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