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21.07.2005

MacOrama für den 21. Juli 2005

MacOrama"Apple shipped 283,000 Macs in EMEA, according to IDC, for 2 per cent market share." Immerhin hatte man mit 48% (abgesehen von Acer) den stärksten Stückzahlenzuwachs zum Vorjahresquartal. Weitere Zahlen bei Macworld UK.
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"Dora", is the world's first fully autonomous vehicle driven by Mac OS X. The entire development and race management efforts at Team Banzai is being done using Apple Mac OS X technology."
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Wired berichtet über eine Podiumsdiskussion zur Zukunft der digitalen Musik, auf der unter anderem 'Professor iPod' zugegen war: "But Bull warned against the jukebox model, which he sees as confounding choice and depersonalizing musical taste. "The iPod shuffle is successful because people can't handle the amount of choice on larger-capacity models," he said. Most iPod users take advantage of just 2 percent of their collections, he claimed. "If you can access everything, you can't choose anything," he said. "The subscription model seems to fly in the face of the personal nature of music collections," he added. "I think that's wrong, it's not how people work."
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(Ausführliches) Drunkenblog-Interview mit Delicious Monster-Mann Wil Shipley.
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Piper Jaffray said, "We believe that the iPod is gaining further traction through the beginning of the September quarter, as evidenced by the number of iPods included on the Amazon.com Top Seller List. In addition, we believe the iPod does not have any supply constraints given that all products ship on the same business day according to Apple's Web site."
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"According to industry sources, RadioShack, the nation's No. 1 electronics specialty retailer, has agreed to carry Apple's full mix of iPod digital music players at several thousands locations beginning the fourth calendar quarter of the year." AI.
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"On the heels of a succesful clearance of previous generation iPods through online discounter Overstock.com, Apple is reportedly looking to dump existing inventory of Mac minis and previous generation G5 systems through similar outlets.[...] Some of the Mac systems Apple is looking to discount include "finished goods" stock of Mac minis, first generation iMac G5s and Power Mac G5 desktops. Sources said a percentage of the G5-based systems are believed to be refurbrished items, while the stock of Mac minis are new retail models", so AI. Die Versandzeit des Mac mini erhöhte sich im US Store erneut auf 5-7 Tage.
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Die PSP wird weiß und bekommt in wenigen Tagen ein Firmware-Update mit einem offiziellen Browser spendiert. Mehr bei Engadget.
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OmniWeb 5.1.1 ist final, keine Neuerungen seit 5.1.1b4.

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