Week in review: Apple makes noise, Dell sneaks off quietly

Week in review

Not one, but two iOS updates

This week saw Apple's yearly music based press conference, unveiling revamped iPods, a new version of iTunes and even finishing with a few songs from Coldplay's Chris Martin.

But Steve Jobs also confirmed two new iterations of his company's mobile operating system iOS were on their way.

The first update iOS 4.1 will be available as a free download on iTunes from next week on the iPhone and iPod Touch whereas the second iOS 4.2 won't be out until November but will be available to iPad users.

HP victorious in the battle for 3PAR

The fight is over. Dell has thrown in the towel and let HP come out on top in the fierce bidding war for storage company 3PAR.

Dell attempted one more bid to topple HP, but after its rival returned with a bid for $2.35 billion, it called it a day and walked away from the acquisition attempt.

Now as week closes, so does the deal, with HP and 3PAR shaking hands for the agreed amount. All the legal loopholes expect to be completed by the end of this calendar year.

Best of the rest

The HP/3PAR deal wasn't the only acquisition on the cards this week, with Intel buying the wireless division of Infineon and 3M getting hold of Cogent.

BT tried to put the ASA ruling behind it and instead celebrated reaching 15 million broadband customers.

Finally, Samsung has unveiled its tablet device, the Galaxy Tab, in an attempt to take on the might of Apple's iPad.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.