Many stores operated by AT&T, the exclusive carrier for Apple’s iPhone mobile phone, will have only a handful of phones in stock initially, according to analysts who surveyed AT&T staff. Stores revealed that they expect to have the first iPhones on their shelves on June 15.
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Apple’s advertising for an ‘iPhone Flash File System Engineer’. Some people are interpreting this as a sign that future iPhones will feature support for removable flash memory cards of one form or another, but we think that’s drawing a long bow.
Apple has already announced the iPhone will come with 4 or 8G of memory, and it seems most unlikely that it won’t be flash.
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Apple has developed a way to keep the iPhone and any other future wireless handhelds free of interference, according to a newly granted US patent. The filing, originally made just weeks before the iPhone’s announcement at Macworld San Francisco, is meant to address the potentially dangerous problem of interference from peripherals brought near or attached to the device.
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iTunes U has arrived, giving higher education institutions an ingenious way to get audio and video content out to their students. Presentations, performances, lectures, demonstrations, debates, tours, archival footage — school is about to become even more inspiring.
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It looks like interactive surfaces are all the rage nowadays. First we had the iPhone from Apple with its multi-touch technology and now we have Microsoft’s Surface (of course neither of these devices is actually shipping yet, but when does that stop us from talking about them?).
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With less than a month to go before its release, the iPhone rumors have been almost nonstop. A recent but fairly credible entry is now claiming that AT&T will require customers to purchase an unlimited data plan with each iPhone sold.
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Mobilygen Inc., a leading provider of low-power H.264 codec ICs, announced today that Elgato Systems, a developer of award-winning products that enable customers to watch, record, edit and share video and TV within the digital home, is using the MG1264 Codec chip for their latest product, the Turbo.264.
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Steve Jobs took the stage following News Corp. President Peter Chernin for an interview with Walt Mossberg at the D conference. He was if full product evangelist, selling mode, describing the magic Apple’s products. He attributed Apple’s success to “software wrapped in really wonderful hardware.
The software [on the iPhone] is at least five years ahead of anyone else,” he claimed.
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Although it was previously thought that AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux Display would be the manufacturers chosen by Apple to fabricate the iPhone’s “multi-touch” displays, a DigiTimes report citing “sources at panel makers” said the major suppliers for the panels may be “two Japan-based players while an unspecified Taiwan-based company may be a secondary source for the iPhone panels.”
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Thanks to the loose lips of a local employee, we now bring news that Fry’s, the ginormous big-box electronics retail chain that is part Mecca and part Disneyland for nerds, will next month start selling AT&T Wireless. They haven’t announced this yet, but it’s a big deal. Fry’s was always reluctant to offer Cingular’s services for various reasons, but seems to be ok with AT&T.
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