iPad 2 details surface from a surprising source, iFixit rips a Verizon iPhone 4 to shreds, and don’t blink or you might make the birds even angrier. The remainders for Monday, February 7, 2011 are dusting out the demons inside.
Elton John Reveals iPad 2 Details (Rolling Stone)
The iPad 2 is going to have a camera—so says Sir Elton John. And he’s got a “sir” in front of his name, so you know he has the scoop. Or maybe, just maybe—and perhaps I’m going out on a limb here—he reads the same Apple rumor blogs as the rest of us.
iPhone 4 Verizon Teardown (iFixit)
Speaking of unannounced features, iFixit’s teardown of the Verizon iPhone 4 has yielded not only the information that Apple has tweaked a bunch of the internal components from the AT&T version, but also that the phone’s cell radio chip—the Qualcomm MDM6600, if you must know—is a hybrid chip capable of powering a GSM-compatible phone. Could it be? Is the next-generation iPhone actually shipping right now—inside the Verizon iPhone?
Fake iPods and iPhones are seized from downtown warehouses (LA Times)
The streets are a little bit safer today, with the seizure of $10 million worth of counterfeit goods, including plenty of fake iPods and iPhones. I, for one, welcome this news—because there’s nothing sadder then a child opening up their brand new birthday iPöd nan0.
Apple to Eliminate Retail Box Software Inventory (Mac Rumors)
Is Apple doing away with selling software in its retail stores? Maybe, according to a report in Mac Rumors. Well, on the upside we’re now one step closer to being able to tell our children how quaint it was that we once bought software in boxes.
“Rio” Super Bowl Ad Features “Angry Birds” Hidden Level Clues (Mashable)
If you watched closely during the commercial for the upcoming movie Rio that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl, you might have caught sight of an Angry Bird. Appearing towards the end of the spot, along with the legend “13-12”, it turns out the bird was the key to unlocking a secret feature of the popular game. However, sadly, that secret is not the ability to stop playing the blasted thing.