Apple Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Peter Oppenheimer, spoke with analyst Robert Cihara of Caris & Company recently, and according to AppleInsider, revealed the following:
Apple is still struggling to meet to demand for the iPhone 3GS, and with China coming on board soon, that may be a longer term problem (it was still sold out when I checked a couple of local (Canadian) places last week).
There's no plans for an Apple TV that would record cable or satellite as it doesn't fit Apple's current business plans (though one may wonder if there is, still and in fact, a plan for the "hobby" Apple TV device?)
Yesterday we heard a rumor that Apple may be experiencing problems with the iPod's new camera feature, and those problems could cause a delay.
Today, Hardmac threw in some rumored details about the rumored problems:
The issue would be linked to the new camera module. We did not get any further details, but the problem has been spotted in the first dozen of thousands units produced. Those units have been put aside.
Again, even if true, this would likely only cause a delay in the release of the third generation iPod touch, not its announcement at tomorrow's "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" special music event. This has happened in the past when products weren't quite ready or had last minute spec changes necessitating a delay.
With CoPilot Live North America [$34.99 - iTunes link] The march of GPS Turn-by-turn apps continued. (See the App Review master list, above, for reviews of AT&T Navigator, Navigon Mobile Navigator, iGo My Way, and Sygic Mobile Maps). In the interest of full disclosure, I received a promo code to review this app.
GPS Turn-by-turn apps all want to achieve the same goal - become the ultimate navigation assistant to help you when you are driving. So far the apps I have reviewed have had strong points and some weak points - each having some features that are nice, but no one app dominating the competition. CoPilot Live falls right in, with some compelling features but also lacking some features to put it over the top.
Looks like Apple is putting the finishing touches in place for tomorrow's "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" special music event, including the banners for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, upon whose stage the festivities will kick off at 1pm ET/10am PT. (Join us on the front page for our usual meta live-blog of the show, followed by a special edition iPhone Live! at 8pm ET/5pm PT).
Every year Apple has a special music event, and every year Beatles rumors follow along with it. This time, the event date of 9/9/9, the release of Beatles Remastered on CD and Beatles Rock Band has the rumors running faster than ever. Will iTunes join the fray, or will Big Music try to make their money on physical media and games before allowing digital downloads?
Current is adding fuel to the fire, however, with a purported screenshot of the Beatles being featured on iTunes -- a slip of the old server, so to speak.
But is it real, or just really fake? iTunes ads are easier to whip up on photoshop than lolcats, after all.
Apple and AT&T could be planning updates for US iPhone owners in the future, including push-notificiation powered overage alerts, to let users know when they're close to depleting their anytime minutes, and voicemail settings to disable custom and AT&T preset greetings for both your iPhone and for calling other AT&T customers.
AppleInsider, quoting "those claiming knowledge of the matter" (TCKOTM), says:
The proposals are said to be a collaborative effort between AT&T and Apple based off customer feedback. In addition to boosting customer satisfaction with both the iPhone and AT&T's wireless network, the additions could also serve as a steppingstone for additional carrier-specific features, those claiming knowledge of the situation say.