We have more rumors regarding the iPhone as well as a new update coming for Mac OS X in the form of the 10.5.7 build. It looks like the new iPhones will have video capturing capability and a built-in FM tuner if rumors prove to be true, as well as an updated resolution for the screen and 802.11n networking, which makes the possibility of playing poker through an iPhone app all the more possible.
iTunes Price Hike Goes into Effect
Apple has announced that many of the songs on iTunes have dropped in price from $0.99 to $0.89; some have seen their purchase price slashed to $0.69. However, the most popular songs are now $1.29 and Apple is blaming the price jump on record labels.
OS X 10.5.7 Beta Shows Over 100 Fixes
The beta release of Mac OS X 10.5.7 build 9J44 is in the hands of developers and has seen over 100 bug fixes from the last build. This update to the operating system, code named Juno, is expected for a release sometime at the end of April or early May and will be in the neighborhood of a 442 MB download.
Video Recording Software in iPhone 3.0
The rumors that a new set of iPhones are on their way have been taken to a new level now that a video recording panel was discovered in the iPhone 3.0 operating system beta software given to developers. According to several Mac rumor websites, the phones will ship with a 3.2 megapixel camera and have video capturing capability, 802.11n networking, and possibly a built-in FM radio. Apple has issued no official comment regarding any of these possibilities.
Snow Leopard and More Possibly Released in August or September
The latest rumor regarding the new operating system comes from a French website that says the expected timeline for Snow Leopard points to a release in August of 2009. However, the work needed on the new features of the program in Open CL, Grand Central, and QuickTime X could push the release to September. At the same time, the site is reporting that Logic, the popular pro audio editing software, is also slated to receive a major upgrade around September, the first in two years. Finally, Apple is rumored to move its notebook line to mobile Nehalem processors by the end of the year so that it can adopt NVIDIA graphics GPUs and properly utilize OpenCL and Grand Central.