Rumblings From The Web
A few different topics to shed light on, none of which have volumes of information about them just yet:
Tiger Developer Release A351 has been seeded according to Macosxrumors.com. According to the site, changes revolve around Finder SMB copies, boot, wake from sleep, applications crash, rich text printing, Mail, volume renaming, Microsoft applications, AOL installer, Adobe installers, Macromedia installers, HelpViewer, Character palette, authenticated copies, user logs path, and package creation with PackageMaker. Spotlight instability is also being address, as well as the inclusion of a new build of iCal 2.
Mac OS X 10.3.8, build 7U7, seems to be in the middle stages of development according to AppleInsider. AI claims the release is slated for sometime in February. Developers are noting the build delivers speedier application launching, with video driver and OpenGL changes.
Logic 7.0.1 was released earlier this week as a minor update. According to AppleInsider, Logic should undergo some changes in its next revision to remove latency in the application when using plug-ins. Apple declined to say when the new version of Logic would be released, but said that this Bus Latency Compensation feature is in direct response to Pro user feedback about the product.
PowerBook shortages are being reported by resellers worldwide, with Apple's own online store putting shipping dates now at 7 - 10 days out. Delays like these usually signify a product change is about to occur, and the G4 PowerBook is expected to have a minor speed bump revision according to Think Secret. G5 PowerBooks have been in the rumor news recently, but aren't expected to show for some time to come.
iLife 05 and iWork Shipping - As anticipated these two software suites have been reported by numerous readers to already be arriving, a day or two ahead of the expected January 22nd date.
NFL games for iPods will be made available by Audible.com via the iTunes Music Store. According to the Associated Press, The first recordings of football games for sale under the agreement will be this Sunday's NFL conference championships, which will be available on the Internet the following morning. Replays of the Super Bowl will also be available under the deal.