Last week’s been full of previously whispered happenings coming to life…here’s a few of the high points.
Verizon iPhone drops
After what seems like a lifetime of waiting and thousands of blog posts, it’s finally here. The Verizon iPhone. And it broke all kinds of records, including Verizon’s first-day sales within two hours; further investigation also shows that it could have been compatible with both GSM and CDMA carriers. Now let’s stop talking about it.
iPad 2 buzz builds
Just as with the iPhone 5, it’s pretty obvious that the iPad 2 will be coming sooner rather than later. Some recent spy shots from China show a lighter display, although most of us are still in the dark in terms of what resolution the device will have. A Retina Display is all but discarded at this point; 2048 x 1536 is the current popular consensus.
The Daily finally unveiled
The Daily, News Corp’s attempt to push their content to a digital audience, launched on the 2nd. For $.99 per week or $39.99 per year, it’s not an awful price, but from what I’ve seen of the app, it doesn’t seem to be worth it. Especially with the existence of free apps among the likes of Flipboard (which also seems to be a smoother experience), I doubt most technically inclined iPad users will bite.
Bing steals from Google
Couldn’t help but chuckle at this one. After a hefty quarrel at Farsight 2011, Google’s now pointing fingers at Bing for stealing search results. Apparently they’ve been suspicious for a while, and set up a random keyword association (hiybbprqag) to a page that Bing indeed also miraculously happened to have in their database. Gasp.
Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife…we’re out of IPv4 addresses. Not strictly speaking, that is – millions are still in reserve and available for ISPs to distribute. But at some point in the near future when those are exhausted, the switch to IPv6 will be inevitable.
Drop any cash for the Verizon iPhone? Thoughts on The Daily? Building an underground bunker for when IPv4 is no more?