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December 11, 2007

Apple Retail Shifts Empty .Mac Boxes

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple's smart move to integrate .Mac services into Macs and iLife have driven strong sales of the service - despite complaints as to the system's reliability.

You Don't Have To Buy Apple Monitors For Your Macs

by Alan Zeichick,

What woudl you want to use a non-Apple monitor? Cost is one reason.

One Last Thing For 2007

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

If I remember my history correctly, Apple does sneak out a few small updates to its product line just before any expected large updates during the Expo or the WWDC. Which is my way of saying that Ars Technica has a rumor that Apple will have television shows on iTunes in Canada real soon now.

And if past rumors are accurate, this will also be the month where iTunes expand geographically — perhaps into Singapore, where Apple has been trying to get "unauthorised" iPhones off the shelf space.

Apple: 40 New Retail Stores In 2008

by MacNN

Leopard Revealing Apple Cinema HD Display Corruption

by Erik Kennedy, Ars Technica

Keeping Those Old Macs Useful

by David Passell, Low End Mac

Why The Apple TV Failed

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

If it isn't clear—and apparently it's not at Apple—the problem with the Apple TV is that its fate is ultimately in the hands of the content owners, not Apple. Those still thinking Steve Jobs will work out a deal with the movie studios like he did with the music labels need to understand that is exactly why he won't get such a deal.

Will Steve Jobs ever give up the television-on-iTunes idea, and add a DVR and DVD tray into Apple TV?

Macworld Expo To Feature New Show Floor Attractions

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Phase For iPod: Guitar Hero-Like Music Game Is Everything iPod Gaming Should Be

by Peter Cohen, Playlist

Phase is exactly what iPod gaming should be about — rather than reinventing the iPod as an also-ran game system, making it a truly unique game experience.

One Month With The iPhone

by Mark Wilson

Unlike every other mobile handset that I've ever owned, I enjoy using my iPhone.

Using A Mac... Why Oh Why?

by Greg Reinacker

I don't miss Windows.

Five Reasons Why Apple Stores Are Rockin'

by TechIQ

Apple has a simple, clearly positioned product line. And the stuff works.

iPhone On Right Track, But Won't Knock iPod Sales Yet — Report

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

In spite of its convergence appeal, the iPhone won't yet crave into the iPod's success — but it checks off many of the boxes needed for a future windfall, according to an investor note from analyst firm Piper Jaffray.

Perhaps, we are all waiting for the "hell freezes over" event, just like the Windows' iPod: the Great Unlocking Of The iPhone. (Or maybe the SDK will be enough?)

Traveling Music Teacher Keeps Students In Tune

by Apple

In the Middle Ages traveling minstrels roamed between castles and manors, providing musical entertainment for royalty. Sarah Grenier has much in common with those performers of old: She divides her time on the road, bringing musical instruction to students at two Southern California elementary schools. Grenier leaves the mandolin and lute at home, however. Instead, her teaching instruments of choice are a MacBook computer and an iPod. Still, the caliber of education she provides is fit for all future kings and queens.

Appel Ups iPhone Purchase Limit To Five

by Tom Krazit, CNET

After putting a two-unit limit on purchases of the iPhoen back in October, the company has quietly raised the limit back to five.

Is Ive Apple's Next CEO?

by Arik Hessldahl, BusinessWeek

As long as Jobs loves going to work every day, anyone with their eye on the CEO job will likely have a long wait.

See Also:

Ive Could Eventually Replace Jobs At Apple, Says Paper, by Justin Berka, Ars Technica.

Maybe, someday, one day, the "One More Thing" event will not be a new computer or new phone or new music player, but a new guy. :-)

By Heng-Cheong Leong