Briefly: NYC iPhone sellout; new Jersey store; 2008 PC shipments

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In Manhattan and searching for an iPhone? You'll reportedly have no luck finding one today. Meanwhile, Apple is just about ready to cut the ribbon on its Cherry Hill retail store; Gartner releases its 2008 PC forecast; Intel debuts low-power Xeons; and new versions of iPod Reset Utility and Apple's PluginManager for pro apps are available.



Manhattan iPhone sellout



Apple's Manhattan-based retail stores and others are having trouble maintaining stock of iPhones.



The Huffingtonpost is reporting that not a single iPhone -- either 8GB or 16GB -- was available for purchase on Tuesday from any of the company's three flagship retail stores on the island.



"Apple Store employees at all three New York locations -- the original SoHo store, the 59th Street location, and the most recent addition, on West 14th Street -- have confirmed that each store is sold out of iPhones, and they don't know when they'll be getting new ones," the paper said.



AT&T retail stores in Manhattan aren't yet feeling the affects of the shortage, though Apple's online store is also reflecting an approximate 1 week delay for all new orders, suggesting that considerable backlog currently exists for whatever reason.



Cherry Hill store grand opening



Meanwhile, this weekend will see New Jersey gain its 10th Apple retail store when the Apple Store Cherry Hill opens to the public on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.



Located at the Cherry Hill Mall, the shop is just a short drive from the Apple Store Sagemore in Marlton, New Jersey on Route 73 South.



2008 PC forecast



Gartner said Tuesday that worldwide PC shipments are forecast to total 293 million units in 2008, up 10.9 percent from 2007 shipments of 264 million units. However, analysts warned that growth could fall into single digits if global economic headwinds strengthen.



"In many respects, the PC market is fundamentally in good shape. Mobile PCs continue to exhibit strong momentum, emerging-market growth remains robust, and desk-based PC replacement activity is stirring," said George Shiffler, research director at Gartner. "However, a deepening U.S. recession, the rising possibility of a sharp slowdown in China's economy following the Beijing Olympics, and the elevated price of oil mean global PC shipments face increasing economic headwinds."



Worldwide demand for mobile PCs remains one of the key drivers of strong PC market growth, according to Gartner, which added that technology and design improvements have not only lowered the price of mobile PCs but also significantly improved their value proposition relative to desk-based PCs.



The relative value of mobile PCs has also been bolstered by the continued expansion of mobile access, which continues to stimulate strong demand for mobile PCs across both mature and emerging markets. Gartner analysts said mobile PC shipments will gain additional momentum as so-called "affordable" mobile PCs, which address price points once thought impossible for mobile PCs, become more widely available.

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45nmm Xeons in low-power configs



Intel today used little fanfare to introduce new Xeon 5000-series quad-core processors that promise lower power without the accompanying drop in performance.



The 2.33GHz L5410 and 2.5GHz L5420 are built on the smaller 45 nanometer Penryn architecture that underpins most of Intel's lineup but are tuned to consume much less power than standard Xeons.



At their thermal design limits, both of the new Xeons consume no more than 50 watts, according to the chipmaker. This advancement allows for smaller, more efficient workstations and servers that can still handle heavy-duty tasks.



iPod Reset Utility 1.0.3



Apple on Monday evening released iPod Reset Utility 1.0.3 for both Mac and Windows PCs.



First- and second-generation iPod shuffle owners can use iPod Reset Utility to restore the players back to their factory settings.



PluginManager 1.7.3



On Tuesday evening, Apple released PluginManager 1.7.3 (864KB).



The update is said to improve the reliability of most Apple professional apps, including Aperture, Logic, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Studio, and "related SDKs."



Upgrading requires at least Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9 or Mac OS X Leopard.
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  • Reply 1 of 48
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    In Manhattan and searching for an iPhone? You'll reportedly have no luck finding one today. Meanwhile, Apple is just about ready to cut the ribbon on its Cherry Hill retail store; Gartner releases its 2008 PC forecast; Intel debuts low-power Xeons; and a new version of iPod Reset Utility is available.



    Manhattan iPhone sellout



    Apple's Manhattan-based retail stores and others are having trouble maintaining stock of iPhones.



    The Huffingtonpost is reporting that not a single iPhone -- either 8GB or 16GB -- was available for purchase on Tuesday from any of the company's three flagship retail stores on the island.



    "Apple Store employees at all three New York locations -- the original SoHo store, the 59th Street location, and the most recent addition, on West 14th Street -- have confirmed that each store is sold out of iPhones, and they don't know when they'll be getting new ones," the paper said.



    AT&T retail stores in Manhattan aren't yet feeling the affects of the shortage, though Apple's online store is also reflecting an approximate 1 week delay for all new orders, suggesting that considerable backlog currently exists for whatever reason.



    Cherry Hill store grand opening



    Meanwhile, this weekend will see New Jersey gain its 10th Apple retail store when the Apple Store Cherry Hill opens to the public on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.



    Located at the Cherry Hill Mall, the shop is just a short drive from the Apple Store Sagemore in Marlton, New Jersey on Route 73 South.



    2008 PC forecast



    Gartner said Tuesday that worldwide PC shipments are forecast to total 293 million units in 2008, up 10.9 percent from 2007 shipments of 264 million units. However, analysts warned that growth could fall into single digits if global economic headwinds strengthen.



    "In many respects, the PC market is fundamentally in good shape. Mobile PCs continue to exhibit strong momentum, emerging-market growth remains robust, and desk-based PC replacement activity is stirring," said George Shiffler, research director at Gartner. "However, a deepening U.S. recession, the rising possibility of a sharp slowdown in China's economy following the Beijing Olympics, and the elevated price of oil mean global PC shipments face increasing economic headwinds."



    Worldwide demand for mobile PCs remains one of the key drivers of strong PC market growth, according to Gartner, which added that technology and design improvements have not only lowered the price of mobile PCs but also significantly improved their value proposition relative to desk-based PCs.



    The relative value of mobile PCs has also been bolstered by the continued expansion of mobile access, which continues to stimulate strong demand for mobile PCs across both mature and emerging markets. Gartner analysts said mobile PC shipments will gain additional momentum as so-called "affordable" mobile PCs, which address price points once thought impossible for mobile PCs, become more widely available.

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    45nmm Xeons in low-power configs



    Intel today used little fanfare to introduce new Xeon 5000-series quad-core processors that promise lower power without the accompanying drop in performance.



    The 2.33GHz L5410 and 2.5GHz L5420 are built on the smaller 45 nanometer Penryn architecture that underpins most of Intel's lineup but are tuned to consume much less power than standard Xeons.



    At their thermal design limits, both of the new Xeons consume no more than 50 watts, according to the chipmaker. This advancement allows for smaller, more efficient workstations and servers that can still handle heavy-duty tasks.



    iPod Reset Utility 1.0.3



    Apple on Monday evening released iPod Reset Utility 1.0.3 for both Mac and Windows PCs.



    First- and second-generation iPod shuffle owners can use iPod Reset Utility to restore the players back to their factory settings.



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  • Reply 2 of 48
    Could This Mean The Imminent Arrival Of 3g, 2nd Generation Iphone??!!
  • Reply 3 of 48
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,396member
    Does this suggest that iPhoneNext comes out soon?



    ...we're on the same page, freethinker...
  • Reply 4 of 48
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,526member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Does this suggest that iPhoneNext comes out soon?



    Maybe, but....

    haven't there been a couple of news items about how Apple has ramped down their

    rate of production of iPhones lately? It could be they overestimated the slowdown

    in demand.
  • Reply 5 of 48
    kasperkasper Posts: 941member, administrator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Does this suggest that iPhoneNext comes out soon?



    ...we're on the same page, freethinker...



    Well, the quarter is ending and we all remember the "missing iPhone" saga partly attributed to the full house of inventory at the end of last quarter, but intentionally allowing inventory fall so low is a bit uncharacteristic... It would be a surprise to see a second-gen iPhone in April. Thinking more like June again.



    K
  • Reply 6 of 48
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by quinney View Post


    Maybe, but....

    haven't there been a couple of news items about how Apple has ramped down their

    rate of production of iPhones lately? It could be they overestimated the slowdown

    in demand.



    Perhaps, but why would New York City run out before anywhere else?
  • Reply 7 of 48
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,300member
    I really am not interested in the information any Gossip Rag has on Apple, especially when they aren't even Technical Gossip like The Register.
  • Reply 8 of 48
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rydewnd2 View Post


    Perhaps, but why would New York City run out before anywhere else?



    Because that's where all the Europeans come to buy them and unlock them.
  • Reply 9 of 48
    I am intrigued by those low-power Xeons. If they could get them running a little faster--like 2.8 or 3.0 GHz, I'd be all over them. I love my 1st generation Mac Pro (3 GHz), but it heats up my office considerably (not to mention the two big cinema displays) and sometimes I'd be happy trading a little speed for a cooler computer.
  • Reply 10 of 48
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,860member
    This is my thinking at the moment, Apple is getting ready for a price drop. They may do this by reconfiguring the current iPhone.



    Not that I'm sure what they would reconfigure but they will need a low end model to go along with iPhone 2. One approach would be higher integration of the electronics to lower cost.



    Dave
  • Reply 11 of 48
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member
    Damn that would be great if the 3G iPhone were imminent. I just bought an 8gb a week ago and still have time to take it back.
  • Reply 12 of 48
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by studiomusic View Post


    Because that's where all the Europeans come to buy them and unlock them.



    Oh yeah I forgot they plan their entire vacations around the iPhone: They spend $900 on flights just to buy an $400 phone. You still believe that old wives' tale?
  • Reply 13 of 48
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post




    Manhattan iPhone sellout



    Apple's Manhattan-based retail stores and others are having trouble maintaining stock of iPhones.



    The Huffingtonpost is reporting that not a single iPhone -- either 8GB or 16GB -- was available for purchase on Tuesday from any of the company's three flagship retail stores on the island.





    16GB iPhone???



    We have some product line confusion here. What exactly is sold out - all iPod Touches and iPhones?
  • Reply 14 of 48
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bdkennedy1 View Post


    Damn that would be great if the 3G iPhone were imminent. I just bought an 8gb a week ago and still have time to take it back.



    All i ask is that the 3g Iphone not be $599!!!!!!!!!
  • Reply 15 of 48
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,396member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by studiomusic View Post


    Because that's where all the Europeans come to buy them and unlock them.



    Not to mention Chinese.
  • Reply 16 of 48
    I think it's a virtual certainty that iPhone version 2 will debut at WWDC 2008. The SDK/Enterprise software update will become available and it is 2.0, the iPhone debuted in June of last year and Apple tends to update on a yearly basis, and with 3G and a better camera they will be able to make it available in Asia. I just can't see Apple missing an opportunity like they'll have with the Summer Olympics in Beijing this year. Debut the new iPhone and advertise it like crazy at the Olympics.



    Since Apple will have to file with the FCC before releasing iPhone 2, there will be a window where sales will slow down significantly. I think the price drop will happen then. We'll know soon enough.
  • Reply 17 of 48
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Why can't somebody just go to an AT&T store and get one. We have one for practically every mile in Manhattan!
  • Reply 18 of 48
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Not to mention Chinese.



    Don't they get theirs in Hong Kong?
  • Reply 19 of 48
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    Originally Posted by one9deuce View Post


    Since Apple will have to file with the FCC before releasing iPhone 2, there will be a window where sales will slow down significantly. I think the price drop will happen then. We'll know soon enough.



    That applies only to USofA sales. Apple could release a 3G iPhone for sale in Europe the same day they file with the FCC (Nokia does this all the time). Don't know about approval in Japan and Singapore, but it's currently Europe where sales are "disappointing."
  • Reply 20 of 48
    zagmaczagmac Posts: 72member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zenwaves View Post


    16GB iPhone???



    We have some product line confusion here. What exactly is sold out - all iPod Touches and iPhones?



    What am I missing? Apple sells 8GB & 16GB iPhone as of, what, February?
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