We start off the week with an amuse-bouche of an iPhone rumor, followed by a few light helpings of iTunes in the Cloud. Finally, for dessert, half a dozen assorted flavors of Kindle Fire. Tuck in to the remainders for Monday, July 23, 2012.
What’s up dock? Apple to shrink connector for iPhone 5 (Reuters)
Our rumor du jour today is a delicious “smaller iPhone dock connector” bisque. It’s served with a half sandwich of sadness-that-you’ll-have-to-replace-all-your-accessories.
Tablets in the Workforce (AllThingsD)
A newly released Forrester Research study of tablet use in the workplace shows that people love the iPad and their apps. Also, that the sky is blue and chocolate cake is delicious.
Fox movies finally available for re-download in iTunes in the Cloud (9to5Mac)
Movies from 20th Century Fox are now available as part of Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud feature, meaning you can re-download purchased movies from the company to your heart’s content. With the addition of Fox, all of the major movie studios are now participating in the initiative. I’m sure we will no longer have anything to complain about where the movie studios are involved.
iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match Availability (The Verge)
Speaking of iTunes in the Cloud, Apple has expanded the ability to re-download movies to 37 new countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia. Good news, guys: The Czech Republic only needs to add TV show re-downloading for a bingo!
Dead Trigger Price Drop (Facebook)
Madfinger Games has made the Android version of Dead Trigger, its zombie-shooting game, free. Previously $1, the developers say that the piracy rate was so high that there was no point in maintaining even that small a price point. So, uh, congrats, pirates—I guess you guys “won”?
Amazon’s mobile ambitions grow (Reuters)
In an interview with Reuters, the president of U.S. retail for Staples said that Amazon plans to introduce five or six new Kindle tablets. Methinks someone’s been hitting the Easy button one too many times.