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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 

 

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Apple Delays White iPhone 4 Until "Later This Year"

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Making iPhones is harder than it looks. After delaying shipment of the white iPhone 4 models until "late July," Apple has now announced further delay. The statement reads, "White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected."favicon follow link

 

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Ted in NC  2010-07-31 15:55
Huh? There's a lot I don't know about computers, but what's so hard about white? Is this story nonsense to anyone else, or does anyone else understand what's going on behind the scenes here?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-08-02 07:19
This isn't about computers, it's about materials science and manufacturing capabilities. Apple isn't having trouble making the white iPhone function properly; they're having trouble with the materials that comprise the phone's exterior. Exactly what problems those are, they aren't saying, but presumably they're trying to avoid problems with it discoloring or crazing or something similar.
Well, it's "later this year" now. Has anyone heard any new ETA for the white iPhone?