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TidBITS#639/22-Jul-02

At Macworld Expo in New York, Steve Jobs excited Mac users with things they can’t yet have and services for which they now need to pay. Adam has the scoop on the new 17-inch flat-screen iMac, iTunes 3, new iPods, plus a preview of iCal, iSync, and the rest of Mac OS X 10.2 – but the biggest buzz is .Mac’s $100 annual fee. We also note Entourage X’s disappearing Palm conduit, Apple’s financials, Adam’s Mac influence ranking, and last week’s spam poll results.

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Apple Posts $32 Million Q3 Profit

Apple Posts $32 Million Q3 Profit -- Apple last week announced a $32 million profit for its third fiscal quarter of the year. Revenues for the quarter were $1.43 billion (down 3 percent from the same quarter last year) and gross margins were a still-healthy 27.4 percent (although that too is down from 29.4 percent a year ago)

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Collateral Spammage 2002 Poll Results

Collateral Spammage 2002 Poll Results - Last week, we asked readers how many spam email messages they receive per week at all their email addresses. Although we never claim TidBITS polls are scientific, the results are unfortunately not surprising

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iMac Expands to 17 Inches

Despite rampant rumors that Apple would release new desktop Macs (a move possibly held up due to new systems requiring Mac OS X 10.2), the only new Mac that appeared at last week's Macworld Expo was a 17-inch (43.2 cm) iMac selling for $2,000

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Jaguar, iCal, and iSync Appear

Steve Jobs devoted a large portion of his Macworld Expo keynote last week to building excitement for the next major release of Mac OS X. Codenamed "Jaguar" and known officially as Mac OS X 10.2, the release will reportedly offer significantly improved performance and 150 new features when it appears for sale for $130 on 24-Aug-02

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iTunes 3 Gets Smarter

Among the bevy of announcements during Steve Jobs's Macworld Expo keynote last week was the release of iTunes 3, a new version of Apple's free MP3-playing software that's available now, though only for Mac OS X. New in iTunes 3 is Sound Check, a feature that normalizes playback volumes to avoid the situation where some tracks are shockingly louder or significantly softer than others

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New iPods Debut

Among the announcements at Steve Jobs's Macworld Expo keynote in New York was the release of new versions of Apple's popular iPod MP3 player. The existing 5 GB iPod remains available, though its price drops $100 to $300