Remains of the Day: Tender is the night

Apple tenders a settlement proposal in China, Warner Bros. puts tender loving care into its new high-definition movie purchases, and your iPhone will soon be legal tender (as far as your Amtrak ticket goes). The remainders for Monday, May 7, 2012 singest of summer in full-throated ease.

iPad trademark dispute sees progress (Xinhua)

Apple has reportedly offered a settlement to Proview, the China-based company that holds the iPad trademark in that country. Where by “settlement,” we mean “a decapitated iPad in the bed of the company’s CEO.”

Warner Bros is now selling movies in 1080p HD on iTunes (Xverse10)

If you’d like to buy a copy of The Dark Knight in glorious HD, you can totally do so. I have it on good authority that at that resolution, you can actually see the madness in the Joker’s eyes.

Apple files dispute over iPhone5.com (Fusible)

We’re sure you’re shocked—shocked!—that Apple would attempt to wrest the domain iphone5.com from the folks who have set up a discussion board there. Next time, they really should come up with a domain name where they’d at least have a leg to stand on: iFauxne.com or pleaseappledonthurtus.com or something.

Amtrak Enlists iPhones as a Service Tool (The New York Times, login required)

Speaking of the iPhone, you’ll be seeing a lot more of it next time you ride the rails. Amtrak has distributed handsets to conductors on several routes for use as ticket scanners. And passengers will soon be able to load their own tickets on their smartphones, instead of having to print out paper versions. It’s only a matter of time before a cross-promotion lets owners of Ticket to Ride take the train for free!

AT&T Chief Regrets Offering Unlimited Data for iPhone (The New York Times)

Speaking at a conference this past week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he regrets introducing the iPhone with unlimited data and loses sleep over iMessage, because it’s “disruptive to our messaging revenue stream.” You know what, at least he’s honest. A bit dim, but honest.

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