Apple iPhone Concepts From all Over the Web

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:24
Category: Mock-Up

iPhone-034-Will-Reiher.jpgA blog is attempting to assemble all of the iPhone prototypes and concepts floating around on the Web. My current fave is “iPhone 034″ by WIll Reiher (pictured).

Wired has also posted a pretty impressive gallery of iMockups as well, including my favorite “true video” ipod.

What’s your favorite?

appleiphone.blogspot.com :: Apple iPhone Designs

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Inventec Beats Quanta for new Video iPod

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Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2006, 21:28
Category: iPod

Apple Computer will focus its new video iPod orders at Inventec rather than distributing to both Inventec and Quanta Computer, according to component makers cited in a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

A production bottleneck at Quanta is said to be the major cause of the order adjustment, said the paper. Quanta was cited by the paper as saying that orders for 2006 and 2007 are still on schedule.

DigiTimes > Inventec reportedly beats Quanta for new video iPod orders

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The Apple Core: iTunes 7 and iPod 1.2 update confound users

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Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

sad-ipod.jpgWhen Steve Jobs announced iTunes 7 I couldn’t reload the download page fast enough. I was anxious to try out the first whole number upgrade to Apple’s venerable jukebox application in almost a year. In the 10 or so days that I’ve been using the new iTunes I’ve had little or no problems with it. Unfortunately others haven’t been so lucky.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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Gadget Charging Station in Airports

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Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Gadget

charge-carte-station.jpgWhile traveling this weekend to Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas this weekend (more about that on my personal blog later, promise) I stumbled across this cool gadget charging station in the George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) airport. The Charge Carte kiosk is brought to you by the same people who extort US$3 out of road-weary travelers to rent luggage carts in airports.
The concept is simple: insert US$3 in the Charge Carte machine and you get 30 minutes of gadget charging time. Many devices are supported, the top row of three is all iPod chargers, the rest are phone chargers for Treo (yay!) Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry, Nextel, LG and Samsung rides. The company claims that a 30 minute charge should provide up to 50 percent of the power capacity of a dead gadget and that their rapid charge technology will charge a cell phone or PDA up to twice as fast as a standard outlet charger.
I didn’t have to use it (luckily) but it’s a great idea nonetheless.

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The Apple Core: Apple should release an iPod game SDK

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Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

ipod-5g-games.pngA nice feature of the new iPod update is support for games but the downside is that you can only buy them from Apple. There’s a movement afoot by the HomeBrew community to pry open Apple’s proprietary iPod game package (.ipg) format and reverse engineer a way to load third-party games onto the device.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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10 Ways Microsoft Can Salvage their iPod Killer

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Date: Sunday, September 17th, 2006, 14:13
Category: Opinion

Dear Microsoft:
I can’t help but noticing that this latest iPod killer situation is unfolding along the same lines as Origami. Rally the troops and apply these ten simple strategies to salvage the half-assed efforts you’ve already expended!
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Hacking iPod Games: How Apple’s DRM Works

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Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 00:08
Category: Opinion

RoughlyDrafted takes a look at some iTunes 7 quirks and the hack potential of the new iPod games, including a detail of what’s inside a game, and why iTunes is where all the of Apple’s DRM action is and how it works. Plus a review of some of the games Apple has released. Read More…
Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Coming to an iPod near you: streaming and subscriptions

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Date: Monday, August 28th, 2006, 08:05
Category: The Apple Core

Apple hasn’t released an updated iPod since October 2005 and anticipation is building as the market waits for the next development from the industry leader in portable music players. A WiFi-equipped iPod would be able to stream music from Internet radio stations and even purchase and download songs Over The Air (OTA) from the iTunes Music Store.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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"Steve Jobs" Announces Three iPods on SNL

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Date: Sunday, November 20th, 2005, 11:55
Category: Humor

Sometimes there’s a huge benefit to having a DVR, like last night when my TiVo recorded Saturday Night Live. Imagine my surprise when Steve Jobs shows up during the usually funny Weekend Update fake news segment. Naturally it wasn’t SJ himself, but SNL funnyman Fred Armisen.
Fred, er, Steve, used the SNL segment to launch three exciting new iPods:
- iPod Micro (50,000 songs, iPhoto, watch movies on it in high definition)
- iPod Pequeno (one million songs, iCal that goes “seven thousand years into the future,” iPhoto, movies), and the
- iPod Invisa (eight million songs, “every photograph ever taken,” pong, completely invisible)

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