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May 11, 2008

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iPodweek newsletter. Lot of useful links for iPod fans.

   
May 9, 2008This Week at iLounge

A slew of iPhone developments, international and otherwise, dominated the news this week as the Apple ecosystem of developers, accessory makers, and carrier partners prepare for the arrival of the next iPhone. The flow of new iPod and iPhone accessories also picked up dramatically for the first time in months. Here’s a look at what’s new.

Reviews & First Looks

In our articles section, we continued our iDesign series with an interview on JBL’s radical, whimsical speakers, including tons of early product sketches. We also summarized everything we know (and don’t know) about the next iPhone, and as always, we answered another batch of reader questions in our latest edition of Ask iLounge. Backstage, we offered a look at Mirror’s Edge, an upcoming console game from EA and Dice that has quickly become one of our most anticipated releases of the year.

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In the News
It was a somewhat quiet week for iPod and iTunes news, with iPhone developments getting the lion’s share of media attention. TV shows from NBC Universal were added to the UK iTunes Store this week, despite their continued absence on the US store, and NBC unexpectedly also began streaming whole episodes of select shows to the iPod touch and iPhone, direct from nbc.com.

As part of a class-action settlement, Apple began offering $45 credits to early Canadian iPod owners, and a report from the New York Times, which was later refuted by an official Microsoft blogger, had NBC and the software giant working on video piracy filters to be built directly into the Zune software.

Apple TV & iPhone Update

What We Know About The Next-Generation iPhone. »

Where to begin? There was a veritable explosion of international iPhone news this week, as Vodafone announced it would offer the handset in ten countries later this year. One of those countries, Italy, will also see iPhone sales from Telecom Italia Mobile, making it the first non-exclusive country carrier.

America Movil, the largest network operator in Latin America, said it will also begin selling the iPhone across the region later this year, while France Telecom revealed it was in talks to offer the phone in Spain and Poland, and a new report pegged Swisscom as the iPhone’s carrier in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Apple began sending out acceptance letters to international developers this week, informing them of their acceptance into the iPhone developer program. The fifth beta version of the iPhone SDK was released, containing mostly bug fixes, while a new handwriting recognition interface for the Chinese language was discovered in the latest beta version of iPhone software 2.0.

Finally, AT&T listed, then removed, Wi-Fi hotspot access as part of their iPhone service plans, and a new Apple patent filing revealed that the company is working on a Wii remote-like 3D media controller, which could possibly be used as a control for a future Apple TV’s games.

That about wraps things up for this week. If you haven’t yet entered our Design the Next iPhone, Win the Next iPhone Contest, there’s still plenty of time to work on your entry and get it submitted for your chance to win the next-generation iPhone. Until next time, have a great weekend!


 

 

 


 

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