Remains of the Day: Single digits

Remains of the Day

Apple’s got its finger on the pulse of security development, the iPhone should not be a number but a free man, and a former Apple exec is on the market once again. The remainders for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 are getting with the program.

Apple’s US-based chip development expanding in Florida, could be related to fingerprint tech (AppleInsider)

Based on the location of a recently posted Apple job, some have concluded that Apple may be looking for engineers to work on the integration of fingerprint scanners. Cupertino picked up AuthenTec, a manufacturer of such devices, last year, but no actual technology has yet to appear. We eagerly await Apple’s upcoming ad campaign, in which you’re instructed to “give your iPhone the finger.”

iPhone naming: when simple gets complicated (Ken Segall’s Observatory)

If Apple holds true to its last few iPhone revisions, the next version may very well be called the iPhone 5S. But advertising guru and outspoken former Apple guy Ken Segall thinks the company should skip directly to the iPhone 6. Me, I’m voting for the iPhone 5SS.

AppGratis pulled from the App Store. Here’s the full story. (AppGratis)

AppGratis CEO Simon Dawalt lays out the story behind the App Store removal of his company’s app, which offered recommendations of and deals on other apps. Apple has said that it pulled the app due to a pair of its App Store guidelines but Dawalt says that the company had previously approved the app, despite discussions about those points. So, uh, so much for my plan to release an app that recommends apps that recommend iPhone apps?

Former Apple Retail Head Ron Johnson Fired as CEO of JC Penney (MacRumors)

Well, Ron, there will always be a place for you at Apple. And by “always” we mean “right now.”

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