The resurection of the POP charger is the first of its kind, as Apple actually went back on its word and is allowing the kickstarted project to go through with its initial plan. This means they’re changing their own guidelines to allow Lightning connectors in charging devices next to other non-Lightning connectors.
In September, Jamie Siminoff and Edison Junior raised $139,170 on Kickstarter to support the creation of POP, a minimalist multi-device charging station. Today, in the largest Kickstarter refund yet, they’re giving that money back because Apple is being a total dick. They don’t want any non-Lightning connectors next to any Lightning connectors in a multi-charging device.
Apple store employees across America coming forward with tales of back room sex, drug dealing, photo stealing and product smashing
In the past year, there have been a couple isolated incidences of bad employee behavior at Apple stores. But as more and more employees come forward, it’s not looking like a couple isolated stores, but that the work culture at Apple stores seems to encourage not giving a shit, stealing electronics, stealing photos off people’s devices, deal drugs out of the back room and employee sex in closets.
With time quickly running out to get stuff in the mail before Christmas, Apple has just brought back app gifting, which you can now do straight from your iOS device. From the App Store, you can pull up a menu that lets you send any app as a gift to someone else, even letting you schedule it up to 90 days in advance.
Authorities in Australia have warned motorists not to trust Apple’s new Maps program, as its incorrect maps and shitty directions my cause bodily harm or death. One wrong turn on the way to grandma’s house and suddenly you’re flying off a cliff into a den of deadly alligators and poisonous spiders. It is Australia after all… that could really happen.
As with the iPhone 4, it’s expected that Apple will make a minor update to the iPhone 5 with an iPhone 5S model some time early next year. So here we are with a couple of pretty reasonably believable iPhone 5S pictures.
If someone is trying to sell you an iPad in a gas station parking lot in northern Texas, it’s probably bullshit. Just saying. Especially if it comes in plain white box that “feels right”, but the guy won’t actually let you see inside… it’s probably bullshit.
Apple picked a fight in Mexico with a company that registered the name “iFone” in Mexico four years before Apple, and lost. The company behind the iFone trademark tried to block Apple from selling products with the name “iPhone”, but as of right now, Apple will still be able to use the name. FOR NOW.
A little a year after his death, the yacht “Venus”, designed by Steve Jobs himself has finally been completed. It does look very Apple-like, all shiny aluminum and minimal and square, with an interior very reminiscent of an Apple store.
Scott Forstall, Senior Vice President of Apple’s iOS and User Interface division, will be leaving the company sometime in 2013. His replacement will be Jony Ive, who is already Senior Vice President of industrial design. Forstall apparently never got along well with the other execs, and he just happened to be the head of the botched Apple Maps project.