I’ve been thinking about that Apple might be up to with the North Carolina data center they’ve been working on, and the announcement that Apple is making tomorrow. I think it’s pretty likely that they’re finally going to take the technology they bought from LaLa.com, and create a streaming music service.
What would this mean? No more having to download all your music to your devices. Have a huge iTunes library that won’t all fit on that nice iPod Touch, iPhone, or AppleTV? No problem. They know what music you bought, and can stream it to you. Want streaming only versions of those songs? Apple can use LaLa’s tech to do that too, for a price. It’d sure be something big enough to require a massive new data center.
If AT&T got wind of this early on, this might be the reason they decided to drop the “all you can eat” 3G plan earlier this year. That’s just speculation, of course…. as is the rest of this.
Update: Well, it wasn’t streaming. It was The Beatles… And Amazon is selling the The Beatles Stereo Box Set for $20 cheaper than iTunes, as of this writing.
Verizon and AT&T will start to carry the iPad on Oct 18th.
Not sure what kind of deal you can get from them, but Amazon carries the Apple iPad for a good price.
Apple will be holding a “Back To the Mac” event on Oct. 20th. Could this be the long awaited update to Mac OS? “Apple Lion”, perhaps?
We’ll see soon.
Today Netflix updated their iPhone app, and now you can watch movies directly over 3G on your iPhone! Check out the app at the iTunes store.
Apple has gotten a patent on a technology where the device itself changes its physical interface, depending on the situation. Using it like an iPod? You get a wheel. Using it like a remote control, you get the buttons for that. Need a physical keyboard? It would be able to do that too.
This is extremely cool.
via Patently Apple
Ars Technica is doing a GREAT job with their Live WWDC Keynote coverage. Jacqui Cheng and Aurich are doing a better job than anyone else who’s covering the event.
If you’d like to read why Apple is not supporting Flash on iPhone, iPod and iPad, you should read Steve Jobs himself has to say about it. He’s posted a note on Apple’s website, “Thoughts on Flash”.
MacBook Pro now with Intel i5 and i7, and 4 gig of memory standard.
Check the Apple Store. The older versions are still around at Amazon, at least for a while.
That chip in the case of my iFrog case I bought at the AT&T store appeared not to long after getting the case. The same thing happened to my wife’s case. I’m very disappointed in the quality.
I brought a Casecrown case, same color, and so far I’ve been happy with it. I won’t be buying from iFrog again.
Update: For my iPhone 5s, I bought a OtterBox Defender iPhone case