Remains of the Day: Sleight of hand

One site pulls more evidence of a taller iPhone screen out of its hat, the Apple’s Genius ads pull a disappearing act, and Apple’s next magic trick may be holograms. The remainders for Tuesday, August 7, 2012 will utter the magic words.

Upcoming iOS 6 is scalable to taller, 640 x 1136 iPhone display, shows possible next-generation device user-interface (9to5Mac)

For one night only, the epic class: Return of the Tall Screen. 9to5Mac points out that as of iOS 6, the home screen will add a fifth row if scaled to a taller resolution of 640-by-1136 pixels. Between this and a new dock-connector port, it seems like we have a pretty good idea of what to expect—but that’s only because nobody’s seen the flip-out two-inch blade and optional corkscrew.

Apple’s ‘Genius’ Ads Disappear From the Olympics (Mashable)

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Apple’s Genius ads seem to have bid adieu to television. Cupertino’s ad agency says the much-criticized ads are no longer running, and that they’d only been planned to air for the opening Olympics weekend. In unrelated news, forklifts of cash have apparently been spotted outside John Hodgman and Justin Long’s residences.

Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms (BloombergBusinesswek)

Ben Kunz says Apple will be turning to holograms faster than you can say “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” Based on what, you might ask? Patents, naturally! Normally, I’d scoff at such a thinly-sourced theory, but then I actually read the patent application and I totally zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*snore*.

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