According to a recent survey taken by Markitecture, 77% of the 1300 people that responded knew about the iPhone, although only 6% said they were likely to purchase the phone in the next year. Cost was cited as the top reason for not purchasing the device, with carrier issues and/or contracts coming in a close second. Other stats tallied by the survey showed that out of the 77% familiar with the iPhone, 41% had a good impression, while out of those very familiar with the product, an overwhelming 83% had either an excellent or very good impression.
As expected, Steve Jobs will give a keynote address to kick off Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, June 11. The address, which will begin at 10:00am Pacific, will center around Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Apple has launched its revamped support site, with large graphics for top support issues and easier overall navigation.
Renowned chef Heston Blumanthal of the UK restaurant Fat Duck has begun loaning iPods to diners who order his “Sound of the Sea” dish. The iPods are loaded with sounds from the ocean, meant to enhance the dining experience.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has lost a key court ruling in his bid to demolish “The Jackling House,” which he bought in 1984. In 2001, Jobs received a demolition permit for the home, which was built in 1925, but a group called Uphold Our Heritage sued to save the home. Jobs has previously referred to the house as an “abomination.”
Incase has announced its new iPod Canvas Folio ($30) and nano Canvas Folio ($25). The military-inspired cases feature heavyweight canvas construction, a tactile click wheel cover, plush fur iPod sleeve, and access to all controls. “Inspired by the sleek functionality and utility of military design, the Canvas folio is the latest addition to the Incase Technology Transport line,” says Incase. “Ruggedly constructed using only heavyweight, canvas and durable fabrics and materials, the Incase Canvas Folio is the ultimate way to keep your iPod concealed and well protected.”