Weekly News Roundup – 7 September 2012

On September 7, 2012

Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news!

Pandora Shares Down 18% After Apple Reportedly Working On Own Rival Service – Ouch. Not that it’s much of a surprise, but a little over twelve hours after The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was going to create its own Pandora rival, prices of Pandora shares have tanked by over 18%.

Amazon’s New Kindle Fire Tablets May Look Good, But The iPad Will Still Be King [Report] – f you’re in the market for a tablet, and you don’t mind adopting Google’s Android platform, then the choice available to you right now is incredible.

Updates to Apple’s iMac Line Reportedly ‘Imminent’ – FoxNews.com‘s Clayton Morris reports that an update to Apple’s aging iMac lineup is “imminent”, although he does not offer additional details on a specific timeframe or expected improvements.

Twitter Reportedly Discontinuing Development of Official Twitter for Mac Client – According to a tweet from the well-connected MG Siegler, Twitter is discontinuing development of Twitter for Mac, though it will still remain available.

Apple ‘Unlikely’ to Use Audience’s New Noise Suppression Technology in iPhone 5 – Audience today announced that it appears “unlikely” Apple will use the company’s earSmart noise suppression technology in the upcoming iPhone 5.

Tim Cook and Jony Ive Top Vanity Fair’s ‘The New Establishment’ List – Vanity Fair magazine has published its yearly listing of top media power players, called ‘The New Establishment‘.

Apple-Samsung judge refuses to change sales ban hearing dates – US District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple’s request to move its December 6 injunction hearing to an earlier date, according to a Bloomberg report.

FedEx preparing for ‘surge’ on anticipated Sept. 21 ‘iPhone 5’ launch date – More evidence of a Sept. 21 launch for Apple’s next iPhone has come from mail carrier FedEx, which has begun alerting employees about a “surge volume” event beginning that Friday.

Apple’s iPhone tops JD Power satisfaction survey for 8th straight time – Apple’s iPhone once again topped the J.D. Power and Associates rankings for customer satisfaction, marking 8 straight surveys of besting the competition.

‘iPhone 5’ launch will mark end of Apple’s iPhone 3GS – rumor – The arrival of a new iPhone model will push existing models down to lower price points, while the iPhone 3GS will no longer be offered by Apple, according to a new report.