Fred Anderson Slipping Into Palm, iPhone Credits Start While Unlocking Chatter Continues, and The iPod Obsolete?

Fred Anderson Slipping Into Palm, iPhone Credits Start While Unlocking Chatter Continues, and The iPod Obsolete?

 

Apple ex-exec Palms it: Former Apple CFO Fred Anderson, most recently seen testifying in the SEC stock option backdating dust up, has just made the almost-logical move to Palm. Anderson, or Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, as he’s affectionately called at Apple, is not the only Apple exec to make the move to the ailing Palm: former Apple senior vice president Jon Rubinstein’s joined him in a possible attempt to reinvigorate a brand that’s taken a beating in recent months at the hands of increased competition from the iPhone, among others.

 

…And speaking of iPhone credits that you may or may not be getting: With recently posted details on both how to get the credits and how long you’ll be able to get the credits, the chattering classes are expressing skepticism about this $100 really being $100 that any of the early adopters will even see. Time will, predictably, tell and until then early adopters will continue to have the rest of us take great delight in their almost-baseless chagrin.

 

Unlocked? Locked in?: How much do you hate AT&T? If you’re still busy counting the ways, be advised that plans are afoot to make all of those unlocking doodads, doodads previously designed to free you from AT&T servitude, obsolete. By way of? Yeah: a September iPhone update. Be warned.

 

The Amazingly Obsolete iPod: Transistor radios, 8-track tapes, Walkmans, iPods. So says Reuter’s Franklin Paul about something analyst Brion Feinberg said. Overtaken by devices like the iPhone and other music phones, Paul claims it’s time is short. In the meanwhile myopians like us still plan to go buy an iPod classic this weekend no matter what anybody says.

 

iMac software update 1.1: It’s got a coupla important bug fixes. That is all.

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