Apple will launch the iPhone in the UK at 6.02pm tomorrow night - and a queue is already forming outside its doors on Regent Street.
It's not the longest queue - yet, but two people have arrived outside the store equipped with warm weather clothing, folding chairs and grim, dogged determination to be among the first people in the UK to get hold of an iPhone.
The move replicates the US experience, where the first queues began to form outside Apple and AT&T shops the day before the product launched. Hundreds had joined these queues by the time the iPhone went on sale.
Apple has addressed some of the problems Leopard users have reported with Time Machine, including stalled and invisible backups, with several support documents.
Mac users, however, are still packing Apple's support forums with complaints about the backup and restore software.
Apple is reportedly applying the finishing touches to the first post-release update for Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'.
Mac OS X 10.5.1 is apparently being put together now with widespread testing scheduled to begin "as early as this week," AppleInsider reports.
The update will address several issues that have emerged since the OS shipped and is a maintenance and security update that answers various problems experienced by users since the OS shipped.
An elaborate array of virtual chastity belts is supposed to keep the iPhone pure. But, as Giles Turnbull reports, that is just a red rag to a geek. Apple’s iPhone goes on sale in the UK at 6.02pm tomorrow The 8GB device, which combines an iPod music player with a web browser and a mobile phone, costs £269. Customers will also have to sign up to an 18-month contract with Apple’s network partner, O2, with tariffs ranging from £35 a month to £55 a month.
Apple has released the Darwin source code behind its Leopard operating system to developers.
Darwin 9.0 forms the backbone of the UNIX-based operating system and is being made available to developers in the open source community, as it has been since Mac OS X 10, the first version of the OS. Darwin 9.0 is a fully-conformant UNIX operating system that's built on Mach 3.0 and FreeBSD 5. It bundles over a hundred popular Open Source products, including bash, tcsh, ksh, and zsh, emacs, vim, and nano.