Free Shipping at Online Apple Store, The Forgotten Apple TV, iPhone UK Woes, Blue Beanie Day

Free Shipping at Online Apple Store, The Forgotten Apple TV, iPhone UK Woes, Blue Beanie Day

 

Cyber Monday free shipping: Like many other online retailers, The online Apple Store is offering free shipping on almost everything. You'll have to pay shipping if you buy an APC racks or uninterruptible power supply products. Purchases must be made before 11:59 PM Pacific.

 

Apple holiday makeover: The Apple Stores changed the layout of its stores to accomdate the holiday crowds. Did you visit an Apple Store this weekend? Notice anything different? Tell us in the comments below.

 

Apple Stores have pull: An analyst actually spent hours in front of Apple Stores to figure out that people who walked within 25 feet of the store went inside.

 

Working at the Apple Store: A new book called Punching In talks about working at stores such as Starbucks, The Gap, and the Apple Store.

 

Apple TV: CNet takes a close look at the fogotten Apple TV. The Apple TV hasn't had much fanfare. The CNet article makes the point that no company has really figured out Internet TV.

 

iPhone complaints in UK: Across the pond, British iPhone buyers are complaining of poor reception and signal failure. O2, the iPhone service provider in the UK, says it's Apple's problem.

 

Apple settles with Burst: Apple ponied up $10 million to settle a patent infringement case with Burst. Considering that $5.4 million of that will pay for Burst's legal fees, Apple got a pretty decent deal.

 

QuickTime vulnerability: The United States Computer Emergency Readines Team (who knew that branch of the US Dept. of Homeland Security existed?) has issued an alert regarding a QuickTime vulnerability. The vulnerability is known to affect Windows. Its affect on Mac OS X is unknown.

 

Desktop evolution: Gizmodo has put together an interesting side-by-side comparison of the desktops on the Mac and Windows. The comparison starts with Mac System 7 and Windows 95.

 

Today is Blue Beanie Day: Web gurus, wear it with pride.

 

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Anonymous

Sony ads,
Vista ads,
What gives?

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OsbotTheRobot

Free shipping? How is this news? I don't know about the US, but the canadian apple store has free shipping 365 days of the year for orders over $49... and really, how much is sub 50 bucks at the apple store...

not much.

Slow news day, huh?

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macbook pro 4 life

I don't mind the adds on the side, but having to click through the page thats one big add is so annoying. Plus...Sony adds? Come on.

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Ron in Ann Arbor

Question == Why would the reception problem in the UK be any different than in the US ???

Answer -- it ISN'T -- there were hundreds of posts in the apple.com discussion forums when they came out about antenna problems. Apple, in every single instance, instantly swapped them out for new ones at the Apple Store. Without officially acknowledging the problem, they unofficially "fixed it". That sort of out of the box failure happens with every single phone out there - it's just media jumping all over the particular iPhone because they think it makes "good news."

The big issue in the UK is that with a total of only 12 Apple Stores in the entire country, people can't just bring their phone into an Apple Store for a genius to swap it out.

I expect these types of problems to be even larger when the phone rolls out in countries that has even less access to Apple Stores and Genius Bars.

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corrr!

Apple don't stand a chance if they release an even slightly flawed iPhone into the Japanese communications market. No surprise to see it will be released here after mistakes have been made elsewhere.

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Q-krazna

Why are there ads for the the Sony Vaio all over MacLife.

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Anonymous

Why a Vaio ad? Becuase, in the end it's all about the money...

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Anonymous

I don't see them cause I'm using firefox

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Luke

With the blast shield down how are you supposed to fight?

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Anonymous

Did fake Steve Jobs tell you to do this.

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Anonymous

I bet Sony and PC Guy are having a laugh.

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