The ruling in the Apple v. Samsung case came down a few weeks ago, and yet fascinating bits continue to leak out. Apparently the Woz has very strong feelings about the case, Samsung was prepared to go extra-terrestrial to win over the jury, and Cupertino lawyers continue to leave no stone unturned in a global courtroom assault on seemingly anything that threatens the Apple brand -- no matter how trivial.
What, you thought things were going to quiet down?
We’re all Apple fans. But why? Deep thoughts like that -- and 50th issues -- call for a countdown! But don’t worry, we balanced our enthusiasm with a hard-hitting look at the dark side of Apple...
Turning 50 is certainly a milestone, and we’ve been saving something special for our 50th issue: a countdown that examines all the reasons that Apple fans are Apple fans. After all, as the Microsoft Stores so perfectly prove, no other tech titan can inspire the same level of devotion.
But there’s no single reason we love our Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods -- in fact, we thought of a lot more than 50. It took some of the most epic staff meetings we’ve had in Mac|Life history -- we haggled, we argued, and we picked on Nic and Flo because teasing them is pretty fun -- but in the end, we emerged with a thoughtful, incisive look at what makes Apple so successful.
Despite still being on Apple's payroll, Apple co-founder and High King of All Geeks Steve Wozniak, has been noted time and time again in recent months commenting on the build problems inherent with various iterations of the iPhone 4, as well as how much he digs Google's Android operating system. Could it be that he's gone to the Dark Side? Woz: Say it isn't so.
While most of us have been busy scurrying from store to store for last minute gifts or traveling home for the holidays this week, a few brave souls have been duking it out on our behalf in the name of keeping the Internet as free and as open a commodity as possible. Among the many geek and tech industry notables to take the stand and address the FCC as they explore the future of Net Neutrality, was Steve Wozniak, who argued in favor of an open Internet, free of the meddling hands and tiered-pricing plans that many Internet Service Providers are wont to indulge in.
He may dance with the stars, Segway instead of walk and play with Apple's new hotness while we're condemned to stand in line and wait, but when it comes to the pain caused by the reception issues associated with the iPhone 4, Steve "I co-founded Apple" Wozniak is as much of a victim to the same dropped calls and slow page loading times as the rest of the unwashed masses.
Just because we love our iPods, iPhones and Intel-powered
Macs doesn’t mean we don’t still pine for the days of old, when our Apple logos
had a bit more pizzazz, we were encouraged to venture outside the lines, and Steve’s
wardrobe had more than just turtlenecks in it. So take a trip with us down memory lane as we relive everything that was great about Apple--and keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dogcows and toasted bunnies.