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UK pricing for iPhone and iPod updates

February 5, 2008 1 comment

32GbApple seems a bit slow updating it’s UK store with the new 32Gb iPod Touch and 16Gb iPhone. The product pages here and here feature the new models, but the store doesn’t.
O2 has the 16Gb iPhone for £329 on its site, so it looks like this is the Uk price.

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Hackintosh Part 1

February 5, 2008 10 comments

It doesn’t look like the mac 10.5.2 update is landing anytime soon (i’m hoping that saying that triggers a quick release), with macrumors reporting that a new 9C30 seed was released to developers on Monday.

GA-P35C-DS3RRather than sit around waiting I have started planning my hardware purchase. First on the list is a motherboard, and the model I have settled on is the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R. The whole GA-P35 family looks to be fairly popular with the hackintosh community, and most models are listed on the 10.5.1 hardware compatibility list here. The GA-P35C-DS3R supports the latest Intel 45nm processors, DDR2/DDR3 memory, 8 Sata ports and only needs a patch for the built in audio. I’m quite keen to use a Gigabyte motherboard with the Dual Bios feature, having used them for many of my computers. I only once killed a motherboard with a Bios update back in the days of floppy disk updates, and that was one time too many. Everything on this motherboard apart from the built in audio appears to work with no modification. The board is available for £72.56 from Aria, though I will of course shop around before ordering. Read more…

16Gb iPhone and 32Gb iPod Touch Announced

February 5, 2008 6 comments

iphoneipodtouchApple has today announced memory upgraded versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch in the US. These do not appear to be available in the UK yet, and no details yet on when they will be. The 16Gb iPhone and 32Gb iPod Touch both cost $499, so following Apple’s recent conversion rate this should mean a UK pricing of around £349.

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