Remains of the Day: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. App
A dual iPhone launch in September is looking like a lock, the story of how Steve Jobs browbeat AT&T, and getting an evil app into the App Store isn’t as hard as you might think. They called the remainders for Monday, August 19, 2013 mad at the academy, but they’ll see! They’ll all see!
Supplier to Ship Two Apple iPhones in September (Wall Street Journals, subscription required)
They’re never going to be able to meet demand with just two iPhones.
The Mac Pro trailer that Apple showed off at WWDC is apparently now being run in movie theaters. Unsurprisingly, moviegoers are more excited about whatever film this is teasing than they are about Jobs.
According to a telecommunications analyst who met with Steve Jobs in 2005, the way the late Apple CEO managed to convince AT&T to fork over a slice of its customer revenue was apparently through sheer force of will and personality. So, uh, basically by being Steve Jobs.
Remotely Assembled Malware Blows Past Apple’s Screening Process (MIT Technology Review)
A team of security researchers from Georgia Tech managed to sneak a malicious app, codenamed “Jekyll,” through Apple’s “rigorous” App Store testing process, which, apparently, is not so rigorous. Among other tricks, the code looked innocent upon review, but would assemble itself into malicious fashion after running, which is both terrifying and creepy.
Well, let’s not eliminate the possibility that he’s there to pump *clap* them up.