Apple posts Droid X Antenna Performance video

Apple, (keeping Antenna-gate in the news!) today is hoping to squash their latest competitor, Motorola, with their already popular Droid X by releasing a video showcasing its antenna performance. The video is in identical format to the previous set of Apple’s antenna videos and the Droid X drops from 3 to 0 bars.  

Is this a good strategy? Especially when the issue around the iPhone 4 isn’t the “death grip” but that spot on the lower left side that reduces signal upon flesh touching it (that’s why Apple is giving out bumpers?!).  Maybe dropping Antennagate now would be a good strategy?

via MacRumors.

Apple fixes iBooks installation bug

Earlier this week, Apple released iBooks 1.1.1, a fairly substantial upgrade to their e-book reading application. The update brought enhanced media abilities such as viewing videos and photos embedded into books. Today, Apple released a 1.1.2 update which eliminates a bug some users faced when installing the latest update. 

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via Mac Stories.

AT&T prepping new calling plans for July 25th

Engadget reports AT&T is set to narrow its plan offerings by combining the new ‘Data Pro’ and ‘Data Plus’ with new calling plans. Essentially, the difference between each respective plan is the higher end gets unlimited texting while the cheaper goes the ‘pay-per-use’ method. The spy shot below explains everything else. 

Engadget has more pics for you to enjoy. 

iMac Unavailable at multiple Apple Retail Stores

Earlier today, Apple’s retail store reservation system pointed to a wide range of unavailability for the Mac Pro. After looking back through the system many stores point to the iMac being unavailable as well. We scanned through multiple stores in multiple states and many of them indicate that the iMac 27 inch Core i5 model is unavailable and a few stores also pointed to the lack of the higher-end iMac 21.5 inch models. 

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While the retail store reservation system points to this “unavailable” state, the online store still ships all iMac models within 24 hours. Just yesterday we reported that the iMac was due for a refresh very soon. We imagine this upgrade won’t consist of a design change as the iMac line was recently overhauled with larger HD displays and quad-core processors in October 2009. 

The iMac line will most likely receive speed-bumps and the wider availability of quad-core processors throughout the line. There have also been rumors of USB 3.0 coming to the Mac and of course there’s the everlasting rumor of blu-ray, which probably won’t happen as it’s a “bag of hurt”.