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Monday, December 31, 2007, 12:05 pm PT (03:05 pm ET)

Apple Q108 results webcast Jan. 22nd; more on iPhone 1.1.3 leak

Apple Inc. intends to discuss its results for the just-ended fiscal quarter in late January. Also, a video has surfaced of the major changes rumored to accompany the iPhone's 1.1.3 firmware upgrade.

Apple's first fiscal quarter results due Jan. 22

Apple has posted a notice for investors that it will discuss the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2008 on January 22nd.

The Mac maker says it will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its performance during the quarter, which ends today.

Recent analyst reports have suggested that Apple will outperform its guidance for the quarter in iPod and Mac sales during the three-month period, which has already been characterized as unusually positive.

Video purports to confirm, explain iPhone 1.1.3 details

After drawing attention through its initial iPhone 1.1.3 leak, Gear Live has responded with a detailed video highlighting the new features found in the increasingly likely (though unconfirmed) update.



The clip particularly highlights the adjustable home screen and Google Maps' simulated GPS location features. The former lets users rearrange icons by keeping a finger pressed on any given icon; the entire icon set then "wiggles," letting users drag or delete icons similar to Dashboard widgets. Owners with large app lists can place icons in a second home panel that slides into view much as albums do in Apple's iTunes Store.

In turn, the circle that provides the iPhone's approximate location varies in size depending on the accuracy of the position lock: the circle gets smaller as the cellular towers provide a better transmission, according to the website. The location feature will also work in the handset's point-by-point navigation mode, though it's not clear whether updates will occur quickly enough to be useful in real-time conditions.

The demonstration also reveals that sending text messages to multiple users is simple, but doesn't create chat threads similar to those for individual conversations.