It was a quiet Monday—too quiet, if you ask me. But don’t worry, there’s a storm coming, and it’s not just the 10 to 12 inches of snow about to drop on my hometown. There’s a Verizon iPhone potentially in the offing, a very busy Steve Jobs, and a hurricane of Mac App Store sales. The remainders for Monday, January 10, 2011 are feeling a little harried.
Verizon Wireless Prepares for the iPhone (Bloomberg Businessweek)
The jury’s still out on whether or not Verizon will get the iPhone on Tuesday, but Big Red isn’t scared of the possibility, no-siree-bob. Verizon Wireless CTO Anthony Melone told BusinessWeek, “We will handle it if we ever get it.” Added Melone, “*cough*likesaytomorrow*cough*.”
January’s a busy month for Apple. There was the Mac App Store launch, the maybe Verizon iPhone, and now Yahoo News is reporting that Steve Jobs will show up alongside Rupert Murdoch to announce News Corp.’s iPad newspaper—The Daily—at an event on January 19. After which we’re sure Jobs will take it easy in February by, oh, performing a high-wire act with Cirque du Soleil or something equally low key.
Three Days Later: The Mac App Store Effect (LittleFin Software)
Speaking of the Mac App Store, how’s that going? One developer says it went from selling between 6 to 10 copies of its app a day to more than 1,500 copies on the day the store opened. Hey, guys, if you’re looking for tips on how to spend your newfound wealth responsibly, may I suggest a diamond-studded iPhone? Consider it research!