As expected, Steve Jobs just announced movie rentals via iTunes at this year's Macworld expo. Apple will be partnering with studios such as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony, Disney, and more. According to Jobs, the service will feature not only great first run titles, but a library of past favorites as well.
It certainly comes as no surprise that Apple (AAPL) is selling plenty of iPhones. Just how many, however, may. According to Steve Jobs, speaking this morning during Apple's 2008 Macworld expo, Jobs announced that Apple has sold 4 million iPhones to date. That's right, 4 million. As today also marks the 200th day since the iPhone went on sale on June 29th 2007, that translates neatly into 20,000 iPhones sold every day.
Macworld 2008 is here and underway, and although nothing exciting has been announced just yet (the vent is still in it's kickoff stages), there's already something worth talking about. Even though you aren't able to see the keynote live without press privileges and a plane ticket - you will be able to see the keynote shortly thereafter.
There's been a lot of talk recently about how this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yielded little to be excited about. For the most part, the iPhone field at CES didn't effort to depart from this norm. However, there were a couple iPhone related tidbits worth talking about. One of which was Delphi's experimental iPhone software which allowed an iPhone to control a car. And yes, that's not a typo, it's not the car controlling the iPhone - the iPhone is controlling the car.
The software communicates with the car via Bluetooth and can be used, impressively, from up to a mile away. Though purely a proof-of-concept at this stage, the software already offers an exciting feature set.
Through the software, the iPhone can handle diagnostic checks such as tire pressure and fluid checks such as gas
Yes, you can.
However, the iPod Firewire cable can only be used to charge the iPhone. iTunes cannot communicate with the iPhone via the firewire cable for syncing and other functions.