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Weekly Recap: Papermaster Saga, Notebook Benchmarks, Rumors, and Speculation

The Papermaster Saga Continues, Apple Exec Shakeups

This week a court order had mandated the newly hired Apple exec, Mark Papermaster, to cease working, as the Apple and IBM battle continues. Additionally, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Al Shipp, is leaving the company with no apparent replacement.

READ → – Papermaster Ordered to Stop Working, Claims He Did Nothing Wrong
READ → – Mark Papermaster’s Bio Removed From Apple’s Website
READ → – Judge Orders IBM to Pay $3 Million Papermaster Bond
READ → – Senior VP of Enterprise Sales Leaving Apple, No Replacement

Mac Notebook Benchmarks, Updates and Projections.

This week we have seen a slew of MacBook benchmark tests that show strong improvements over their predecessors as well as a strong forecast for the upcoming holiday sales.

READ → – New Macbook Air Shows Slight Speed Improvements, Comparatively
READ → – Study Shows New MacBooks to Take Healthy Percentage of Holiday Sales
READ → – Apple Prepping Another Software Update for New MacBook Issues
READ → – Macbook Nano, Cupertino’s Long Lost Father and Son Team
READ → – 2.8GHz Macbook Pro Benchmarks, Improvements Across the Board

Rumors; Carbon Fiber, Mac Pros and AT&T

Rumors regarding iPhone firmware 2.2 point to a release within the next week or so. An official iPhone tethering plan may be more expensive, and not as flexible as many had hoped for, and a big juicy rumor regarding some “visual” search results caused some commotion.

READ → – Carbon Fiber Mackbook Air Rumors Debunked?
READ → – AT&T iPhone Tethering Plan Specifics, No Unlimited Plan?
READ → – iPhone Firmware 2.2 Coming In Less Than 10 Days?
READ → – Apple Working On Enhanced (Visual) Search Results?
READ → – Intel Leaks Point to Mac Pro Updates Early Next Year?
READ → – Reminder: AT&T Is Not Your Friend
READ → – Screenshots: iPhone OS 2.2 Adds App Store Sorting

Speculation, Opinions, Featured Articles

This week we took a close look at comparing two of the greatest visionaries and businessmen of our time. We were also left questioning Apple’s move to cut yet another application from the App Store and whether they will be forced to migrate to USB 3.0. Oh yeah, and what ever happened to the long overdue premium headphones? We’re still waiting.

READ → – Latest App Store Victim: CastCatcher by Return7
READ → – Are You Waiting For Apple’s New Premium Headphones?
READ → – Warren Buffett & Steve Jobs: 10 Similarities
READ → – Could Apple Be Forced to Switch to USB 3.0?

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