06 October 2011
Posted in Apple
It's currently unknown as to why New Zealand isn't in the first or even second release tiers for the iPhone 4S as announced by Apple yesterday, but Chris Rawson at TUAW says there's anecdotal evidence to suggest that previous iPhone launches bungled by one carrier might be to blame. Apparently Apple don't take too kindly to the aforementioned shenanigans when it comes to one of their best selling devices, and the result is a delay in the iPhone 4S release for New Zealanders.
With the launch of the new iPhone also comes a new kind of AppleCare. AppleCare+ is unlike traditional AppleCare in that it also offers accidental damage protection, say, in case you accidentally drop the phone or manage to damage it via some water-based means. There's also a good chance that AppleCare+ was created in a response to the number of accidental iPhone damage seen at various Genius Bars — with two slabs of glass, there's a pretty big chance that glass will shatter.
Apple has seeded the iOS 5 Gold Master to developers, along with the Xcode 4.2 Gold Master. Both releases are now available for download on the iOS or Mac developer portals, and such releases mean that the official release to the general public aren't too far away.
As you no doubt have noticed, it's a pretty slow week for Mac news — so if you're looking for a cool Apple-related thing for Christmas, how about a Command+O doormat? You know, for, uh, opening, things.