University of Washington's Emerging Technology group published notes from Apple's Developing Web Sites for iPhone session from WWDC last week and promptly got spanked by Apple. The notes are now removed.
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Dear Apple,When you announced the new MacBook Pro on 10 January 2006 you touted the new MagSafe adapter as an important new feature. While I like the concept I really need a power adapter for my vehicle.
A piece in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal ("Companies Hang Up on Apple's iPhone" paid sub. req'd) points out one of iPhone's biggest (potential) deficiencies - its lack of compatibility with corporate email systems by RIM, Microsoft and Motorola.
During the switchover to the new Santa Rosa-based MacBook Pros a programming error on the Apple online store led to refurbished MacBooks being listed for the low, low prices of US$109.Not believing their good fortune a few (lucky) eagle-eyed shoppers were able to click through before Apple realized the error and added the missing digit (presumably a "9").
It's a classic example of Apple's under-promise and over-deliver philosophy. In a last minute surprise Apple has posted new information about the iPhone battery and touchscreen that is sure to please potential buyers.
While we're on the topic of lists, another list that caught my eye recently was Nigel Powell's 10 serious problems with touchscreens that you should know before 29th June (via TUAW). While Nigel doesn't claim to have ever held an iPhone, he brings up some good points about the downside of using a touchscreen interface (ala iPhone.
When I installed Vista Ultimate in Boot Camp recently, the first thing I did (after patching up Windows and installing Norton AntiVirus, that is) was install iTunes, QuickTime and Safari for Windows. What can I say, the tools that I'm familiar with on the Mac side make using Windows a little easier for me.
Lost in the excitement of the new MacBook Pro announcement on 5 June was a unique new feature never available in an Apple notebook before. No, I'm not talking about the new LED-backlit displays, I'm talking about the new 1920 x 1200 displays that are available as an option in the new Santa Rosa-based 17-inch MacBook Pros.
While details on Apple's new OS (Leopard) have been fairly skimpy, Wired got their hands on the WWDC build (9a466) and posted a review and some screen shots.Shortly thereafter Apple laid the smackdown on them:UPDATE, Friday, 9:40AM: Apple has requested that we take down these screenshots of Leopard due to copyright issues.
A friend at a third-party AT&T/Cingular-only authorized franchise store with 15+ locations has confirmed that they will not be permitted to carry iPhone.Apparently there's a legal issue regarding the relationship between Apple, AT&T/Cingular and the corporately-owned (versus the franchised) stores.