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Apple offers developers new Panther, Tiger builds

According to several Web reports, Apple this week seeded new builds of both Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther Update and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The latest build of Mac OS X 10.3.9, rumored to be 7W82, reportedly includes an official list of feature enhancements. Apple typically only includes this feature listing when development is winding down. It's expected that Mac OS X 10.3.9 will be released to the public in a matter of weeks, or days. Likewise, it appears that Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is approaching final candidate status. Expected for release in early April, Web reports indicate that Tiger is now at build 8A420. The next-generation Mac operating system is slated to reach Gold Master status in about a week.

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Amazon offers $35 off Mac OS X "Tiger" pre-orders (Updated)

Tipsters have recently noted that Amazon.com is offering a $35 rebate on all pre-orders of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (single license version), reducing the cost from $129.99 down to $94.99. Additionally, the online retailer is offering $50 Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Family Pack, which allows users to install the operating system on up to 5 Macintosh computers. According to Amazon, only purchases made between Jan. 9 and May 31, 2005 qualify for the discount. Further details and a printable copy of the rebate are available here.

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iPod Camera Connector revealed at Apple briefing

Representatives from Apple Japan on Friday held a press briefing on the company's new iPod offerings, a couple of tipsters have told AppleInsider. The presentation included a keynote slide with (what appears to be) a photo of Apple’s new iPod Camera Connector.

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Apple to acquire TiVo?

TiVo Inc. shares jumped more than 17 percent on Wednesday, fueled by speculation that Apple might make a try to buy the digital video recorder maker, Reuters is reporting. "What we hear on the street is that Apple is interested in their business and that they are a takeout target," said analyst Steven Kroll Jr. of Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co. "TiVo's chief executive, Michael Ramsay, has said the company is not for sale. But with a market capitalization of only $300 million, analysts figure the company might be an easy target, perhaps from consumer electronics makers to media companies looking to bolster their video services."

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Apple releases Security Update 2005-001

Apple on Tuesday evening released Security Update 2005-001, which delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users.

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David Letterman previews 'iPod micro'

On Wednesday's episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman," talk show host David Letterman performed a brief, but entertaining segment on Apple's iPod digital music players.

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Macworld: Apple posts stream of Macworld keynote address

For those Apple fans interested in viewing Apple chief executive Steve Jobs' Macworld keynote, which took place earlier today, the wait is over. The feed has been posted.

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Price cuts make Cinema Displays more affordable

True to previously published AppleInsider reports, Apple today reduced the price of all three of its flat panel Cinema Display offerings.

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Apple Xsan debut delayed till 2005

In a statement provided to CNet News.com on Monday, Apple Computer said it will miss the deadline for shipping its Xsan storage management software.

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Apple releases AirPort software updates

Apple Computer today released AirPort Express Firmware Update 6.1.1 and AirPort Extreme Firmware 5.5.1.

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Apple releases Security Update 2004-12-02

Apple Computer on Thursday released Security Update 2004-12-02, an update to its Mac OS X Jaguar and Panther operating systems that delivers a number of security enhancements.

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2.5 GHz Power Mac "coming soon" to Best Buy online

Apple Computer plans to make its high-end professional dual 2.5 GHz liquid cooled Power Mac G5 available for purchase from Best Buy's online store prior to the holiday shopping season, AppleInsider has learned.

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Analysts raise Apple, iPod projections for the quarter

Following an AppleInsider report that projects Apple to surpass $3 billion in revenue this quarter on sales of nearly 4 million iPods, Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich has once again lifted his projections for the company.

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Apple seeds Tiger Server A8297, Mac OS X 10.3.6 7R28

Apple Computer last evening seeded its developers with Mac OS X 10.4 Server "Tiger" build A8297. The 1.6GB DVD image distribution marks the first time that Apple has offered Tiger Server to its Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members.

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Apple preparing to release new Tiger builds to developers

Apple Computer is gearing up to provide its "Select" Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members with newer builds of its next generation Tiger operating system, several sources are reporting. The new builds could arrive as soon as this weekend.

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Apple ends optical drive enhancement program for iBooks

Apple Computer is ending a limited time offer that gave customers who own iBooks with a combo optical drive the opportunity to enhance their optical drive performance by swapping out their existing failed optical drive for a faster performing optical drive, reliable sources tell AppleInsider.

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Apple to release FY 04 fourth quarter results on Wednesday

Strong sales of iPods, laptops and iMacs are expected to lead Apple's Q4 earnings.

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"Wild Postings" iPod commercial to expire next week

Apple Computer has informed its channel partners that its "Wild Posting" iPod commercial will officially expire on October 14th.

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Apple prepares .Mac improvements

Apple Computer this week is expected to quietly surprise members of its .Mac internet services with several new features.

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Report claims Apple offered Sony an iTunes partnership deal

Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs offered Nobuyuki Idei, chairman and group CEO of Sony, the chance for Sony to come aboard Apple's ITunes Music Store service, the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper is reporting this week.

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