Menu
Australian Mac site asked to take down iPhone rumour

Australian Mac site asked to take down iPhone rumour

Australian site MacTalk posted a notice a couple weeks ago from Vodafone Australia and its iPhone supplier, Brightpoint, saying that the 16GB iPhone was being discontinued (declared "end of life," in retail speak)--a move that was hardly surprising, given the rumours flying about imminent new models. Now, MacTalk has received a cease-and-desist order about the story, mere days ahead of the Apple keynote in San Francisco.

A takedown of this sort would seem to at least tacitly confirm the original story, and reinforce the expectation of new iPhones. MacTalk proprietor Anthony Agius said on Twitter, "I can't say who the C&D is from, but if you go through the MacTalk blog, you might notice a missing post regarding an iPhone rumour." While the post in question has been removed from the site, it's still accessible in Google's cache.

Of course, the takedown request could have come from any of the three companies involved, all of whom have a vested interest in trying to protect internal communications from leaks as well as avoiding potential loss of sales. In this instance, though, it's a case of too little, too late.

Given that MacTalk is a popular site among Apple's Australian customer base, it seems rather strange that it took two weeks before the order was received, by which point the story had already spread throughout the internet and been picked up by various blogs and other publications. The damage, it would seem, has already been done.

As it stands, it seems more and more likely Apple will announce, if not release, a new class of iPhones at WWDC on Monday's Keynote alongside iPhone OS 3.0.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags iPhoneinternational news

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the leading customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the leading customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments