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iPhone Rakes in 8% of Cellphone Market Revenue, 32% of Profit

All Things Digital reports that, based on Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi's estimates, that while Apple takes in only 8% of cellphone industry revenue, they rake in a bind boggling 32% of the profit. This is similar to their share of desktop computing revenue and profits.

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Google Voice Bookmarklet Updated to Convert Address Book

David from ironicsans sent word that his genius Google Voice bookmarklet for iPhone Safari has been given a fairly awesome update:

Now there's a script people can run (with instructions) that will convert your entire Address Book into Google Voice Speed Dial bookmarklets. It saves them to an html file that can be imported into Safari Bookmarks, rearranged or edited however you like, and then synced with the iPhone. Easy.

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App Store Cracks Down on Copyright, Ejects 900+ Aggregator Apps, Rejects E-Books

A couple new and interesting cases of App Store rejection, including the stripping Perfect Acumen and owner, Khalid Shaik, of their developer account, and ejecting their 900+ application already in the store, and the blanket rejection of E-Books -- both nebulously tied to copyright infringement or the fear thereof.

Details after the break...

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New iPhone "App for That" Ads: Share and Travel

After a brief respite showing off iPhone 3GS features, Apple has returned to their now familiar "App for That" playbook with two new TV spots, one focusing on Share and the other on Travel.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8

Apple has released Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, the latest updates and security patches for it's desktop operating system, big brother to the iPhone's OS.

While some previous updates have contained new iPhone-specific features, we haven't seen any yet for 10.5.8, although some fixes will be of benefit to iPhone users on Mac. According to Apple Knowledge Base, these include:

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Rogers Canada to Start Selling 8GB iPhone 3GS?

Boy Genius is reporting several tips on this, so it looks likely that Rogers in Canada is getting ready to launch an 8GB iPhone 3GS. Why? They proffer:

Maybe the iPhone 3G stock is finally sold out and Apple will quietly (or not quietly) replace the $99 model iPhone with an 8GB 3GS?

This appeal to anyone? How about to anyone who jumped on the $99 16GB iPhone 3G already?

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App Store Insists Ninjawords iPhone Dictionary Remove "Objectionable" Content, Still Classifies it 17+

Ninjawords [$1.99 - iTunes link], a delightfully crafted dictionary application, was rejected from the iTunes App Store no less than three times of "objectionable content" and still slapped with a 17+ rating before being approved in mutilated form in just the latest of Apple's stupefying, infuriating, frustrating, and ultimately disappointing blunders that haunt their mobile platform.

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iProd 1,1 Once Again Seen in iPhone Firmware

Ars Technica has once again found references to an iProd 1,1 in Apple firmware, this time iPhone 3.1 Beta 3. iProd was last seen back in May in the iPhone 3.0 betas under the prototype designation iProd 0,1.

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AT&T Data Outage in California? Is Your iPhone Offline?

TiPb is getting reports of an AT&T data network outage in California. If you're having trouble connecting to EDGE/3G with your iPhone, let us know where and when in the comments, and if it comes back up, let us know that as well.

[Thanks to Luke for the tip]

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Apple Launches iTunes Store (Music) in Mexico!

Apple today announced that they've added Mexico to growing list of international iTunes Stores. And we say... it wasn't there already?

“The iTunes Store in Mexico is off to a great start with music from all of the majors and hundreds of indie labels,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “And the revolutionary App Store in Mexico gets bigger and better with great new apps using amazing new features, and we can’t wait to see what developers come up with next.”

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