Apple’s smartwach may still be in the rumor phase, but bet you didn’t know the company was already making smart cables. And Steve Jobs lives on in the realm of prank calls. The remainders for Monday, March 4, 2013 have to go catch their refrigerator.
Apple’s watch will run iOS and arrive later this year, say sources (The Verge)
Sources are apparently telling The Verge that the rumored Apple smartwatch concept will actually run a version of iOS but that current prototypes unsurprisingly have some “battery life issues.” Whatever—I won’t buy it until they have one that runs for days on nothing but pure air. And costs under $100. And runs OS X.
The Lightning Digital AV Adapter Surprise (Panic Blog)
The clever cats at Panic disassembled Apple’s Lightning-to-HDMI adapter and found a surprise: An entire ARM-based computer. Guys, this is a feature—pretty soon you’ll be complaining when your cables don’t have computers in them.
Because Of Steve Jobs’s First Public iPhone Call, Starbucks Still Gets Orders For 4,000 Lattes (Fast Company)
I’m sure you’ve wondered what happened to the barista from whom Steve Jobs ordered 4000 lattes to go. You’re in luck—Fast Company tracked her down, and she told the publication that to this day people call up copying Jobs’s prank order. I just assume they’re all Lee Kun-hee.
MWC: Dropbox CEO criticises Apple cloud lock-in (Macworld UK)
Speaking at Mobile World Congress last week, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston knocked iCloud’s “bizarre limitations,” including a lack of sharing—I’m with you, Drew!—and the fact that there’s no … Android app. Oookay, you lost me.