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Apple Says Netbooks Cramped, Terrible, Junky, Not Mac-Worthy -- Buy an iPhone Instead!

Also covered on today's Apple Q2 2009 financial results call were Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook's description of netbooks, as currently on the market, having:

cramped keyboards, terrible software, junky hardware, very small screens, and just not a consumer experience… that we would put the Mac brand on, quite frankly.

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Steve Jobs Returning "End of June" Makes WWDC 2009 Jobsnote Unlikely?

As covered in the Apple Q2 2009 conference call, Apple Chief Financial Officer, Peter Oppenheimer, repeated the company line that they "looked forward to [Steve Jobs'] return at the end of June".

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) -- where in 2008 Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 3G to the world -- takes place this year June 8-12, which is decidedly before the end of June, and thus the end of Jobs' leave of absence.

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Apple Wants You to Give Mom an iPod touch!

Not content with having only sold 37 million iPhone OS-based devices (which includes the iPod touch), Apple has set about stalking and capturing a whole new class of prey: our moms.

Fiendishly clever, Apple. Who's mom wouldn't want all those pictures of the kids (and maybe grandkids), home movies, email and chat access, and multitouch gaming hardcore enough to put the curl back in her beehive.

Only one problem, Apple. Our moms may jailbreak!

(Joking, we still have to help them start "the internet" with that little compass or curled fox icon... Sigh...)

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Updated: Apple Reports 3.79 Million More iPhone Sold in Q2, 11 Million iPods

UPDATING ON LIVE CONFERENCE CALL:

  • Waiting for call to start, any minute now. Will post updates only when major iPhone-ish news is announced (or inner fanboy takes over).
  • Covering Macs
  • iPod touch growth, customers embrace superior features and apps.
  • US market share for MP3 players 70%, gaining share in most international markets
  • UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, China, growing.
  • iTunes store had good quarter.
  • DRM free now all 4 major labels and indies.
  • App Store unparalleled succes.
  • 35,000 apps, +20,000 since last call
  • Almost at 1 billion downloads

More after the break!

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AT&T Posts Quarterly Earnings, Once Again Needs to Thank iPhone!

While we wait on Apple's quarterly results call scheduled for later today, it's worth noting that the iPhone's only US carrier just posted their own financials and things are still looking good for our favorite little pocket universe denter:

AT&T said 1.6 million Apple iPhone customers had activated services on the AT&T network during the quarter, more than 40 percent of which were new to the telephone operator.

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AT&T Memo Leaks: Apple iPhone 3G vs Palm Pre Showdown is On!

Our good friend, Dieter, over at PreCentral.net has just got his hands on a leaked internal AT&T document that puts our beloved iPhone 3G into the ring up against the yet to be released Palm Pre. We are beginning to wonder what will happen first, Palm going out of business or the Pre actually being released... (Yes, we kid because we love...)

While some of the things that made the list are cold hard facts that every Palm fan will have to swallow, AT&T seems to be reaching on a few as well. Here are a some of the better ones:

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iPhone Undisputed King of Smartphone App Mountain?

Read Write Web has posted the findings of mobile analytics firm Flurry. They break it down as follows:

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From the Forums: Drawbacks of the iPhone?, Should I Buy an iPhone 3G or Wait?, AT&T Reps Claiming No New iPhone Hardware?, iPhone OS 3.0

The forums continue to grow here at TiPb and that is without a doubt a great thing. We are rapidly approaching a crazy time with WWDC coming up this June so the rumors and new iPhone talk is a buzz. All of the following threads have to do with, you guessed it, iPhone OS 3.0 software and new hardware.

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More Details on AT&T Upgrading Network in Advance of Next Gen iPhone

We'd mentioned previously that AT&T is upgrading the ole rabbit-eared 3G network for Apple's upcoming next generation iPhone, and WMExperts covered it yesterday, but it's worth surfacing the details:

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