The next iPhone could be hitting shops as soon as September, which has caused a flurry of excitement among V3.co.uk readers and Apple fans everywhere. According to reports, Apple has ordered the manufacture of 15 million of the devices.
Little is known about the new handset specs, although the forthcoming IOS 5 software upgrade will offer features such as the iMessage instant messaging service, and wireless setup and syncing. What you can be sure of is that you’ll need to take out another phone mortgage to be able to afford it.
Also popular was our story about Microsoft publishing the source code found in the software it uses for Wi-Fi data collection. No doubt the move is aimed at increasing confidence in the privacy standards of its location-based services before regulators come sniffing around, as they have with Google.
Our labs team has been busy testing the latest Office 365 software on Mac and Linux operating systems, and the results were pretty positive. Not so great for Microsoft was news that only 18 per cent of firms are interested in upgrading to the new web-based productivity suite, according to the results of a V3.co.uk reader poll.
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