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Apple removes iPod Classic click-wheel games from iTunes

Apple removes iPod Classic click-wheel games from iTunes

This is the 10th birthday for Apple's iconic mp3 player, the iPod Classic, and it will likely be its last. Following recent rumors that Apple will be discontinuing both the iPod Classic and the iPod Shuffle, it's been discovered today that Apple has removed the section in iTunes that was devoted to games made for the classic iPod's click-wheel.

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Apple unleashes iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 to developers

Apple unleashes iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 to developers

Apple has just released to developers iTunes 10.5 Beta 9, which is a required update for syncing with the beta version of the iTunes Match service that's expected to launch with the upcoming iOS 5 and iCloud. This beta update includes several bug fixes, performance enhancements, and some iTunes Match interface tweaks all wrapped in a 103MB download size.

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iPhone 5, N94 now listed in Apple’s inventory

iPhone 5, N94 now listed in Apple’s inventory

According to a new inside tip, Apple updated its inventory system today with the iPhone 5. Yesterday, we reported that two iPhones and three iPod touch devices had been added to the system, but that the codenames associated with those devices suggested that they were only minor upgrades, possibly the rumored iPhone 4S. Today's inventory update, however, adds the N94 device, which has long been rumored as the codename for the iPhone 5.

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Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to developers

Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to developers

Apple has just seeded a new beta build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 to developers ahead of the much anticipated iCloud launch. This new beta comes less than a week after the last beta was issued for testing and, interestingly, on the same day that Apple warned developers that it would be resetting all iCloud data.

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Apple stock hits record high, worth almost the combined value of Microsoft and Google

Apple stock hits record high, worth almost the combined value of Microsoft and Google

It's not clear what market forces were in play today, but Apple's stock hit an all-time high, reaching $413.23 per share at one point before dipping slightly to $411.63 at close. Amazingly, Apple is now worth over $23 billion more than Exxon, which it surpassed briefly last month, and is approaching the value of Microsoft and Google combined.

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iCloud being reset on September 22, signals imminent launch

iCloud being reset on September 22, signals imminent launch

Apple has announced that it will be resetting all iCloud backup data on Thursday, September 22. The iCloud feature has been available to developers for testing since the release of the iOS 5 beta 2 build. Developers have been made aware from the beginning that any data backed up to iCloud during this time would be wiped clean before the final release of the platform.

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Apple merging Apple IDs ahead of iCloud launch

Apple merging Apple IDs ahead of iCloud launch

Apple may be working on a way to merge Apple IDs to avoid a big syncing mess when its iCloud launches in October along with iOS 5 and the iPhone 5. The company has long rejected the ability to merge Apple IDs, which is an issue for users that may have inadvertently signed up for more than one. This issue also plagues those who had a MobileMe account.

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Analysts flock to advise Apple: Tarry on iPad 3 and buy TiVo

Analysts flock to advise Apple: Tarry on iPad 3 and buy TiVo

A change of CEO has apparently invited a flurry of advice aimed at Apple, suggesting new chief Tim Cook should buy TiVo, create multiple iPhone sizes and be in "no rush" to launch the iPad 3. Although Steve Jobs' replacement hasn't actually asked for suggestions for Apple's strategy, that hasn't stopped J.P. Morgan analysts from pointing out that the Cupertino company can afford to take its time with the third-gen iPad, Benzinga reports, since rivals are still struggling to compete.

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iOS 5 and iCloud may arrive on October 10

iOS 5 and iCloud may arrive on October 10

Apple's iOS 5 with support for the iCloud has been rumored for an early October launch, but now we may have a more concrete date of October 10. According to a source familiar with the situation, AppleCare call centers are expecting an unusually high amount of tech support calls starting that day.

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Apple seeds iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork beta 3 for iOS

Apple seeds iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork beta 3 for iOS

Apple today released iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork beta 3 for iOS to its registered developers. The updates fix several performance bugs and brings new enhancements to the iTunes Match feature. There is also continuing integration of the iCloud as Apple moves towards its public launch of iOS 5, expected to be sometime in late September or early October.

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Apple iCloud will be powered by Microsoft and Amazon cloud servers according to reports

Apple iCloud will be powered by Microsoft and Amazon cloud servers according to reports

It takes a seriously robust server network to handle the kind of traffic and load that it takes to run a large and popular cloud service. Both Microsoft and Amazon offer this sort of robust server backend for companies to use. There is a new rumor going around that claims Apple's iCloud service will use the Microsoft and Amazon server networks. Apparently Apple has asked that the two companies not talk about the deal, which is no surprise given they are competitors.

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iTunes Match Beta released to developers

iTunes Match Beta released to developers

As part of Apple's new iCloud service is a feature called iTunes Match, which was first announced back at WWDC 2011. This feature will set Apple's cloud music service apart from competitors and has just been released in the latest iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 update to developers. The service should launch alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 and/or 4S, both rumored for a September-October time frame.

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