Remains of the Day: All things to all people
Next-generation iPhone rumors are back: It’ll run on Sprint! It’ll have a cheaper version for the developing markets! Meanwhile, if you’re reading this on your iPad in the bathroom, I just want to caution you to watch out for, uh, malware. And Samsung takes aim at one of Apple’s most ardent defenders with its latest legal filing. The remainders for Tuesday, August 23, 2011 are sorry, Dave—they’re afraid they can’t do that.
Sprint Shares Soar on iPhone 5 News (Wall Street Journal)
Don’t walk, run to your new rumored iPhone carrier. Pointing to unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal says that when Apple releases a new iPhone this fall, it (as well as any older iPhone model that’s left on the market) will also be available on Sprint. That would open the iPhone up to three of the U.S.’s four major carriers (the fourth, T-Mobile, would fall in line if the government approves its acquisition by AT&T).
Not a fan of that iPhone rumor? Don’t worry—I got a million of them. For example, Reuters has an “Exclusive” report that Apple will be putting out a cheaper version of the iPhone 4 “within weeks.” The goal? Capture the low-end of the market. Or, in other words, sacrifice profit for market share. Which is totally Apple’s business strategy. On Opposite Day.
Welp, not touching that one with a ten-foot pole. Or your tablet, for that matter.
Whoa, whoa, whoa: An antivirus company telling me that there are viruses? Someone get the smelling salts.
In a transparent attempt to sway Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, the latest legal filing in the case between Samsung and Apple features the South Korea-based firm citing 2001: A Space Odyssey as prior art for the design of the iPad. I say that it’s total baloney: The iPad was clearly based on Penny’s computer from Inspector Gadget.
Evernote for Mac 3.0 - Having updated its iOS client on Monday, Evernote has also now updated its Mac app. It features a new interface designed to work harmoniously with Lion, a favorites bar, and a redesigned full-screen mode. Free.
TiltShift Video 3.0 - Version 3.0 of Fidel Lainez's tilt-shift utility features a new user interface; an optimized rendering engine that speeds up video processing; new preset functionality for saving settings; the ability to choose a speed modifier; and an improved Titles functionality, including font type and size selections and previews. $2.
Typinator 4.5 - Ergonis software's text-expansion utility has been updated to version 4.5. It now runs on Mac OS X Lion, and adds features like import of MS Office ACL files, support for right-to-left languages, and improved compatibility with third-party apps including Safari 5.1, Canvas X, Google Earth, BBEdit and more. €20 for a single license, €30 for a five-license family pack. Free update for registered owners who purchased a copy within the last two years, else upgrade for €10.
Square 2.1 - The payment-processing application is now at version 2.1, with improved transaction speed, the ability to waive signatures for transactions under $25, a better tipping interface, and support for $0.00 price points. Free.