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iPhone 2.0 Beta and SDK Released, iPhone Gains Exchange Server Support, Games Planned, and More

This Week's iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2008.03.14

Mac notebook and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review, and general Mac news is in Mac News Review.

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Apple iPhone SDK Released

PR: The iPhone Developer Program provides a complete and integrated process for developing, debugging, and distributing your free, commercial, or in-house applications for iPhone and iPod touch. Complete with development resources, real-world testing on iPhone, and distribution on the App Store, you have everything you need to go from code to customer. The iPhone SDK includes the Xcode IDE, Instruments, iPhone simulator, frameworks and samples, compilers, Shark analysis tool, and more.

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

System Support: PPC/Intel

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Apple Announces iPhone 2.0 Beta - Includes SDK & Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

PR: Apple has previewed its iPhone 2.0 software, scheduled for release this June, and announced the immediate availability of a beta release of the software to selected developers and enterprise customers. The iPhone 2.0 beta release includes both the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) as well as new enterprise features such as support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to provide secure, over-the-air push email, contacts and calendars as well as remote wipe, and the addition of Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to private corporate networks.

"We're excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community with potentially thousands of native applications for iPhone and iPod touch," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iPhone's enterprise features combined with its revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface and advanced software architecture provide the best user experience and the most advanced software platform ever for a mobile device."

The iPhone SDK provides developers with a rich set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and tools to create innovative applications for iPhone and iPod touch. Starting today, anyone can download the beta iPhone SDK for free and run the iPhone Simulator on their Mac. Apple today also introduced its new iPhone Developer Program, giving developers everything they need to create native applications, and the new App Store, a breakthrough way for developers to wirelessly deliver their applications to iPhone and iPod touch users.

With the iPhone SDK, third party developers will be able to build native applications for the iPhone with a rich set of APIs, including programming interfaces for Core OS, Core Services, Media and Cocoa Touch technologies. The iPhone SDK will allow developers to create amazing applications that leverage the iPhone's groundbreaking Multi-Touch user interface, animation technology, large storage, built-in three-axis accelerometer and geographical location technology to deliver truly innovative mobile applications.

Apple has licensed Exchange ActiveSync from Microsoft and is building it right into the iPhone, so that iPhone will connect out-of-the-box to Microsoft Exchange Servers 2003 and 2007 for secure over-the-air push email, contacts, calendars and global address lists. Built-in Exchange ActiveSync support also enables security features such as remote wipe, password policies and auto-discovery. The iPhone 2.0 software supports Cisco IPsec VPN to ensure the highest level of IP-based encryption available for transmission of sensitive corporate data, as well as the ability to authenticate using digital certificates or password-based, multi-factor authentication. The addition of WPA2 Enterprise with 802.1x authentication enables enterprise customers to deploy iPhone and iPod touch with the latest standards for protection of WiFi networks.

The iPhone 2.0 software provides a configuration utility that allows IT administrators to easily and quickly set up many iPhones, including password policies, VPN setting, installing certificates, email server settings and more. Once the configuration is defined it can be easily and securely delivered via web link or email to the user. To install, all the user has to do is authenticate with a user ID or password, download the configuration and tap install. Once installed, the user will have access to all their corporate IT services.

The iPhone 2.0 software release will contain the App Store, a new application that lets users browse, search, purchase and wirelessly download third party applications directly onto their iPhone or iPod touch. The App Store enables developers to reach every iPhone and iPod touch user. Developers set the price for their applications - including free - and retain 70 percent of all sales revenues. Users can download free applications at no charge to either the user or developer, or purchase priced applications with just one click. Enterprise customers will be able to create a secure, private page on the App Store accessible only by their employees. Apple will cover all credit card, web hosting, infrastructure and DRM costs associated with offering applications on the App Store. Third party iPhone and iPod touch applications must be approved by Apple and will be available exclusively through the App Store.

The iPhone SDK provides a reliable, fast and secure way to create innovative applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition to the rich set of iPhone OS APIs, the iPhone SDK also provides advanced tools for creating native iPhone and iPod touch applications including: Xcode for source code editing, project management and graphical debugging; Interface Builder with drag and drop interface creation and live preview; Instruments to monitor and optimize iPhone application performance in real time; and the iPhone Simulator to run and debug applications.

During the beta iPhone SDK program, a limited number of developers will be accepted into Apple's new iPhone Developer Program and offered the ability to get code onto iPhones for testing. The Standard Program costs $99 (US) per year and gives members an iPhone SDK and development tools; access to pre-release iPhone software; technical support; the ability to get code onto iPhones for testing; and distribution of applications via the new App Store. The Enterprise Program costs $299 (US) per year.

In addition to these new iPhone network and security features, the beta iPhone 2.0 software provides several new Mail features such as the ability to view PowerPoint attachments, in addition to Word and Excel, as well as the ability to mass delete and move email messages.

Apple plans to release the final iPhone 2.0 software, including the iPhone SDK and new enterprise features, as a free software update for all iPhone customers by the end of June. Third party applications created for the iPhone will also run on the iPod touch, and iPod touch users will be required to purchase a software update to run these applications. The free beta iPhone SDK is available immediately worldwide and can be downloaded at developer.apple.com/iphone/program. The iPhone Developer Program will initially be available in the US and will expand to other countries in the coming months. Apple is accepting applications beginning today from enterprise customers who would like to join the private iPhone Enterprise Beta Program ( www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise ).

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iPhone Made Easy for Business Customers

News.com's Marguerite Reardon reports:

"Apple has finally granted the wish of business users who have craved the coolness of the iPhone but couldn't live without their push work e-mail.

"Until now, iPhone users who wanted to get e-mail on their iPhones had to jump through a series of technical hoops. And as a result, a lot of business users, who would have otherwise bought the iPhone right away, have stood on the sidelines with their BlackBerrys or Windows Mobile phones drooling at the iPhone.

"But now these business users will be able to get their work e-mail on an iPhone just as easily as they can on a Windows mobile phone or a BlackBerry...."

Microsoft Helps Connect iPhone Users to Microsoft's Exchange Server

PR: Microsoft PressPass says:

People today depend on being able to stay in touch no matter how close or how far away they are from the office or home.

For businesses, that means a host of challenges to make sure their communications foundation is secure, reliable and accessible across many mobile devices - from notebooks to PDAs and smartphones.

Microsoft has been helping companies overcome those challenges and streamline their communications infrastructure with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and the popularity of Exchange Server 2007 among corporations has influenced many mobile device makers to support Exchange right out of the box.

Today, Apple announced it plans to join the list of mobile device makers that offer built-in support for Exchange mobile e-mail, licensing Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for the iPhone.

To get some context around this announcement, PressPass spoke with Terry Myerson, corporate vice president for Exchange.

iPhone to Migrate to Intel x86 Processors?

Electronista reports:

"The Apple iPhone will be migrating from its current processor to something based on Intel's x86 architecture, information suggests. Multiple unnamed sources, including some who were correct about the switch of Macs to Intel technology, say that the iPhone will join Apple's computers within a year or two."

Steve Jobs Unveils Plans to Dominate BlackBerry, Life, the Universe, and Everything

The Register's Cade Metz reports:

"Apple will rejigger the iPhone in a sweeping effort to satisfy email-addicted business people, video game junkies, and third-party software developers who don't mind getting Apple's approval for their applications.

"...Steve Jobs and company announced a Microsoft Exchange-friendly version of their handheld status symbol, before unveiling the long-awaited iPhone SDK and an 'App Store' where you can purchase the fruits of this software developer's kit.

"Due in June, the next version of the iPhone will make like BlackBerry, connecting directly to Microsoft's biz-centric server platform. This means Exchange will have the power to push emails, calendar items, and contacts onto the phone. And that will make the folks at RIM very nervous."

Freeverse Unveils iPhone Gaming Plans

Macworld's Peter Cohen reports:

"Freeverse Software has already posted a page on its Web site showing off its idea for games on the iPhone. These are more than just mock-ups - the company says it already has code up and running (though it declined to say just how it's made that happen, since Apple's Software Development Kit, or SDK, was only published on Thursday)."

Gameloft to Release 15 iPhone Games by End 2008

TUAW's Cory Bohon reports:

"Gameloft announced that they will bring 15 of their games to the iPhone platform. Gameloft, as you may already know, has released some iPod games on iTunes already. Pocket Gamer has a mock up of what one of the games may look like...."

Can't Help Falling in Love

Ars Technica's John Siracusa says:

"Last year, I described the iPhone as a new frontier for Mac developers, offering the promise of a clean skill transfer from Mac OS X development combined with the thrill of a completely new, uncharted world of user interface design. From the moment that giant 'X' appeared on the screen during the iPhone introduction, Mac developers have been bursting with desire to get on this platform.

"Yesterday's SDK announcement brought a year's worth of iPhone application fantasies to an explosive climax. (Sorry.) The technology and tools are better than most dared hope for in the first SDK release for a new platform: a simulator, a remote debugger, an impressive media stack, Interface Builder support - it's all there."

Blackberry's New Adversary

Fortune's Scott Moritz reports:

"Among the new developments in store for Apple's iPhone showcased today at an analysts' gathering in Cupertino, Calif., is a plan to allow iPhone users to access their office e-mail.

"'It will be seen as a negative for RIM, but I think the market is big enough to carry both,' says one Wall Street buyside analyst who asked not to be named, and whose firm is long both Apple and Research in Motion.

"But it seems that winning over corporate tech departments will be Apple's biggest challenge in this market. RIM rode to the top of the mobile enterprise e-mail game largely on its efforts to hook business clients early with lots of hands-on network support and a very specific e-mail application. The ubiquitous BlackBerry is now standard equipment for hard-chargers on the go."

iPhone 2.0 In-depth Details

Macworld UK's Jonny Evans reports:

"Apple today previewed the iPhone 2.0 software, which it will release in June.

"The company also announced the immediate availability of a beta release of the software to selected developers and enterprise customers.

"The iPhone 2.0 beta release includes both the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) as well as new enterprise features such as support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to provide secure, over-the-air push email, contacts and calendars as well as remote wipe, and the addition of Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to private corporate networks."

Apple Adds Business Email Features to iPhone

Bloomberg's Connie Guglielmo reports:

"Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, seeking to sell 10 million iPhones this year, added business features to woo customers from the BlackBerry and will let outside developers create programs for the handset.

"Starting in June, Apple will push corporate e-mails to the phone, support Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange message system and offer new security functions. Apple also released software that lets outsiders write applications for the phone, and funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for iPhone-based startups.

"The moves will help court business users, who have largely shunned the iPhone because the device didn't work with their e-mail and couldn't automatically update messages. Adding support for popular systems such as Exchange could bolster efforts to catch up with Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry."

Ghosts of the Mac 128 KB Haunt the iPhone, iPod touch

The Register's Andrew Orlowski says:

"Are mobile gadgets tools, or just toys? There's one way to find out of course, the hard way. Throw something at the market in a recession, and see if it finds a use. Apple has created a wonderful new user interface for its iPhone, iPod touch and Mac notebooks that should be the basis for a generation of consumer products. But this UI needs to go to work, if it's to be more than a toy. And if Apple is to avoid the doldrums that becalmed the original Mac, Apple needs to kick-start that process now, as it unveils the third-party SDK for the iPhone and Touch.

"Steve Jobs' justifiably calls MultiTouch the biggest Apple innovation since the first Macintosh. Although hyperbole billows out of Jobs like smoke from an out-of-control dry ice machine, I think he's fully justified in being proud of the implementation."

iPod touch Giveaway: What's Your Dream Application for the iPhone?

PR: With the much-anticipated release of the developer SDK for the iPhone, a whole new class of iPhone and iPod touch applications become possible. St. Clair Software is excited to announce a contest to solicit application ideas for the iPhone and iPod touch. A 16 GB iPod touch will be awarded to the person who submits the best suggestion for a new iPhone application. Some of the best software ideas come directly from users. We want to give the iPhone community a chance to be heard too.

St. Clair Software announces a contest to solicit application ideas for the iPhone and iPod touch. A 16 GB iPod touch will be awarded to the person who submits the best suggestion for a new iPhone application.

With the much-anticipated release of the developer SDK for the iPhone, a whole new class of iPhone and iPod touch applications become possible. In its long history in the Macintosh community, St. Clair Software has seen some of the best ideas for software features come directly from users. We want to give the iPhone community a chance to be heard too.

The contest begins immediately and runs through March 31, 2008. At the end, one visionary will be awarded a brand new iPod touch and see his or her idea come to life on it! We're very excited to finally have the chance to write real applications for the iPhone and iPod touch, and want to start things off with a bang!

To enter the contest, submit your ideas to the Clair Software website today. Links on the page include details about the contest rules and conditions.

iPod News, Reviews, & Opinion

Japan Investigates after iPod nano Overheats, Sparks

AFP reports:

"An iPod nano in Japan overheated and discharged sparks, the Japanese industry ministry said Tuesday in a list of recent serious incidents involving consumer products."

iPod nano Electrical Discharge Sparks New Battery Fear

Register Hardware's Tony Smith reports:

"An original first-generation iPod nano shot out sparks while being recharged in Japan back in January, the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry revealed today.

"The incident took place on 8 January, and was duly reported to Apple, which finally got round to letting the Ministry know about the matter on 7 March.

"The Ministry said no one was injured. It's not immediately clear whether the iPod, its charger or the power supply was to blame...."

iPhone/iPod Add-ons

ZappTek Updates iPresent It to Version 2.3

PR: ZappTek announces iPresent It 2.3, their easy to use slideshow-to-iPod utility for Mac OS X. iPresent It allows anyone to easily convert PowerPoint, PDF or Keynote presentations into slideshows that are synched with their iPod. Version 2.3 automatically detects portrait documents and optimizes the pages for reading on an iPhone or iPod touch.

ZappTek announce its version 2.3 update of iPresent It, their easy to use slideshow-to-iPod utility for Windows and Mac OS X. iPresent It allows anyone to easily convert PowerPoint, PDF or Keynote presentations into slideshows that are synched with their iPod. This makes iPresent It particularly suited for doing presentations on the go: never carry a laptop into a presentation again.

Version 2.3 automatically detects portrait documents and optimizes the pages for reading on an iPhone or iPod touch.

Feature Highlights in Version 2.3:

  • Works with any iPod with a color display.
  • Optimizes slideshows for viewing via an iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.
  • Create slideshow images from any of your Keynote, PowerPoint or PDF presentations.
  • Automatically save slideshows to iPhoto or Aperture.
  • Easily update slideshows whenever changes are made to a presentation.
  • Full drag and drop support for adding presentations.
  • Easily remove slideshows when they are no longer needed.
  • Preview slides as they're converted into a slideshow.
  • Works with digital cameras and projectors that support USB flash drives.

Supported Languages: US English

System Requirements:

  • Requires Mac OS X v10.3 or later
  • Windows XP or Vista
  • 1.4 MB Hard Drive space
  • Any iPod with a color screen

Getting Started:

Use the + button to add PowerPoint, Keynote and PDF files. In the preferences select iPhoto or a Folder for saving slideshows. After that use the Create Slideshows button to convert the presentations into slideshows. They'll be transferred to iPod the next time you sync via iTunes.

To run a presentation, connect the iPod to a projector or television using an iPod A/V cable provided by Apple. Select the presentation within "Photos" and press the play button to start the presentation. You'll need to make sure you have TV Out activated. We suggest that you select "Manual" for the iPod's "Time Per Slide" setting this will ensure you have full control of your presentation.

Purchasing iPresent It:

iPresent It 2.3 remains priced at $17.95 with free update for existing users. The trial version limits slideshows to the first 6 slides of a presentation. Users can purchase from within iPDA by selecting "Purchase iPresent It ..." in the application menu or visit the ZappTek website.

iPhone Add-ons

mobilePeople Empowers iPhone Search

PR: mobilePeople's award winning liquid mobile search platform now supports the iPhone, extending new monetisation opportunities for directory publishers and directory assistance companies. This news comes swift on the heels of Apple's announcement that the majority of mobile internet usage in the US is conducted on the iPhone and Google's announcement that it monitors multiple searches from the iPhone compared to other mobile handsets.

mobilePeople provides a user interface optimised for the iPhone's Safari browser to search Yellow Pages, White Pages and other content published using the liquid platform. Functionality includes a click to call option, the facility to get directions to a desired address, save any business search to contacts, the facility to send results to a friend and the function to see results on a map. The mapping experience on the iPhone Safari browser is superior to other browser based map solutions because mobilePeople's solution allows the user to interact with the map. Raster maps in combination with layering technology allow for user touch interaction.

The local search experience on the iPhone is now fast and cheap. The search itself requires less data traffic, which means lower costs for the user. Thanks to AJAX technology which exchanges small packets of data with the server it is no longer necessary to reload the entire mobile pages at all times.

Jens Andersen, CEO and cofounder of mobilePeople commented: "The fact that so many US mobile users are using their iPhones to surf the web is a wake-up call to directory publishers who haven't yet got to grips with the handset's monetisation opportunities. With liquid now available on the iPhone, this is too good an opportunity to miss. The web is an integral part of the iPhone experience; mobilePeople is committed to ensuring that great local search functionality is a part of that iPhone experience."

mobilePeople is also set to introduce a client based mobile local search for the iPhone based on Apple's recently announced iPhone software development kit (SDK).

mobilePeople's mobile search solution has the largest footprint across all handsets, platforms and operating systems. liquid™ is platform agnostic and supported on: Java, Symbian, Windows mobile, Blackberry, iPhone, imode, mobile carrier specific markup languages and Brew. In addition, liquid™ runs on the following handset manufacturers: Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, Blackberry, iPhone, LG, NEC, HTC among others.

iPod Add-ons

Have an iPod, MP3 Player, or Zune? You Need VoiceTunes!

PR: Voice activate all your music - Just Say it to Play it

One Voice Technologies, Inc., developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Telecom and Interactive Multimedia markets, announced today the launch and immediate availability of VoiceTunes, voice activation for all your music. For the mass consumer market of iPod, MP3 Player and Zune users, VoiceTunes is a revolutionary product allowing you to play music by simply saying the artist name, album, genre or your favorite playlist. It works with iTunes and Windows Media Player on all versions of Windows XP and Vista. MSRP $29.95. Download free trial version today. For more information about VoiceTunes, visit http://www.SayitToPlayit.com.

"Just speak a command and VoiceTunes instantly plays your music no matter how large your music collection might be," said Adam Fitch, Director of Sales at One Voice Technologies. "Playing music has never been easier - or nearly this cool."

VoiceTunes is the ultimate companion to your digital music collection. It works directly with both iTunes and Windows Media Player. Just speak commands like "Play Rock Music" to enjoy music without having to click through menus and folders. VoiceTunes installs quickly and works right away, with no voice training required - Just Say it to Play it!

With VoiceTunes you can say commands such as:

  • "Play Artist The Rolling Stones"
  • "Play Genre Rock"
  • "Play Playlist Party Mix"
  • "Play Album Gimme Shelter"

Features include:

  • Voice activate your entire music collection
  • Synchs with your existing iTunes and Windows Media Player libraries
  • Instant voice recognition - automatically scans your entire music library so there is nothing for you to set up
  • No voice training - amazing accuracy using One Voice Technologies' patented 4th generation voice technology
  • Works with all versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista

Free 5-day trial with download

MSRP $29.95

Vox Introduces amPlug Headphone Guitar Amp for iPod

PR: Introducing the amPlug - the headphone guitar amp that lets you enjoy serious guitar sound, fast.

amPlugJamming late at night? Don't want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your iPod without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sound anywhere, anytime.

It's even available in three different sound styles: VOX AC30, Classic Rock, based on a UK-made amplifier head, and Metal, based on a California-made high-gain amplifier head. Even with its ultra-compact size, amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack. Using all new analog modeling technology, amPlug delivers full-fledged amp sound.

  • Plugs directly into your guitar - a great-sounding headphone guitar amp that gives you serious sound fast.
  • Available in three styles: VOX AC30, Classic Rock, and Metal.
  • AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player.
  • 100% analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amps.
  • AC30 emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30.
  • Classic Rock gives you the great high-gain sound of a UK-made 100W amp.
  • Metal delivers the explosive roar of US high-gain metal sound.
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life with two Alkaline AAA batteries.
  • Quick and easy setup! Just connect amPlug to your guitar and enjoy serious sound.

amPlugWith its completely analog design, great care was also taken with amPlug's gain circuitry. The "AC30" uses two natural-sounding gain stages to reproduce the distinctive AC30 tone. "Classic Rock" uses four classical gain circuits to deliver that great sound. "Metal" uses two stages of ultrahigh gain plus a mid-cut circuit, giving you modern metal high-gain sound anywhere and anytime. Even the circuit response of the original amp is simulated completely. The simulation extends not only to the response of the tone circuits, but also to the way in which the high frequency and gain are affected when you turn down the volume control of the guitar. Every detail has been faithfully reproduced.

amPlug can be used in numerous ways

With up to fifteen hours of battery life, it's easy to take amPlug anywhere. In addition to practicing at home, it's a great way to warm up before a live performance or on the road. And amPlug is not just a convenient way to get great guitar sound. There's also an AUX input jack so you can jam along with your CD/MP3 player.

amPlug is your fastest ticket to great tone - anytime, anywhere!

Monster Cable Shipping the iSoniCast for iPod

PR: Monster has announced the Monster iSoniCast Wireless Audio Bridge is now shipping. The iSoniCast is a breakthrough wireless device that allows users to enjoy music from their iPod over a home stereo system with no batteries required.

"Monster's highly successful family of iPod accessories has a new addition," explained Noel Lee, The Head Monster. "The Monster iSoniCast Wireless Audio Bridge not only connects the iPod to your home stereo system, but you can use the iPod itself to control music playback on your home stereo wirelessly, with full access to all the familiar iPod controls. Even better, the iSoniCast is also incredibly easy to hook up, and the smart low-power consumption lets you listen for extended periods. The Monster iSoniCast isn't just the easiest wireless iPod-to-stereo link to hookup and use, it's the ultimate solution for wireless iPod playback on a home audio system."

Precision Engineering for Pure Sound Quality

The Monster iSoniCast is a two-piece audio bridge that features powerful 2.4 GHz wireless technology for extended control range and superior sound quality. Intelligent frequency hopping minimizes interference while high-bandwidth 4 Mbps streaming eliminates compression artifacts, often found in other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth.

The iSoniCast comes equipped with a two-meter mini-to-RCA cable for hassle-free integration into a home audio system. The sleek design of the base station adds to its attractiveness. The iSoniCast Wireless Audio Bridge retails for $99.95.

Proporta Mix it up Dual Skin Colour Pack for iPod 3G nano

PR: Enjoy up to eight different looks for your Apple 3G iPod nano with the Proporta Dual Skin Colour Pack (Apple 3G iPod nano 4 GB and 8 GB).

Proporta Dual Skin Colour PackNot only will these funky packs give your 3G iPod nano a facelift, the Dual Skin Silicone will also keep it comfortably safe and sound, offering twice the protection of a normal silicone case and allowing you to match the protection you chose to your mood.

The Proporta Dual Skin Silicone Case consists of two tough, protective skins to prevent scratching and limit impact damage, keeping your 3G iPod nano safe from whatever life decides to throw at it. The complete pack includes two outer skins and four inner skins giving versatility and style, whenever you and your 3G iPod nano need it most.

As if that wasn't enough choice for you, Proporta also provide two variations, the Belize (turquoise blue, green, white and orange) and Hampton (red, pink, purple and white), both with black and clear outer skins.

Cutaways give access to ports and controls so that you can continue to use your device while it's in the case, and the upper layer offers cut outs along the side of your Apple 3G iPod nano for anti-slip confidence.

Key Features

  • Perfectly fits your Apple 3G iPod nano 4 GB and 8 GB, providing dual layered protection
  • Up to eight different coloured skin combinations
  • Side grips for added anti-slip confidence
  • Protection from impacts, scratches, dust and dirt
  • Access all ports and controls inside the case
  • View your device screen inside the case

Price: $47.95

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