The latest spy pictures apparently show a much thinner iPhone, the plot thickens with a possible iPod update, and Apple may thin out competition in the dock-connector adapter market. Fortunately, the remainders for Wednesday, September 5, 2012 have a thick skin.
Well, we're in the tall rumor weeds. Purported photos of the forthcoming iPhone have surfaced on a variety sites, thanks to companies that deal in repair parts. The images show a taller iPhone, but also a thinner one. If Apple keeps going along these lines, it's eventually going to have to release a two-dimensional model.
As we count down the remaining days to Apple's press event, here's more grist for the mill. 9to5Mac says that new iPod nanos and shuffles may surface alongside the iPhone at the event. At which point they will be lovingly placed in a casket alongside the PowerPC chip and Mac OS 9.
And now on to an issue near and dear to our hearts: the iPhone dock-connector port. With plenty of speculation that the next iPhone will replace the longstanding 30-pin connector, you might wonder how in the world will consumers adapt. Well, seems Apple will be selling a cable that will connect your old accessories to your new phone--for the low, low price of $10, or three for $29. Think of all the things you can do with that dollar you'll save--like buy a new app on the App Store!
Consumers looking to take their iPhones to T-Mobile's network have long been limited by data speed--due to a frequency incompatibility, the GSM iPhone can only get EDGE, not 3G. That may not last long, however, as reports suggest that the telecom will begin stocking its stores with unlocked iPhones running on the company's 3G network, which has been rejiggered to support the iPhone-compatible 1900MHz frequency. I guess the company got tired of being known as the only U.S. carrier that doesn't have the iPhone.
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Java for OS X 2012-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 - The latest updates to Java for Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard respectively updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_35, bringing updates to security, reliability, and compatibility. The update also disables the Java plug-in when no applets are run for a long period of time (immediately, if the previous Java update has not been installed). Free.
iMovie 9.0.8 - Apple's updated its consumer level video-editing software to fix an issue related to third-party QuickTime components, which could prevent the app from opening.
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