Apple investigates iPod working conditions
Apple has opened an investigation into allegations in the Mail on Sunday about working conditions in iPod factories.
'Apple is committed to ensuring that working conditions in our supply chain are safe, workers are treated with respect and dignity, and manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible,' the company said in a statement.
'We do not tolerate any violations of our supplier code of conduct. ...more
Next iPod to be wireless - analyst
Ever-optimistic Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes that Apple will counter the imminent arrival of Microsoft's 'iPod killer' with the release of a new, wireless iPod model.
'Apple has stated that ease of use is a key element of the iPod, so wireless functionality is an obvious next step for the product line,' Munster wrote in a note to investors. 'Apple has also stated that the pace of iPod innovation will not change. ...more
Intel aims to standardise small-size PC platform in 2006
Intel informed its customers that in the first quarter of 2006 its next-generation architecture for small-profile PCs will feature similar CPUs as its next-generation notebook-use processors, the dual-core Yonah, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Intel intends to push its 'Mobile in Desktop Platform' concept for small-profile PCs including small form factor (SFF) systems, which lack space for heat-dissipation, the sources indicated.
In line with Intel's strategy for the digital home (East Fork), the company aims to divide its desktop PC platform into six market segments (standard sized Tower, Mini Tower, All in One, Entertainment PC, Ultra Sleek and Mini PC), with the Mini PC featuring the smallest dimensions. ...more
And also today (29-October-2001)...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
Septer.Trojan Watch out for an email doing the rounds, posing as a donation form for the American Red Cross. ...more
An interview on CNN with Chad Edwards, manager of the Mars Network Office, reveals the plans of international space agencies to put up a 1Mbit/sec link to the red planet in 2007 that could give us MarsTV.
Orbiters with a dedicated telecom relay of up to 1Mbit/sec would be able to stream high quality video back to earth. It will be the result of a collaboration between NASA and the Italian space agency, and the culmination of several Mars-bound missions. ...more