There have been reports around the Web that Apple's much-rumored iPhone has been delayed and/or that it'll be a flop. Then it occurred to me - could iPhone be a diversion?
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Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
A friend really got me thinking about what, exactly, the iTV is. Currently I have more questions about iTV than answers.
Last year the Apple store Shinsaibashi in Japan ran sold a limited amount of "lucky bags" - essentially a grab bag of Apple goodies, including an iPod nano and a limited edition t-shirt. The catch is that you don't know what's inside.
In yesterday's installment I covered some of the revelations found in Apple's United States Patent Application #20060268528. Today I'll discuss some of the other interesting aspects of the patent.
Yesterday I posted a note about Apple's United States Patent Application #20060268528 for a "handheld computing device includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a ceramic material that is radio-transparent." The details of the patent are extremely revealing about where Apple is headed with the future of iPod and iPhone - if you read between the lines a little bit...
On November 30, 2006 Apple filed what appears to be a patent for the iPhone, a mobile phone/iPod hybrid that has been rumored to be in development for over three years.
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's deal with Universal Music (a unit of Vivendi) to pay a US$1 royalty on every Zune player sold in exchange for licensing its recordings for Microsoft's new digital music service, Hollywood now wants in on the action.
On Monday Fortune magazine reported that Apple is negotiating with The Beatles to distribute their music online via an exclusive arrangement with the iTunes store. Could a Beatles iPod and TV commercial be next?
Apple yesterday released Security Update 2006-007 for Mac OS X 10.3.
Among eight selected products, TIME magazine nominated the MacBook Pro and Nike + iPod Sport Kit as the 2006 Gadget of the Year.