The next iPhone still hasn’t officially surfaced, but the latest rumors suggest you’d better get your costumes ready. Elsewhere, the return of the Apple HDTV rumor that will not die, and international iTunes users get a small but welcome improvement. The remainders for Monday, August 1, 2011 are on a roll.
Apple Launching New iPhone in October, Not September
(All Things D)
Once again, we dip into the murky well that is iPhone 5 release date rumors. According to John Paczkowski, the folks who’ve been predicting a September launch have their Ouija boards out of whack. Instead, the next-generation iPhone 5 will reportedly drop in October, and you know what that means: Time to go trick-or-treating at the Apple Store.
Apple expected to launch 3 HDTV models by March 2012 – report
Is your Apple TV just not, well, TV-y enough for you? Once again, the long-running rumor that Apple will move into the HDTV market has reared its head, this time courtesy of analyst Trip Chowdhry. The device will theoretically launch next year, but just in case you can’t wait you can always glue your current Apple TV to a Thunderbolt display.
Apple Extends iTunes Previews to 90 Seconds Internationally
Sure, iTunes customers here in the United States have been rocking out to 90-second song previews for a while now, but it appears that the feature has finally made its way overseas. Reports from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and other parts of Europe say that the previews are now of the longer variety. So, really, who needs Spotify?
Apple Begins Refunding Lion Overcharges
Several customers who were mistakenly charged for buying multiple copies of Lion—such as John Christman, who ended up paying 122 separate times—are now apparently getting their money back. Sadly, once you eliminate all the duplicates, it turns out that Lion’s only been downloaded a grand total of seven times.
MacScan 2.9 – SecureMac has updated its anti-spyware and security software to version 2.9, bringing usability enhancements, bug fixes, and support for OS X 10.7 Lion. Single license, $30; three computer family pack, $50; updates to existing versions, free.