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You can no longer buy the iPod touch from Apple in the US


Apple's discontinued iPod touch is getting harder to find for sale.
Bye bye, iPod touch
Photo: Apple

Earlier this week, Apple announced that it is discontinuing the iPod touch for good. Now, you can no longer get your hands on one, at least not directly from the company, as it has completely exhausted its iPod touch inventory for its online store.

However, some retailers still have limited quantities in stock.

R.I.P. iPod: Apple discontinues its tiny music player


R.I.P., iPod. Apple discontinues iPod touch. It's the end of the iPod product line.
R.I.P., iPod.
Photo: Apple

It’s the end of an era — Apple has stopped making the once-iconic iPod. The little music player helped save Apple, and made the company a powerhouse in the music industry, but its day is over.

The last model is the iPod touch, which “will be available while supplies last,” Apple said Tuesday in a press release.

iOS 12.5.5 update blocks Pegasus spyware from older iPhones


iOS update blocks Pegasus spyware from iPhones
Install iOS 12.5.5 on your older iPhone to protect it from the Pegasus spyware.
Photo: Андрей Сидоренко/Pixabay/Cult of Mac

iPhone models that can’t install iOS 14 or iOS 15 can still get protection from the infamous Pegasus spyware thanks to iOS 12.5.5. Apple released this update Thursday for devices as old as the iPhone 5s to close a security hole in active use by hackers.

The same update can also be installed on older iPad and iPod touch models.

Free web music app imitates iPod Classic click wheel


Tanner Villarete's free music player web app simulates the classic iPod click wheel.
Tanner Villarete's free music player web app simulates the iPod Classic click wheel.
Photo: Tanner Villarete

The iPod’s iconic click wheel had a good run, launching in 2004 with the iPod mini. It joined the fourth-generation iPod’s design later that year. It even auditioned in the odd product concept over the years. Finally, in 2014, the company phased it out with the iPod Classic.

But nothing great is gone forever, as a free new web music player app shows.

iToolab UnlockGo removes various locks on Apple devices


iToolab UnlockGo: For when you're locked out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
UnlockGo: For when you're locked out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Image: iToolab

This device access feature is brought to you by iToolab UnlockGo.

Anybody can get locked out of their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It’s not a good feeling. Fortunately, if you run into trouble with your device screen passcode on an Apple device, iToolab UnlockGo can bypass it.

Perhaps you forgot your Apple ID password. Or your device is disabled. Or maybe you bought a second-hand device with another Apple ID logged in.

‘Apple for Kids’ makes it easier for parents, guardians to manage devices


Apple for Kids online portal
A one-stop shop for support.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

The new “Apple for Kids” online portal, rolled out on Thursday, makes it easier for parents and guardians to manage iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices used by children. The hub includes useful links that will help with everything from initial setup to reversing accidental purchases.

Big discount brings 6th-gen. iPod touch to its lowest price yet


iPod touch 1
Get yours before they're all gone.
Photo: Apple

Pick up a brand-new sixth-generation iPod touch at its lowest price yet, thanks to big discounts from Woot. You can pick up a 32GB model for just $139.99 — its lowest price yet — for a limited time.

Bag yours before they’re all gone!

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