Maccast 2007.08.26

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 197. New iTunes rivals surface. iPhone Update 1.0.2. iPhones unlocked in hardware and software. New iPods September 5th? Apple slow to patch JAVA bug. iPhone dead spots correction. Correction on Tiger Cache Cleaner. Buying a video camera. Migrating from PPC to Intel. Re-installing Mac Bundled iLife. I have something to say: Logic updates. Saving iWeb shared Web Gallery photos. Sending SMS in iChat. 200th show coming and I’m giving gifts.

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  1. Sherry | Aug 27 2007 - 06:52

    George Hotz is from my school!

  2. James | Aug 27 2007 - 07:40

    Hey Adam,

    I’m having a problem with this episode, it seems to cut out at 14:54 and not play past that point in iTunes. Is this just me?

    Great work with the Maccast- keep it up!

  3. Peter | Aug 27 2007 - 12:12

    Adam –

    While AT&T will definitely want to keep iPhones on their network, Apple also has a huge incentive to keep the phones locked to AT&T because Apple is getting a cut of the activation AND the usage on the phones. This money will probably, over the years, be hugely more profitable than the actual sale of the phones. If the iPhone can easily be used on other networks, there is no way that Apple will be able to negotiate similar deals in the future.

  4. Adam Christianson | Aug 27 2007 - 01:18

    Peter,
    Great point, I heard this on TWiT this morning and had obviously totally forgot about that. Doh! It was late. He he.

  5. Marty | Aug 29 2007 - 08:13

    Adam,

    Two items…

    1) I agree with Peter…. Apple also is searching for relationships with other carriers.. carriers that aren’t going to be eager to partner with a company that can’t honor the dedicated relationships or the terms of the agreement.

    2) Can you please clarify the SMS tip… I don’t get it! If you add a buddy, how does ichat become ‘aware’ that the individual is ‘on-line’ — you can only SMS on-line buddies, right? If you’re texting to a cell phone, the individual is likely mobile and not sitting at his computer. Or is this designed to SMS someone on AIM’s mobile service??

    Thanks