because i am tied-to-the-hip with my new android galaxy s and ipad2, obviously this info is of interest. i’ve had galaxy s almost nine months and pleased that its design mirrors the ipad2 better than the iphone. and i like the light weight and user interface of this phone. no complaints. fortunately, not pursuing android apps just yet.
high iPad 2 demand leads to delivery delays. [RK]
new application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for How It Is –
the new unilever series commission for tate modern’s turbine hall by polish artist miroslaw balka.
The How It Is application for iPhone™ or iPod touch® is an interactive interpretation of Miroslaw Balka’s epic work in The Unilever Series, How It Is. Drawing on Balka’s own handwritten notes, playlists and interviews about his Turbine Hall commission, it allows you to immerse yourself in a dark and mysterious 3D world. As an added bonus, if you can get to Tate Modern, opening the How It Is App on your iPhone there will unlock a secret game.
The How It Is application works with iPhone 3G and iPod touch (though the location service will only work with iPhone 3G). It is available on the App StoreSM. The App Store lets you browse applications and download them directly to your iPhone or iPod touch.
customer review: “While I have found apps often distracting (trenches) or addictive in short bursts (doodle jump), this is the first time I have experienced a fully immersive app. Play it with your headphones in the dark and allow yourself to be impressed with how you deal with the unknown. If you have no interest in what is an experience not a game then don’t bother, but I thought it was utterly brilliant.”
wired magazine shows off its planned iPad edition. via adage mediaworks [RK]
Remember, the iPhone was spotted online in Web traffic blogs. So many this is going to be the real deal.
Gizmodo hypothicizes what we might expect:
“Instead, if this is indeed a new unannounced Apple product, here in Gizmodo we are thinking about an iPhone HD with an updated 800 x 480 pixel display, probably coming in 2009. That resolution is something between the iPhone’s 480 x 320 pixels and MacBook’s 1280 x 800 pixels, which is completely reasonable: Other phones—like the HTC Touch HD—already have these ultra-sharp screens.”
Jobs says, “we don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer that is not a piece of junk”, and this is believable. So rule out the computer. Maybe ramp up the iPhone to another level because Apple has sold more iPhones than computers this year.
“Although Apple said it sold more Macintosh computers than in any other quarter in the company’s history and more iPods than in any other non-holiday quarter, it is clear that the iPhone is quickly becoming its golden goose.
Sales of the iPhone accounted for 39 per cent of the roughly $7.9-billion (U.S.) in revenue Apple posted in the quarter.
Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., has now sold more than 13 million iPhones this year, easily eclipsing the company’s stated goal of selling 10 million in 2008. Apple raked in $1.14-billion in profit for the quarter, or $1.26 per diluted share.”
New York Times reporter, John Markoff, adds to the mystery with this bit of information:
“UPDATED: That would seem to confirm findings that a search engine company shared with me on condition that I not reveal its name: The company spotted Web visits from an unannounced Apple product with a display somewhere between an iPhone and a MacBook. Is it the iPhone 3.0 or the NetMac 1.0?”
Whatever. Expect Apple to introduce a “new category” product sooner than later.