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Weekly Recap: Apple Outperforms, People Get Poached and Numbers Come In

Apple iPhone Firmware 2.2

Apple has begun seeding a new iPhone Firmware version to developers. Within the new build are a few surprises, both functional and pretty. But, most surprising of all is the apparent priority in which Apple is treating certain features that users are clamoring for. Additionally, a welcome addition by the community is the launch of Apple’s new iPhone Developer Forums.

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Benchmarks, Metrics and Statistics

Much interesting information came in this week regarding official numbers, benchmarks, test, scores and official performance statistics.

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Apple Shares Outperform, Have Already Bottomed

After being slammed for more than a week, share of Apple have been riding a wave of confidence while bouncing back from a 52-week low. Analyst Jim Cramer believes the stock has already bottomed, and Wall Street seems to be realizing Apple’s truly premium market positioning.

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Applications, Support, Execs and oh yeah… Psystar

Welcome Mark Papermaster, a lead chip designer from IBM that Apple recently poached. Also, Google makes a solid showing with Google Earth for iPhone, and a very useful application was approved by Apple for the App Store. Still at it, Psystar managed to publish a Press Release littered with Apple’s name, slamming them for the lack of Blu-Ray support in their machines.

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