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June 27, 2007

iPhone Spawns Gray Market

by Steven Schwankert, IDG News Service

Cottage industry of 'line-waiters' and advance sales is springing up prior to the iPhone's Friday launch.

As The iPhone Launch Nears, The Wireless Industry Needs A Clue

by Marty Graham, Wired

On the eve of the iPhone's June 29 arrival, wireless-industry insiders are scrambling to understand their customers before Apple takes them away. The trouble is, they can't seem to agree on the problem, let alone the solution.

FireWire Headed For Slow Decline, Says Report

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

A new report from In-Stat says that IEEE 1394, known to Mac users as FireWire, is heading for a slow decline in the face of major challenges from other interfaces and a stagnating market share.

Apple Posts iPhone Keyboard Video

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The main thrust of the video seems to be 'trust the keyboard.'

Waiting For The Latest In Wizardry

by Katie Hafner, New York Times

MacBook's iSight: No Assembly Required

by Catherine Holahan, BusinessWeek

The picture quality is super and it's a snap to use, but this built-in webcam has lag and zoom issues that may disappoint frequent video bloggers.

Adobe To Open Lightroom To Developers

by Stephen Shankland, CNET

Adobe plans to release Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 on Tuesday, but bigger changes will come later when the company starts letting outside programmers add their own plug-ins to the software.

Wi-Fi Still A Missing Piece Of iPhone

by Glenn Fleishman, Wi-Fi Networking News

Because seamless connections to hotspots require custom software—software that a third party can't install on an iPhone yet—iPhone owners who want to use hotspots will have to connect, use the browser, and login, too.

iDay Minus Three...

by Chaterine Elsworth, Telegraph

So it turns out I'm not the only journalist struggling to get my hands on an iPhone ahead of Friday's launch.

Behind The iPhone Music

by Stephanie N. Mehta, Fortune

Stanley Sigman, CEO of AT&T Mobility, has been getting his team ready for iPhone mania for months. Sigman, a wireless industry veteran who is credited with turning around Cingular (as AT&T's wireless unit was previously known) five years ago, recently spoke about his company's hot new device, AT&T's partnership with Apple — and why the iPhone could be bigger than Caller ID.

Testing Out The iPhone

by Walter S. Mossberg and Katherine Boehret, Wall Street Journal

Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthorugh handheld computer. Its software, especially, sets a new bar for the smart-phone industry, and its clever finger-touch interface, which dispenses with a stylus and most buttons, works well, though it sometimes add steps to common functions.

Without Wireless Downloads, iPhone May Not Rock Music Industry

by Associated Press

"The whole idea of on-the-go instant gratification isn't there."

I wonder if one can download MP3s from iPhone's Safari browser?

Apple's iPhone Isn't Perfect, But It's Worthy Of The Hype

by Edward Baig, USA Today

At Last, The iPhone

by Steven Levy, Newsweek

Certainly all those people lining up to buy iPhones will find their investment worthwhile, if only for the delight they get from dazzling their friends. They will surely appreciate the iPhone's features and the way they are intertwined to present a unified experience. But in the future—when the iPhone has more applications and offers more performance, with a lower price—buyers will find even more value.

Rumor Today: Apple Licensing Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Microsoft Exchange is much more than an e-mail server. Just turning on IMAP and letting iPhone access the e-mail portion is to ignore the other goodies that Exchange brings to the table. To access all the other stuff — calendaring, for example, Apple will need to pay Microsoft some money for a license.

And the rumor today is that Apple has done that already. Expect some announcement soon?

The iPhone Matches Most Of Its Hype

by David Pogue, New York Times

Even in version 1.0, the iPhone is still the most sophisticated, outlook-changing piece of electronics to come along in years. It does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles.

Analysis: How Apple Sees The iPhone

by Peter Cohen and Philip Michaels, Macworld

Just glancing at the names on that list, it's clear that whatever analysts think of the iPhone, Apple sees it squarely in the middle of smartphone territory.

Analysis: iPhone's Rate Plan Is Actually Pretty Good

by Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

New Yorkers Camp Out For iPhone Despite Summer Heat

by Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service

Early adopters equpped with food, water, and other supplies as they await arrival of Apple's first cell phone.

Color 1.0: Apple Unleashes Final Cut Studio Grading And Finishing Tool

by Gary Adcock, Macworld

Apple Stores To Close From 2 To 6 On Friday

by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple has just announced that its retail stores will be closed on Friday, June 29th between 2 and 6pm to prepare for the iLaunch. Many retail AT&T stores have announced they will also close between 4 and 6pm for similar reasons.

By Heng-Cheong Leong