Gear allows for voice calls, texting
The maker of the Peel 520, GoSolarUSA, has announced that it is now looking for Apple's approval. The case lets iPod touch owners make voice calls and send text messages, mimicking some of the functionality of the iPhone, although Internet access is still limited to Wi-Fi. GoSolarUSA says that after "being contacted by representatives of Apple," it is now pursuing Made for iPod certification, something the accessory previously lacked. The company could potentially have faced legal action.
Apple may sue Chinese case maker for iPod product
The Apple Peel 520 case for the iPod touch that shipped last month may be the subject of a lawsuit from Apple, a report indicated Wednesday. The case interfaces with the iPod using Apple's dock connector, but the company does not have the license necessary to do so, hence analysts in China believe a lawsuit from Apple is looming, according to Digitimes. The device allows users of jail-broken iPod touch devices to operate like a phone, as it has room for a SIM card and interfaces with the device to make it operate nearly like an iPhone.