One airline is handing out iPad 2s like peanuts, Samsung has a plan in store for the iPhone 5’s debut, and Apple’s clouds are about to open up. The remainders for Monday, September 19, 2011 have put their iPads in the upright and locked position.
Qantas to trial iPad in-flight for Wi-Fi streaming of movies (Australian Business Traveller)
Australian-based airline Qantas is preparing to distribute iPad 2s to its passengers for use as in-flight entertainment systems. The iPads will be equipped with a “Q Streaming” app, which will tap into one of five wireless access points onboard the aircraft and provide access to digital media. In addition to the iPad, business-class passengers will also get a little fold-out stand for use with the meal tray, and a complimentary cocktail umbrella to put in their iPads’ headphone jacks. Just so all the other passengers know that they’re special.
Samsung seeks sales ban on Apple’s next iPhone (The Korea Times)
The spat between Apple and Samsung continues, with the South Korea-based company planning on taking Apple to court for violation of its wireless technology patents—just as soon as Cupertino releases the iPhone 5 in Samsung’s home country. This could explain the rumors we’ve heard of a boat-based Apple Store designed to operate solely in international waters.
As iCloud and iOS 5 launch nears, Apple plans iCloud backup reset for Sept. 22 (9 to 5 Mac)
Apple has told developers that it will be resetting all the iOS backups currently being stored in iCloud this Thursday, September 22, as it continues testing the forthcoming cloud service. Cue the paranoid stories about how Apple can erase your backups any time it wants!