Ep. 1135: Where we turn the piracy up Video
Apple's new EarPods come included with all of Apple's new iPhones and iPods and will also be offered as a separate accessory for $29.
Apple introduces new earphones, called EarPods. The company says the new shape offers better comfort and sound. They are expected to ship with the iPhone 5 and the new iPods.
Bridget Carey just got back from the launch of the iPhone 4S at the Apple store here in Manhattan, so we pull her into the studio to tell us about all the kooks lined up for first dibs. Despite all the problems users are experience with iOS 5 updates, everyone in line for one left with a 4S, though Bridget tells us not many users were anxious to test out Sprint or Verizon's network. Where's Wilson today? Guess.
Apple bestowed an iPhone 5 onto CNET's own Scott Stein for an advanced review, and he brings it along with him on today's 404 episode. He tells us about his evaluation experience shrouded in secrecy, why he gave the iPhone 5 an Editor's Choice award, and where he feels the company lost their design footing. iOS users all received the new version 6 update today as well, so we'll take a tour of the new Maps application and lament the disappearance of everyone's favorite YouTube app.
Is it thinner or thicker? And what about that Retina Display? We'll talk about it. We have an amazing triple lens add-on for your iPhone and a very special holiday with the Apple Byte crew.
What comes inside the box when you buy your iPhone 5? Scott Stein takes you through the packaging: EarPods, stickers, and all.
The first half of today's extra silly episode of The 404 Podcast is all about the latest updates surrounding the iPhone 4G prototype found on a bar floor in Redwood City, California--turns out the phone really does belong to Apple, and Darth Jobs wants it back. Last night, Gizmodo posted a picture of a very brief letter sent to editorial director Brian Lam asking for the device in question, validating its authenticity as an Apple product. So now that it's out on the open, certain issues need to be addressed on our show.
In the news today, Apple's subscription rules raise hackles among developers, us, and possibly the Justice Department; meanwhile, Verizon iPhone sales appear to disappoint. Is Apple having a bad day? It's probably just solar flares. Also, the Motorola Xoom price is announced: not that bad. Nokia delays its Windows-based phones to sometime after October: very bad. Worse, even. And we're getting pretty worried about Anonymous, the Internet's own unstoppable secret police. Maybe Watson can save us. --Molly
In today's episode, we follow the Apple live-stream for earth shattering iPhone OS additions like multitasking (woo!), an interactive ad platform (woo!), and an innovative new app organization structure called ... Folders (WTF?). Also, the UK rushes through a big online piracy law, so that's going to end well, and Google Voice may be coming to the desktop.
Kenley and our new friend Stoopid Andy join us today to chat about Apple copyrighting "There's an app for that" and the controversy of the iPhone coming to Verizon.