Jobs & iPod, LG OLED investment, Apple TV hints, Aston Martin & Mini CarPlay

The day Steve Jobs launched the iPod and changed Apple forever — The iPod showed Apple that it could be more than just a conventional computer company, and that changed everything. iPod sales are so embarrassingly low now, Apple hasn’t reported the sales numbers for years. The iPhone is the new music player. (And for some, the iPod touch—which endures for now.) But John Martellero has a story to tell.

Apple invests $2.7B in LG’s OLED production for future iPhones — In an effort to expand availability of OLED displays for future iPhones, Apple has reportedly sunk $2.7 billion US into partner LG’s manufacturing capabilities.

Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon — Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

Aston Martin & Mini join Apple’s roster of CarPlay vehicles — Several models from Aston Martin and Mini are now listed as CarPlay-ready on Apple’s website, representing the brands’ first entries into the platform.