Daily Debrief: Mixed month for Apple Video
In two weeks, Apple fans will finally be able to get their hands on the iPhone 3G. In Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the phone's new activation process and other rumors swirling around out there in the blogosphere.
A little more than six months after Apple initially offered its software development kit for the iPhone, the company has decided to remove the non-disclosure agreement. On Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss why this move is actually a three-way win for Apple, software developers, and most importantly, you, the consumer.
In time for the holiday season, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new iPod hardware and software upgrades. In Tuesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the event and the latest announcements. Expect sleeker body iPod designs, enhanced iTunes features, and a software upgrade intended to fix some iPhone glitches.
In Monday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi and Elsa Wenzel discuss the newly released MobileMe. In theory, Apple's new online media storage solution makes a lot of sense, but since its July 11 debut, the servers have been jammed, causing headaches for former .Mac users.
If you're planning on waiting in line for a new iPhone 3G on Friday, there are some key items to bring along--aside from snacks and amusements. In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News' Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss what you can expect in the purchase process, and what a few early reviewers had to say about the phone.
It runs Apple's Mac OS X Leopard, but doesn't look anything like an Apple computer and certainly doesn't come with an Apple price tag. On Monday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss Psystar's open computer and how in the world the real Apple hasn't caught on yet.
Following Steve Jobs' announcement Monday of the new iPhone at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, CNET News.com's Charlie Cooper and Tom Krazit discuss features the smartphone both boasts and lacks.
In Tuesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News' Kara Tsuboi and Ina Fried discuss the new and improved Microsoft Zune. Funny, it looks and is priced awfully similar to Apple's iPod Nano, but offers the ability to connect to a handful of services via Wi-Fi. Are the updates enough to chip into Apple's dominance in the MP3 market?
In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News reporters Kara Tsuboi and Erica Ogg discuss the scarcity of the iPhone. Several dozen AT&T stores are reportedly sold out, forcing customers to wait as long as three weeks for new shipments. Apple stores are getting regular orders, but customers should continue to expect long waits in line.
Quarter after quarter, Apple seems to roll out its strategy of under-promising and then ultimately over-delivering. In Tuesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News reporters Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the Q2 earnings report and what product revisions Apple will release in the second half of 2008. Here's a hint: hold off on buying that MacBook or iPod Touch.