To celebrate the first day of April, News.com has published a special 4/1 edition that has compiled some less-reported headlines on all things technology, from Wikipedia to Vista and the Department of Homeland Security. If you like our coverage, let us know!
UPDATE on 6/4: Some weeks after this item was posted, Apple revealed its release date for the iPhone: On the first Sunday in June, the company said the iPhone would be available June 29 and began running a series of ads featuring the device.
ORIGINAL POST STARTS HERE: Ever since Steve Jobs' keynote at the Macworld Expo in January, we've known that the iPhone is being released sometime in June. But we haven't known exactly when.
Now Cingular is confirming that the release date will be June 11. A customer service manager at Cingular (we called 800-947-5096 … Read more
A new feature in iTunes will stop the madness of having to pay twice for the same song when you purchase an album containing tracks you already own.
Apple said it will now credit customers the difference when purchasing a complete album if they already bought tracks from that album on iTunes. Rumors of an iTunes album credit plan were reported in November 2006. Apple announced the new feature, called "Complete My Album," on Thursday.
Customers are credited 99 cents for each track from the total purchase price of the album. The catch is that they must buy … Read more
Apple's iTunes software might not be totally ready for Windows Vista just yet, but Mac users will now be able to run Vista on their Intel-based systems with a new release of Boot Camp.
It's still officially a beta product, but the newest version of Boot Camp now works with the 32-bit version of Vista and also includes support for updated drivers and the Apple Remote. Those interested in downloading the new software can find it here on Apple's site.
A week ago, a Digitimes report claimed that Apple would be delaying Leopard, the next scheduled release … Read more
Is Best Buy selling Apple TV now? Well, that seems to depend on where you shop.
If you'll recall, last week Best Buy told CNET News.com that Apple TV would be available starting Tuesday in all of its 800-plus stores a full two weeks before any other retail chain (excluding, of course, Apple's own stores, which have had it for sale since the end of last week).
Then Best Buy customer Chad Stutz of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, told News.com that he went … Read more
Contrary to the rumor mill, Apple should release the next version of Mac OS X on time this spring, American Technology Research's Shaw Wu told his clients Monday.
Wu issued a research note spotted by AppleInsider that appears to respond to a report from Digitimes last week that said Apple would be delaying the new OS, code-named Leopard, until October to work on making its Boot Camp software compatible with Windows Vista. Wu said that his information indicates that Apple is almost ready to release Leopard into final-candidate stage, where it would be just around the corner from a … Read more
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is worth more to his company than any other CEO in the world, as much as $20 billion in market capitalization, according to the annual list of influential CEOs in Barron's Magazine.
In real life, Jobs isn't worth quite that much money, although once you get over a billion, who cares? But were he to leave Apple (willingly or unwillingly), the fallout would cost Apple $16 billion in stock market value, the magazine estimated. In the middle of the Monday trading day, Apple's market capitalization was $82 billion.
The article is behind a … Read more
Feathered hair and Gran Torinos are coming to iTunes.
Apple has cut a deal with Sony Pictures Television to sell episodes of classic TV shows like Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels on the iTunes store. The shows will be available for the standard $1.99 alongside other Sony shows that haven't quite reached classic status just yet, including Til' Death and Rules of Engagement.
Neither of the modern film remakes of those two 1970s classics are available yet on the iTunes Store, depriving customers of making side-by-side comparisions of Cameron Diaz and Farrah Fawcett. While we won'… Read more
Digitimes is reporting that the next release of Mac OS X, code-named Leopard, will not ship until October of this year as Apple works to ensure compatibility with Windows Vista.
Sounds a little hard to believe, but the report says that with the inclusion of Boot Camp inside Leopard, Apple wants to make sure that Mac owners will be able to run Vista and Leopard on the same machine. Boot Camp, currently in beta, allows Mac users with Intel's chips to run Windows XP on their systems. Apple plans to include a final version of Boot Camp with Leopard.… Read more
Best Buy on Thursday retracted its previous claim that it had arranged to get deliveries of the Apple TV device two weeks ahead of every other electronics retailer except Apple's own stores.
Apparently that was a bit of an exaggeration, Best Buy spokesman Jeff Dudash said Thursday. To be clear: Best Buy will still be getting an initial shipment of 3,000 Apple TVs that will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, March 27, he said, but he wouldn't say whether Best Buy will have the device for any exclusive period of time.
Best Buy is now deferring … Read more