DVD Jon has produced an updated version of Apple’s 1984 Ad.
Apple’s iPhone App Wall
TechCrunch has some photos of the very cool iPhone App Wall at WWDC. Every time you buy an App an angel gets its wings (or at least, its icon bounces).
New iPod Shuffle DRM chip – not.
“Paranoia strikes deep…”
It seems that Boing Boing gadgets found (gasp!) a chip lurking in the 3rd generation iPod shuffle headphone controller. Donning their tinfoil hats they then proceeded to speculate it was a DRM chip, preventing non-approved headphones from working with the Shuffle. Could this be the start of Apple using its 70% of the MP3 player market to crush the headphone industry?
The craziness even spread as far as the usually more sensible Macintouch, where a user’s post of a link to BoingBoing caused mention of the authentication chip to be rolled into their Shuffle review.
Fortunately after a bit more digging some rationality seems to have prevailed. Yes, you still have to license it from Apple, but on the plus side it means you can sell your wares to all the iPod Shuffle owners out there.
Of course, the Shuffle still starts playing through plain old stereo headphones when you plug them in.
17 inch Unibody MacBook Pro now shipping in 5-7 days
As of last Friday apparently the Australian Apple Store is now listing the 17 inch Unibody MacBook Pro as shipping within 5-7 days.
A reminder also that students, teachers and educational professionals are also able to get $176 rebate if they purchase an iPod with an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
Jimmy Barnes iTunes Bushfire relief album
iTunes Australia has a $3.99 charity Album starring Jimmy Barnes.
Can Apple survive another great quarter?
The Macalope asks “Can Apple survive another great quarter?”
To put it in context, Daring Fireball reports that Sony Projects have recorded a US$3 Billion loss, and Nokia profits have dropped 69%.
Apple Photoshop Disasters
An Apple iPod ad has made it on to PhotoshopDisasters.
The Simpsons: MyPods and Boomsticks
The Simpsons have done an extended mApple parody (including Steve Mobbs and the Brainiac Bar, and a parody of the 1984 ad), available on hulu. For users in the rest of the world outside the continental US, check it out on YouTube.
iTunes to close?
In a news story that threatens to eclipse panicky Wall Street speculation, rumours are spreading that the iTunes store might have to close if a ruling tomorrow by the Copyright Royalty Board increases royalties too much. Or maybe the CRB will get panicky if Steve threatens to throw the big iTunes Store switch…
Of course, Apple really makes its money from selling iPods and iPhones to play content from iTunes, so it might not be as big a problem as people expect 🙂
iPod nano explodes whilst charging
Head on over to The Consumerist to see photos of what happens when an iPod nano decides to explode whilst charging.