A fire has broken out at the Apple Campus in Cupertino. A building is burning at 2705 #6 Valley Green Dr.
The fire started at approximately 10:00 p.m. It is a three-alarm fire.
Update: The fire was contained at about 12:30 a.m. Santa Clara deputy chief, Hal Rooney said that the fire may have started in the air conditioning unit on the second floor. Employees in the building called in the fire.
With Apple, we never know more than we have to, and its upcoming "product transition" is no exception. We know it's coming before Sept. 30, and we know it'll put a strain on the company's gross margins. But if Apple's track record for such announcements is any indictor, we should be ready for something big.
Apple comes clean about MobileMe to its employees, new nanos are on the horizon and iPhone 3Gs will cover the earth soon.
A honky-tonk victim is chosen for our weekly, "Keep or Delete." Each week we download and review the free iTunes song of the week and decide whether we're going to keep or delete the file. This week's artist:
TechCrunch is reporting that Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics company that makes all those little iPhone 3Gs, is ramping up production of the device to 800,00 units a week. The information comes from a source close to Apple.
If the information is correct, Foxconn would produce 41,600,000 iPhones a year. That number shatters the estimated 25 million iPhones predicted to be produced over the life of the device.
With Apple planning to release the iPhone 3G in more countries, they may need the extra couple million.
NullRiver released NetShare, a tethering app, in the iTunes App Store only to have it pulled after a few minutes. the app would have allowed iPhone owners to share their mobile internet connection with their laptop.
Yeah we know, it would have been great.
NullRiver states on their website that they haven't received any word from Apple on why the app was pulled from the store, and that the app doesn't violate any developer or App Store agreements.
"Furthermore, plans(unless specifically designated for tethering usage) cannot be used for any applications that tether the device (through use of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/PDA-to computer accessories, Bluetooth® or any other wireless technology) to Personal Computers (including without limitation, laptops), or other equipment for any purpose."
Nullriver hopes that Apple will release the app in countries without tethering restrictions in their mobile contracts.
MacNN is reporting that Apple has announced revenue of $7.46 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion for the 2008 third quarter, which ended June 28. This has been the best June quarter in the company’s history.
Apple sold almost 2.5 Million Macs, a 41 percent increase from last year, and over 11 million iPods, a 12 percent increase. iPhone sales increased by almost 450,000 units.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs felt that the iPhone 3G initiated growth for the third quarter, while Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer expressed satisfaction with the amount of revenue accumulated. Apple expects revenue of about $7.8 billion for the fourth quarter.
Yesterday, Apple made a big fuss over Psystar’s Mac OS clones. Today, they insist Psystar do a mass recall of all units running the hacked Mac OX system. That means that the Mac cloners days could be numbered. A recall of all Psystar units will undeniably bankrupt them. Apple also wants whatever profits the company has gained, in addition to, any dollars that may flow once the judge bangs the gavel.
According to Yahoo! News, a product recall is an “unusual step”. Mandated recalls are usually ordered by government agencies to rid the market of products that are potentially harmful.
Both Apple and Psystar’s legal team declined comment.
Apple is acknowledging the difficulties involved in the transfer between the .Mac and MobileMe services and are compensating members. “We will be extending subscriptions by 30 days to customers free of charge to express our appreciation for their patience during the transition period,” said Apple Inc., in a statement.
You usually get what you ask for. Last April, a representative for the company Psystar, only identified as “Robert”, challenged Apple to bring a lawsuit against his company for reportedly using hacked versions of Mac OS X on on their custom built computers. AppleInsider reports that as of July 3, Apple Inc. has filed a formal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Psystar for manufacturing and selling unauthorized Mac systems.
The small Florida-based firm made headlines last Spring after announcing its line of low-cost, high-performing machines called OpenMac, later changed to Open Computer so as to avoid charges of copyright infringement. Psystar taunted Apple by asserting that they were the only other computer company selling Mac OS systems.
"What if Microsoft said you could only install Windows on Dell computers?," said Robert of Psystar. He also added, "What if Honda said that, after you buy their car, you could only drive it on the roads they said you could?" Robert had also been quoted as saying that Apple had been violating antitrust laws by restricting installation of its operating system on non-Mac machines.