I picked up the iPhone 3G yesterday. Maybe "picked up" is a little too light and airy for what happened--it's more like I slogged through a 3-hour line along with several other iPhone fans with waning patience and sore feet, dying to get their hands on Apple's latest device. However, it's important to note that, despite the long wait time, once I got into the store it was an excellent experience. Each customer was escorted through the setup and sign-up process by their very own friendly Apple representative. Mine was named Alan. Alan was a … Read more
The Macalope is sure that many of the kinks in the iPhone App Store as it exists now will get worked out over time, but one of the purported selling points was that customers would know that they're getting applications that have been vetted by Apple.
That's great and all, but if the "vetting process" means that bug fixes are slow to make it to users, it kind of tends to increase the exposure, rather than decrease it.
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Apple's list of grievances against Mac clone maker Psystar spans 16 pages, but, in the end, its argument boils down to the one expected. Psystar, Apple says, had no right to do what it did, and should be stopped and forced to pay.
In its lawsuit, a copy of which was seen by CNET News courtesy of our colleagues at ZDNet, Apple alleges copyright infringement, inducement of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, as well as a couple of other legal claims. It seeks any profits earned by Psystar from its Open Computer, triple damages for willful acts, a permanent injunction … Read more
We have a winner! After poring over a ton of submissions, Natali chooses a winner to attend a non-date with her tonight to see an exclusive screening of The Dark Knight on the IMAX screen. Here's the haiku that took the prize, courtesy of Kin::What do I want more? Natali or the Dark Knight? Movie first, then her...
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Our favorite guest ghost Rana Sobhany joins us again and brings her friend Alex Cone, who dishes the dirt on the Apple … Read more
Despite the best efforts of Apple and AT&T, it appears that the latest version of the iPhone has been unlocked via the same method as used on the original iPhone.
A Brazilian blog, TechGuru, posted the first report of it. Gizmodo checked it out, and said the method involves using a special SIM card adapter. It tricks the phone into thinking it's on an approved network.
"This method forges the International Mobile Subscriber Identity, making the phone believe it's working in the network in which it's supposed to work," Gizmodo writes.
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Apple is famous for keeping a tight rein on its proprietary technology. Indeed, after Steve Jobs returned as CEO, one of his first important decisions was to pull the plug on the company's Mac clone program. So it's been a source of puzzlement why Apple hasn't moved since a clone maker called Psystar began selling a desktop computer running Apple's Mac OS in April. Now it has. CNET News' Ina Fried explains the context for the lawsuit filed earlier Tuesday.
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Updated at 10:04 a.m. PDT to correct the total number of Apple stores there were checked for iPhone availability. The total is 188.
These days, Apple has enlisted a widget to deliver its bad news.
According to a man who checked all 188 Apple stores via the company's iPhone Availability widget, the iPhone 3G is in very short supply, says Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog. In total, it appears the device is sold out in 21 states.
The list of states fresh out of iPhones includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, … Read more
Updated at 9 a.m. PDT with comment from Apple, at 9:45 a.m. with more background on Psystar, and at 11 a.m. with details from the suit.
Apple has sued Psystar, the company that for months has been selling the Open Computer, a Mac clone.
The suit was filed July 3 in U.S. District Court in Northern California. Although the action is listed in the federal court's electronic filing system, the complaint itself is not available.