Apple has got itself a couple of pretty, sexily anorexic, redesigned aluminum
and glass 20- and 24-inch all-in-one iMac desktops available with a wireless
They're easier to recycle and priced competitively at $1,199 and $1,799 to
start, $200-$300 cheaper than their predecessors, and can be pushed in the
important back-to-school season. There's no more 17-inch model.
The top-of-the-line can be had with 2.8GHz Intel Dore 2 Duo chips, 4GB of
memory and up to a terabyte of storage.
Apple also refreshed its iLife, .Mac and $79 Microsoft-compatible iWorks
The later now has a spreadsheet "for the rest of us" called Numbers as well
as presentation and word processing. Meanwhile, Microsoft says it can't get
its way pricier Office for the Mac act together until at least January and
Excel has been important to Apple's small business users.
Apple reminded pe... (more)
The Apple iPhone, which has already come under intense criticism for failing
to allow third-party programs and for its incompatibility with the Flash and
Java platforms, has a new challange to overcome in the form of a class-action
lawsuit filed against it by a California resident claiming Apple is in
violation of California antitrust laws by limiting iPhone to AT&T's network
Timothy Smith's suit claims that, thanks to a provision in the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allowing any user to ask carrier-subsidized
phones to be unlocked 90 days after purchase, unlockin... (more)
"Apple may push iPhone technology into other products, including Macs" - that
is just one of a welter of widely-quoted predictions made recently by Ben
Reitzes, an analyst for UBS Investment Research. Now he additionally claims:
"Our contacts in the supply chain point toward a new iPhone model to be
released by March." [Italics added.]
5 weeks ago Reitzes hit the news when USB adjusted what it calls
its "12-month price target" to $182 (from $175). In his latest research
note, Reitzes has raised that to $220...in the wake of Apple's announcement
earlier this week that it sold 1.12... (more)
On its official blog site, Citrix has been talking this week about Project
Braeburn, calling it "the coolest app that doesn't work on the iPhone...yet?"
Braeburn is Citrix's codename for its attempt to build a Citrix Receiver for
iPhone to allow access to Windows applications.
"Virtually millions business critical application run today on Citrix XenApp,
and soon enough all of them will be at your fingertips in an iPhone near
you," writes project architect Gus Pinto.
Meantime here's Colin Warren's "Bridging the Gap" blog entry:
"Since the dawn of time (in Personal Computer time at le... (more)
From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July 2008, Apple's
App Store already has about 30,000 applications available and downloads have
surpassed 1 billion. So it's no surprise that SYS-CON's iPhone Developer
Summit, already in its third year, has been receiving many excellent
proposals from qualified expert speakers for the upcoming West coast event,
being held September 22-23 in San Francisco.
The submission URL for speaking proposals is here.
For those who are trying to stake a claim for greater prominence in the
iPhone app economy, this is an excellent event... (more)