Remains of the Day: It's not TV, it's HBO
Peek inside the development process of an HBO exclusive, take in the latest purported iPhone spy shots, and peruse the closing arguments of the ebook price-fixing case. When you read the remainders for Friday, June 21, 2013, you win or you die.
In an interview, HBO’s chief technology officer reveals that the HBO Go app for Apple TV released this week was developed in house at the premium cable channel. I assume a violent, risque behind-the-scenes TV show based on the story is in the works.
Apple’s iPhone 5S Revealed in New Photos (MacRumors)
It’s spy shot time! Several photos have surfaced purporting to be Apple’s next smartphone, the iPhone 5S. But in an exclusive report, I can now confirm that the name of the model is actually the iPhone 5-Kryptonian-symbol-for-hope.
Earlier this year, a U.S. Patent and Trademark judge invalidated the same patent in a suit against Samsung. But I guess you could say Apple … bounced back?
In a chart posted on its developer page, Apple pointed out that 93 percent of iOS users are running iOS 6, with 6 percent on iOS 5, and only 1 percent on earlier versions of the software. Those stats are from early June though: More current numbers show that 125 percent of users have installed the iOS 7 beta and are complaining about it on the Internet.
The ebook price-fixing trial draws to a close today, with a ruling expected from Judge Denise Cote in a few weeks. But if you’d like to relive the excitement, AllThingsD has posted the slide decks for both the Department of Justice and Apple. Sadly, the judge’s favorability towards Apple is rumored to have evaporated when the company’s lawyers did not take advantage of the summation to announce a new iPhone.
While I’m glad they changed the title from the awfulness that was jOBS, I’m sad that they rejected my suggestion, That ’70s Jobs.