Remains of the Day: Copy machine

The iPad mini’s hardware may just be a copy of the iPad 2’s, Apple does nothing but copy-and-paste from others, and app developers now have a way to report copycats. The remainders for Tuesday, September 4, 2012 copy loud and clear.

Predicting the “iPad Mini” internals (Marco.org)

Instapaper developer Marco Arment takes a stab at predicting what kind of technology might be inside a putative iPad mini, and guesses that it’ll be awfully similar to an iPad 2. So what you’re saying is there’s an iPad mini inside every iPad 2? Let’s crack that sucker open!

Apple Never Invented Anything (Monday Note)

Former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée takes on the canard that Apple hasn’t invented anything by comparing it to mayonnaise. I’m not even making this up.

iTunes Content Dispute (Apple)

At long last, App Store developers who have had their hard work appropriated by others have some recourse: They can fill out an Apple-provided form pointing to the content they believe infringes on their intellectual property. Which, for some of these guys, is going to be a full-time job.

Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights (TechCrunch)

Several sites fell for a British tabloid hoax that actor Bruce Willis was suing Apple so that he could bequeath his iTunes library to his daughter upon his death. It’s almost hard to believe that they’d fall for a story so obviously reasonable.

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