The issues with the Apple Store may go all the way to the top, the next iPhone probably won’t drop cash for you, and you’ve never seen anything like Samsung’s latest innovation. You’re nobody ’til the remainders for Tuesday, August 28, 2012 love you.
Reports Persist of Budget Cuts, Emphasis on Revenue (ifoAppleStore)
A troubling article about John Browett’s retail missteps suggests that the issue goes much deeper. It seems that CEO Tim Cook and former retail SVP Ron Johnson may not have always seen eye-to-eye on the Apple Stores and their profitability. So I guess I’ll be buying my next computer from JC Penney.
Preparing for the iPhone Next: Rumors Analyzed (AnandTech)
So many rumors of the next iPhone, and yet so little analysis. AnandTech has taken a hard look at the whispers of Apple’s latest smartphone, and concluded, among other things, that Near Field Communications (the short-range wireless technology that is often used for digital payment) is unlikely. Instead, the new iPhone will offer an alternative payment system: printing money.
Courtroom sketches of the Apple-Samsung trial are apparently becoming collectible items. Twenty years from now, these things are totally going to be like Detective Comics #27.
Cult of Mac points out that Samsung is adding a feature to its PCs that looks suspiciously like OS X’s Dock. Me, I’m willing to give the company the benefit of the doubt, because it’s not as if anybody’s told them that copying is a bad idea.
BREAKING NEWS: Apple trains its retail employees. Film at 11!