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September 6, 2007

Apple May Face Lawsuit Over iPod Touch Moniker

by Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service

Upon hearing of the name of the new iPod, HTC president and CEO Peter Chou said "HTC Touch is a trademark, but I can't cmment right now," on whether HTC might file suit against Apple.

Apple's Content Quarrel

by Ronald Grover and Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

CEO Steve Jobs announced snazzy new iPods and a price cut for the iPhone, but the frustrations of content owners such as NBC are coming to the fore.

Apple Releases iTunes 7.4

by MacMinute

A Sinking Feeling Down In San Antone?

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

For the boys down at AT&T, Apple's iPhone partner, there was plenty not to like about Steve Jobs' many announcements today.

Mac And I

by Anders Noras

It doesn't feel good to be a Mac user anymore — it feels great!

Voyage To MarsEdit

by Smart Like Streetcar

Q&A With Jobs: That's What Happens In Technology'

by Jefferson Graham and Edward C. Baig, USA Today

"That's technology. If they bought it this morning, they should go back to where they bought it and talk to them. If they bought it a month ago, well, that's what happens in technology."

Conspicuous By Their Absence

by Chris Adamson, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

So Where Are The iPod Phatty Jokes Now?

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

"They should show us a little trust!"

I Want The iPod Touch - But Not Today

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Yes, that iPod touch looks very attractive. I want it — but I don't know whether I need it.

On a sadder note, I'm down. Down as in sick. Food poisoning, according to our family doctor.

The White iPod Has Gone Extinct

by Gizmodo

Another Apple And AT&T Debacle In The Works?

by Don Reisinger, CNET

Considering every wireless-equipped Starbucks in the nation is using T-Mobile's services and that same company is an AT&T competitor, how much can AT&T like the announcement made today that the iPod touch and, more importantly, the iPhone will be able to connect to the Starbucks Wi-Fi? I think AT&T is upset.

iPod Hi-Fi No Longer Sold Through Apple Store

by MacNN

Apple Brings Out Killer Revamped iPods But Stabs AT&T In The Back

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet

The iPod touch is, without a doubt, going to be big, but by releasing it Apple has once again demonstrated that it's a company that doesn't work well with other companies.

See Also:

I Paid $600 For My iPhone. Am I A Sucker?, by Declan McCullagh, CNET As much as I like my iPhone, I doubt that I got $200 worth over the value my old beater phone would have provided during that time.

Thoughts On The Non-Beatles Non-Announcement

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

I don't know why I care so much at this point other than I've been writing about the rocky relationship between Aple and The Beatles for so so so very freakin' long.

Ten Things You Want To Know About The 2007 iPods

by Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

We've assembled a list of some of the surprising new iPod details we gathered at Apple's Special Event.

Classic Or Touch?

by Brian Chen, Macworld

OK. Here's what I think I'll do. I'll buy the 8GB iPod touch and carry that around regularly so I can use the internet when I need to. Instead of selling my 30GB video iPod on eBay, I'll keep it in my car strictly for road trips. You win, iPod touch. I'll be seeing you after a few more paychecks.

Am I the only one who found this to be a difficult decision?

Apple Adds iPod Touch To Revamped iPod Line

by Philip Michaels, Jim Dalrymple and Peter Cohen, Playlist

Apple ushered in a new addition to its music player offerings Wednesday, with a touch-interface widescreen iPod that resembles the company's popular iPhone. Like the mobile phone, the iPod touch is controlled by buttons and features wireless networking capabilities.

Apple also overhauled its entire iPod lineup Wednesday, adding video playback to the redesigned nano and interface enhancements to the re-dubbed iPod classic. The company also boosted the capacity on its top-of-the-line music player to 160GB.

See Also:

Differences Between The iPhone And iPod Touch, by iPhone Atlas.

New iPod Just Touch Short Of My Nirvana, by Ina Fried, CNET

iPod Touch May Do More Than Apple Expects, by Justin Berka, Ars Technica.

Apple Launches The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store

by Jim Dalrymple, Playlist

IN addition to overhauing its iPod line-up, Apple also launched the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, a new service for iPod and iPhone users.

Apple Announces Custom Ringtone Maker For iPhone

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said a forthcoming update for iTunes would include a custom ringtone maker that will allow users to put ringtones on their iPhone, addressing what many users felt was a glaring omission from the mobile device.

Apple Slashes 8GB iPhone Price By $200

by Philip Michaels, Macworld

Those 4GB iPhones just become collector's items. Apple dropped the 4GB version of its mobile phone and slashed the price on the 8GB model to $399 — $200 less than its introductory price.

See Also:

How To Get $200 Back If You Just Got An iPhone, by Om Malik, GigaOM.

By Heng-Cheong Leong