updated 02:15 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2007
New Apple stores
In brief: Leopard shipment notices are arriving, OWC offers 32GB RAM sets for the Xserve, Apple plans to open a store in Gilbert, AZ and there are pictures from a Lakeside UK opening, IOGEAR is offering iPhone GearJuice adapters, and there is a new iPhone/iPod touch-optimized e-learning portal ... Users are reporting that they are receiving shipment notices for Leopard. One MacNN reader wrote "The status on my order for Leopard changed from 'Not Yet Shipped' to 'Prepared for Shipment' Saturday night (10/20 for 10/26 delivery?)." VARs are reporting that pre-orders for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard -- available from the Apple Store, Amazon (with Parallels Bundle), and MacMall (for delivery on Oct 26th) -- are double what they were for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
OWC offers 32GB of RAM for Xserve
Other World Computing has announced that their Xserve Memory Kits are now available up to 32GB. Matched Xserve memory sets of up to 8 modules (4 pairs) now support up to 32GB of maximum memory in increments of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB per pair. 16GB of memory for is now available for $1000, or about $62 per GB.
Apple to open store in Gilbert, AZ; Lakeside UK opening
Apple will be opening a new retail store at SanTan Village, located at 2218 E. Williams Field Rd.; Building 13, Suite 109, Gilbert, AZ 85295. The store will be open to the public on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. MST. Meanwhil,e users have snapped a few photos of an Apple Store that recently opened in Lakeside, Thurrock in the UK.
IOGEAR offers iPhone GearJuice adapters
IOGEAR's GearJuice is now iPhone compatible. The compact device is supplied with six interchangeable tips and compatible with nearly 330 devices, including cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPods, MP3 players, the iPhone, Bluetooth headsets and PDAs. GearJuice supplies a mobile phone with full power up to three times before requiring more energy from an external source. It holds power for six months and is priced at $50.
iPhone/iPod touch-optimized e-learning portal
dominKnow Inc. has announced the beta version of its iPod touch and iPhone-optimized Touch Learning Center portal for the dominKnow Learning Content Management System (LCMS). With access to the dominKnow Learning Center through the iPod touch-optimized portal, users can access courses, access reference objects and open documents and Web links added as resources to any course. Learners can also access progress reports and their internal dominKnow LCMS e-mail inbox.