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Posts from — April 2009

The iPhone isn’t coming to Verizon.

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Daniel Eran Dilger
USA Today published a weak bit of sensationalism under the guise of journalism, strongly suggesting there was some basis for believing that Apple would partner with Verizon Wireless to deliver an iPhone capable of working on Verizon’s network. That’s wrong, here’s why.

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April 28, 2009   35 Comments

Steve Jobs deposition offers peek inside Apple

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A deposition given by Apple chief executive Steve Jobs to the Securities and Exchange Commission last year offers a window into the luminary’s role at electronics maker and the largely fictitious history erected around his return to the company in 1997.

Steve Jobs deposition offers peek inside Apple
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April 27, 2009   1 Comment

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple will leverage the popularity of the iPhone to deliver business users new Mobile Access services in Snow Leopard Server to securely deliver corporate email, contact, calendar, and intranet web services to iPhone and iPod touch users far more cost effectively than Microsoft Windows Server.

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone
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April 24, 2009   1 Comment

Apple apologizes over Baby Shaker app

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s App Store, often lambasted for being slow and excessively conservative in its approval process, is now apologizing for having approved a game where players kill babies by shaking them to death.

Apple apologizes over Baby Shaker app
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April 23, 2009   1 Comment

Apple happy with AT&T, indicates no plans for CDMA iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Asked Wednesday about his company’s exclusive relationship with AT&T — cited by some as a barrier to further iPhone penetration — Apple interim chief Tim Cook responded by praising the carrier as ‘the best wireless provider in the US,’ explaining that its GSM foundation gels with Apple’s goal of providing ‘one phone for the entire world’ while rival CDMA technology ‘doesn’t really have a life to it.’

Apple happy with AT&T, indicates no plans for CDMA iPhone
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April 22, 2009   No Comments

Bluetooth 3.0 arrives with promise of eightfold speed increase

Prince McLean, AppleInsider
The next version of the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol officially launched this week, promising an eightfold speed increase to boost the low power protocol into the same performance range as WiFi wireless networking, while allowing Bluetooth 3.0 devices to fall back to lower power mode when not actively transferring data.

Bluetooth 3.0 arrives with promise of eightfold speed increase
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April 22, 2009   2 Comments

Apple responds to Microsoft ads: “a PC is no bargain”

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has responded to the new Microsoft ads promoting low-cost generic PCs as a cheaper alternative to the Mac, stating “A PC is no bargain when it doesn’t do what you want.”

Apple responds to Microsoft ads: “a PC is no bargain”
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April 16, 2009   32 Comments

Apple stores to ditch Windows EasyPay systems for iPhone 3.0

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple retail stores are looking to move away from Windows Mobile-based handheld checkout devices in favor of iPod touches with custom accessory add-ons, with a transition expected to follow the release of iPhone 3.0 later this year.

AppleInsider | Apple stores to ditch Windows EasyPay systems for iPhone 3.0
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April 10, 2009   5 Comments

Scammers offer to help iPhone developers defraud Apple

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Daniel Eran Dilger & Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Third party iPhone App Store developers have received propositions from a scammer offering to buy large volumes of their iPhone applications and then split the resulting revenue with them, apparently using fraudulent iTunes gift certificates to make the purchases.
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April 7, 2009   6 Comments

Microsoft’s latest ad attacks Mac aesthetics, computing power

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Continuing its advertising campaign which seeks to promote generic PCs running Windows as more attractive than Macs, Microsoft’s latest spot plays up specifications over aesthetics as opposed to just suggesting that PCs are simply cheaper as the previous spot did. However, it end up making the opposite point instead.

Microsoft’s latest ad attacks Mac aesthetics, computing power

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April 4, 2009   30 Comments

Microsoft allows HP to wipe Windows 7 with XP through 2010

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Despite valiant efforts to push its Windows licensees to adopt Vista and the forthcoming Windows 7, Microsoft has one again agreed to extend the option of selling Windows XP for use on new PCs for another year, through April 30, 2010.

Microsoft allows HP to wipe Windows 7 with XP through 2010
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April 4, 2009   4 Comments

Next-gen iPod touch, iPhone to support low-power 802.11n

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Wireless radio component specifications contained within beta distributions of iPhone 3.0 firmware reveal support for a new chip enabling low power 802.11n that’s bound for Apple’s third-generation iPod touch. It’s therefore also likely to be included with new iPhone models.

Next-gen iPod touch, iPhone to support low-power 802.11n
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April 4, 2009   4 Comments

Microsoft’s Lauren ad faked say bloggers

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Accusations are flying within the blogosphere that Microsoft simply faked its latest ad portraying a real buyer named Lauren shopping for a 17“ notebook under $1000, who supposedly couldn’t find what she was looking for in the Apple Store.

AppleInsider | Microsoft’s Lauren ad faked say bloggers
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April 3, 2009   7 Comments

AT&T hurrying massive network update for new iPhone launch

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
AT&T is rushing to rollout a major upgrade to its 3G mobile data service in anticipation of a tenfold increase in network traffic from new iPhone hardware expected to go on sale in June, according to a vendor source.

AT&T hurrying massive network update for new iPhone

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April 3, 2009   2 Comments

RIM shares surge as BlackBerry sales hit record 7.8 million

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Shares of Research In Motion stock rose almost 23 percent after the company reported strong quarterly and year-end results for its BlackBerry smartphones, climbing back from a precipitous fall in February that drove the company to issue an outlook warning.

RIM shares surge as BlackBerry sales hit record 7.8 million
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April 2, 2009   3 Comments