Ron Wayne left Apple after just twelve days and sold his stake which would now have been worth an estimated $35 billion. Incredibly, the guy never regretted the decision. Why? In his own words, Wayne realized he was “standing in the shadow of a couple of really brilliant guys” and that his “level of creativity couldn’t possibly match theirs”. Figuring out he “would have wound up doing rather mundane work”, Wayne pulled out.
Joining other reactions on the web to Steve Jobs’ sudden resignation as the CEO of Apple yesterday, Google’s vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra recalled on Google+ a particular Sunday in January 2008 when Apple’s boss asked him to call his home. The reason? The Google logo on the iPhone:
So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow. I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?
Packer is an Apple enthusiast — he still has the first generation iPhone — who has decided to nab the iPad in lieu of a laptop. He’s been at the Apple StoreApple Store since Tuesday. Dude even slept in Penn Station. That, my friends, is dedication.
Mashable caught up with Packer at the Apple store this morning. Take a look at the video below and keep it here this weekend for more iPad madness.
A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will reveal not one, but two new iPhones this year.
One would be based on GSM/UMTS standard that powers AT&T’s network, while another would be compatible with CDMA, the standard used by Verizon. The announcement would come in June or July, when Apple normally announces new iPhone models.
According to the WSJ, two different manufacturers will make the two different iPhones. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will develop the GSM model, as it has done for the previous three versions, while Pegatron Technology Corp. (a subsidiary of ASUSTeK) will build the CDMA version. Production of the CDMA version is scheduled to start in September.
Engadget has received reports that the next generation iPhone will be called the iPhone HD.
It will be based on the A4-family CPU system (meaning it would be part of the same CPU family as the iPad).
The resolution would be doubled to 960×640.
It would sport a second front-facing camera.
It would support third-party multitasking.
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If you’re looking to pre-order an iPad today, you’ll notice that shipping dates have been pushed back to April 12. Apple simply can’t supply the demand for the first week of iPads, suggesting high demand for the device. Only time will tell how many Ipad’s will Apple sell on Day 1 , though some estimate close to half a million. Apple’s tablet currently outpaces the original demand for its iPhone. MacRumors first reported on the story.
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The idea of the game is simple i.e. to kick the ball and keep it in the air for as long as possible. Tap the football with your finger to kick it. The number of kickups serves as the score. The game also has the option to connect with facebook.
Feverishly awaiting the release of the Apple iPad and all the goodies that go along with it? Well, now you can take a virtual tour of the iPad App Store, via a video that purports to depict the storied place.
Ipad Store Video