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Briefly: Arabic Mac OS X; Cisco sues in UK

updated 12:10 am EST, Sun February 4, 2007

Arabic Mac OS X coming

Briefly: Apple IMC ME's localization department has said that the Arabic localization of Mac OS X is progressing: the core system Arabization of Mac OS X 10.4.8 Intel is expected to be completed at the end of March 2007, with a release date expected about a month after that, and a fully Arabic version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will start in April 2007 and is expected to be completed in September of this year, according to the report: a final release the Arabic version of Mac OS X Leopard will be available 2-4 weeks after that, or sometime in October.

A new SEC filing reveals that Cisco has sued Apple in the UK over its iPhone trademark (in addition to its US-based lawsuit) and that Apple has until February 21st to respond; Cisco filed the lawsuit in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, in London on January 12th and seeks an injunction as well as unspecified damages; both companies recently agreed to extend the time given to Apple to respond to Cisco's US trademark lawsuit, indicating a willingness of each side to restart negotiations after a war of words. following the public announcement of the iPhone lawsuit extension, Cisco reportedly took out a full-page ad in The New York Times touting its internet-based iPhone.

Intel rolls out new LV Core 2 Duo chips

Intel last week quietly introduced its low voltage (LV) Core 2 Duo, the first designed for ultraportables and other systems that need lower power and heat at desktop level performance: at peak power the new LV chip consumes only 17 watts, about half of that consumed by its desktop counterpart. The new chips, avaialble in 1.33GHz and 1.5GHz speeds, offer similar specs, including 4MB of L2 cache, which shared between their dual 64-bit cores.

by MacNN Staff




  1. shesma

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Arabic Support

    It's about time to get good arabic support in mac OS X. Although, I can use arabic fonts in my web browser, there is no Office support. It will be great if iWork did that and went one step ahead of MS Office.

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple, on Line 1

    Well, I think unless Apple has something up it's sleeve regarding the iPhone name, it better make nice. Cisco is clearly not going to back down. On one side it kinda sucks that since Apple started the whole "i" thing, others have taken it to brand their own products. On the other hand, nobody owns a vowel, or at least not yet :) I think both products could make claim to the name: Apple's iPhone is a phone that browses the web and it's an iPod, while Cisco's iPhone uses the internet to make calls. I think Apples phone really should be named the iPhone, but right is right and Cisco has a legitimate claim. How about calling the phone eyePhone, or iFone, or iiPhone, or iPhone2, or PhonePod. Apple's right, the iPhone lawsuit is silly, but it's not Cisco that's the silly one here.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ... has not even enforced their own trademark, by trying to keep it alive since they acquired it, and only at the last minutes (after they've known Apple will do something 2 years ago), barely renewed their trademark on the deadline date, and supported it with doctored photographs.

    No question that Cisco owned the trademark at one time, but they have seriously abandoned it, and are now claiming they haven't. Therein lies the difference.

  1. wmcraver

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mac Placement in Ad

    So I was looking at the ad Cisco placed in the NYT. One of the "iPhone" users is using a Mac in the ad. Rather interesting that the company suing, uses the others products.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    if Cisco considered the fact that Apple has put far more money into the iPhones dev. and timely release then they risk loosing. Not to mention linksys(cisco) might actually sell some the phones given a popular name. I doubt many people would even be interested in it given, that if they wanted to do away with there landline phone they did it years ago by only having a cellphone thats not limited to calling only others that have a VOIP service without the ensuring extra charges. Going after Apple is just their way of "free" marketing and grabbing some attention for an otherwise relatively unknown product. Cisco would have otherwise continued talks; even more likely, if the people involved considered my first statement.

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