It is time for everyone to pay their respects to the VHS. For years the majority of us have been purchasing nothing but DVD’s and we already thought that the VHS had died out. But there were those few who still clung to them and would use them.
But today the death certificate for the VHS was signed by the Distribution Video Audio. They were the last major supplier and they have shipped out their last bit of stock. This supplier made $20 million a year selling these cheap VHS tapes. But now most everyone has caught up with the time and doesn’t try to buy them anymore.
Apple is recalling the brand new ultra compact USB adapter plug that came with the new iPhone 3G handsets. According to the manufacturer the blades of the plug can snap off and remain lodged inside the electrical outlet. This creates a risk of people getting electrically shocked.
So far no injuries have been reported – but the company does not want to take any chances and is asking for users to take advantage of their new exchange program. Through this program they will receive stronger plugs. On the Apple website they said, “Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and therefore we have voluntarily decided to exchange every ultracompact power adapter for a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge.”
Apple sent out a mass e-mail to a handful of reporters inviting them to a special event September 9th in San Francisco. The invitation showed a man dancing while he was listening to an iPod and the words “Playing Soon” and “Let’s Rock” were displayed.
Analysts began to think amongst themselves to try to guess what it is that Apple has hopes to reveal and how big it could be. “It’s got to be new iPods. That’s 100 percent certain,” Needham & Co analyst Charles Wolf told Reuters. “The only question I cannot answer is whether they will also do new MacBooks.”