Remains of the Day: That ship has sailed
Nokia’s marketing is looking increasingly like, well, marketing. Elsewhere, FedEx prepares for a deluge of packages, there’s no use crying over broken glass, and Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive make a dynamic duo. The remainders for Friday, September 7, 2012 are getting out of town on a boat goin’ to Southern islands.
Nokia faked the still photos too (sefsar)
Designer Youssef Sarhan points out that not only did Nokia fake the video it supposedly shot from its new Lumia 920, but also the still shots that the company posted on its website. Maybe the reason Nokia wouldn’t give a ship date is because the product doesn’t exist.
Speaking of shipping, FedEx is apparently anticipating a large surge in volume between September 21 and 24, which can only mean that that’s when Motorola’s new Droids arrive.
A U.S. district court judge in San Jose ruled that a group of consumers can’t sue Apple for breaking the glass on their iPhone. There’s a very technical legal reason, but if you want it in layman’s terms, well, you know, glass breaks.
Mobile boarding passes already supporting Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook (Australian Business Traveler)
Seems some travelers have found that, while using the beta version of iOS 6, they already have the option to store boarding passes from certain airlines in Apple’s new Passbook app. Then again, if you want to trust your airline tickets to beta software, I hope you don’t mind the occasional layover in Yakutsk.
Audience, which produces a voice-processing chip that Apple used in the iPhone 4S, believes that it’s “unlikely” the forthcoming iPhone will use the technology. Here’s hoping that doesn’t have an adverse effect on Siri understanding me. More than usual, anyway.
Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive (Vanity Fair)
The Apple CEO and chief designer topped Vanity Fair’s annual list of The New Establishment. Wait … does this mean that they’re The Man now?