Apple Event Confirmed, MacBook Sales on the Rise and iPhone Unlockers Really Want You to Believe Them

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Apple Event Confirmed, MacBook Sales on the Rise and iPhone Unlockers Really Want You to Believe Them

iPods are coming, iPods are coming: Get ready to fire up your browsers Wednesday morning. Apple confirmed rumors of a special event on September 5th. Slated to start at 10AM PST in San Francisco, the invitation image bears the title, "The beat goes on." which can mean one of two things. New iPods will be introduced or Cher and Jobs will sing a duet. Smart money is on the introduction of new iPods, specifically, iPod nanos with video and touch screen iPod's with a version of OS X.


Apple scores bronze in notebook sales: Market Researcher NPD states that Apple was third in notebook sales for the month of June. Citing recent speed boosts to the MacBook and MacBook Pro as main factors, Apple trails Hewlett Packard and Toshiba in sales. For those keeping score, Apple sells one for every six notebooks sold.


More iPhone unlocking news: In order to squelch the chatter that their product is vaporware, UniquePhones, one of the two software companies that claims to have unlocked the iPhone, posted a video of their software in action. Like all internet video, the use of a tripod and focus are nonexistent. While shaky video is good, releasing the software is better. iPhone•Sim•Free posted a FAQ to their site. It states their hope to have their iPhone unlocking software on the web within 48-72 hours. Pricing has yet to be set, but don't expect to see your iPhone hacking buddies this Labor Day weekend.


And now for something completely British: The iTunes Music Store has finally debuted its TV show marketplace in the UK. A majority of the offerings are US TV shows, which gives our friends across the pond a chance to bask in the glory of MTV's "My Super Sweet Sixteen." As if Europe didn't have a low impression of us before.


Optimize website for iPhone: Safari on the iPhone does a great job surfing the internet. Of course, there is always room for improvement. A List Apart has an interesting article for web developers looking to optimize their readers iPhone experience.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: Nokia has no qualms in telling folks that it's new phone is a rip-off of the iPhone. Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia's Executive VP & General Manager of Multimedia, is quoted saying, "If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride." Copy, steal, it's all in how you market it.


And finally: If you thought your commute was hairy, kids in Colombia are using a zip line to get to school. Oh, did we mention it's 1,200-feet high!




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I know there is a lot of talk of a Nano with video, but do that many people want to watch Heroes...(strike that NBC is going away) on a 1.5 inch screen?

I think evidence points more to a new iPod with Video replacing the late 5th Gen models. The evidence: you can't find them anymore at most stores and they have no information as to when any new ones will be available. If you dry up the supply chain it is a pretty good sign a new model is coming.

You can find Nanos everywhere.

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