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The iPod’s Creator Laments Its Death

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 23, 2014

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Tony Fadell created the iPod for Apple over a decade ago. Fadell, in a new piece with FastCo, discusses, but does not get too nostalgic over its recent death.

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Re/Code: Apple Is Not Shutting Down Beats Music Service

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 22, 2014

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Re/Code is reporting that Apple is not actually shutting down Beats Music’s streaming service, but the brand overall may be going away. Read what they have to say below. 

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Apple To Shut Down Beats Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 22, 2014

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Update: Re/Code: Apple Is Not Shutting Down Beats Music

It looks like Apple is going to be shutting down Beats Music, just a few months following the company acquiring the service. Read a report from TechCrunch on why this may be below.

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Conan Spoof Apple, U2 In New Skit

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 20, 2014

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Conan, just like every other late night comedian, went for his skit on Apple and U2. Watch the skit below.

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Apple, U2 Working On New Music File Format

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 18, 2014

It looks like Apple and U2 are working on a new file format for music (think: MP3, WAV, FLAC). Bono hinted that the format will not be able to be pirated, and will bring back album art in a powerful way. Read a report from Billboard below. 

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Requiem For The iPod Classic

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 17, 2014

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There has been a long line of op-eds on the death of the iPod Classic over the past week. Mat Honan from Wired wrote one of the best pieces on the web in that long line. Jesse and I also spoke about the end of the iPod on the most recent episode of Off The Record (at the very end), which can also be found below.

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The iPod Classic Is Dead

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 9, 2014

The iPod Classic has been removed from Apple’s online store, which marks the end of an era for Apple. Read a report from 9to5 below.

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Apple Announces Final iTunes Festival Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 1, 2014

The 8th annual iTunes Festival kicks off in London tonight. Check out the final 30 day lineup below after the jump.

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iTunes Festival Expands Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 19, 2014

The 8th annual iTunes Festival will be taking place in London this September and is now boasting a very expanded lineup. Check it out below after the jump.

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Apple Officially Welcomes Beats To The Family

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 1, 2014

Apple has officially welcomed Beats Music and Beats Electronics into the family. Read a brief message from Apple below after the jump.

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Apple Announces 8th Annual iTunes Festival

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 21, 2014

The 8th annual iTunes Festival will be taking place in London this September with Maroon 5, Pharrell, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and many more. Check out the bands confirmed so far below after the jump.

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The iPod Isn’t Dead

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 26, 2014

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There had been radio silence from Apple when it hame down to their iPod line over the past year and a half, but the company has now launched an $199 iPod Touch with a camera in addition to lowering prices on other storage models. Check out more info from The Verge below after the jump.

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Off The Record: How To Control Your Leakage

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2014

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Off The Record, a new podcast hosted by Jesse Cannon and Zack Zarrillo, is back this week with a new episode titled How To Control Your Leakage.

This week’s episode focusses on what happens when albums leak, juggling more than one job to make your dreams become reality, and the undiscussed plus sides of the Beats by Apple deal.

Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the fifth episode below! 

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Apple Officially Acquires Beats For $3 Billion

by Zack Zarrillo - May 28, 2014

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Apple has officially acquired Beats for $3 billion, a price tag $200 million smaller than the original rumors suggested. The deal includes both the hardware and software sides of the company. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will also be joining the company. Read a press release below after the jump.

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Apple’s Beats Deal Is Happening

by Zack Zarrillo - May 22, 2014

TechCrunch is reporting, via sources, that the Apple/Beats deal will still be happening, even though it hasn’t been announced yet. Many are assuming the deal won’t be announced until at least WWDC in two weeks. Read a report from TC below after the jump.

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