Remains of the Day: It's magic, you know
Sprint may sweeten its iPhone 5 deal, Android’s found itself under attack by corsairs, and Apple brings more magic to its iPad. Abracadabra, alakazam! It’s the remainders for Friday, September 9, 2011.
Sprint Said to Plan Unlimited Data With IPhone (Bloomberg)
Is Sprint getting the iPhone this fall? Bloomberg is firmly on the ‘yes’ side, adding that the carrier will offer unlimited data, as both AT&T and Verizon did at launch. Also, continuing the theme and further differentiating itself from its competitors, Sprint will be installing all-you-can-eat salad bars at its stores.
App Piracy Is Hurting Android Developers’ Bottom Lines (MarketWatch)
Arrrrr, matey. Pirates be thievin’ the booty of Android app developers all across the seven seas. A whole 53 percent o’ Android developers say that Google’s Android marketplace is far too open—ripe for the takin’! In fact, one analyst went so far as to say that “Android apps are living in the Wild West without a sheriff.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Pirates and cowboys? I think we’re losing the thread here.
Apple website gets a revamp, new iPad shopping wizard (The Next Web)
Apple has greatly simplified the (difficult?) process of buying an iPad from its online store by adding a new shopping wizard, who goes by “Gandalf the Commercial.”
Apparently, Lowe’s, the chain of home improvement stores, has bought more than 40,000 iPhones to be used for ringing up customers and answering questions. I only demand that all my questions be answered in Gene Hackman’s stentorian tones.
Newest iProduct coming to Cupertino: Apple Campus 2 (Mercury News)
Revealed in an interview with Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong: Apple is reportedly planning construction of a third campus after it finishes building campus number two in 2014. While an Apple spokeswoman apparently “declined to comment on plans for a third campus,” I’ve considered Apple’s strategy of iterating upon products and have concluded there’s only one reasonable place for them to go next: orbit.
You know something’s mainstream when it makes the late-night talk shows. Here, Conan O’Brien shows off a commercial Apple made about how they plan to get back their reportedly lost iPhone 5. Warning: Contains disturbing imagery and a surprisingly uncanny Bob Mansfield impersonator.
NBC 1.3.0 for iPad - The network has updated its iPad app to finally bring streaming of full TV episodes, along with performance enhancements, and bug fixes. Free.