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During Apple's recent iPhone OS 4.0 event, the company's CEO (Steve Jobs) stated that around 450,000 iPad units had been sold in around a week in the United States. Now, that number is hovering around half a million. Basically, Apple never expected that many iPads to fly off of store shelves, and while Apple will certainly take the demand, it's putting them in a bind when it comes to distribution.The company recently came forward with some rather annoying news if you're not living in America: there aren't enough iPad units to go around, and now the international launch is being delayed because of it. Basically, America is eating up every iPad that Apple can produce, and the company even admits... Read more...
Oh, brother -- again already? Just days after we heard that Intel was delayed its long awaiting Itanium chip to better its performance before shipping, in flies word that the chip maker is delaying yet another processor, and this one's arguably even more significant. Needless to say, Intel's Core i7 has been a huge hit with gamers and multimedia lovers alike, and it has no doubt generated millions for the company.Now, the processor's lower-end brother, which was on track to debut this July, will reportedly slip to early September. Indeed, we were even hearing about the Core i5 (codenamed Lynnfield) during CeBIT in March, but evidently things haven't gone quite as planned in Intel's laboratories.... Read more...
It's hard to say if there is anything to this, but it's certainly interesting at the very least. For years now, Intel has been notoriously good at shipping its products on time. If Intel says a chip is coming in a certain quarter in a certain year, it'll be there. On the other hand, AMD has been the polar opposite; year after year, the chip maker has announced delay after delay, spoiling even the hopes of diehard fanatics.Now, however, the tables seem to be turning, albeit slightly. While Intel's dealing with a $1.45 billion fine, Advanced Micro Devices is enjoying the success of its Neo platform and finally holding its head up high. Furthermore, Intel is now delaying a chip of its own -- for... Read more...
In a somewhat similar flap to that over Wikipedia and pictures of the prophet Muhammad, Sony has delayed the hotly-anticipated PS3 game LittleBigPlanet due to the discovery of background music tracks containing two expressions found in the Quran. The game had been scheduled for North American release Tuesday. Instead, Sony says it will start shipping LittleBigPlanet to N.A. retailers on October 27. Copies of the game that have already shipped elsewhere in the world will be recalled from retailers and replaced, according to Sony. It was a post by one user, solid_08, has seemingly brought the release to a halt. Part of his post said: We Muslims consider the mixing of music and words from our Holy... Read more...
Oh, oh.  Stop downloading.  Although it appeared that Windows XP SP3 was set to go, we may have jumped the gun there.The software maker said there is a "compatibility issue" between the XP service pack and Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System, a retail chain management program for small and midsize businesses."In order to make sure customers have the best possible experience, we have decided to delay releasing Windows XP SP3 to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center," the company said in a statement. Naturally, if you don't have RMS, you're good to go.  But aside from the links in our earlier story, and other sites, you won't be able - at least for now - to be able... Read more...
Rumor has it that the Intel's next generation P45 chipset has hit a snag that will cause boards to ship in June instead of May.“The delay of the chipset is due to problems over compatibility between the chipset's PCI Express x16 port and graphics cards, noted the sources, adding that Intel has notified them that the problem should be solved and ready to launch 2-4 weeks behind the original launch schedule.”Despite the delay Intel and their partners are still expected to demo or at least display P-45 based boards at Computex.... Read more...
We've been excited about hybrid SLI technology since we first heard about it.  Of course new technologies are always plagued by delays, and hybrid SLI is no exception:“NVIDIA representatives notified its board partners this week that its new Hybrid SLI technology has been delayed. NVIDIA's Hybrid SLI technology offers an innovative new method to improve power management and performance. However, motherboard vendors will have to wait to implement the new NVIDIA feature.”We'll keep you informed as the situation develops, but at present NVIDIA partners are claiming that they're expecting the situation to be resolved in before the end of April.... Read more...
Software updates and delays have walked hand-in-hand in the industry since day one, and Apple certainly isn't any exception to this rule.  The latest Apple product to be plagued by software delays is the updated software that will enable Apple TV customers to rent videos.Rumors of Apple testing rental software and encountering numerous bugs go back to before the product's initial launch.  Video rentals were rumored to be a launch feature, but a few too many bugs supposedly caused the rental feature to be pushed back to a post-release feature.  Once the Apple TV was launched, it ran into a handful of other bugs that weren't anticipated by Apple, and ultimately fixing the bugs in... Read more...
As with all rumors, please take the following news item with a grain of salt until we can receive official confirmation or denial from Intel.It seems that AMD might have a few more months to get their high-end Phenoms ready as it's being whispered that Intel is going to hold back volume shipments of the QX9770 until the Feb-March time frame.“The quad-core 3.2GHz QX9770, which will be available at US$1,399 in thousand-unit quantities, is to replace the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor launched in November 2007, the sources noted.However, Intel is yet to phase out the 3.0GHz QX9650 despite the planned launch of the QX9770, said the sources noting that the two quad-core CPUs will be available simultaneously,... Read more...
Volume shipments of AMD's Barcelona will be delayed until 2008 because of a bug (what else).  AMD definitely didn't need more bad news.Barcelona, AMD's first quad-core processor for servers, is shipping to some customers in the high-performance computing market. But the company had hoped to start shipping it to a wider variety of customers this month, as well as introduce a faster model that could better compete with Intel's latest Penryn chips.Unfortunately for AMD, that's going to have to wait, according to a company spokesman. The Tech Report has an excellent description of the problem that AMD encountered with the translation lookaside buffer used in cache memory, which also affects... Read more...
The revamped GeForce 8800 GTS 512, originally scheduled for 11/19, will be delayed until 12/11, according to sources from graphics card makers.  The new NVIDIA card will replace the 8800 GTS 640, and will have 128 of NVIDIA's Stream unified-shader pixel processors vs. 96 in the older 320 and 640 units.The new GeForce 8800GTS 512MB cards will replace the previous generation GeForce 8800GTS 640MB cards with a 65nm process GPU, supporting PCI Express 2.0, HDMI and PureVideo Gen2. The GPU will have 128 streaming processors, 970MHz GDDR3 memory frequency, 650MHz core frequency and a maximum TDP of 140W, according to the sources.The report goes on to say that the price range of GeForce 8800 GTS... Read more...
The good thing about this is our contract with DirecTV does not end for months.  This delay means we might still be able to sign up for a roll-out, if it ever happens --- and if it ever happens in our area.Comcast's seemingly never-ending delays in getting TiVo service to its customers continued Tuesday, as the company admitted it was behind schedule in rolling out service to customers.Since the announcement that the two companies had partnered to offer DVR software to Comcast subscribers in March 2005, the release date has been repeatedly delayed. Often, little if any reason was given for the delays, although TiVo assured investors the service was on its way.Although rumors have surfaced... Read more...
Dell has been experiencing delays in shipping their new Inspiron line of notebooks, but the reasons why have been kept under wraps until recently.  But now we know that it’s a combination of paint and screens.Yes, paint is one of the primary reasons for the delay, at least according to Dell.  Don’t forget screens, which are also in short supply due to the increasing demand for laptops. “To date, color options are the main source of delay on Inspiron notebooks. Basic colors like black are easier to produce. Premium colors and finishes like we use on the Inspiron models introduce complexity into the process, and that's holding things up. Just as Alex mentioned in his post about colors on the... Read more...
Yesterday we told you about the software unlocking of the iPhone performed by two different companies. One of them, Uniquephones.com, was to go live with its solution today on its www.iphoneunlocking.com site.  However, after a threatening call from an AT&T lawyer, they have delayed the release. The man informed McLaughlin that if he posted the unlock code, he could be sued for copyright infringement and for dissemination of Apple's intellectual property (IP).McLaughlin is concerned that fighting a lawsuit with AT&T or Apple would sink his small company, which does a modestly successful business unlocking wireless handsets in the U.K. and Europe. "It really annoys me," he... Read more...
Although AMD sent out a press release last week stating that native quad-core chips based on their 'Barcelona' core would ship in August, some rumors are spreading today that claim AMD's Phenom processors for desktop machines won't ship until early 2008... "AMD intends to modify its process technology to increase the yield rate and frequencies of Phenom processors in order to improve the competitiveness of the CPUs against Intel's Penryn family, said the sources. AMD has already notified several motherboard makers that Phenom will now begin test-production in November or December, and will launch in first quarter of 2008, noted the sources. With Phenom set to not appear in 2007,... Read more...
R600, ATI's high-end upcoming DirectX 10 GPU, has faced a few bumps in the road, as problems have delayed it from its original intended release in late 2006 to perhaps one as late as mid 2007. But does it really matter? According to an article on The Inq, not really. Graphics companies make their major profits off of the mid-range cards because the top dollar products are affordable to only a relatively small group of enthusiasts. Lets look at what was delayed and why. It was R600, the top dog of the bunch, not the lower end RV630 and RV610. If you look at the lust factor, there is R600 and other products, by the time you get to the RV610, you are in the territory of low-end stuff that no... Read more...
The gang over at The Inquirer report that sources are indicating AMD/ATI will be forced to re-spin the company's upcoming R600 GPU, resulting in yet another delay for the flagship graphics chipset. This must be especially painful for ATI as NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 series is enjoying its spot on top of the performance charts and does so without any other challenger. Some "preliminary" benchmarks which were leaked last week suggest some exceptional performance from the R600 GPU and seems to indicate ATI will retain the performance crown. However, with critical issues still plaguing the GPU it is hard to put any faith in the numbers until we can get our own hands on some... Read more...
Digitimes is reporting that Microsoft has delayed Windows Vista RTM (Release to Manufacturing) by approximately two weeks.  The original RTM release was slated for the fourth week in October but now it appears that has been pushed back until the second week of November.  In addition to the delay, Microsoft announced their Express Upgrade Program for users purchasing systems with Windows XP and/or Microsoft Office.  Users who purchase systems with XP on them between October 26, 2006 and March 15, 2007 are eligible for a free Express Upgrade to Windows Vista. The same applies for users purchasing systems pre-installed with Office 2003, they too will be eligible for a free Express... Read more...
Industry sources have informed DigiTimes that AMD will be delaying the launch of the company's AM3 processors until mid 2008. With the first quad-core K8L processors slated to launch in the third quarter of 2007, the change to mid 2008 is a rather significant delay. To avoid the situation where Intel is the only quad-core processor on the market for the period of time until AM3 is ready, AMD will introduce a new AM2+ socket. This variant of the current AM2 socket will differ mainly in the support of HyperTransport 3.0 standard versus the current use of the HyperTransport 1.0 specification. Shipments of this new socket should begin in the third quarter of 2007.... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that their sources have indicated that ATI's next-generation R600 GPU will be delayed until Q1 2007. For the last year, the industry has heard endless accounts of how focused ATI has been upon R600 with a significant amount of effort being applied towards the GPU even as early as R520. As such, many assumed R600 was poised and ready to launch at a moment's notice. Obviously, something is amiss with the GPU as the delay will now have ATI missing the Christmas season entirely with their next-generation part. Could ATI have uncovered something with NVIDIA's G80 that made them want to alter R600's specifications or is there an underlying... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that sources are indicating NVIDIA's next generation G80 GPU which was slated for a late September or early October release will now be pushed back to a November launch. Apparently, the company opted for a minor re-spin of the silicon at the fab which has resulted in the slight delay to market for the new GPU. Little is known at this time about G80, though sources seem to agree that both G80 and R600 will require an external power supply. Perhaps the re-spin of the GPU is related to this extreme power requirement though we won't know for certain until NVIDIA shares more details. So, it is going to be late, that is not the ugly bit, board partners are telling... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Intel's G965 is plagued once more with a delay thanks to a major issue regarding the chipset's drivers. The chipset which was originally expected to launch as early as the end of July was initially delayed due to a defect within the integrated graphics subsystem. Since then, Intel has encountered issues regarding the claimed support for Shader Model 3.0 which is now causing another delay for the chipset. The company is vowing to update drivers every six months with new features and improved performance. However, with Shader Model 3.0 supposedly supported out of the box motherboard vendors are not pleased having to sit by the wayside while Intel gets familiar... Read more...
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