Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rumor: New iPhones to require contract before purchase?

With the price of the new iPhone 3G significantly lower than the original price for the EDGE phone, by half in fact, many are wondering how Apple managed to cut the price so much. It is possible that Apple simply decided to lower their profit margin on the hardware itself, but typically Apple cuts prices in small amounts, like lowering the AppleTV from $299 to $229. The lowering of the iPhone 3G price to $199 for the entry model strongly suggests that Apple is allowing AT&T to subsidize the cost of the phone directly.

Previously AT&T could count on getting substantial service fees over the lifetime of the Phone, with Apple receiving a significant percentage of those fees, further increasing the profit margin on each phone sold. Read more

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Live Keynote Updates STREAMING

Click through to the full page for streaming updates from WWDC 2008! Read more

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Stay tuned for LIVE coverage of WWDC!

Mac OS Rumors will be providing live up to the minute coverage of this week’s World Wide Developer Conference — not just Steve Jobs’ keynote today, but also events as they unfold all week at the first-ever sold out WWDC! Stay tuned and check back often for all the latest!

We have powerful new servers and expect to offer very fast site performance throughout the event!

If you uncover an interesting tidbit or just have something to share as you attend the Conference, email us: rumors@macosrumors.com or submit a comment! Read more

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Mac Nano a reality with “Fusion”?


As TUAW notes, evidence has appeared suggesting Apple may be releasing a new Mac, dubbed Fusion, as an ultra light but powerful machine, possibly for developer use. If true this is quite obviously the Mac Nano everyone has been talking about for quite some time, but as with any rumor we will see what happens at WWDC tomorrow. The language of the pages is a bit unlike Apple, especially the focus on developers with a machine that will obviously replace the Mini and be desired by just about everyone, but they do stray from their straight consumer talk when targeting developers and power users, as this page appears to suggest they are doing with Fusion.

The screenshots appear to be unreleased Apple website pages, which state the following:

“Building your applications for the Mac has never been easier. Read more

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Apple is not dropping Carbon support, PowerPC code


Since the Intel switch, everyone has been waiting for Apple to set a hard deadline for support for PowerPC based Macs. Some have significant numbers of PowerPC machines in use and want to be able to continue using them with new OS X releases in the future, others are clamoring for Apple to go Intel-only.

While it is a given that Apple will eventually drop support for the last PowerPC based macs at some point with a future release of OS X, it is unlikely this will happen as soon as 10.6. Apple does set arbitrary but hard cutoff points for older hardware, but those are specific machines lacking certain features. For Apple to cut support for PowerPC hardware would mean cutting an entire architecture out of the operating system. Read more

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