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.