Remains of the Day: Beg, borrow, or steal
Not sure if you want to buy an iPad? Depending on your situation, you might be able to try one out for a while. Elsewhere, one politician gets on the case about iTunes fraud, and one product package gets its 15 seconds of Internet fame. The remainders for Thursday, September 22, 2011 are ready for their close-up.
CNet says Apple is prepping a pilot program at its San Francisco store to start letting its retail employees “check out” iPads, taking them home as loaners for a week. Sure, they could just use the floor models, but seriously, do you know many people’s gross hands have pawed those? Think about it.
Holy iPad handouts, Batman! One Wisconsin library is also letting patrons check out iPads, these units loaded with 1000 books, 10 audiobooks, and a variety of apps. Some of the iPads are available for use in the library for four hours at a time; those have a special program that runs in the background and shushes you if you play Angry Birds too loudly.
No, she wasn’t a victim of the Towson Hack, but Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she’ll pursue fraudulent purchases made from the accounts of iTunes customers—including herself. In particular, reports say that Coakley is disputing having purchased the ebook and audiobook of Scott Brown’s memoir, Against All Odds.
‘iPhone 4S’ Cases Already Appearing? (MacRumors)
No, it’s not a picture of a new iPhone. No, it’s not even a picture of a case for a new iPhone. It’s a picture of the box for a case for a new iPhone, which happens to bear a label suggesting it’s for an “iPhone 4S.” Just to put things in perspective: Roughly three months from now, this box will not get a second thought as it’s ripped open for the case that it contains. But at this very moment, it’s the most important box in the world. Enjoy your moment, box.