Post Tagged with: "Apple"

Apple, AT&T Hit With Class Action Over iPhone 3G Connectivity
/ September 4, 2008 1:46 pm

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 reported.

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 [...].

Apple, O2 Offer Pay-As-You-Go iPhone 3G Plans in U.K.
/ September 2, 2008 6:00 pm

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 Expected to Introduce New iPods Next Week
/ September 2, 2008 1:42 pm

Cupertino, Calif. - 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 Rock."

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.

 

Related Links:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10030344-37.html

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Vimpelcom to Sell Apple iPhone 3G in Russia
/ August 28, 2008 2:47 pm

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.

 

Related Links: http://snipurl.com/3krwt (Reuters)

http://snipurl.com/3krz6 (DMW previous coverage)

http://www.vimpelcom.com

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Bloomberg Inadvertently Publishes Steve Jobs Obituary
/ August 28, 2008 12:33 pm

New York - 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 [...].

iPhone Ad Banned in U.K. Over “All Parts of the Internet” Claim
/ August 27, 2008 4:05 pm

London - 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 operator-controlled content.

 

Related Links: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10026842-37.html

http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/adjudications/Public/TF_ADJ_44891.htm

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Studios Working on Interoperable DRM for Web Movie Sales
/ August 27, 2008 1:25 pm

Los Angeles - 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.

"This ‘domain’ provider will manage services that let users register devices (PCs, televisions, mobile devices, etc.). Any movie purchased [...].

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