Mac rumours - all aboard the Apple bandwagon
A round-up of news and outlandish rumours from the last 24 hours in the Applesphere:
Apple seeks U.S. ban on Nokia imports
In the continuing 'my dad's bigger than your dad' spat between Apple and Nokia, the Jobsovian Empire has now filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission to block the import of Nokia handsets into the US. Not that a move would do any huge harm to Nokia since their market share in the US is teeny tiny - it's just one more way Apple can piss off Nokia in their smartphone patent war.
Apple looks for iSlate mobile partner
Less of a rumour, more a case of stating the bleeding obvious - assuming Apple's 'latest creation' is a tablet PC, then it's unimaginable it would be wifi-only. This device is going to chew up a lot of data so any mobile carrier will want their pound of flesh in return, since UK operators are already struggling with massive increases in data usage.
It's possible that a UK provider will heavily subsidise the cost of the device in return for a 24 month contract, as they do with netbooks and laptops, but with all hope of the tablet being remotely affordable receding quicker than Declan Donelly's hairline, any deal would be unlikely to render the tablet free.
Apple and Microsoft discuss giving Bing top iPhone billing
Perhaps it fanboy paranoia or perhaps Apple have noticed Google's concerted effort to RULE THE EARTH. Rumour has it that Apple and Microsoft are in discussions to replace Google with as the default search engine on the iPhone. Bing certainly hasn't suffered from poor reviews and most users probably wouldn't care that much, certainly not enough to bother changing the default back to Google.