Remains of the Day: Et tu, iPad 2?

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Frankly, I’m getting kind of sick of the iPad 2, and it isn’t even out yet. The Wall Street Journal throws fuel on that fire, Apple stays out of the kitchen, and it’s time to lay another round of FUD to rest. The remainders for Tuesday, February 8, 2011, are standing tall.

Apple’s New iPad in Production (Wall Street Journal)

That production? West Side Story. Its parents are so proud.

Apple says NO! to iPad Cutting Board (Dean on Software)

Want a cutting board that looks like an iPad? Tough. Apparently, Apple has put the kibosh on one fellow who was selling the tablet-inspired creations. Though, really, when it comes right down to it, don’t all cutting boards look a bit like iPads?

Confession App: Catholic Church Sanctions New iPhone App (ABC News)

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church has given the thumbs up to an iPhone app that can take your confession, though the church says it doesn’t wholly replace the traditional version (a priest still has to give you absolution). A subsequent update will make the app even more efficient by just giving it full access to your browser history.

YouTube - Robot Chicken - Steve Jobs Killing the CD (YouTube)

Remember that time Steve Jobs murdered the CD in cold blood? You’re about to.

iPhone App Fragmentation FUD Is Looming (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch’s MG Siegler weighs in on a ZDNet report over iPhone apps that supposedly won’t run on the Verizon iPhone. (Spoiler: it’s not true.) I spoke to TeleNav, makers of the app in question, who assured me that the changes made for the Verizon version were related to billing, branding, and some features—not because of any underlying hardware differences. Once again, the only fragmentation in the iPhone app market remains between apps that are worth your time and money, and those that aren't.

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