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iPhone #1 in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Report

Customers like the iPhone. They really do. According to J.D. Power:

Among residential smartphone owners, key factors are ease of operation (30%); operating system (22%); features (21%); physical design (18%); and battery function (9%).

Apple ranks highest among smartphone manufacturers with a score of 791 on a 1,000-point scale, performing particularly well in ease of operation, operating system, features and physical design.

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Apple Chipset Plans All About Power and Control?

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Thursday Fun Video: iPhone vs Netbook in Stress-Typing Test

Crave UK (via Gizmodo) decided to put two ultimately mobile devices, the iPhone 3G and the Asus Netbook, to the ultimate mobile stress-typing test, in a rally car going 80mph under 3Gs (not cell speed, forces of gravity!).

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Apple Getting Another AMD/ATI Graphics Guru in Raja Koduri?

Something seriously smoking be going on round Apple way if the latest story from The Inquirer (via MacRumors) is to be believed:

We've just heard from sources deep inside 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California that [Raja Koduri, AMD/ATI Chief Technology Officer, Graphics Product Group] is heading there.

So for those keeping score at home, this adds to:

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iPhone 3.0: On-Device App Download from Multiple iTunes Accounts?

We mentioned the new Store Setting tab just a short time ago. daveizzle on Twitter made the observation that this functionality makes it seem like you could theoretically sign into one account, download apps, sign out, sign into another account, and download apps from that account as well, all onto the same iPhone or iPod touch. Boom. Support for multiple iTunes accounts right on the device.

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 4 Notes Sync... Requires Mac OS X 10.5.7...?

iPhone 3.0 Beta 4 required iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release to install, and it looks like iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release requires... Mac OS Leopard 10.5.7 in order to sync notes now. Which, of course, is not yet available.

Previous iPhone 3.0 Betas have synced perfectly well under the current Mac OS release, 10.5.6.

A sign of 10.5.7's immanent arrival? Perhaps. A more interesting question is what's changed in note sync to require it where previous betas did not?

(via daveizzle on Twitter)

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Updated: Some Registered Developers Reporting "Pink Screen of Death" When Installing iPhone 3.0 Beta 4?

UPDATE 2: Andrew points out in the comments that this may be the result of devs using Xcode to install Beta 4 rather than iTunes 8.2, which is required. We have no way of testing this, but if you are having trouble, and using Xcode, try switching to iTunes 8.2 and installing that way.

UPDATE: Devs responding to @theiphoneblog via Twitter are reporting that, for them at least, the PSOD is temporary and/or goes away after a reboot. Let us know how it's working for you.

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Rumor: iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release Contains Obscure Reference to Blu-Ray?

MacRumors, via a user in their forums, is reporting that iTunes 8.2 could have some Blu-Ray functionality? Check out their post for details.

Steve Jobs famously called Blu-Ray licensing a "bag of hurt" when asked about it previously, but there's been some chatter to suggest licensing has been somewhat de-hurt-bagged recently. Still, Apple hasn't announced any first-party Blu-Ray hardware, so we're not sure what to make of this at the moment.

In any event, unless they start including iPhone-friendly "digital copies" for transfer directly from the BD disks, it won't change things for our mobile devices anyway.

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 4: Store Prefs, Camera Re-Takes

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 4 Now Available to Developers

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