Another week down and it’s time for Adi’s Week in Tech News. I am glad to say that I am out of Hiatus and ready to give you your weekly rundown of all the week’s technology stories.
Apple had a couple of product announcements this week. First off, was the iPhone 5 which is available for pre-order right now and will be available for purchase from 21st September onwards. Of course, they also announced that iOS 6 will be released on the 19th September. However, those were not the only announcements, but there was also the announcement of a new iPod Touch and an iPod Nano which will be launched alongside a new version of iTunes in October.
Here in the UK, BT has announced that they will raise the prices for their broadband internet service. The price rise will be put in place from 5th January 2013 onwards.
Nintendo said it would launch its Wii U games console on 18 November in the US, 30 November in Europe, and 8 December in Japan. There will be two versions – a basic edition and a deluxe set, which has more storage and associated kit. The cheaper model is being sold for £250 in the UK. It does not include an infrared sensor bar or nunchuck controller. Customers who did not buy these along with the original edition of the Wii will have to purchase them separately with the exception of the US where a sensor bar is included. The premium edition is being sold for £300, has 32GB of storage, a sensor bar and the firm’s new Nintendo Land game.
Europe has almost exhausted its stock of old-style internet addresses. Strict rationing of these addresses – called IPv4 – has been started by the body that hands them out in Europe. From now on, companies can only make one more application for IPv4 addresses and, if successful, will only get 1,024 of them. In addition, any application for more old addresses must demonstrate how an organisation is using the new, replacement, addressing scheme.