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July 11, 2007

Classic Arcade Games Reach The Mac

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

GameTap has released a Mac client for its catalogue of 500 classic titles.

Meet The iPhone Hackers

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

The coding geniuses who are taking apart Appel's hot device say they're within a few days of making it work with cell networks beyond AT&T.

Apple Shares Hit High After Prediction

by Associated Press

Shares of Apple Inc. hit a new all-time trading high Tuesday after an analyst speculated that the company would come out with a less expensive, smaller iPhone later this year.

Yet investors also were being cautioned Tuesday by a separate — more sobering — report from a different analyst at the same securities firm, saying he could not confirm his colleague's assumptions. He told his clients in a report that a low-end phone from Apple was unlikely in the near term.

What Is A "Nano-Based" iPod?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

There have been some talks about a "nano-based" iPod — which I totally don't understand. What do "nano-based" mean?

In fact, the current iPhone is "nano-based", if we are talking about the storage technology inside the pod. The words that reporters are searching for, I think, is "smaller-sized". Of course, that doesn't sound as sexy.

But, of course, the iPhone is really nothing like an iPod. Steve Jobs has even said that he is treating the iPhone business as a separate business from the iPod business. To assume the iPhone product line will mirror the iPod product line is possibly a very wrong assumption to make.

A Day Without Steve

by John Siracusa, Macworld

The only effective transition strategy may be to retain Jobs in spirit while converting the organization to a more democratic structure. Let the management mantra be "What Would Steve Do?"

Democratic sturcutre? I'm not sure what that means, but if this is management by consensus, I don't think it will work. Ownership of ideas is important.

iPhoney iPod Coming! Sun Rises In East!

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

No! Who woulda thunk it!?

JP Morgan Retracts. Now Says "No" To Near Term "Nano" iPhone, by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Unless the existing iPhone fails miserably in the marketplace, the question is not whether cheaper iPhones will be delivered by Apple in the future. The question is when will Apple deliver.

You Software Releases You Control 1.5

by MacMinute

By Heng-Cheong Leong