Here are some of the headline that grabbed the attention this week, and there has been a lot.
- Apples iPhone event will be on the 4th October 2011 at 10am.
- Apples Q4 2011 earning reports due 18th October, so could contain 1st day orders of new iPhone.
- There are so many iPhone rumours one thing is clear no one knows the truth other that Apple.
- Apple release iWork Beta 4 and iTunes 10.5.9 to developers with more iCloud integration.
- Wheel Games for Classic iPods disappear from iTunes.
- Mobile Me outages as Apple moves closer to iCloud.
- Apple to stream iPhone event to UK Covent Garden Store.
- Rumour: New iPhone expected to ship October 14th
- Rumour: Welcome to iCloud Emails go out early.
- Rumour: Apple working towards Music Match for the UK for the Tuesday event.
- Rumour: Facebook iPad app will launch at Apple event.
- Rumour: Steve Jobs tried to get Samsung to cut down the copying before suing.
- Rumour: Will there be a 128 GB iPod Touch as the Classic iPod is discontinued this year?
- Half of all Smart Phone owners want an iPhone 5.
- Disney mobile make a Cars 2 app that works with their real world interactive toys.
- WordPress app finally gets an update option on iPad.
In other tech news:
- Amazon preview the new Kindles. New 7 inch Tablet “Kindle Fire” gets a lot of buzz – Priced $199.
- The Kindle Fire will cost Amazon more to build than the sale price – Content sales are vital.
- Security worries with the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire – Amazon will know and cache every page on the Internet you go to.
- Kindle Fire is Android based, but for Amazon it is a Kindle Tablet, not an Android tablet.
- HP’s new CEO Meg Whitman joins the $1 a year group, bonuses based on HPs proformance.
- New Spotify users need a Facebook account to sign up.
- Rumour: Samsung trying to make a deal with Apple to get the Galaxy Tab out in Australia.
- Microsoft looking to earn $444 million a year – From Android licenses.
- Firefox 7 released.
- Another fire at Foxconn.
- Motorola Xoom 2 already in the works.
- RIM look close to pulling the Playbook, especially as the Kindle Fire is half the current price.