Remains of the Day: Out of control
Thieves rip off iPad minis, new iMacs may not be holding together, and iOS 6 is going hog-wild downloading podcasts. The remainders for Thursday, November 15, 2012 are losing it.
Crooks steal $1.5M in iPads from JFK (new York Post)
If you’re having trouble finding an iPad mini at the Apple Store, you might chalk it up to some thugs who ripped off a load of the tablets from New York’s JFK airport. The operation apparently made off with 3600 iPad minis, so next time you walk down a NYC street, be wary if some guy in at trenchcoat says “Pssssst. Hey, buddy, you want to buy a 16GB black/slate iPad mini? Eh?”
New iMacs may be delayed due to welding issues (Ars Technica)
Apple’s newly redesigned iMacs may not hit the shelves until post-holiday season, according to a report on a French website. The problem? The friction-stir welding process used to seal the enclosure, which may have encountered some problems when used on the mass production scale. My guess? Too much friction, not enough stirring.
iOS 6.0 Causes CDN Overages (PRX Labs)
One culprit of iOS 6’s intense data usage may be laid at the feet of a bug in the software’s new audio framework. According to the folks at the Public Radio Exchange, some of their podcasts were downloaded multiple times, so that a 30MB podcast racked up more than 100MB of data transfer. Alternatively, somebody tried to execute a distributed denial of service attack on Ira Glass.
The launches of the original Macintosh, NeXT, and the iPod will figure prominently in the Steve Jobs biopic that Aaron Sorkin is authoring. No news if President Josiah Bartlet and staff will make an appearance, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.