From All Things Digital:
Verizon Wireless’s Tuesday iPhone announcement will be headlined by President and COO Lowell McAdam, but there will likely be a special guest as well.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
While the appearance isn’t 100 percent assured, sources in a position to know tell me that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Jobs will likely join McAdam onstage in New York when he announces the addition of the iPhone to its handset lineup.
.. and from Wall Street Journal’s News Alert @ 5:47pm:
Verizon Wireless is finally getting Apple’s popular iPhone. The wireless carrier is holding an event in New York Tuesday to announce the news.
It seems that Gizmodo will not be attending the event. They leaked some iPhone info in the past, and have been banned from Apple press events.
If you get the error message:
The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable.
… and you’re on Windows 7, take a deep sigh.
I have a solution!
For the past week I’ve been trying to fix up my blog, and get writing again (it’s been busy with work and the holidays). About 3 days ago I setup a new CDN from my web host, Media Temple.
Things were going great.
In an obvious move to lock some more people into 2 year contracts, AT&T dropped the iPhone price to $49 from $99. Why fret over $50 when you are talking a 2 year $500 contract, with cancellation fees of around $300.
Don’t buy in, wait for the new Verizon iPhone announcement.
According to an article on CNET, When will Apple announce a Verizon iPhone, rumors are circulating at CES that Apple is holding a press event on 1/11/11.
The article also says Apple is limiting vacation and time off in Apple stores for January and February.
All signs point to FINALLY!
The iOS AirPrint functionality will only work on the following printers upon release:
- HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
- HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
- HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
- HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
- HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
- HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
- HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
- HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
- HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
- HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
- HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer
Rumor has it, in late December we’ll see an update that will extend this list. It is likely that will only be to more HP printers which already have networked wireless printing.
I’m a few hours behind the times, but it was released today.
Some features include:
- Find My iPhone
- Safari “Find in Page”
- iPad now supports iOS features that were available on iPhone (all platforms have same functionality now)
I’m excited about AirPrint (yes, I know, I am). I had heard it was only compatible right now with limited devices. This limitation was placed by Apple, and is not a limitation of the technology. Currently it only allows printing to specific HP printers. There are some alternate solutions for other devices, but I’d give Apple a few months and we should have a larger set of potential printers.
This applies to AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.
Things have been happening very fast in the past week or 2, and wanted to review them.
Hopefully, I’ll be covering the following:
- Beatles on iTunes
- iTunes 10.1
- iOS 4.2 coming soon
- Google Voice
- Mobile versions of Sites
There’s a lot on my mind, and I haven’t written in a while. Today I get to catch up.
At webmonkey.com, Adobe Releases Its Own HTML5 Video Player, covers the new Adobe player announcement.
Flowplayer just released version 3.2.3 which includes an HTML5 fall back mode for iPad and iPhone.
I’ve said it before, and this time I have the Wall Street Journal behind me: