Multiple reports this week are suggesting that iPhone talks between Apple and China's two most popular wireless carriers -- China Mobile and China Unicom -- have failed as a result of revenue sharing disputes. China Mobile, however, denies the claim.
The demands by Apple that it receive a percentage of the wireless service revenues generated by would-be users of a localized version of the touch-screen handset have unsurprisingly been met with opposition from both Far Eastern providers.
A new version of Apple's iPhone will be introduced in 2008 that is capable of operating on faster 3G cellular networks.
"You'll have it next year," AT&T (NYSE: T) chief executive Randall Stephenson told a group of stockholders and financial analysts at a Wednesday meeting in Santa Clara, Calif.
Apple said Wednesday that come the new year it will no longer allow customers to access and run its Boot Camp dual boot solution unless they upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
The software, which allows owners of Intel based Macs to also install and run versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system, made its debut in April of 2006 as beta software for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users.
Apple has threatened its "Premium Resellers" with losing their accreditation if they speak to customers about the iPhone, which is not yet officially available in Australia.
"Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE is anyone to offer any form of support to customers for the iPhone, either inside or outside of business hours," one reseller told its staff in an email.
Apple Inc. is acknowledging that some of its MacBook notebooks shipped with hard disk drives plagued by a manufacturing flaw that can result in permanent data loss even when used under routine operating conditions.
The issue, reported earlier this month by U.K.-based data-recovery firm Retrodata and subsequently covered by AppleInsider, is confined to Seagate 2.5-inch SATA drives that are manufactured in China and loaded with firmware Version 7.01.