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Apple nerds spitball about future product releases and updates while a piece of the company’s history sees the light of day and a former Apple executive runs into a roadblock. The remainders for Wednesday, April 3, 2013 have grounded out to second.

Apple to Begin iPhone Production This Quarter (Branch)

An interesting conversation sprung up in the wake of Tuesday’s report on Apple bringing out a new iPhone this summer. Among the tidbits gleaned from this exchange between Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, iMore’s Rene Ritchie, and TechCrunch’s MG Siegler: iOS 7 may have fallen behind schedule after the departure of Scott Forstall, that update could also feature a new UI courtesy of Jony Ive’s team, and Cupertino is definitely building giant robots to fight creatures from the planet’s core.

The untold story behind Apple’s $13,000 operating system (CNet)

Over at CNet, Daniel Terdiman’s got a look back at some ancient Apple history: the creation of the company’s first disk operating system, built for just $13,000. And to think, just a scant 35 years later, almost all Macs don’t even have disk drives anymore. What a waste!

J.C. Penney Slashes Pay of Its Chief (New York Times)

Poor Ron Johnson. Things aren’t going so well for the former Apple senior vice president of retail in his new gig as J.C. Penney CEO: His salary was cut substantially last year. Maybe if he started putting Apple Stores inside all of the department stores.

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