Apple adds a totally non-controversial stipulation to its iOS developer rules; European citizens don’t need anything more than a one-year warranty; and everybody’s cool with the new Maps, especially Canadians. The remainders for Monday, October 1, 2012 are the god’s honest truth.
Is Apple clamping down on third-party app promotion services? (PocketGamer.biz)
The latest reported changes to Apple’s iOS developer guidelines apparently prohibit providing links to buy other apps or promoting other apps from within your own app. The purported reason? Such displays could be confused with the App Store. Which, let us all remember, makes finding apps really, totally, completely easy.
Apple Warranty Ads Should Be Examined in EU, Reding Says (BloombergBusinessweek)
The European Union may have a bone to pick with Apple over the company’s advertising of its product warranties—specifically, that Apple doesn’t mention that European consumers have the right under law to two years of warranty, not just the one-year of coverage that comes with products. Really, Apple’s just annoyed that it has to change the code that makes its products fail right after they’re out of warranty.
The novelty of the iPhone 5 has already begun to pass, so clearly it’s time to move on to a new rumored subject—or to revisit an older one. Rumor has it Apple does indeed plan on holding a second media event this fall, this one an October 10 shindig featuring the launch of a 7.85-inch iPad. Sources tell this reporter that Tim Cook will bring noted magician David Copperfield on stage to magically shrink the current iPad into a smaller model. Then he will saw it in half.
Taiwan government spokesperson and information minister Hu Yu-wei drew fire this past weekend after posting a picture of an iPhone 5 on his Facebook page, causing critics to say he should be supporting Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC instead. (Hu later said he was only considering purchasing one, as his current phone is an HTC One). Just imagine the controversy if he’d posted a picture of a can of Pepsi.
Old Maps vs. New Maps (Vore)
The brouhaha over iOS 6’s Maps has yet to settle down. Developer (and frequent Macworld contributor) Marco Tabini compared data compiled by fellow developer Jason Matheson about the ability of iOS 6’s Maps to find locations in Canada against iOS 5’s mappings skills, and the answer will surprise you: Neither of the programs believed Canada was actually a country.
iPhoto 9.4.1 - The latest update to Apple’s consumer-level digital photography tool improves reliability of syncing photos to iOS devices via iTunes, and fixes a problem where the app could quit unexpectedly both when the Export command is invoked and when upgrading multiple books, cards, and calendars. It also patches an issue related to downloading and viewing synced photos from Facebook. Free.