So that was quite a week. Considering the events in Boston, it is hard to treat any of this like real news, however Apple news can provide an fair amount of escapism, especially when even tech blogs are dominated by endless coverage of the bombing. Rumors dominated the bulk of the stories this week.
Foxconn is reportedly hiring more workers to meet the upcoming demand for the iPhone 5S. The upcoming iPad was mentioned in rumors that case manufacturers were starting to ramp up ahead of a summer announcement. The rumor of a low-cost iPhone continued when an alleged case was revealed. Rumors we’re not the only stories. Siri was shown to keep an anonymized log of all your queries for two years, and as of late it seems that it wouldn’t be a complete week without an iCould outage.
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- Rule #1: Don’t Be A Profiteering Asshole: In his usual acerbic manner, MG Siegler takes on tech blogs treating the Boston bombings as another chance for page views.
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