Remains of the Day: This is the war room!
The Beijing Apple Store settles up with a injured customer, a rumored next-generation iPod nano makes an appearance, and there’s yet another supposed use for Apple’s massive data center. The remainders for Tuesday, May 10, 2011 are just blowing in the wind.
After this past weekend’s skirmish at a Beijing Apple Store, one customer has apparently reached a 20,000-yuan settlement with the store for injuries he received during the donnybrook. Let’s hope the iPad 3 comes with some sort of anti-aggression field to prevent these kinds of incidents in the future.
New Nano with camera makes another appearance (9 to 5 Mac)
A supposed prototype of the next-generation iPod nano has surfaced, and it looks like the camera of the previous form factor may make a resurgence. Sure, it might seem ridiculous to have a camera on an iPod the size of a matchbook, but, to be fair, they said no one would ever want to snap pictures on something as big as the iPad 2 and they were totally right.
Is Apple using its Data Center of Mysteries to run software developed by language-recognition firm Nuance? TechCrunch is reporting just that, and also suggesting that Cupertino may announce a partnership with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking maker come WWDC time. By our count, this means that the North Carolina data center has been rumored to be used for just about everything short of cooking pizz—this just in: Steve Jobs has reportedly been seen having coffee with Papa John.