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The Day Hell Froze Over

We argued with Steve a bunch [about putting iTunes on Windows], and he said no. Finally, Phil Schiller and I said 'we're going to do it.' And Steve said, 'Fuck you guys, do whatever you want. You're responsible.' And he stormed out of the room." - Jon Rubinstein Steve wasn't always right.

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Michael Tsai’s iPhone 5s Notes

I'll agree with him on his Touch ID opinion - mine has a success rate of about 66% or so, with the 33% including a high number of two or more failed attempts.

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It's true. Eric Chemi, head of research for Bloomberg Businessweek, pulls an amazing stat. iPhone sales in the last year exceed all revenue to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald's, perhaps the world's two most famous brands, combined.

iMessages Timestamps

Just pull to the left to reveal the timestamps. Khoi has more.

Screens 3.0?

Does anyone have any experience with Screens? I'd love to try it out, but at $19.99, it exposes one of the flaws with the App Store - there's no real way to demo the application.

Is Apple’s Maps Improving

The comments here are about 50/50. I've not had too many problems with Apple's maps, but just today in San Antonio it failed to properly identify the location of a Texas Land & Cattle. It was off by several miles. Outdated info? No - the place has been here for years.

This about sums it up.

iOS Pro – Multiple Keyboards

The Minuum keyboard is a good example why some people - often including me - wish there was an "iOS Pro" or mode that let you play with different kinds of keyboards. I totally get why Apple will not go this route, though.

Show Duplicates in Mail

defaults write com.apple.mail AlwaysShowDuplicates -bool true Source

iOS 7 Stuff

A Few Points on iOS 7 — MacSparky 12 New and Hidden Settings in iOS 7 - The Mac Observer Stupid iOS Mail Signature tricks Fraser Speirs - Blog - Web Filtering in iOS 7 iOS 7 review | iMore

Two iPhone/iOS Bits

iOS 7: It's better than it looks | Lex Friedman | Lex, Briefly and Daring Fireball: The iPhone 5S and 5C. Read both.

Tim Cook an Unmitigated Disaster?

FORTUNE -- I'm sure Tim Cook is hugely competent, a wonderful operating executive, and a real nice guy. But as CEO of the world's most respected high-tech franchise, he has been an unmitigated disaster. Uhm, okay… I'll respectfully disagree. 😛

Apple Laying the Groundwork

The Most Forward Thinking Apple Yet has the subtitle "What the 64-bit capable iOS 7 and the M7 chip really mean".