Would you believe me if I told you Apple was working on new iPhones and iPads? What if I told you it was in a lull of innovation? What if I said Ferrari and Apple were teaming up to fight crime? Then I saw the remainders for Tuesday, March 5, 2013--now I'm a believer.
Your friend and mine--well, mostly mine--Rene Ritchie says that the iPhone 5S is on the way for August, with new iPads potentially due to arrive as early as April. To nobody's surprise, the iPhone 5S is said to sport the same form factor, an improved processor and camera, and an 'S' in its name.
Former Apple CEO John Sculley says Apple's innovation is in a lull, though he expects the company to do fine over the long term. Okay, now it's time to panic.
While we're on the topic of former Apple employees, Ken Segall, one of the company's erstwhile advertising consultants, says that the company considered a variety of names for what would eventually become the iPhone, including the "Telepod," the "Mobi," the "iPad" and the "Microsoft Surface." Man, those guys were way ahead of their time.
Because if there's one group of people who need to be converted to Apple, it's the owners of high-performance luxury sports cars. This move is sure to bolster Apple's sales by the tens.
It's $1100, it's underpowered (3.3GHz Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive), and it's unavailable to anyone who isn't affiliated with an officially approved educational institution. Beer-proof screen-shield not included.