As we get closer to WWDC we can expect the rumor mill to heat up and it's already started. Bigger iPhone, smaller iPad is the refrain you're going to hear until they don't and then we'll move on to something else. Pocket sized Steve Jobs! The Apple iApple digital fruit! Instead of that nonsense, let's take a look at some real news from the week past.
The death of Perian is bittersweet for Mac users. On one hand, the open-source Swiss Army knife of video codecs will be missed by millions of video junkies who relied on its seamless integration with QuickTime to play media files that were otherwise ignored. On the other, its demise seems to be due to a lack of necessity; as the iPad and iPhone have grown in popularity, so have their video formats--namely MPEG4 and H.264--pushing lesser-known codecs to the background.
It’s no accident that the folks at the Perian project chose the image of a Swiss Army knife for its versatile System Preferences pane -- when it comes to QuickTime video, the extension enabled all sorts of files to be played back, but its creators have announced one final version that marks the end of its development.