iFixit opens up the new iPod nano + MORE iPhone News 10/16/2012

More iPhone news and updates!  A round up of the latest Apple iPhone articles from around the net.
Localscope for iPhone adds integrated reminders and geotagging

I looked at Localscope (US$1.99) about a year ago, and liked what I saw. Now version 3, released today, has added bi-directional integration with iOS reminders and a feature that allows you to add geotagged reminders for any location you find in the app. Localscope can remind you with an alert if your are near a location. It integrates with Apple Maps and is a great supplement because it has far more search resources, including Google Local search, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Wikipedia, Citysearch and Yelp…

Continue Reading On The Unofficial Apple Weblog »

New iPod Nano gets complete teardownApple announced a completely-redesigned iPod Nano last month during its iPhone 5 event where the company also launched a new iPod Touch. We already saw iFixit’s complete teardown of the new iPod Touch and the iPhone 5, so naturally it’s now the new iPod Nano’s turn up on the chopping block. And since the iPod Nano is so…nano-like, it doesn’t take long for the explorers at iFixit to dismantle the thing.

The new iPod Nano has a teeny-tiny 2.5-inch screen, so it almost looks like mini iPod Touch of sorts…

Continue Reading On SlashGear.com »

T-Mobile iPhone 5 may arrive early next yearT-Mobile has long been able to offer support for the iPhone on its network, but the carrier simply never sold the device in any of its stores. That might change, though, come early 2013. Morgan Stanley analyst Nick Delfas says that T-Mobile could “announce official iPhone distribution in early 2013.”

As it stands, T-Mobile is the only major US carrier that doesn’t sell the iPhone to its customers, but that could easily change. T-Mobile has been working on improving its network across the country…

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Daily iPhone App: Polara switches up the endless runner genre

Endless runners are one of the most-used genres on the App Store lately — from the original Canabalt to later hits such as Jetpack Joyride and one of my current favorites, God of Blades. There are plenty of them out there, and the best ones have some innovation or a new twist. Polara, one of the latest entries to the genre, has both. Not only does it feature a color-changing twist, but the way the game is structured (in a series of checkpointed, story-based missions) puts a fairly new spin on the way these games work…

Continue Reading On The Unofficial Apple Weblog »

Where do most iPhone accidents happen?
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Where do most iPhone accidents happen?

The most common place to destroy an iPhone is not in your car or even the bathroom. According to a survey from Squaretrade, most fatal iPhone accidents (21 percent) happen in the kitchen, with the living room (18 percent) and bathroom (16 percent) following closely behind. Surprisingly, only 9 percent of damaged phones went for a swim in the toilet.

The majority of accidents (69 percent) are caused by the owner and happen inside the home (51 percent). The survey also showed that water is the leader when it comes to liquid damage, with soda, beer and coffee/tea rounding out the list…

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Pepsi and TaskRabbit Get Busy

To promote its latest soft drink, Pepsi Next, PepsiCo has partnered with TaskRabbit to help consumers with their chores.
TaskRabbit is a startup service that lets users outsource their errands — from cooking dinner to waiting in line for the iPhone 5 — to “taskrabbits” in exchange for cash.
In this instance, Pepsi will be footing the bill. The company is inviting fans in select cities to enter to win one hour worth of TaskRabbit services at taskrabbit.com/pepsinext. Pepsi will be giving away 50 tasks per week over four weeks, beginning Tuesday…

Continue Reading On Mashable.com »

Apple to use Passbook at retail stores
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple to use Passbook at retail stores

With Passbook popping up on every iPhone running iOS 6, Apple will soon let you use the feature at its retail stores. The company will begin rolling out an update to its EasyPay point-of-sale software later this month that allows store employees to scan Passbook-based Apple Store cards for payments. Apple teased this during the original Passbook announcement this summer, but the store was missing among Passbook-ready apps when iOS 6 came out.

We’ve heard from an unnamed Apple Store source that the company just finished replacing the cases on EasyPay-enabled iPod touches to allow use of the rear-facing camera…

Continue Reading On The Unofficial Apple Weblog »

iFixit opens up the new iPod nano
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

iFixit opens up the new iPod nano

In recent weeks, iFixit has cracked open the iPhone 5 and the fifth generation iPod touch. Next in line for their classic teardown analysis is the seventh generation iPod nano. The first thing the group noticed about the new iPod nano is its long and thin profile, made possible by Apple’s new Lightning connector and clever internal cable engineering. It’s a significant difference from the sixth generation nano which was short and squat because of its included clip.

Similar to the iPod touch, the nano is not easy to self-repair…

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