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How Macworld Got Their iPhone App Approved or How Having a Big Voice Helps

Umpteenth verse, same as the first -- Macworld turned their iPhone ebook into and app and submitted it to the iTunes App Store. It was rejected. Several times. Finally editor Jason Snell expressed his frustration on Twitter and several high profile blogs picked it up. Apple called him immediately to try and make it right.

Good for Macworld. Bad for all the developers who lack the same megaphone by virtue of their job and connections.

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Apple Building iPhone Prototypes with RFID Swiping?

According to AppleInsider, Near Field Communications reports that Apple has built iPhone prototypes equipped with RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification).

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Follow Friday: iPhone Twitter Lists and "New Style" RetweetsEdition

We'll save you the preamble this time; suffice it to say iPhone+Twitter = peanutbutter cuppy goodness. And now Twitter is rolling out new features to either make it dark chocolatey super good, or just to give us a sugar headache, we're not sure which (though we're fairly sure we've strained the confectionary metaphor well beyond the point of painful, so moving on...)

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The DROID Invasion Has Begun...!

A new, phantom menace emerges today in the iPhone world. Verizon's massive network has opened their drop-bays, and the DROID invasion has begun. Android Central is providing Generally Grievous-level coverage, while SPE's own Darth Tyranus, editor-in-chief Dieter Bohn deployed at 5 am to find... no line ups, but hopefully a lot of new gadgets to power his darkside.

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AT&T Planning Release of $99 8GB iPhone 3GS?

Boy Genius has heard some rumblings that AT&T is ready to launch an 8GB iPhone 3GS in preparation of Verizon releasing the highly anticipated Motorola Droid. While this is not confirmed this would be a good way for Apple to pick up quite a bit more sales just in time for the holiday season, especially in the $99 price range. Black Friday anyone?

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Apple Looking at "Grab and Go" Simplified Sync for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV -- Patent Watch

AppleInsider has the goods on yet another Apple patent, this one for a "grab and go" simplified sync solution that would let iPhone users more easily and organically share bookmarks, iTunes content, Time Machine backups, business and personal documents, video game status, etc. between Macs, Apple TVs, the cloud, and other gear real and imagined:

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Intel Responds to Busted iPhone Sync on Windows 7 with P55 Express Chipset

A few days ago we mentioned issues users were reporting about iPhone Sync being busted on Windows 7 with Intel P55 express chipset. Microsoft said they were looking into it, but now Intel has issued a statement. CNet has the quote and the background:

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Steve Jobs -- CEO of the Decade

Fortune Magazine has named Steve Jobs CEO of the Decade. The Apple co-founder, Apple II, Mac, iPod, iTunes, and iPhone visionary is summed up in suitably dramatic fashion:

Youthful founder gets booted from his company in the 1980s, returns in the 1990s, and in the following decade survives two brushes with death, one securities-law scandal, an also-ran product lineup, and his own often unpleasant demeanor to become the dominant personality in four distinct industries, a billionaire many times over, and CEO of the most valuable company in Silicon Valley.

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iPhone Love Connections

So, you're an iPhone user -- what does that mean for your love life?

  • You prefer gadget lovers to the college educated
  • 1/3rd of iPhone users have dumped someone over SMS or email
  • 1/3rd said users of outdated gadgets were a turn-off
  • 1/5th admitted to using the iPhone to get their porn-on (twice as many as BlackBerry users)
  • 1/4th have dumped someone for using their own mobile too much.

So, iPhone users, are they painting a fair picture?

[Retrevo via 9to5mac]

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iPhone in China -- Only 5000 Served?

The iPhone finally went on sale in China last week, and according to Business Week, only 5000 appear to have been sold.

Scratch that. Do over. An overly expensive, Wi-Fi crippled version of the iPhone eventually went on sale in China, where over 2 million cheaper, unlocked, gray-market iPhones with functioning Wi-Fi have already been sold over the last couple years, and weren't found to be terribly competitive?

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