Way back in 2014, Apple killed off the iPod Classic. Now three years later, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have met the same fate. These devices, the last of the pre-iPhone iPod collection, are now extinct. Apple has confirmed to Business Insider that both product lines are discontinued. The iPod touch is still available, with two models available for $199 and $299.
Striiv has launched a new wearable Play Smart Pedometer which works with the free Striiv iPhone fitness app. The Striiv Play Pedometer uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your iDevice to help you easily keep track of your fitness activities wirelessly. Its built-in rechargeable Lithium ION battery allows for up to one week of usage on a single charge, and its nickel-plated clip fastens to any workout gear or clothes.
The Striiv Play plus app allows users to measure their activities like walking and running, play games and share their achievements with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook has launched a new camera app for all iOS devices. The app makes sharing and viewing multiple photos easier and quicker. Facebook Camera features a camera shortcut so you can quickly snap pictures, and it allows you to post multiple photos instead of having to post one at a time. You can also add captions and tag your friends and location before you share.
Facebook Camera also makes viewing pictures easier by eliminating status updates in your feed. It's separate from the original Facebook application so you won't lose your normal feed once installed. Version 1.0.1 is available for free in the iTunes App Store. It's compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. It requires iOS 4.3 or later.
GameStop has started offering in-store credit for used iPod, iPhone and iPad devices. A message on their website reads:
"Did you know that GameStop now buys your old iPod, iPhone and iPad devices? Trade them in at GameStop for in-store credit. Perfect for trading toward games, accessories, systems and more. Bring in your old iPod, iPhone or iPad and a Game Advisor can assist you. Plus, you’ll score PowerUp Rewards points on every item traded."
Looking to upgrade to 3G but not sure what to do with your old iPhone? NextWorth offers a trade-in service or will buy your used Apple hardware for cash. The company inspects all incoming late model iPhones and iPods before cutting a check then offering the item for sale. Not only does this satisfy the demand for older generation iPhones, it allows owners to recoup value from their old phone while keeping used devices out of the waste stream.
True, one may fetch a higher price in an online auction, especially if the used iPhone is unlocked. NextWorth simplifies the process for those who don't have the time or inclination to deal with unknown bidders and shipping hassles. Prices offered depend on market conditions, however at the time of this writing a first-generation 8GB iPhone with 'normal wear' is netting $177.10. Almost enough for a brand new 3G.