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Canadian iTunes users are seeing the first wave of HD TV shows crop up on the localized version of the digital download service. Meanwhile, a new report claims that the Apple logo on the third-gen iPhone will illuminate just as the iPhone maker is said to be taking receipt of logic boards for the new handsets ahead of production.

Canadian TV shows

iTunes shoppers waking up in Canada this morning were greeted with a slew of new TV shows on the download service, including the first batch of titles in high-definition. The offerings are mainly from US networks such as Fox, NBC, Warner Bros., and NBC, and include such popular titles as 24 and Lost.

Standard definition copies of the shows fetch $2.49 a piece while the HD versions run a buck more. Season passes for the same formats run $49.99 and $69.99, respectively.

Illuminated third-gen iPhone logo

Meanwhile, TechCrunch is citing a source who has reportedly seen one of Apple's third-gen iPhone models "with his own two eyes" in reviving a rumor from months ago that logo on the back of the unit will illuminate.

The report, which is disturbingly vague, also claims confirmation that new handset will sport the redesigned black front bezel detailed in a set of photos from earlier in the day.

iPhone Rendition and 2,1 icons

Assuming rumors surrounding the new bezel are accurate, the third-gen iPhone may look something like this artist's rendition posted to the AppleInsider forums by member Carniphage.

An artist's rendition of an iPhone with the above bezel.

The subtle but noticeable design tweaks may explain why icons for "iPhone 3,1" have yet to accompany those for "iPhone 2,1" in betas of iPhone SDK 3.0. Recent evidence points to iPhone 2,1 being a repackaged version of the existing iPhone 3G, with iPhone 3,1 representing a more advanced model with support for faster 3G networks.

Another AppleInsider reader who wishes to remain anonymous recently submitted some higher quality versions of the iPhone 2,1 icon files discovered over the weekend. They're identical to the icons for the current iPhone 3G, known as iPhone 1,2:



Apple receiving iPhone parts

Regardless of what the new iPhones will look like, DigiTimes on Wednesday said Apple is now taking receipt of printed circuit boards for the handsets which are nearing mass production.

Among the reported PCB suppliers are Nanya, Tripod Technology and Unimicron Technology. Flexium Interconnect and Career Technology reportedly began shipping their boards to Apple's facilities earlier in the quarter.

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Does anybody know or have a guess when the new iPhone will be available to purchase?
Immediately after announcement, weeks or months later?
Thanks
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"iTunes shoppers waking up in Canada this morning were greeted with a slew of new TV shows on the download service"

Sweet! Finally! Thank you Apple + Networks!

They're expensive ($60 - $70CAD per season in HD) but this is great!!

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Probably around 3 to 4 weeks after announcement.

As for the illuminated light? Funny guys. Won't happen. Apple is trying to DECREASE its battery impact, not INCREASE it.
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Originally Posted by harmsway View Post

Does anybody know or have a guess when the new iPhone will be available to purchase?
Immediately after announcement, weeks or months later?
Thanks

If we use the last two years as a guide, Id say that Friday, July 10th or 17th are the most likely dates, though there are new variables that make it unknown until Apple announces it.
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Illuminate the Apple and drain the battery even faster?
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Illuminate the Apple and drain the battery even faster?

Surely it only illuminates briefly when you get a text or notification, or when there is an incoming call, or when you take a picture in the dark.
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Illuminate the Apple and drain the battery even faster?

Maybe it's that green plastic glow-in-the-dark stuff that you hold under a light source and later in the darkness it glows for a while.



(Disclaimer: I'm joking. This idea is equally as silly as illuminating the logo. Someone at Apple probably leaked the rumor (or maybe even made a fake unit with a glowing logo) to throw the rumor mills into a tizzy. I often wonder how often Apple push out fake rumors to keep things interesting!)
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When will AppleInsider post a link to this link I wonder?

http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-...ware-imminent/

Pretty significant I think...
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If they do the logo light it will have to come from the LCD somehow so it doesn't use any extra battery.
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Surely it only illuminates briefly when you get a text or notification, or when there is an incoming call, or when you take a picture in the dark.

It's neither a flip nor a slider phone therefore totally unnecessary except for using as Apple bling. And then who could see it?It's an advertisment for theft.
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The apple logo on laptop use the light of the screen, there is no extra light for this, I can imagine they can do the same thing to the iPhone.

So no extra battery
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Originally Posted by CanadianMac2008 View Post

When will AppleInsider post a link to this link I wonder?

http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-...ware-imminent/

Pretty significant I think...

About as significant as that fart I just did. iPhone OS 3.0 requires iTunes 8.2.
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About as significant as that fart I just did. iPhone OS 3.0 requires iTunes 8.2.

Could it be a typo? Somebody just told me that so you may very well be right but maybe they mean 8.2? hmm...
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Originally Posted by gigi View Post

The apple logo on laptop use the light of the screen, there is no extra light for this, I can imagine they can do the same thing to the iPhone.

So no extra battery

That would mean the back of the screen light. I guess it helps differentiate from all the touch screens out there now.
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I don't care if it can get better battery-life. I don't want to see an illuminated Apple logo on my phone. I even hate that my Airbook glows up, and says:

"look over here, in case you missed it this guy is using an Apple!!"

The chrome Apple logo is simple and it works, don't mess with it. In fact, make the Apple logo on the lappies chrome too, now that I mention it.
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Please mention that it's $899 less $50 rebate. $849 is slightly misleading. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Jimzip View Post

Sweet! Finally! Thank you Apple + Networks!
They're expensive ($60 - $70CAD per season in HD) but this is great!!

Amazing... Canada first? Yowser!
But yes, very expensive. I wonder if they'd sell twice as much if they halved the price? Spending 3.50 on a tv show is steep.
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I don't care if it can get better battery-life. I don't want to see an illuminated Apple logo on my phone. I even hate that my Airbook glows up, and says:

"look over here, in case you missed it this guy is using an Apple!!"

The chrome Apple logo is simple and it works, don't mess with it. In fact, make the Apple logo on the lappies chrome too, now that I mention it.

But there are others of us that actually like this idea of a glowing icon.... so what's Apple to do? Offer both?
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I don't care if it can get better battery-life. I don't want to see an illuminated Apple logo on my phone.

It does need some sort of status light though, just like on the laptops: a silvery pulsing light somewhere. I always thought it would be cool if the bezel kind of pulsed like that but I think I'm the only one.

Related to lights, if you look where the earpiece is, does anyone else notice a small green light? It says the picture is an artist's rendition, but I wonder if that signals anything like videophone capabilities or just an artifact/embellishment.
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Originally Posted by PG4G View Post

Probably around 3 to 4 weeks after announcement.

As for the illuminated light? Funny guys. Won't happen. Apple is trying to DECREASE its battery impact, not INCREASE it.

It doesn't have to use more battery, it will see through to its LCD screen, just like MacBook Air does.
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Originally Posted by iVlad View Post

It doesn't have to use more battery, it will see through to its LCD screen, just like MacBook Air does.

The only problem with that is all the internal parts that make the iPhone work are in the way. Apple would have to cut an apple shaped part of the motherboard and battery to allow the light to shine through from the screen.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

I don't care if it can get better battery-life. I don't want to see an illuminated Apple logo on my phone. I even hate that my Airbook glows up, and says:

"look over here, in case you missed it this guy is using an Apple!!"

The chrome Apple logo is simple and it works, don't mess with it. In fact, make the Apple logo on the lappies chrome too, now that I mention it.

It may be a better alternative than the proposed Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (H.R. 414), introduced into Congress in January, 2009.(1) This law is apparently already on the books in Japan and Korea.(2)

1. http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills...11_HR_414.html
2. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/...ntroversy.html
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Amazing... Canada first? Yowser!
But yes, very expensive. I wonder if they'd sell twice as much if they halved the price? Spending 3.50 on a tv show is steep.

It is steep and I doubt I'll be buying many but I have ordered a couple just to see what the quality of the files would be on a well-calibrated monitor.
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Surely it only illuminates briefly when you get a text or notification, or when there is an incoming call, or when you take a picture in the dark.


It certainly makes sense from the standpoint of silent notifications. As to battery drain, like everything else it should be easy to configure ON or OFF.

The usage as a flash for the camera is more interesting. To get proper coverage the flash needs to be symmetrical in shape so they might need some fancy optics to do that with the lop sided Apple logo. The thing here is if they go with a sensor with vastly improved low light performance they might just skip the idea of a flash or illuminator. I'm not convinced this support is coming.


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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

I don't care if it can get better battery-life. I don't want to see an illuminated Apple logo on my phone. I even hate that my Airbook glows up, and says:

"look over here, in case you missed it this guy is using an Apple!!"

The chrome Apple logo is simple and it works, don't mess with it. In fact, make the Apple logo on the lappies chrome too, now that I mention it.

In fact I've heard through the rumor mill that the new tablet you are waiting on will have four glowing Apple logos on its back side. The one that is right side up at the time will get turned on. Spin the tablet around and the logos would flash on and off based on the assumed orientation at the time. Groooovy man.

As a side note what is all this crap about not wanting people to know you are carrying a iPhone or a Mac lappie. One should not live in constant fear of getting mugged and one should not be embarrassed by his hardware choices.

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Originally Posted by cuppingmaster View Post

It does need some sort of status light though, just like on the laptops: a silvery pulsing light somewhere.

That I can agree on, but that would be under the glass on the front, just like the iSight status-light on Macs. Not on the rear of the phone.
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As a side note what is all this crap about not wanting people to know you are carrying a iPhone or a Mac lappie. One should not live in constant fear of getting mugged and one should not be embarrassed by his hardware choices.

The mugging argument is a good angle too, but I prefer the vanity argument. I don't want to seem as if I'm going around silently shouting "APPLE....". I'd rather just continue to go under the radar and as the unassuming billionaire I am...
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Originally Posted by PG4G View Post

Probably around 3 to 4 weeks after announcement.

As for the illuminated light? Funny guys. Won't happen. Apple is trying to DECREASE its battery impact, not INCREASE it.

Exactly. Every iPhone I have seen has always been in a sleeve-type case so it would never be displayed. It is nothing like the MacBook in which they could have the backlighting from the LCD illuminate it. Even if that was possible, the LCD turns off when you are holding it up to your head. What a dumb rumor.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

I don't care if it can get better battery-life. I don't want to see an illuminated Apple logo on my phone. I even hate that my Airbook glows up, and says:

"look over here, in case you missed it this guy is using an Apple!!"

The chrome Apple logo is simple and it works, don't mess with it. In fact, make the Apple logo on the lappies chrome too, now that I mention it.

You can always put your favorite sticker over your MacBook's Apple logo if you hate it so much. You should have seen the WallStreet PowerBooks. The Apple logo was upside down when you opened the display.
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Originally Posted by iVlad View Post

It doesn't have to use more battery, it will see through to its LCD screen, just like MacBook Air does.

How do you expect them to do that? Cut a hole in the logic board and battery? The phone is not a laptop.
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It may be a better alternative than the proposed Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (H.R. 414), introduced into Congress in January, 2009.(1) This law is apparently already on the books in Japan and Korea.(2)

H.R. 414, The Camera Phone Predator Alert Act
H.R. 414 would require mobile phones containing digital cameras to make a sound when a photograph is taken.

Now THAT is funny! Predator Alert??? What is the sound? Will the phone scream out "Pedophile in Proximity!" when you take a picture? I think they should link the built-in camera with the Fart For Free app so the phone will let out a big loud fart when you try and take a picture. That will get people's attention!
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Originally Posted by Hattig View Post

Surely it only illuminates briefly when you get a text or notification, or when there is an incoming call, or when you take a picture in the dark.

A pointless feature when most have their iPhone in a case, and no one puts the phone down on a desk, screen side first! The phone either chirps, rings, or vibrates if it needs your attention. I don't need a blinking light that I will never see.
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

In fact I've heard through the rumor mill that the new tablet you are waiting on will have four glowing Apple logos on its back side. The one that is right side up at the time will get turned on. Spin the tablet around and the logos would flash on and off based on the assumed orientation at the time. Groooovy man.

In addition to 4 blinking Apple Logos in disco-fashion, it will also scream out through the speakers, "Look at me everyone, I am a Mac user!" and there won't be an option to turn it off. (Insert Sarcasm).
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It may be a better alternative than the proposed Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (H.R. 414), introduced into Congress in January, 2009.(1) This law is apparently already on the books in Japan and Korea.(2)

1. http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills...11_HR_414.html
2. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/...ntroversy.html

Considering that removing the sound file, disconnecting the speaker or simply physically muting the speaker would be trivial for anyone wishing to engage in such perverted clandestine acts this law seems pointless.


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A pointless feature when most have their iPhone in a case, and no one puts the phone down on a desk, screen side first! The phone either chirps, rings, or vibrates if it needs your attention. I don't need a blinking light that I will never see.

it does seem pretty silly. I much prefer the Apple patent that would have a smaller backlight, behind the main backlight over a segment of the LCD that would display notification while using less power much more usable.
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Considering that removing the sound file, disconnecting the speaker or simply physically muting the speaker would be trivial for anyone wishing to engage in such perverted clandestine acts this law seems pointless.

It appears the law, which seems to be a waste of taxpayers money, would prevent you from doing those things. The law would require the speaker to be soldered to the board so it could not be defeated. Phone makers would be required to allow the camera make a sound even if you muted the speaker. The sound would be coded in ROM so you could not delete it or adjust the volume. As I said earlier, if the sound is nothing more than a simulated camera shutter, it won't be an effective deterrent. It needs to be a loud long fart to be an effective warning to others! (Just like how car alarms are pretty much pointless deterrents. No one pays attention to them) LOL.
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That LOGO wil probably double as a Flash.
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In addition to 4 blinking Apple Logos in disco-fashion, it will also scream out through the speakers, "Look at me everyone, I am a Mac user!" and there won't be an option to turn it off. (Insert Sarcasm).


hehe, or better: future macbooks will activate the speaker when you open the lid and justin's voice come out: "HELLO I'M A MAC"

;-)


but seriously. a little led wouldn't drain much battery. a whole apple logo - maybe. given apple's playful-nature that comes out from time to time I wouldn't bet against it. a little flashing apple logo when a text message arrives sounds totally believable to me. and there are A LOT of people out there who would love to run around with an iPhone on their ears that has a glowing apple logo on the backside.

the case point is valid too. although I never put my iphone (1st gen) in any case and it's still not scratched after almost 2 years. does the 3g scratch a lot on the backside?
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That LOGO wil probably double as a Flash.

The only issue with that is you'll have to have a "huge" hole in your iPhone case.
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