Apple engineers are very satisfied with the latest results of quality assurance tests performed on a pre-production series of XServes, sources said earlier this week. A batch of about two dozen new PowerPC 970 G5-based servers rolled off a production line in one of Quanta's manufacturing facilities about two weeks ago. Each of the units, which consist of both single and dual processor models, reportedly passed Apple's quality assurance tests.
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According to an article published in yesterday's edition of AudioRevolution, "rumors of the new budget priced iPod are completely true. The article goes on to state that the budget priced iPods are expected be Flash Memory based and will not carry the hefty storage capacity of their bigger brothers.
Industry contacts have recently reported on sightings of a new pre-production Apple 1U rack-mount server residing in Apple's Cupertino-based hardware labs. The tips arrives amongst wide-spread rumors that the company will finally bear the fruits of a G5-based XServe project during the month of January.
According to a number of circulating reports, Apple may soon unveil a new piece of software targeted at sound engineers specializing in professional audio recording and sound mixing. The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), as sources describe it, is rumored to consist of a user interface developed by Apple Computer and sound technology acquired from Emagic.
Apple Computer, Inc. recently extended its AppleCare support service to cover the iPod family of digital music players, and rumors of a new plan that would insure accidental laptop damages have also turned heads in recent weeks. But for a company that was once renowned for its top-notch customer support, these strives mark only the beginning of what sources say will become a renewed commitment to reliability and support by the computer maker.
An article published in today\'s edition of Forbes appears to confirm a slew of rumors first published by AppleInsider over the last several weeks.
Apple\'s iPod has become an undisputed success story over the past two calendar years. Stock of the sleek palm-sized digital music players have been flying off store shelves during the holiday season, with many retail outlets throughout the United Kingdom and US citing short supply. However, with a base price of $299 for a 10GB model, Apple\'s iPod is not accessible to everyone.
"Apple Computer may shift the production of the 17-inch PowerBook from current contractor Compal Electronics to Quanta Computer in the first quarter of next year," according to DigiTimes. The publication's sources are citing cost-sharing disagreements between the two corporations.
According to one AppleInsider reader, Apple appears to have placed an End-of-Life (EOL) indicator on the current 17-inch Cinema Display: