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September 7, 2007

Apple Seeks TV Price Cut

by Josef Adalian, Variety

Apple is mulling a plan to cut the price of TV show downloads in half — an idea that's not going over too well in Hollywood.

According to three people familiar with the proposal, Apple has told networks and studios that it would like to slash the cost of most TV episodes sold via iTunes from the current $1.99 to just 99 cents — te same as what Apple charges for most music singles.

Andy's Thoughts On New iPods, Price Drop, Starbucks & More

by Andy Ihnatko, iPod Observer

Like the iPhone, the Touch does indeed run OS X, and has the same sort of hardware limitations as its rich uncle. The Nano works just fine with external microphones and you can click a checkbox in iTunes and use it as a standad USB storage device; no such joy with the Touch.

Apple Pro Application Support 4.0.2 Released

by Derik DeLong, MacUser

The Puppet Master: Love Steve Jobs Or Hate Him, Just Don't Ignore Him

by Robert X. Cringely, PBS

Here is something very important to remember about Steve Jobs (and probably the only part of this column that will bother him in the least): most of his business moves are still in reaction to having been fired by Apple back in 1985.

Toon Boom Studio 4 Sports New User Interface

by MacNN

First Look: iPod Nano, Classic, And Shuffle Updates

by Dan Frakes, Playlist

First Look: iPod Touch

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

It looks (and sometimes acts) like an iPhone, but it plays like an iPod.

iPod Touch: Because I Demanded It, And It's Good For Other People, Too

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

iPod touch wipes out all of my objections to iPhones. I win, Apple wins, consumers win, and everybody who wants to leave work at work, and yet still reain just connected enough to stay on top of things, wins.

iWork's Pages Takes A Big Step Forward

by Michael J. Miller, PC Magazine

It's not really designed for creating long, complex documents, but its general balance of simplicity and power make it a great choice for many users.

Safari Browser Makes New iPod Touch Intriguing

by Matt Hamblen, Computerworld

The web browsing capabilities could interest business users who want to surf the web without having to carry around a heavy laptop.

Third-Party Opportunities For The iPod Touch

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

1. Add EVDO/EDGE/3G Data, so that the internet is always-on.

2. Microphone, so that Skype works.

3. Camera.

Essentially, there are opportunites for third parties to make the iPod touch to be a "real" iPhone without the AT&T phone part. The barrier of entry: Apple, and its tight control over the dock connector SDK.

Why Apple Come Up With iPod Touch

by Simple Is The Reason Of My Heart

The Long Tail dominating the music market and not the content providers.

The iPhone Menace

by Paul Boutin, Slate

After a few hours of side-by-side comparisons, I'm convinced more than ever that the iPhone isnt' the device for me. I'll be replacing my BlackBerry with... another BlackBerry.

iTunes 7.4 Kills iToner Ringtones

by iPhone Central

Before breaking out the pitchforks and torches, please understand that this appears to be an unwelcome side-effect of the way iTunes goes about its business rather than an attempt to target iToner or other methods for installing custom ringtones.

VisualHub Supports New iPod Nano, iPod Classic

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Four Mistakes Apple Made With The iPhone Price Drop

by Terrence Russell, Wired

$100 For Every iPhone Owner

by Mark Hattersley, Macworld UK

Apple has offered $100 of in-store credit to all iPhone customers that purchased the phone before the recent $200 price cut. The deal has been announcd by Steve Jobs in an open letter on the Apple website.

See Also:

To All iPhone Customers, by Steve Jobs, Apple.

An Apple iPod For The Enterprise?

by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, eWeek

Put your business cap on for a moment, and take another look. The iPod touch also comes with 802.11b/g and the Safari web browser.

By Heng-Cheong Leong