the iPod nano , moving to an oblong form factor with a larger, rectangular screen and a home button. As shown in a rough rendering accompanying the post, the changes would make the iPod nano appear more like a smaller version of the iPod touch, although it would presumably not run a full version of iOS. Reports of a revamped iPod nano have continued to surface since that time, with Macotakara also adding fresh claims that the new iPod nano will include Wi-Fi capabilities in order to support iTunes in the Cloud.
9to5Mac reports that it has received information indicating that Apple will be launching six models of the iPhone 5, code named “N42″, at next week’s media event. The information indicates that Apple will be releasing black and white versions at the same three prices carried by the iPhone 4S: $199/$299/$399. Here is the part codes matrix for the new iPhone launch from a source at a well-known U.S
FoxNews.com ‘s Clayton Morris reports that an update to Apple’s aging iMac lineup is “imminent”, although he does not offer additional details on a specific timeframe or expected improvements. Get ready, because the iMacs are coming. I’ve been hoping for an iMac update and it looks like my wish is about to come true! Multiple sources tell me that a new lineup of desktop machines from Apple is imminent.
MacRumors has received word that FedEx is making preparations for a “surge volume” event during the period of September 21-24, coinciding with rumors of an iPhone launch in the United States and several other countries on Friday, September 21. While neither Apple nor the iPhone 5 has been specifically mentioned as the source of the surge for FedEx, the iPhone 5 is expected to be introduced at next Wednesday’s media event, and a launch nine days later would be in line with several past product debuts.
According to a tweet from the well-connected MG Siegler , Twitter is discontinuing development of Twitter for Mac , though it will still remain available. Word is that Twitter made the call today: Twitter for Mac is done. They won’t kill it outright, but no further updates. Goodbye, old friend
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal , Apple is “seeking to create a Pandora-rival custom radio service.” Citing “people familiar with the matter”, the Journal claims the service would work across Apple’s line of products — including Macs, the iPhone and the iPad — and possibly even on Windows PC’s.
Audience today announced that it appears “unlikely” Apple will use the company’s earSmart noise suppression technology in the upcoming iPhone 5. Audience’s technology was reported to a key innovation providing support for Siri on the iPhone 4S, and Apple was reported back in February to have licensed Audience’s next-generation technology for future products. But with today’s announcement, it appears that Apple has elected not to take advantage of the technology. Audience sells processors and licenses its processor IP to Apple Inc.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.