San Diego – A second class
action lawsuit was filed against Apple (NASD: AAPL) last week by a San
Diego man who claims the company and partner AT&T (NYSE: T) have oversold
the new iPhone 3G in the U.S.,
leading to an overtaxed 3G network and inferior performance, Apple Insider
William Gillis’ lawsuit seeks compensation both for iPhone 3G owners,
and every AT&T subscriber in California
who has experienced slow or intermittent 3G network performance.
It also asks a
court to compel the companies to cease their current misleading [...].
Los Angeles – Apple (NASD: AAPL) will
begin selling its iPhone 3G under a pay-as-you-go plan in the U.K. later this
month with retail partners O2 and Carphone Warehouse, The Register reports. The
8GB iPhone 3G will sell for around $624, or about $90 less than the 16GB
version. A year of unlimited data usage is included, after which time users
must pay an extra $17.82 per month. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Russia’s third-largest network operator,
MegaFon, has signed a deal to distribute the iPhone in [...].
- Apple (NASD: AAPL) has notified the media that it will hold a music-related event next
week in San Francisco,
with many outlets speculating that the company will next Tuesday introduce a
new range of iPod players.
The invitation to media was titled, "Let’s
Mac enthusiast websites have been speculating that the announcement
could include a long-awaited deal to bring the Beatles’ music to the iTunes
Store; the introduction of a subscription-based iTunes service; Wi-Fi
connectivity; and a retooled iPod nano design.
Moscow – Russia’s second-largest mobile network operator,
Vimpelcom, has signed an agreement with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to distribute the iPhone 3G in Russia, Reuters
reports. The phone is expected to start selling in Russia later this year. Reuters
reported last week that Apple had also signed on with Russian mobile network
MTS to sell the iPhone in Russia.
(DMW previous coverage)
- Publisher Bloomberg yesterday inadvertently ran an obituary for Apple (NASD: AAPL) CEO
Steve Jobs, and later retracted the mistake, but not before it was picked up
and republished by gossip site Gawker.
The error took on added heft due to
Jobs’ battle with pancreatic cancer and recent speculation over his health in
The Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
"Steve Jobs, who helped make
personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films
are made, persuaded consumers to tune into [...].
- An Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPhone advertisement has been banned by the U.K. Advertising
Standards Authority (ASA), over its claim to offer access to "all parts of
the Internet," Silicon.com reported. The ASA pointed out that the iPhone
doesn’t currently support Flash or Java applications running on many websites.
Apple had argued that its "all parts of the Internet" claim referred
to its ability to display real Web pages, rather than only WAP sites or
- A consortium of movie studios and Web movie retailers is preparing a new
initiative, Open Market, which would create an interoperable digital rights
management (DRM) scheme for selling movies online, TechCrunch reported.
Initially proposed last year by Sony Pictures (NYSE: SNE), Open Market will center on a
neutral third party, which will manage both registration of various playback
devices, and sales and rentals of movies to consumers.
provider will manage services that let users register devices (PCs,
televisions, mobile devices, etc.). Any movie purchased [...].