The forecast for the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system is overcast. But if you’re not so much interested in the future of Apple as you are the past—and you have $3000 to blow—then you’re in luck. Elsewhere, Sprint makes a surprise announcement (surprise not included), and a popular iOS franchise makes its way to the big screen. Sort of. The remainders for Monday, March 28, 2011 are coming soon, to a theater near you.
With iOS 5 likely due to be shown off at WWDC, rumors say it won’t actually ship until the fall. But don’t worry, when it does show up, rumors say it’ll bring a heavy dose of cloud integration, including the previously suggested cloud music locker service, a cloud service for finding friends and family, and a free copy of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Want to pick up a piece of Apple history? There’s a Apple Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh up for auction on eBay—but it gets better: this sucker’s mint in box. At the current bid of $3050, it’s almost reached half of its original $7500 pricetag. But for the winning bid, you could take it home, unwrap it, and fire up all 250MHz of its PowerPC 603e processor. Maybe you could play some Maelstrom or something.
If surprises are your thing, you might as well just stop reading here. Sprint has officially voiced its condemnation of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. The fourth-place carrier notes that the deal would yield “a combined company that would be almost three times the size of Sprint in terms of wireless revenue and would entrench AT&T’s and Verizon’s duopoly control over the wireless market.” Duoply, you say? Call Rich Uncle Pennybags—I’m about to make him a star again!
Angry Birds: The Movie (Trailer) (YouTube)
If you only see one movie based on an iPhone app this year… (Also, on the upside, if ever there were a film that would seem to encourage throwing things at the screen…)
feedHopper RSS Reader 4.0 - Dyerware's RSS reader for the iPad updates to version 4.0, bringing a new Reading Mode feature that lets you specify font, margin, paper style, and other aspects of your reading experience. There's also a new sort button, AirPlay support for podcast, and a couple of bug fixes. $2.
Awaken 5 - The latest update to Embraceware Software's $10 Mac alarm clock software has been rewritten from scratch with an all new user interface, support for multiple timers, improved Apple remote support, and more. Available on the Mac App Store.