Mac News and Rumors for April 23rd


In today’s edition of News and Rumors, we have information about the prototype iPhone that Gizmodo found and tore apart, a recap of Apple’s financial report, and information about the upcoming PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

Gizmodo Finds New Apple iPhone

Tech report website found the new Apple iPhone in a bar accidentally left there by someone from Apple.  The new phone features a front-facing video chat camera and an improved back camera.  There’s also a new camera flash and an improved display that might be around 960×640 resolution.  It also uses a Micro-SIM instead of the standard SIM.

The back is entirely flat and made of some sort of shiny ceramic or plastic.  There is an aluminum border around the outside and it has a slightly smaller screen than the 3 GS despite the higher resolution.  Everything on the new iPhone is more squared off and it is three grams heavier than before.  Apple confirmed that Gizmodo has a prototype phone and that they want it back.

Apple Reports $3.07 Billion Profit for Q2 2010

Apple released its financial results for Q2 2010 and it was all great news for investors.  For the quarter, Apple showed a net profit of $3.07 billion, which equates to $3.33 per diluted share.  These numbers represent the best non-holiday quarterly revenue in the history of the company.  Apple shipped 2.94 million Mac computers during the quarter, which is 33% more than last year.

So Much for Flash on the iPhone

Apple made a change in the iPhone developer agreement at the beginning of the month that likely targeted Adobe’s plans to release a package for the iPhone in its CS5 Suite.  The change resulted in a fallout between Apple and Adobe, stretching an already strained relationship.

Apple Seeds Developers Mac OS X 10.6.4

iPhone in Canada is reporting that Apple is set to begin sending out seed builds of Mac OS X 10.6.4 to developers very soon.  Typically with these seed releases, developers get to test their software or build new programs based on any updates.  About two to three months after seeding the build to developers, Apple will release the update to consumers.

SCOOP About to Begin at PokerStars

The 2010 SCOOP is about to kick off at PokerStars.  There are three different levels for each event: low-stakes, mid-stakes, and high-stakes.  Event #1 will be on May 2nd and have $22, $215, and $2,100 events.  Through the entire SCOOP series, PokerStars is guaranteeing a prize pool of $45 million.


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