Post Tagged with: "Apple"

Rumor: Apple Readying $130/Year iTunes Subscription Service
/ August 21, 2008 2:44 pm
Rumor: Apple Readying $130/Year iTunes Subscription Service

Los Angeles – A number of Apple-related blogs are today reporting on an anonymous tip they all received, which claims Apple (NASD: AAPL) will introduce an unlimited iTunes subscription music service in late October. The service would reportedly deliver songs at 256 Kbps and cost $130 per year, or $100 for subscribers to Apple’s MobileMe service.

The tipster also claimed that "iTunes Unlimited" would initially be available only in the U.S., and at launch would offer 50% of the catalog found at the iTunes Store.

Meanwhile, Silicon Alley [...].

Apple Faces Class Action Suit Over iPhone 3G Reception Issues
/ August 21, 2008 2:26 pm
Apple Faces Class Action Suit Over iPhone 3G Reception Issues

Los Angeles - A day after acknowledging that a software update for its iPhone 3G was issued to help remedy widespread reports of problems connecting to 3G networks, Apple (NASD: AAPL) was hit with a class action lawsuit that claims the network is slower than was advertised. Filed in federal court by Birmingham, Alabama resident Jessica Alena Smith, the lawsuit — which seeks class action status — charges Apple with breach of express and implied warranty, and unjust enrichment.

The suit specifically mentions Apple’s billing of the iPhone [...].

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OpenClip to Bring Limited Copy-and-Paste to iPhone
/ August 20, 2008 4:34 pm

San Francisco - As users await Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) own promised implementation of copy-and-paste functionality on the iPhone, independent developer Zac White has introduced OpenClip, a standard that can be used by iPhone application developers to enable copy-and-paste between their various applications, CNET News.com reported. The standard — which does not allow copy-and-paste between e-mail and Safari — is expected to soon be supported by iPhone applications including MagicPad, Twittelator, American Heritage Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus.

 

Related Links: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10020928-37.html

http://www.openclip.org

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Apple Confirms iPhone Update Seeks to Improve 3G
/ August 20, 2008 11:41 am
Apple Confirms iPhone Update Seeks to Improve 3G

Seattle - After weeks of relative silence on the matter, Apple (NASD: AAPL) for the first time confirmed the existence of issues with 3G reception on its new iPhone 3G, telling the Associated Press the new 2.0.2 software update for the device "improved communication with 3G networks." Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock would not tell AP whether any problem with iPhone 3G reception was related to the antenna, amplifier, radio frequency receiver, baseband or other component.

The company also did not specify what sort of improvements iPhone 3G users might [...].

Apple Issues iPhone Update Aimed at Faulty 3G Connections
/ August 19, 2008 8:43 pm

New York – Apple (NASD: AAPL) on Tuesday released another update to its new iPhone software that wireless carrier partner T-Mobile said was intended to attempt to fix connection problems users are having with the 3G service on the new model, Reuters reported. "Our technicians said today Apple has issued a software update but it is too early to tell if the problems are solved," a T-Mobile spokesman told Reuters.

 

Related Links: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080819/tc_nm/apple_iphone_dc_1

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Japan Probing Fires Caused by Overheated iPod Nano Batteries
/ August 19, 2008 8:40 pm

Tokyo - The Japanese trade ministry is looking into the cause of three fires reportedly caused by overheated batteries in Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPod nano digital music players, Reuters reported. "We are not in the position to speculate on the outcome of the investigation. But after several incidents like these, it would be appropriate for Apple to take some measures to raise the public’s awareness," a trade ministry official told Reuters.

 

Related Links: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080819/tc_nm/apple_ipod_dc_1

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Apple to Give MobileMe Subscribers Two More Free Months
/ August 19, 2008 8:38 pm

Cupertino, Calif. - As service issues continue to plague MobileMe, Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) new cloud computing-based service that synchronizes email, calendars and other features between computers and mobile phones, the company has announced it will offer an additional two free months to subscribers. "We know that MobileMe’s launch has not been our finest hour, and we truly appreciate your patience as we turn this around," reads a note sent by Apple on Monday to MobileMe customers. Apple already gave subscribers one free month on July 15.

 

Related Links: http://www.apple.com/mobileme

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