Apple Seeds: iTunes Match Available in 19 New Countries, Steve Jobs Figurine Canceled, Details Regarding Apple Ends $100 Printer Rebate Program, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

iTunes Match Launches in 19 New Countries

iTunes Match has launched in 19 new countries this week. This brings the total markets Apple is serving with this new service to 37. Here is the complete listing of the 19 new markets just added: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. [Read More]

Release of Steve Jobs Figurine Canceled Due to “Immense Pressure”

Remember those (admittedly nice) Steve Jobs figurines In Icons was attempting to sell? Well, a report has surfaced today claiming that In Icon is backing down, and will not be selling the figurines. Who else saw this coming? [Read More]

Apple Has Ended $100 Printer Rebate Program

Since 2004 Apple has offered a a $100 rebate when a Mac and Printer are both directly purchased from Apple on the same receipt. Well, it seems that Apple has ended that program as of today. [Read More]

Apple Expected to Unveil Tools for Book Publishers at Upcoming Event

We’ve known for awhile now that Apple is holding a publishing/textbook-focused media event in New York this Thursday, January 19th at 10:AM Eastern Time. Details have now surfaced suggesting that Apple will be unveiling tools that can be used by developers to create sophisticated ebooks. I’m thinking it will be similar to the iAd tools Apple created for advertisers. [Read More]

Apple Reportedly Looking Into HzO Technology

HzO is a Utah-based company who focuses on waterproofing electronics. A report has surfaced claiming that Apple is at least in talks with this company regarding their product. Looks amazing. [Read More]

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