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Wheels Coming Off iPod Nanos?

More grist for the rumor mill frantically churning in advance of Apple’s Sept. 1 special event. Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu issued a note this morning speculating that Apple (AAPL) plans to uncrate a “significant redesign” of the iPod nano, one that does away entirely with the click wheel that’s been a feature of the device since its debut.

“We frankly are not sure if this model will see the light of day,” said Wu. “But this would be a big departure from the design it has had since 2005 when it replaced the iPod mini. From our take, a radical refresh may make sense to jumpstart what was once its top-selling iPod.”

If Apple were to remove the click wheel from the nano, what would it replace it with? Perhaps those mini-touchscreens we heard about in July….

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik