Archive for January 27th, 2021
Levi Strauss has designed a pair of jeans able to control an Apple iPod music player. The RedWire DLX Jeans will have an iPod remote control and docking station fitted in its pockets, and comes complete with attached headphones. To be launched in August, the jeans will cost approximately $200 (?114). Levi Strauss is not the first to produce iPod-compatible clothing, but it is believed to be the first to do so for trousers or jeans. No pictures have yet been revealed of the RedWire DLX, or details of how exactly the owner will be able to wash them.
Apple has started selling the first iMac computers powered by Intel’s dual processor chip. The announcement about the availability of the Intel-powered computers was months ahead of the schedule Apple announced in 2005 for the new range. The company also launched a newly branded laptop called the MacBook Pro which also uses an Intel processor. According to Apple boss Steve Jobs the new generation of iMac would be two to three times faster than the current iMac G5, while the MacBook Pro would be four to five times as fast as the current PowerBook G4. The new laptops will not ship until February but the iMacs are available immediately and the price – starting at $1,299 (?929) – will remain the same.