updated 05:30 pm EDT, Tue July 24, 2007
iPhone AppleCare arrives
In brief: Apple is now offering AppleCare support for its $499 and $599 iPhones, General Motors has announced that several vehicles will be available with fully integrated dealer-installed iPod connectivity, AT&T has posted its second-quarter financial results with an unexpected number of iPhone activations, and 3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator 3D mouse will hit Apple Store shelves by the end of August. Apple has officially introduced AppleCare for iPhone, an extended protection plan for the company's new cellular handsets that adds an additional year of hardware repair. Apple's iPhone warranty is available to iPhone owners for $69.
GM expands iPod integration
Automobile manufacturer General Motors has announced that several current Pontiac, Saturn, and Chevrolet vehicles will be available with fully integrated dealer-installed iPod connectivity, according to Leftlane News. The company's Personal Audio Link iPod adapter is available for the Chevrolet HHR and Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and the Saturn Sky from dealers across the U.S. The system is priced at $160.
AT&T posts earnings, iPhone activation count
Cellular carrier AT&T -- which offers exclusive service to iPhone customers -- has posted its second-quarter financial results alongside 146,000 iPhone activations which occurred in less than two days; Those numbers disappointed some analysts who heard whispers of iPhone sales totaling upwards of half a million, but AT&T experienced technical difficulties with iPhone activations during the handset's launch.... 3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator 3D mouse is due to hit Apple Store shelves by the end of August, according to the company, and is compatible with several applications including Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended and Google Earth.