Apple and Sony are going head-to-head—or ear-to-ear?—over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat. The remainders for Thursday, March 7, 2013 can’t read or write.
Apple’s Internet Radio Service Said to Be Delayed (New York Times)
Apple’s rumored music streaming service seems to have hit a rumored roadblock. Reportedly, the delay can be laid at the feet of Sony/ATV, which has pulled the required rights from its licensing—probably because it’s still sore that nobody bought MiniDiscs.
“Be safe out there.” (Twitter)
Apple senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller made a rare post on the social networking service on Thursday, linking to a report illustrating the security risks of Android over iOS. Which, I’ll point out, does nothing to disprove my theory that he’s an elaborate robot wheeled out for Apple events.
Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung—Nokia (Ars Technica)
The Finnish phone manufacturer filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, supporting Apple’s attempt to have permanent injunctions levied on Samsung’s phones. As they say in Finland, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” (I mean, they say it in Finnish, but still.)
Though we usually don’t put too much stock in patents, we’re intrigued at an Apple filing that would let iTunes customers re-sell or lend digital content to others—complete with a cut of the proceeds for media’s creator. This should really perk up yard sales.
The iOS Alphabet (Twitter)
26 letters in the alphabet, 26 spots on the iPad’s home screen. Coincidence? Joe Kissell thinks not.