Monday, March 8, 2010


Apple's Ipad delay is down to a software problem
John Gruber at Daring Fireball claims the software has taken longer to finish than they'd hoped. The problem apparently is in the timing of turning out the software. Obviously on a scale with Duke Nukem on one hand and being on time on the other, a couple of weeks is nothing.
and don't miss the finishing snark:
...if you buy this low-powered, overpriced Ipod Touch you sacrifice any credibility you might have as someone who knows technology and your mind is out to lunch with some pathetic bloke who twitters his abject worship of Steve Jobs at the Oscars.
Source: The Inguirer

Apple iPad: Did just accidentally leak the UK price?
ElectricPig reported that a search of Google Products showed Play listing the iPad - and while clicking through just led to placeholder pages, the Google page showed Play listing prices of £499 for the 16GB WiFi-only version, and £699 for the 64GB model.

Oscars Ad Hints at How Apple Will Position the iPad
Instead of the stark white void in which all iPhone ads are based, this iPad lives in a house. Specifically, on a sofa in a house, in a kitchen, at a breakfast table -- and definitely not in a home office. That's a much different pitch to consumers than if, say, a business traveler had been pictured checking his email from an aisle seat, or kids playing a game from the back of a minivan.
Source: Newsweek

The Fall of the Internet and the Rise of the 'Splinternet'
If the last ten years were a heyday for open content on the Web, the next ten years could be the age of platforms. Today to reach the universe of new mobile browsers, you can't assume that your audience is using only a laptop to access the same version of your content. So it won't be enough to have just a magazine website. Instead you'll need a website and a Kindle App and an iPhone/iPad app and another app for another device that has a distinct audience and requires a specific template.
Source: The Atlantic

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