Remains of the Day: See you, raise you
Soon, you may not be able to see the pixels on your MacBook display—but you may see iPads all over Dutch schools. And it’ll probably be a while before you see Apple’s stock trading that low again. The remainders for Friday, March 23, 2012 have to be seen to be believed.
Some users of the most recent Mountain Lion preview have uncovered high-quality graphics that might hint at higher-resolution MacBook displays in the near future. Ever the bastion of unconventional wisdom, I’d suggest a far more rational answer: Apple is planning to make Macs for giants.
Best Buy Is Selling Nearly as Many iPhones as Apple Itself (All Things D)
Where do people buy their iPhones? According to data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, while 15 percent of customers buy theirs from Apple, a solid 13 percent opt for Best Buy, while 32 percent and 30 percent are accounted for by AT&T and Verizon respectively. That’s an astounding three out of four customers who buy their phones from a salesperson in an ugly polo shirt.
AT&T Statement on T-Mobile Closing Seven Call Centers (AT&T Public Policy Blog)
Yes, it’s sad that T-Mobile had to close seven of its call centers and lay off thousands of employees, but AT&T senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs Jim Cicconi would like you to remember the true culprit—the FCC, who blocked AT&T’s acquisition of the rival carrier. That’s right, it’s a 317-word “I told you so” post. Stay classy, AT&T.
One school in the Netherlands is proposing a school where students use just iPads, fulfilling a vision of the late Steve Jobs. If this pans out, maybe “going Dutch” will have a different meaning for future generations.
Apple Shares Go Batty, But Stock Trading Back to Normal (Wall Street Journal)
Apple’s shares took a surprising and precipitous fall early on Friday, but it seems that the figure was the result of an erroneous trade that pegged Apple’s stock down almost 10 percent. I guess I totally missed my chance to make a killing.
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.11 - Apple has added support for the Nikon D800 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. Free.
Airfoil 4.7 - Version 4.7 of Rogue Amoeba's media-streaming utility for the Mac adds a global menu bar icon for access from anywhere, as well as the ability to hide the app from the Dock. There's also remote control support for the latest Last.fm betas and a handful of bug fixes. Free update for owners of 4.x; upgrade from a previous version for $10; new license is $25.