Apple/IPhone Recap -- 1 Million IPhones Sold, MacBook SATA Caps Removed
June 23, 2009 8:45 AM
comment(s) - last by
The iPhone moved 1 million units this weekend. Word of new peripherals for the phone such as the new "Gamebone" controller, seen here, has started to circulate.
SATA on the new MacBook Pros was also uncrippled, thanks to an EFI (BIOS) update.
There's lots going on in Cupertino
The last couple of days have been packed with Apple news, both good and bad. On Friday, the new
iPhone 3G S debuted
and prepared to invade the pockets of users across the nation. Monday brought word that many customers had been met with
and Apple was issuing them gift cards to compensate.
Now more details about the launch have been released by Apple. The Cupertino giant reported that it sold
1 million iPhones
during the launch weekend, easily eclipsing the modest 100,000 launch weekend sales of the Palm Pre, the only other multi-touch smart phone on the market.
In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, reportedly recovering from a
and eyeing a return to Apple elates, "With over 50,000 applications available from Apple's revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever."
In other iPhone-related news, the smart phone is about to be tossed a bone -- a Gamebone to be more precise. The new controller will be among the first peripherals to be available for the iPhone 3G and 3G S. The new OS v3.0 for the iPhone allowed such magic by freeing up pins for Firewire communication.
The new controller, looking something like an old-school Super Nintendo pad, may be able to communicate in different ways with the iPhone. It is unclear whether users connect via Bluetooth, or by plugging in to the 30-pin connection. The retailer has said it will provide a stand for using the phone with Bluetooth mode. While some will find the utility of such a device questionable, at least the manufacturer is being public-friendly, encouraging users to suggest a retail price for the device on
Lastly, to wrap up this Apple wrap-up, the MacBook Pros have
and now offer support for full 3.0 Gbps SATA transfer speeds. The firmware on the recently released laptops had been set to
limit the speed to 1.5 Gbps
, negating some of the speed advantage of flash drives. The new firmware, MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.7 (EFI is Apple's version of BIOS) unbreaks SATA on the Pros. To install the update you must be running OS X version 10.5.7 (which the new Pros should be) and have 3.35MB of free disk space.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Why would they have done that?
6/23/2009 3:13:32 PM
It was going to be a marketing point for Snow Leopard, showing how it was optimized to run faster with SSD's.
"We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
IPhone Buyers Experience Activation Woes, Apple Issues $30 Credits
June 22, 2009, 9:15 AM
Report: Apple's Steve Jobs Received Liver Transplant and is Recovering
June 20, 2009, 11:45 AM
Apple iPhone 3G S Launch Goes Smoothly, Phones Quickly Sell Out
June 19, 2009, 11:10 AM
Apple 13" MacBook Pro Owners Reporting Possible SATA Speed Caps
June 14, 2009, 5:09 PM
China Mobile Looks to iPhone, Galaxy Smartphone Subsidies, Will Push Cheap 4G Phones
September 16, 2014, 11:24 AM
Quick Note: NVIDIA Offers Up 32GB, LTE-equipped SHIELD Tablet for Pre-order
September 16, 2014, 10:22 AM
PayPal Takes Potshot at Apple Pay, Mentioning iCloud Breach in New Ad
September 16, 2014, 7:24 AM
Quick Note: New "Windows" Branding for Microsoft's Smartphones is Leaked
September 15, 2014, 2:00 PM
Sony Abandons Android Upgrade Support for Year Old Xperia and 3 Others
September 15, 2014, 11:07 AM
Apple Racked Up 4 Million iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders Within 24 Hours
September 15, 2014, 9:54 AM
Most Popular Articles
Dell Announces "World's Thinnest" Tablet: The Venue 8 7000 Series
September 11, 2014, 8:51 AM
Apple Announces Its Smartwatch: The $349 Apple Watch
September 9, 2014, 2:09 PM
Quick Note: Buy an Xbox One Sept 7-13, Get a Free Game
September 4, 2014, 10:42 AM
Quick Note: Microsoft to Ditch Windows Phone, Nokia Branding
September 10, 2014, 2:14 PM
Apple Announces 4.7" iPhone 6, 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus
September 9, 2014, 1:45 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information