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Briefly: iPhone smoothie; Apple lawyers

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Thu July 12, 2007

Blended iPhone "Smoothie"

In brief: The manufacturer of a particular blender who has gained significant recognition online for blending various products such as light bulbs and marbles on WillItBlend.com has successfully blended an iPhone into dust, Apple lawyers are cracking down on one publication for publishing an article about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard prior to the operating system's actual release, and Apple is planning to open a new office in Moscow. A software developer has released an application for Apple's iPhone titled "MuniTime" that offers up to the minute public transit arrival times for two cities so far, Font Bros have released two new foundries, and Yellow Camp Software has released iCal Actions for Automator 2.1. "Will It Blend" has placed an iPhone into a Blendtec blender on the "Smoothie" setting, turning the cellular handset into little more than a pile of dust. Interestingly, the iPhone remains on and lit for a significant amount of time while battling the blades of the blender before eventually flashing off. The blended iPhone is also available for bidding on eBay, which as of this posting has risen to no less than $570.



Apple lawyers threaten Leopard article publisher

Apple lawyers, who are well known for issuing legal threats to even the smallest blogs and businesses for infringing upon its own trademarks or intellectual property, have demanded that APC -- a large Australian magazine and website publisher -- remove an article covering the pre-released test-only version of the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system which was issued only to software developers at the World Wide Developer's Conference earlier this year.

Following a letter from Apple lawyers threatening legal action, the publication removed screenshots of the operating system and finally took the article down entirely to comply with Apple's demands.

Apple to open Moscow-based office

Apple Inc. is planning to open a new office in Moscow, Russia and has posted job opportunities for a PR manager as well as a major clients manager on its website.... One software developer has released MuniTime, an application designed for Apple's iPhone that offers up tot he minute public transit arrival times for San Francisco's Muni as well as Portland's Streetcar system.

Font Bros has added two new foundries titled "E-Phemera" and "Filmotype" to its range of available fonts.... Yellow Camp Software has released iCal Actions for Automator 2.1, enhancing its collection of seven Automator actions that enable users to perform batch operations on iCal Event and To Do objects.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Who's stupider?

    Those who spend $500 on an iPhone only to decimate it, or those who would spend $570 to buy said decimated pieces?

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    who's stupider

    or those who comment on it...

    dumb a** testudo.

    How much product exposure do you think BlendTec got today - $500 worth?? A h*** of a lot more. They sell 2 blenders and it's an iPhone well spent.

    Of course there is the ethical issue - think of all those poor children in Somalia that cant afford iPhones, and here this bad corporation is just smashing one up. Ghastly!

  1. Tim_s

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Well...

    I think Apple should use it in their advertising. When I watched this yesterday, I was amazed at how long it remained functional!

    I wish when they had blended the iPod, that it had been on to see how long it would have lasted.

  1. palane

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Who's stupid?

    The article notes that bidding on eBay has risen to $750. Looks like it worked out pretty well!

    Now, as to who is so stupid as to buy a powdered iPhone, you've got me on that. Perhaps a Motorola or Nokia exec? :-)

    BB

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