iPod and AirPort Roundups: What's Next for Apple

Continuing our series of roundups summarizing the latest news and rumors about each of Apple's products, today we are publishing five new roundups covering the company's iPod and AirPort lineups. The new roundups include iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod classic, and AirPort.

Apple's iPod lineup has not seen much in the way of updates recently, with a September refresh seeing only a slight change to color offerings for the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle with the previous slate color option being replaced with a new space gray option carried over from iPhone 5s. The new color later made its way to the iPad Air and iPad mini as well. Given that Apple typically updates its iPods in the fall each year, new iPods are not expected until late next year.

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The AirPort line of Wi-Fi base stations is currently divided, with the larger AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models having been updated in June with new designs and support for the latest 802.11ac networking standard. The AirPort Express has not been updated to support 802.11ac and was last updated in June 2012 when it received an Apple TV-like redesign.

As with our previous roundups, the goal of our iPod and AirPort roundups is to simply answer the question of "What are you expecting" for Apple's future products at any given time. That opinion evolves over time as new rumors surface, and our roundups will be updated regularly to reflect the latest rumors.

All of our roundups remain accessible through a dedicated index page showing a time-ordered list based on the last date each roundup was updated, as well as directly through the "Roundups" tab in the navigation bar on all MacRumors pages.

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Top Rated Comments

Benjamins Avatar
106 months ago
The Time capsule should turn into Mac/iPhone user's personal iCloud.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BillyBobBongo Avatar
106 months ago
The iPod is dead.

Fascinating, I just bought one for my wife the other day...I wish I had known this sooner. :rolleyes:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sza Avatar
106 months ago
iPod classic with 256GB SSD for serious music lover like me please! I don't want get distracted from emails, messages etc. I just want a pure awesome music player.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
158274 Avatar
106 months ago
Do you also feel like MacRumors is posting more junk for the sake of posting something? I feel like this has gotten worse the past few months.

Yes. These round-ups add nothing new to the discussion, in fact, this has been the worst round-up. "We know nothing about the new iPods, so we'll just write that they'll be released Fall 2014." Thank you for the obvious info, MacRumors.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
106 months ago
It could be worse. We could be talking about fake Mac Pro images like yesterday.

Do you also feel like MacRumors is posting more junk for the sake of posting something? I feel like this has gotten worse the past few months.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
106 months ago
Far out...

anyone got a step ladder?

For me, i think the next big thing for Apple, is every one of their products breaks more...... Mavericks is no exception, so while their software be better than others out there, we're starting to see 'cracks''


So, more products = yes.... but don't expect it to be all perfect, because it won't...

You can see the lay-offs and the change, by the bagginess of the software by far....

I defiantly do. If you can't, then open your eyes.. The iWatch will make it, but it will not charge probably, more issues, since the iWatch will not maintain a constant connection to the phone...


oh ya... did i mention display issues ? That's the important thing right there...
What are you talking about?

Are you forgetting all the problems that occurred even when Steve Jobs was CEO?

It took them forever just to release a white iPhone! Screen problems are not new. iOS 7 was a complete rewrite. Mavericks has substantial behind-the-scenes improvements that required a lot of rewriting as well. If you now a company that does better do tell. Having problems and hiccups is part of any business. Either join the Android blogs or get a reality check.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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