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Just an hour after pre-orders for the iPhone 5 went live , Apple Store shipping estimates for new pre-orders have already slipped to two weeks in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Australia. Once transit times are accounted for, users pre-ordering now may not receive their iPhones until nearly two weeks after the official launch date of September 21. Customers may still be able to receive launch-day delivery by ordering through their carriers. AT&T , Verizon , and Sprint are listing 9/21 delivery dates at the time of this posting — but those dates may not immediately reflect available stock
As promised, Google has introduced a native YouTube app for iPhone. We had previously reported that Apple will be removing the dedicated YouTube app from iOS 6 which is due to be released in the near future. At the time, Google promised that a native iOS app was in the works. YouTube had previously been one of the built-in iOS apps since the original iPhone launch
Pocket-lint notes that Apple’s online store downtime earlier today saw the expansion of chat support services for iPad and iPhone customers in the UK, Germany, Spain, and Brazil. The updated chat options include the ability to participate in a traditional text chat with a Specialist, a guided tour in which the customer can share the Specialist’s screen to be walked through product information, and scheduling of online sessions to help set up new devices. Now there’s a whole new way to get help from the Apple Online Store. When shopping for a new iPad or iPhone, you can get answers to all your questions through a personalised, online guided tour. We can even help set up your new product after you get it.
Bloomberg reports that Apple and Qualcomm each put forth investment bids topping $1 billion in attempting to secure exclusive access to chip supplies from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), but the bids were declined as TSMC has sought to retain flexibility for its production. While Apple’s effort has so far been unsuccessful, it does appear to be part of the company’s continuing strategy to lessen its dependence on Samsung for components in its mobile devices. The two companies are trying to satisfy booming demand for smartphones, a market estimated by to be worth $219.1 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Industries.
Just two weeks after Oracle officially took over responsibility for Java on OS X with the launch of Java SE 7 Update 6 , a new Java vulnerability has been discovered to pose a significant threat to systems running the software. Krebs on Security highlighted the issue yesterday, noting that it affects all versions of Java 7 on most browsers. News of the vulnerability (CVE-2012-4681) surfaced late last week in a somewhat sparse blog post by FireEye, which said the exploit seemed to work against the latest version of Java 7, which is version 1.7, Update 6
We’ve been following Apple’s efforts to open retail store locations in Sweden for some time, noting last November that the company had filed for a business registration certificate . The company began hiring for its new stores in February, although the locations for those stores were not disclosed at the time. Over this past weekend, 99mac reported [ Google translation ] that a new location listing in Swedish search engine and mapping service Hitta.se has revealed Apple’s forthcoming store in the Täby Centrum shopping center in Stockholm. According to sources, the store is scheduled to open on September 15.
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed corporate Apple employees tonight after the massive win from their patent litigation against Samsung. The email, republished by 9to5Mac , is quoted here: Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.