Congratulations to Joshua Edison! He’s won the black DODOnotes case for iPhone 5. Enjoy, Josh!
The Glif iPhone accessory is now available for the iPhone 5. This tremendously useful little doohickey is a combination stand/tripod mount that I use every day. It’s a real bargain at $30.
I’ve noticed that Apple’s iOS 6 is smart enough to capitalize two-word proper nouns. Very nice.
Scott McNulty recently used iOS 6 Passbook while flying with United. He describes the whole experience, concluding with a discussion of whether or not it’s worth the hassle:
“It seems to me that Passbook is a clever idea, but honestly having my eTicket with the QR code emailed to me (or just using the one displayed in the United app) would have been simpler. Once you get the ticket into Passbook it is a nice experience, but adding stuff to Passbook isn’t intuative. In fact, once I had my 2 tickets to CA in Passbook I didn’t have the option to add anything else to Passbook from within the app itself since the App Store button was no longer displayed.”
MacRumors reports that scratching up an iPhone 5 with a pin will leave scratches on it. I’ll bet hitting it with a hammer breaks the glass, but I haven’t tested that theory. This was a very silly post.
Plus, who’s the jerk who vandalizes an Apple Store’s display unit?
The MacObserver reports that, within an hour of the start of online pre-orders, iPhone 5 shipping times have dropped from “9/21” to “two weeks.”
But Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite customers, right Dan Lyons?
Apple has updated the Clock app icon in iOS 6. Constant refinement.
Update: Stephen Hackett points out that the Clock app has a white border instead of black on the iPad. Indeed it does. It also lacks numbers on the clock face entirely.
While considering the iPhone 5, the new iPods and the EarPods, I have to wonder if these are the last Apple products that Steve worked on or supervised. It’s a sad thought, and makes me especially anxious for what’s next.
Update: Nice response from Randy Murray. “I don’t think we’ll ever see the end of Job’s direct vision.”
” I was able to operate the iPhone 5 with ease using one hand. That means I was able to reach the top of the screen with my thumb, change options and navigate through the screens without having to reach uncomfortably.”
That takes care of my main concern. I recently held a Galaxy Note and was very put off that I couldn’t reach the entire screen with my thumb. Apple was smart to go taller but not wider.