Remains of the Day: All four Gs
Rumors of 4G iOS devices begin in earnest, a discarded Apple product comes to light, and Apple won’t pay any tolls at Grand Central. Next stop: the remainders for Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
According to a Japanese report, an LTE-enabled iPad will arrive next summer, with a similarly equipped iPhone dropping in the fall. Sadly, what happens in Japan stays in Japan, so we won’t get them stateside until 2018.
Remember the whole stink over Final Cut Pro X? Well, according to one source, Apple made a 64-bit Final Cut Pro 8, then decided to axe it in favor of rethinking the entire suite. Now it resides in the basement of 1 Infinite Loop, alongside a stack of Pippins, that crazy 3G-enabled MacBook, and the poor neglected offspring of Clarus the Dogcow and Cyberdog.
MTA hands Apple ‘unique’ lease at Grand Central (New York Post)
So, unlike the other commercial denizens of Grand Central, Apple apparently won’t be paying its landlord—the Metropolitan Transportation Authority—a percentage of its sales when it opens the doors to its new store. In fact, Apple will reportedly take 30 percent of the MTA’s revenue, because, according to an Apple source, “that’s just how we do things.”
Path 2.0 - Version 2.0 of the social video-sharing service for iPhone and iPod touch features a new interface, the ability to check in to locations (and check in simultaneously on Foursquare), record your sleep schedule, share what music you're listening to with friends, privacy options, the ability to create a wallpaper for your path, better notifications, and sharing to Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare directly from Path. Free.
Twitterrific 4.4.3 for iOS - The Iconfactory has updated the iOS version of its Twitter client to version 4.4.3. The tweet translation feature is now only available in the paid version, due to changes in the service. The update adds a Use Latest Photo option when posting a tweet with a picture attached, along with support for iOS 5's Twitter keyboard, and an advanced preference to reset caches and empty all timelines. There are also numerous additional improvements and bug fixes. Free ad-supported version for one account; $5 for premium version to add multiple accounts and remove ads.
Twitterrific 4.4.3 for Mac - The Iconfactory has also released version 4.4.3 of its Twitter client for Mac. It adds an advanced preference to reset tweet caches and clear all timelines, as well as improving the Load More button, auto-refreshing while posting, tweet color coding, more reliable handling of video URLs, and more. Free ad-supported version lets you use one account; $10 gets rid of ads and adds multiple account support.