Remains of the Day: Failure to execute
Nokia’s chief executive officer executes an iPhone, Jony Ive’s team cozies up with Apple’s software folks, and now you’ll know exactly which apps might try to take a bite out of your wallet after you download. The remainders for Friday, March 22, 2013 are firing on all cylinders.
Stephen Elop throws an iPhone on national TV (WMPoweruser)
During an interview on Finnish television, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the host’s proffered iPhone and threw it on the floor, promising to replace it with a Nokia phone. But he didn’t say which one, so we’re guessing this guy.
Apple Design Teams Get Cozier (Wall Street Journal)
Jony Ive’s appointment last fall as Apple’s design czar has resulted in a “thawing” between the industrial design and human interface groups. Mr. Ive, tear down this, uh, really well designed wall!
Europe Weighs iPhone Sale Deals With Carriers for Antitrust Abuse (New York Times)
The European Union is taking a stark look at Apple’s deals with carriers in the organization’s member countries to see if antitrust laws are being violated. There have, as of yet, been no formal complaints, and no official investigation is under way. But it’s not like the European Union has any other pressing concerns right now.
Worried that you might be bamboozled into buying an app only to have your kids rack up in-app purchases? Well, the App Store now displays a message beneath the Download button on app pages, telling you if they offer in-app purchases. Also, if your plan was to pretend to have your kid buy a bunch of stuff in-app so you could get a refund, you might want to reconsider.