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It seems hard to believe that it’s been eight years since the original iPhone was first announced. At the time many of us were using smartphones like the Samsung Blackjack, and if you were a true diehard, BlackBerry smartphones. And for those of us that didn’t have smartphones, there were still plenty of bar- and flip-phones out there to choose from. But Apple swooped in with its highly anticipated iPhone on January 9, 2007 at MacWorld 2007, right smack dab in the middle of CES 2007. Then Apple CEO Steve Jobs wanted to steel the thunder from the show that was taking place in Las Vegas, and he definitely... Read more...
Are you ready to believe...again? After years and years of rumors, we're being presented with yet another round of rumors on a supposed Apple Tablet. In fact, we covered this very rumor way back in 2007, and obviously nothing of the sort has surfaced yet. That said, there were rumors of the iPhone for years before it ever became a reality, so we can't completely discount the possibility that an Apple Tablet has been in the oven for years on end. In fact, that's exactly what AppleInsider is suggesting in a new piece on the matter. The site states that the Apple Tablet has been in the works for at... Read more...
In response to the announcement of a medical leave by Steve Jobs, a group of analysts was assembled to discuss the issue on CNBC. Key among them was Jim Goldman, CNBC's Silicon Valley Bureau chief, and Dan Lyons, who formerly played the "role" of "Fake Steve (Jobs)," on a satiric blog. The exchange between the two was contentious, and included Lyons asking Goldman to apologize to Gizmodo, whom he mocked when they said Jobs' health was "rapidly declining." You can watch the video below; the exchange starts about 3:30 into the video. What Lyons said was: There are two kinds of reporters who cover... Read more...
We know that Apple has decided to eschew further Macworlds, but is it doing so in order to defect to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)? The Consumer Electronics Association has confirmed to C|Net that it plans to host a Mac-centric area at CES 2010. However, there's no word on if Apple plans to participate. "We decided to create this special area based on discussions we've had with companies regarding 2010 show participation. We are pleased with the feedback we've received regarding this space," CEA said in an e-mail to C|Net. CES and Macworld generally run during the same week, at least of late.When... Read more...
Rumors are that new unibody MacBook Pros are coming in January.  Yes, unibody, aluminum, and with one most likely controversial "feature."  Much like the MacBook Air, it will have a non-user-replaceable battery.How is that going to work?  A 17" laptop, particularly a MacBook Pro, a higher-powered laptop than the MBA, will suck a lot more power than the MBA.  Besides the fact that the battery will eventually degrade over time, end users like to carry spares around with them.   Enter the theory: Silver / Zinc batteries.ZPower has been working on silver/zinc batteries for... Read more...
Another day, another drop in Apple stock caused by a questionable rumor about the health of CEO Steve Jobs.  Jobs' health has been in question since he appeared at WWDC in a somewhat gaunt condition.  However, as Jobs himself said with a slide positioned directly behind him, the "rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated."The latest set of rumors were from Gizmodo.  A post at their site said:Steves health is rapidly declining. Apple is choosing to remove the hype factor strategically vs letting the hype destroy apple when the inevitable news comes later this spring.This strategic... Read more...
It's the end of an era. The 2009 edition of Macworld will be its last, Apple announced on Tuesday. Additionally, Steve Jobs will not be giving the keynote. Now Apple doesn't run Macworld, IDG does. But pulling out of Macworld may in fact be the death knell for the show. It was noted at this year's WWDC that Jobs was less of a front-and-center presence at the show. There was a suspicion that Jobs might skip Macworld as there had been no announcement of a keynote by him yet, as in previous years. Apple today announced that this year is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo. Philip... Read more...
There are few companies that can generate as much interest in upcoming products as Apple.  That said, let's take a look at some of the pre-MacWorld '08 hardware rumors.  Do keep in mind that these are all rumors until we hear otherwise.First up is the Newton.  It seems doubtful that the new Newton tablet will be making it's debut at the show:“In its current form, the Newton device -- sometimes dubbed a Mac tablet or slate -- has been described along the lines of a larger iPod touch or iPhone rather than an Apple adaptation of the modern day tablet PC.When the project does come to... Read more...
As with all rumors, please take this particular piece of news with a grain of salt.  Since rumors about future Apple products are a dime a dozen you might want to take 2 grains of salt, however this particular rumor comes from a relatively reliable source (as rumor sources go): Apple is preparing to release their own take on a mini-notebook at the upcoming Macworld Expo.If this particular rumor is true it seems that Apple's replacement for the long-defunct 12" PowerBook isn't quite as small as some might have hoped for:“The 13-inch portable, which AppleInsider first detailed back in February,... Read more...