Tech News Roundup – 4/9/12

An update to the BBC's popular iPlayer service means that for the first time users can download and watch TV programmes offline on their smartphones and tablets.

A Wi-Fi connection is required to download content, and can then be kept on your device for up to 30 days. The update to the app means that those travelling abroad can download their favourite shows and then watch them whilst away from home.

There's no HD download option just yet, and the upgrade is currently only available to those using iOS.

A video has appeared online claiming to show off a new redesign of Apple's headphones for the upcoming iPhone 5.

Uploaded from Vietnamese website Tinthe, the headphones look remarkably different from Apple's current design, that have been criticised for leaking sound and being uncomfortable to wear.

Whilst this video cannot be verified, the Tinthe website has been accurate in the past, having provided a hands-on video of an iPhone 4 prototype before it went on sale. We'll most likely have to wait until the rumoured Apple media event on 12 September to find out the truth.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner