A huge win for everyone at Tapulous if true (neither Disney or Tapulous has confirmed). I suspect that Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez editions of Tap Tap Revenge aren’t far behind.
“Sources close to Microsoft tell us that Andy Lees has rolled Kin into the Windows Phone 7 team and has canceled the existing product’s launch later this year in Europe on news that sales weren’t as strong as expected.”
That only took a few weeks, and was a dumb idea to begin with. More of a social media vuvuzela than a phone. Here’s an idea. Re-introduce it as “Mojave” and explain to people why they’re wrong for disliking it.
For $9.99 per month, users can stream a full season’s worth of HD TV episodes, plus the rest of Hulu’s library (ad-supported 1), to their iPhones (3GS and 4 only), iPads or Macs with the new app (free).
This is almost exactly the model I wished Apple would adopt a year ago at TUAW:
“If Apple charged me X amount of money per month and gave me unlimited access to their library of television and movies from any approved device, including Macs, iPhones, iPods and, of course, Apple TVs, I’d be a happy customer … Yes, I want to have my music files physically on my hard disk. But if the shows and movies I want to watch all lived on a server farm in Cupertino, that’d be fine with me.”
Good luck to Hulu; I’m eager to test this.
- I’d rather be free of ads for ten dollars, but that’s not my decision. ↩
The folks at iFixit have compiled the insight they acquired while breaking down/re-assembling the iPhone 4 into a comprehensive (and unofficial) repair manual.
I’ve relied upon iFixit for years, and the detail in this manual is a great example of why.
Estimating Apple sales numbers requires a heavy dose of guesswork, but Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner has suggested that Apple sold 1.5 million iPhone 4s by June 24th.
All of the anecdotal reports I received from people across the country told the same story: huge numbers of people standing in line for hours. It looks like Gizmodo’s week of incessant free promotion worked quite well.
Really works. Only $29.99.
BoingBoing has posted a gallery of photos taken with the iPhone 4’s 5 megapixel camera. They’re impressive to say the least.
“White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”
I knew something was up when leaked Best Buy inventory reports showed not one single white iPhone. Apple has produced white iPhones in the past, of course, but never white glass. The rear cases have always been plastic. It will be interesting to see where the manufacturing glitch is.
I’m reminded of Henry Ford: “The public can have any color it wants, as long as it’s black.”