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iPhone Developers Now Allowed to Issue Promo Copies of Apps

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

At long last Apple is officially allowing developers the right to issue “promotional” copies of applications free of charge to beneficiaries.

Developers had previously found it difficult to apportion promotional copies of applications, having to opt for Ad-hoc distribution or gift certificate issuance. Macrumors reports that upon App Store approval, developers will [...]

AT&T Officially Offering Free Wi-Fi for iPhone Users

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

AT&T has officially announced that they will be offering free Wi-Fi service for iPhone users across America.

While we have heard word of such offerings before, this time it is official. The new announcement states:
“AT&T knows Wi-Fi is hot, and FREE Wi-Fi is even hotter. Which is why FREE AT&T Wi-Fi [...]

Analyst: Slumping Economy Leads to Trimmed Mac Sale Estimates

Friday, September 12th, 2008

American Technology Research analyst, Shaw Wu, maintains that even Apple is susceptible to downturn due in part to the severe economic situation, as he has cut his December and March quarters as well as 2009 revenue and EPS estimates.

Wu notes that while September quarter Mac sales could potentially remain healthy due to the school season [...]

Microsoft to Replicate Apple Genius Program

Friday, September 5th, 2008

If imitation is the highest form of flattery then Apple should be blushing right about now.

Microsoft has recently stated that their latest marketing campaign will include expertly trained in-store personnel. The company’s GM of corporate communications, Tom Pilla, has stated that the Microsoft representatives, dubbed “Microsoft Gurus,” will provide support and answer customer questions, [...]

iPhone 3G lands the cover of Best Buy Circular. Ooh La La.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Despite recent legal issues of over-saturating the market with iPhone 3Gs, Apple is showing no signs of slowing down as Best Buy is set to begin selling the device come September 7.

AppleInsider has gotten their hands on a copy of next week’s Best Buy circular which prominently features a cover shot of the handset in [...]

Apple’s Free iPod, Back to School Promotion Ends September 15th

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Apple’s annual “Back to School” promotion is massively successful, generating the company extensive revenue, while getting new computers, iPods and software into new user’s hands. This year’s Back to School promotion ends September 15th.

While it would be easy to say “Students Hurry, it’s almost the 15th,” Apple’s notebook and iPod line is currently in limbo. [...]

Analyst Predicts Record Breaking September Quarter Mac Sales

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Apple’s back to school promotion may be showing booming signs of Mac sales that may lead to a record breaking quarter.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) analyst, Mike Abramsky, is expecting the Cupertino based company to ship just over 3 million Macs in the September quarter, which represents 41% year-over-year growth and 22% quarter-over-quater [...]

Bodog Announces “Apple MacBook Blackjack Promotion”

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

For those of you interested in gambling…or for that matter gambling ONLINE…Listen up! Bodog Casino has recently announced one of its best promotions (in our opinion) to date. This September, Bodog will be offering up thousands in cash prizes in ADDITION to Apple Macbook computers.

From August 20th to October 1st, Bodog will [...]

Microsoft Retains Jerry Seinfeld as Part of $300 Million Ad Blitz

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

In order to combat the battered reputation that Microsoft has been receiving over the past several years, they are going to begin a $300 million ad campaign that is set to star known Mac user Jerry Seinfeld.

The decision follows in the wake of Apple’s, “Get a Mac” campaign, a series of humorous ads aimed at [...]

Aussies get iPhone Thursday at midnight… so Friday, but early.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

“Technology buffs have a wait of less than a day before they get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone, with Optus holding a launch party at midnight on Thursday.”
“Optus will begin selling the iPhone to registered customers at their Sydney store on George Street, with the rest of the country getting access to the much-anticipated [...]

O2 website crashes due to high demand.

Monday, July 7th, 2008

“O2 customers determined to get their hands on Apple’s new 3G iPhone caused the network’s website to crash this morning as they rushed to pre-order the new device. ”
“Pre-orders opened at 8am this morning, and within an hour the website had buckled under what an O2 spokesman described as phenomenal demand for the new iPhone, [...]

SSD MacBook Air price reduction; $500 cheaper.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

As the price of NAND flash memory continues to decline, Apple has recently reduced the price of the Solid State Drive (SSD) MacBook Air by $500.
“The Cupertino-based Mac maker is now selling its super slim 13-inch 1.8GHz MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive for $2598, down from the $3098 fetching price that was [...]

O2 leaks iPhone 3G PAYG pricing.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

This morning mobile provider O2 appears to have inadvertently published pricing for a Pay As You Go iPhone 3G plan, yet quickly retracted it.
“According to O2’s accidental site update, the 8GB iPhone will cost £300, while the 16GB version will be £360. The cost includes six months of Wi-Fi access and unlimited web browsing. After [...]

Telefonica gets 300,000 iPhone pre-orders.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Jason Sinclair of the Dow Jones Newswires, reports that Telefonica SA (TEF) has received 300,000 pre registrations in the U.K. and Spain to buy the upcoming iPhone 3G.
A company spokesman claims that customers have been reserving units of the device on the company’s website since Telefonica announced it would sell the handset earlier this month.  [...]

Optus pulls out on iPhone pre-registration.

Monday, June 16th, 2008 reports that mobile carrier Optus has put an end to pre-registration for the iPhone 3G. Up until early this week, the company was accepting pre-registration orders on their website but has subsequently pulled out on the orders due to an overwhelming demand. The site is now only allowing users to register [...]

The iPhone’s devastating impact on rivals.

Monday, June 16th, 2008

As the release of the iPhone 3G nears, both competing handset makers and mobile carriers will certainly feel the impact. It didn’t take long for Apple to make its mark on the mobile industry with the introduction of the first iPhone, nabbing up a sizable portion of the handset market. All of this [...]

02 offering free upgrades for select plans.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

While yesterday’s announcement of a drastic price reduction for the 3G iPhone, may seem to be a great deal at $199 for the 8GB model, its certainly hard to beat “free.” People of the UK May have something to smile about today as O2 has confirmed that it will offer its customers a free, [...]

Apple officially sets aim on students. Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Apple has officially set its target on students, offering up a free iPod Touch with Mac purchases.
Similar to past deals offered by Apple, this current promotion runs from June 3rd to September 15th and provides a rebate of up to $299 for qualifying individuals who buy a Mac and an iPod Touch or iPod Nano.
“Customers [...]