Tag: serial number

Prototype MacBook Air Surfaces From Ebay Purchase


  Rarely do we see any prototype products that emerge from Apple.  This lucky member of the MacRumors forum "Brett33", purchased a MacBook Air "as is" from Ebay for $730 and once recieved, he had realized he had something very special.  The MacBook Air he recieved turned out to have a black aluminum bottom and was lacking the words "MacBook Air" from the screen bezel.  The MacBook also came supplied with the interim build Mac OS X 10.5 (8R4016).  Upon the new owners investigation, he found that the serial number was for May 2007, a full 6-months prior to the the release of the MacBook Air.  Although not often seen, Apple prototypes have been seen in the wild.


[via MacRumors]

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iPhone Already Sells 10 Million, At Least We Think So


  Mac Observers AFB has been hard at work tracking the current iPhone sales by keeping a database of the IMEI or serial number of the iPhone.  According to their database, sales for the iPhone have reached 10 million units and continue to grow.  This number could be referring to the amount shipped, but considering some places still occasionally have lines for the iPhone we are going to bet they have sold close to the 10 million mark.


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No More Podcaster App Says Apple


  Apple today shut down the ability for developers to provision licenses to customers willing to pay outside the app store.  The Podcaster app (reviewed here) is a great app that should have been on the app store, but Apple disallowed it because it duplicated the function of downloading podcasts on iTunes. This statement from Apple is not true, as Podcaster let you download and search podcasts without connecting the iPhone or iPod touch to your computer.  


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