jump to navigation

Batt out of hell Part 2 July 31, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in Uncategorized.
add a comment

Forget the laptops, this time it’s the first class action suit against the iPhone battery. It’s also one of the least thought-out, moronic, gramatically faulty legal documents I’ve seen in a long time.

Apple Inc. and AT&T has been charged by some moron gentleman named Trujillo who believes that Apple and AT&T owe iPhone users big-time for selling them a product with a horribly substandard battery that “can only be charged approximately 300 times before it will be in need of replacement, necessitating a new battery annually for owners of the iPhone.”

Aside from being morons gentlemen, Mr. Trujillo and his lawyers are also morons gentlemen who don’t read. Apple clearly states that the iPhone battery “is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity after 400 full charge and discharge cycles.” Like most modern batteries.

Our friends at Gizmodo have more details, plus scans of the actual document for your perusal and enjoyment.

MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0 June 30, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in Uncategorized.
add a comment

It’s not all about the iPhone. Life goes on.

Apple’s also released Software Update 1.0 for the MacBook Pro. Fire up SU again.

Apple’s always-detailed and helpful fine print says:

This update provides important bug fixes and is recommended for all 2.2/2.4GHz MacBook Pro models.

Ostensibly this is being issued to address complaints about graphics issues and improve the Nvidia drivers. And make it work better with the iPhone too?

iPhone Guided Tour video (25 minutes!) June 23, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in Uncategorized.
add a comment

A week before the release, Apple turns up the heat even more on the iPhone. Now there’s a big-ass 25-minute iPhone Guided Tour video available now on the Apple website.

You can view it in the usual sizes (S/M/L), and there’s a convenient download link (173.7 MB for a zipped 25-min 848 x 480 QT vid!) It’s certainly damned better than any 30-sec ad; it’s 24 mins and 30 secs better, actually. Talk about overkill.

It’s freakin’ detailed! Everything you want to know is there, plus specific, close-up looks at the parts, and how they work, with all the features explained in detail with step-by-step demonstrations. This video removes all the gray areas and works as a full-fledged virtual manual for the thing, and talks about things we didn’t know yet (like you get a stereo-microphone headset in the box, and can view Word and Excel files on the phone). Everything’s there, from using the basic phone functions to selecting from several preinstalled ringtones to using Airplane Mode and much more. It’s the closest thing to actually having one in hand.

Didn’t think this level of detailed show-and-tell would come out this soon, but I’m not complaining. (Maybe it’s just me, but something strikes me odd about the host of the tour; he looks real enough, but he also looks a bit CGI. Maybe it’s my meds.)

I know, I know. Go get it then. It’s OK. I’ll wait for you here.