Remains of the Day: A long, long time ago
Next time you drive the Chevy to the levee, you can do it with Siri’s help. Elsewhere, do you remember where you were the day the MacBook Pro’s slogan died? And Apple proves no moss grows on a rolling iPhone. The good ol’ remainders for Monday, March 25, 2013 are drinking whiskey and rye.
Chevrolet Sonic with Siri TV Spot, ‘Buttons’ (iSpot.tv)
If you were wondering when you could strap yourself into the driver seat of a car with Siri integration, buckle up: The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic will be the first car to hit the market with Siri’s Eyes Free feature, announced during 2012’s WWDC keynote. Unfortunately, rumor has it that Siri gets offended if you ask for directions via Google Maps.
Apple’s made a point of marketing the MacBook Pro with Retina display as “the highest-resolution notebook ever.” Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case with the release of Google’s Chromebook Pixel, so the company’s now using the slogan “High performance has never been so well defined.” Which was better than my suggestion: “Very nearly the highest-resolution notebook ever.”
When you gotta have your new iPhone right now, Apple’s here for you. The company’s now offering free next-day shipping on all iPhone models to U.S. customers. To compete, Samsung is planning on offering free previous-day shipping on all of its smartphones, which it will accomplish by sending them to everybody in the country, where they want them or not.