iOS 5 has a possible ship date, though we’d guess it was picked with a dart and a calendar. Elsewhere, enjoy the rabid secrecy that kept the original iPad cloaked in mystery, hear one architectural critic take on Apple’s new campus, and read up on Amazon’s plans to potentially offer an all-you-can-eat book buffet. The remainders for Monday, September 12, 2011 mostly try to stick to the salad bar at the all-you-can-eat book buffet.
And the release date pool for iOS 5 keeps growing. One analyst “revealed” (how mystical) to AppleInsider that the mobile update’s Golden Master (GM), or final version, is reportedly scheduled to go out to the device assemblers on September 30. Of course, if the analyst is wrong, I propose a public shaming. There’s got to be some risk, after all.
The kids are back in school. Football season is underway. That can only mean one thing: We haven’t found ourselves stuck in a frozen timeless vortex of agony and despair. Let’s celebrate our good fortune with another edition of the Weekly Wrap, wherein we look back at Macworld’s best stories from the past week.
This week we look at executives and the pundits who love and hate them! Is Tim Cook overpaid? Depends on what you compare it to. Then, inquiring minds want to know: Did Google’s Andy Rubin get all his ideas from Apple? The Macalope divulges his secret story! Finally, it’s once more into the breach, dear friends, as Forbes gets in a late hit piece on Steve Jobs.
Sprint may sweeten its iPhone 5 deal, Android’s found itself under attack by corsairs, and Apple brings more magic to its iPad. Abracadabra, alakazam! It’s the remainders for Friday, September 9, 2011.
Is Sprint getting the iPhone this fall? Bloomberg is firmly on the ‘yes’ side, adding that the carrier will offer unlimited data, as both AT&T and Verizon did at launch. Also, continuing the theme and further differentiating itself from its competitors, Sprint will be installing all-you-can-eat salad bars at its stores.
The update, available for both Snow Leopard and Lion, offers Mac users protection from sites that could falsely claim to be trustworthy. The breach allowed hackers to issue bogus digital certificates, files that your Web browser uses when you make secure (HTTPS) connections.