t's finally, really, totally, actually going to happen: Apple's ultraportable PC buzz is reaching died-from-the-fever-already pitch.
According to Taiwan's DigiTimes, Apple has placed orders for 13.3" backlit LED display components, and some believe it will be for a new ultraportable MacBook. It's not entirely clear why it couldn't simply be a skinnier MacBook in that standard-issue size.
Dell is also named in the report, but everyone's talking about Apple because Apple is sexy.
The short period in which T-Mobile has offered unlocked iPhones for 999 euros in Germany ended today after a state court in Hamburg had lifted the injunction obtained last month by Vodafone.
On November 21 Vodafone has filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Telekom, in an attempt to force the mobile operator, T-Mobile to sell to sell the device without a mandatory plan.
Parallels has begun testing its virtualisation software for Apple's latest operating system, Leopard.
Leopard was announced by Apple's chief executive, Steve Jobs, at his company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. But it wasn't until October that Parallels, a Mac virtualisation specialist, said it would release a version of its software for Leopard.
I'm not sure what ticks me off more about Leoptard (I can't take credit for that nickname—some Brit coined it): the fact that so many of the semi-important changes don't work, the fact that Apple turned a stable OS into a crash-happy glitz fest, or that the annoying, scruffy Live Free or Die Hard actor infecting my TV (and our Web site, by the way) is pretending that Leopard is better than Vista. It's not better than Vista. Leopard is Vista. And Tiger is better than both of them!
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.