Remains of the Day: Do not pass go

  • Dan Moren (Macworld.com)
  • — 22 February, 2013 11:03

One forum posts some iPictures of iSlabs of iAluminum, Apple plans to lock down an iOS bug, and Greenlight has a catchy proposal for Apple shareholders. A funny thing happned on the way to the remainders for Thursday, February 21, 2013.

iPad Mini 2 Shell Photos Leaked! Are they Real? (Mobiles Pie)

Ah, the elusive forum post of rumored Apple product parts--is there no purer form of rumor? This time, we're treated to what is allegedly the back of a Retina iPad mini. Guys, I just had a thought--what if this is the Retina iPad mini? All of it. Did I just blow your mind?

iOS passcode bug slated to be fixed in iOS 6.1.3--for real this time (Ars Technica)

Apple has apparently seeded a beta for the forthcoming iOS 6.1.3, which seems to fix the vulnerability that allowed bypassing of the iPhone's passcode lock. Which means I've got just a few more days to actually figure out how to pull off this stupid hack.

Greenlight pushes Apple to offer 'iPref' preferred shares (AppleInsider)

I ... I do not have the words.

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