MacBreak Weekly

Jan 22nd 2007

MacBreak Weekly 26

Strawberry iPods Forever

Apple's Super Bowl commercial, iPhone sales predictions, and the buck ninety nine upgrade...
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Category: News

Apple's Super Bowl commercial, iPhone sales predictions, and the buck ninety nine upgrade...

  • Apple's profit has risen 78% and iPod sales have reached 21 million.
  • Create a phony portfolio on Marketocracy.
  • When Leo goes on Regis and Kelly, he will be presenting Parallels.
  • Apple will air the a Super Bowl ad that will announce the Beatles on iTunes.
  • There are debates online whether LG stole the design for the KE850 from the iPhone.
  • Predictions for iPhone sales by 2008: Leo-2 million, Alex-18 million, Scott-10 million, Merlin-21 million.
  • Apple has included 802.11n chips in the new Core 2 Duo machines, but to receive the patch upgrade, they will have to charge you for $1.99 for accounting purposes.
  • Apple may begin to charge OS X Tiger users for the final version of Boot Camp.
  • Apparently, Jim Allchin stated that they should have teamed up with Apple for an mp3 player.
  • Microsoft has sold hundreds of thousands of Zunes, compared to the 21 million iPods.
  • Australian economists have created an iPod index.
  • France, Norway, and Germany have joined forces against Apple's DRM.


Picks

  • Alex: Add extra features or unlock hidden features in OSX with TinkerTool.
  • Scott: The sE 2200a is an all in one microphone device.
  • Leo: Post what you're up to on Twitter and keep track of your friends there with Twitterrific. Also, Icon Factory has an iPhone icon.
  • Merlin: There is now a fix for the securityd process hogging RAM when reauthorizing apps' Keychain access. Also, High Priority will post in your menubar your latest iCal tasks.

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