Philadelphia Apple Store Opening Saturday

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Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2006, 08:46
Category: retail

Although it’s not in center city, Apple is opening its first retail store in Philadelphia proper this weekend. The store is located in Surburban Square in Ardmore, PA a community of approximately 13,000 residents located in the Main Line section of the city 10 miles west of Philadelphia.

Here I was just complaining that Apple hasn’t opened a store in Center City Philadelphia, and what do I find in my inbox? An announcement of the grand opening of Apple’s newest store, Suburban Square in Ardmore, PA (which is just outside of Philadelphia). The fun begins at 10am this Saturday, and as usual Apple will be raffling stuff away a ‘Digital Lifestyle Collection…’

Suburban Square Apple store grand opening this Saturday – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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Apple Patents Speaking iPod

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Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2006, 08:09
Category: iPod

Apple is quite fond of filing for patents, especially those that surround its widely used iPods. But who can blame Apple for doing so? Any creative or unique idea could very well turn out to be a big revenue generator for Apple, considering that iPod and music sales make up a huge portion of Apple’s income.

While the new patent doesn’t cover a touch-screen iPod video, it does give light into a new navigation system that Apple is working on for future iPods. Because more and more users are using iPods in situations where they are unable to look at the screen, such as while driving, Apple has made it so it is possible to navigate the iPod menu system without taking your eyes off the road. While scrolling through the menus, the iPod will speak back what item is being selected so that users will be able to listen to what’s going on.

DailyTech – Apple Patents Speaking iPod

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The Apple Core: Jobs gets out of the Happy Meal business

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Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

pixar-happy-meal.jpgApparently Steve Jobs doesn’t care too much for the food at McDonald’s or at minimum he wants to stop using it to promote Disney/Pixar films to kids.
According to a story in the L.A. Times Disney is not renewing a 10-year agreement with McDonald’s to include plastic toys in its Happy Meals.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.