Today at its iPhone launch event, Apple announced yet another piece of hardware: the fifth-generation iPod touch. As rumored, it has a 4-inch display, the same 326 ppi panel used on the new iPhone 5. As you might have guessed, this is also the thinnest iPod touch to date, measuring in at 6.1mm and weighing 88 grams (3.1 ounces). On the inside, it packs an A5 chip promising seven times the graphics performance of the last-gen model. The battery is rated for 40 hours of music playback, or eight hours of video.
Andrew Liu – jailbreak app developer who unofficially ported Swype – the most popular alternative keyboard for Android devices to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has released a new beta version of his jailbreak app on Cydia.
Yesterday, Swype Inc CEO Mike McSherry had said that the jailbreak app didn’t appear to be a port, as some of the key features such as the blue tracer line are missing.
He was right, Andrew Liu has revealed that he has written his own code to bring Swype like experience to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, rather than porting Swype to iOS as the code for the official version is not open source. Liu plans to rename the jailbreak app so that users don’t get confused with Swype.
It’s no amplifier substitute, but Line 6 has come up with something potentially even better for the budding songwriter buried deep within your rhythmic veins. The MIDI Mobilizer for iPhone and iPod touch is an app-based peripheral that lets you record, playback, store, and transfer MIDI sequences and parameters using the MIDI Memo Recorder software. While it does sound convenient in theory, we’ll have to wait until we can try the dongle out for ourselves. At this point in time, price of the Mobilizer is TBD and the release date is the ever-vague Spring 2010. As for the recorder app, it’s currently available on iTunes free of charge, although it’s more or less useless without the complementary hardware. For now, you’ll just have to settle with living vicariously through the promo video, after the break.