Remains of the Day: By the numbers

One Apple employee finally got off iCloud. The iPhone 5 may or may not look different, and may or may not show up in a couple months. Speaking of iCloud and iPhones, most of us want to get our iPhones onto the former, and Israel wants a violence-encouraging app pulled fron the latter. The remainders for Tuesday, June 21, 2011 aren’t that good at math.

76% of iPhone users will adopt iCloud (TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

A new survey by RBC Capital Markets concludes that 76 percent of iPhone owners will use iCloud. I just completed my own independent research, which shows that 97 percent of dopey surveys yield reliably bogus statistics. And the other three percent yield unicorns.

John Herbold has left the iCloud (9 to 5 Mac)

Senior Product Manager for iCloud John Herbold now goes by a new moniker: Former Product Manager for iCloud John Herbold. He’s left Apple to join HealthTeacher as a vice president. Are there any great iCloud puns we can make regarding Herbold’s leaving? With luck, every iCloud departure has a silver lining. The tears we shed over Herbold’s resignation left our vision clouded. After you’ve product managed iCloud, clearly the sky is the limit.

Apple iPhone 5 to be major update after all; announcement and availability in August? (BGR)

Citing “a reliable source”, Boy Genius Report says that the next iPhone will sport a major physical update of some sort. (I’m holding out for a rotary dial and cord.) BGR also says that Apple “may” unveil the new iPhone at special August event. And it may or may not unveil new iPods then, too. Alternatively, the iPhone, and/or the theoretical new iPods, will instead be announced in September. Or Apple will announce in July that it’s getting out of the iPhone-making business, and will instead work on creating Windows 7 apps. I mean, if we’re just guessing, let’s make it interesting, right?

Israel asks Apple to remove ‘3rd intifada’ application (The Jerusalem Post)

Can you imagine that? Israel called up Apple on the phone. The nation of Israel. One assumes that Israel doesn’t rely on AT&T’s network. Actually, it was Israel’s Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein, not the whole nation, who reached out to Apple and Edelstein in fact wrote a letter. The app that Israel’s asking Apple to remove allegedly provides information about violent anti-Israel protests. Whether Apple will heed Israel’s request and bid the app a formal shalom (the “goodbye” version, not the “hello” version) remains to be seen.

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