It's a hot week in the news if you're interested in the future of cellphones. Carriers are getting shut down on the lock-out while one of the nation's biggest providers thinks the same big bucks they've been raking in over the years isn't quite enough. Plus some holiday classics get the iOS treatment. That and more under the fold, so dig in.
When Scott Forstall, Apple's former senior vice president for iOS software, left Apple, many critics cheered. Forstall had come to represent everything about the "skeuomorphic" design aesthetic they had come to see as outdated, and Jony Ive's white-space heavy minimalist design became the new champion. So what do you do when you've left such a high position at Apple? Apparently, according to The Information (via MacRumors), you set out to make the world a better place.
Even two years after taking the helm at Apple, CEO Tim Cook's leadership style is still very much in the spotlight as part of a new profile on how the executive handles the challenges ahead of the iPhone maker.
Ever wonder what Siri would be doing if Apple hadn't scooped her up? Apparently, the voice assistant technology would have been bundled with every Verizon Droid handset the carrier sold. (Talk about dodging a bullet!)
We may never know exactly how Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived at the decision to remove iOS boss Scott Forstall from power, but the former executive best known as "father of the iPod" claims it was "justified."
So the people have begun to get iPad minis in their hands, the reviews are in, and now we move on. Biggest tech news this week was Scott Forstall's sudden descent, though even that story was fairly (and rightly) crushed by Hurricane Sandy. As things slowly return to normal, what else did we miss amidst the storms?
It seems no matter how many new products its rivals introduce, Apple will always steal the show. Google and Microsoft both had big product announcements on Monday, but all it took was Apple sending out a brief press release about some executive shake-ups for many to forget all about those new Android and Windows Phone products. Didn't hear the news? Then read on to get it a bite-sized edition…
September is now but a memory, but there's still plenty to look forward to in October thanks to the new iTunes 11 expected by month's end, and if the rumor mill proves correct yet again, some kind of "iPad mini" could also pop up on Apple's radar as well. With only three months left on the 2012 calendar, Cupertino will have to move quickly if they want to release updated Macs or other products by the holidays, so stay tuned and see what might be coming your way. In the meantime, here's what you might have missed over the weekend...