Remains of the Day: Angry angry amoebae
Apple accurately predicted the Apple TV’s future, hackers continue to hack, T-Mobile is mocking AT&T again, and iPads are the best tablets around. Believe it or not, these are your remainders for Tuesday, December 28.
It’s Official: 1 Million Apple TVs Sold (All Things Digital)
In the days leading up to Santa’s annual worldwide roadtrip, Apple’s PR folk noted an annoyingly-timed milestone. Thus, the company was forced to issue a press release declaring that sometime soon, right around Christmas, Apple would sell its millionth second-gen Apple TV. Apple has now confirmed to The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D blog that indeed, the company sold Apple TV number one million shortly before Rudolph began sleigh-guiding. So it's official: Apple clearly owns an iDelorean.
Developer/hacker (develohacker? hackveloper?) James Whelton flexed all of his nerd muscles in developing what is essentially a jailbreak for the new iPod nano. You can’t do much useful with it yet, but the door is now open for the release of Angry Birds: Amoebae Edition.
T-Mobile blames AT&T again for iPhone’s FaceTime Wi-Fi cap (Electronista)
While Apple has never pointed to AT&T as the reason that the video-chatting FaceTime feature won’t work over 3G and instead requires Wi-Fi, competing provider T-Mobile has no problem leveling precisely that accusation. In a new television commercial, harsh aspersions are cast upon AT&T (specifically, “not cool”), while praise is lavished upon T-Mobile and its myTouch 4G—which in fact does allow you to show off your double-chin without a Wi-Fi connection.
iPad ‘only game in town’ during holiday tablet sales (Electronista)
An analyst you’ve never heard of concluded that the iPad was the only tablet that came to play this holiday season, citing the fact that “many of the [other] tablets hitting the market are junk.” The original report was printed in the Technology Journal of Duh.