The new iPad is disassembled, the iPhone might need a new name in Mexico, and Jony Ive and Scott Forstall might be more similar than we expect. The remainders for Friday, November 2, 2012 are tearing the place up.
iPad 4 Teardown (iFixit)
Okay, yes, the iFixit team tore apart the new fourth-generation iPad. There’s nothing really left to say about these teardowns at this point, so I hope you’re happy YOU MONSTERS.
Apple loses right to iPhone brand name in Mexico (Electronista)
A Mexican court has upheld a ruling that “iPhone” is too close to an existing trademark, “iFone,” which is a telecommunications company. I’m sure Apple will come to some sort of agreement with the company—probably involving large amounts of pesos—but just for fun, let’s instead pretend Cupertino will have to change the name: I suggest iRevolucionario teléfono móvil.
Apple’s Minimalist Jony Ive Assumes Jobs’s Role for Design (Bloomberg)
The dust over Apple’s executive reshuffle has yet to settle. According to Bloomberg, Forstall avoided the company’s design meetings about the iPhone, with sources saying “Ive and Forstall were rarely in the same room.” Wait … you guys thinking what I’m thinking? WHICH ONE IS REAL?