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.
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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.
I made a Personal Shopping appointment at my local Apple retail store earlier in the week while purchasing a new MacBook.While I was there a store associate implied that a Personal Shopping appointment would be a good way to ensure that I got an iPhone when they go on sale on June 29th.
There was some pretty exciting news that came out of WWDC yesterday about Boot Camp, Apple's Windows/Mac dual boot architecture for Intel-based machines. According to an early version of Apple's updated Boot Camp page the company changed the technology dramatically for the upcoming release of Mac OS 10.
Unless you're particularly into games or operating system software, today's WWDC announcements were probably a bit of a snooze-fest. I don't know about you, but I'm a hardware guy.
Does it bother anyone else that Apple didn't release public beta of Mac OS 10.5/Leopard today at WWDC in San Francisco?