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iOS 5 available now

iOS 5 available now

Apple's iOS 5 has been released, with owners of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPad 2, along with the third- and fourth-gen iPod touch all getting the latest version of the mobile platform as a free update. Available to download for existing devices via iTunes, iOS 5 will also be preloaded on the new iPhone 4S, Apple's fifth-gen smartphone that goes on sale this Friday.

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Probation for iPhone 4 theft suspects plus $500 Apple damages

Probation for iPhone 4 theft suspects plus $500 Apple damages

The two men involved in the lost iPhone 4 prototype saga from 2010 have been sentenced to a year of probation each, 40 hours of public service and to each pay Apple $250 for their part in the missing "priceless" smartphone. Sentenced in San Mateo County District Court yesterday, CNET reports, the men - Brian Hogan, who claims to have found the pre-release iPhone 4 in a bar, and Sage Wallower, who allegedly helped Hogan pitch the handset to tech sites as a potential scoop - entered no-contest pleas rather than contesting the charges.

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iPhone 4S rumored to have only 512MB of RAM

iPhone 4S rumored to have only 512MB of RAM

During last week's Let's Talk iPhone event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S with plenty of fanfare but didn't mention how much RAM it would offer. Rumors have previously suggested that the next-gen iPhone would get a boost up to 1GB of RAM, but new reports point to only 512MB of RAM, which is what's currently offered in the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.

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iPhone price range shows carrier’s costs

iPhone price range shows carrier’s costs

Analyst Horace Dedlo of asymco has published a report that takes the newest selection of iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 3GS locked (for free) all the way up to the iPhone 4S 64GB unlocked (for $849) and suggests that this is the first time Apple has offered a real portfolio of choices for consumers. Along with this, he places the prices for unlocked variants on top of a chart for locked variants of the iPhone, showing quite clearly that not only is there a simple nearly-singular price difference between the locked and unlocked versions of each of the different iPhone models. Furthermore, there's a direct correlation between the ASP (average selling price) of the iPhone from just this past quarter and the current price portfolio Apple has for the iPhone now.

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iPhone 4S pre-order stock sold out inside first day of sales

iPhone 4S pre-order stock sold out inside first day of sales

While the only reported sales numbers are coming from AT&T at "200,000 orders", it's clear if you visit any of the three carriers OR the Apple store itself that the iPhone 4S has now completely sold out of its pre-order stock. Have a look at your Apple store online and you'll find that pre-order sales have shifted to 1-2 weeks, this putting shipping dates past the original delivery date quoted on the day of announcement. What this means is that if you'd like to get an iPhone 4S on launch day, you're going to have to head down to one of the three carriers or your local Apple store and set up a tent - camping time, ladies and gentlemen!

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Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

It's been undeniably heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and remembrance for Steve Jobs who passed early this week, and today (or last night, rather), one of his biggest fans and greatest allies added to that pile of appreciation with a short segment. In this segment you'll see Colbert show the excellent experience he had with Apple and their intelligent offering of free product to him over the years as well as a personal email Jobs sent to him the night after he showed off his iPad 2, the first iPad 2 owned by a non-Apple-employee, mind you, at the Grammys.

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Apple University: another Steve Jobs legacy

Apple University: another Steve Jobs legacy

The technology world, and certainly the gadget news world, stood still this week as news spread instantly across the web that Steve Jobs had passed away - and today we learn that his legacy will live on - through education. And not just through the products he literally helped invent, ranging from the personal computer to the iPhone, through a school that'll include a training program where company executives present and future will learn how to think and act like their former leader. In "a forum to impart that DNA to future generations", a project will ensure the future of Apple, this effort reportedly lead by former dean of Yale's Business School, Joel Podolny.

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AT&T iPhone 4S limits at one per person

AT&T iPhone 4S limits at one per person

Reports today suggest that the iPhone 4S sales in the USA, or at least at AT&T stores, will be limited to one per person, with no differentiation made between normal sales and existing customer upgrades. In what is said to be an iPhone 4S training document sent out in PDF form to workers, AT&T has made clear that regardless of the purchases of said device being New, Upgrade, or No Commitment, "One device per person" is the limit. All said and done, this is half of what we could buy for the iPhone 4 launch. Not fair, what if I want to buy one for my rabbit?!

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