The ebook deal gets approved, while the Apple TV has a weird relationship with ebooks. And Apple’s newest execs get some serious compensation on the books. The remainders for Thursday, September 6, 2012 are all booked up.
Simon & Schuster, Hachette ebook Accord Wins Approval (Bloomberg)
Last week’s settlement between three publishers and the U.S. government over ebook price-fixing has been approved by a judge. So I’m sure you can expect your check for 37 cents in the mail any day now.
Notification in iOS 6 beta hints at iBooks for Apple TV (AppleInsider)
If you try to automatically download a book purchased from iTunes to your Apple TV under the iOS 6 beta, the set-top box will apparently chastise you for not having iBooks installed. Books on the Apple TV! Brilliant! That’s a way bigger screen than any e-reader. Eat it, Amazon!
Newly appointed Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio awarded 75,000 shares of AAPL stock, currently worth $50.62M (9to5Mac)
That’s right, the newest members of Apple’s executive team have been well rewarded with 75,000 restricted stock units each. I’m guessing their kids will be expecting a heck of Christmas present.
Apple TV No IPhone As Talks Bog Down With Media Companies (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg says don’t expect a new Apple TV anytime soon, as Cupertino’s negotiations with content providers have slowed to a trickle. It seems the two sides have been arguing over who gets to control the onscreen software interface. That makes sense, because I think we all really love our cable box software, right?
Students say they are forced to work on new iPhone 5 (ShanghaiDaily.com)
You’d think that, with all the scrutiny that’s been placed on Foxconn thus far, the company would be extra careful to avoid even the barest appearance of impropriety. You’d think.
Chinese Knockoff Maker Reportedly Copies, Patents iPhone 5 Design (Wired)
Yeah, that seems like a winning plan.