Blog Focus on iPhones Beyond AT&T, Apple Tablet Rumors, and Bomb Detector Scams
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Ah, myths and rumors... what would we do without you on a Monday morning? Well, not work. Let's not get crazy here.
So indulge a bit with your zero-cal triple whip latte the size of your head that tastes like watery head cheese, and enjoy the aroma of the slightly over-roasted rumors of the morning. After all, hoping that coffee might be more than a caffeine delivery vehicle for your $4.87 was probably a myth unto itself, no?
• Silicon Alley Insider — Henry Blodget thinks the end is near! The end of the iPhone's tether to AT&T, anyway. Rumors (and what else do we have this week but Apple rumors?) abound that Apple might announce Wednesday that the iPhone will have multiple carrier homes soon.
• Boy Genius Report — Have the Apple tablet's footprints been spotted in the wild? A mobile research firm thinks so, believing a new iPhone-like OS has been tracked that could belong to the mythical device (due Wednesday in theory). Of course, the tablet was apparently being used by a Yeti at the time, so your mileage may vary.
• Gadget Lab (Wired) — Want to catch up on the rumors and likely results of the Apple event Wednesday? Brian X. Chen's gathered the reports and sifted through the tea leaves.
• Consumerist — There are worse fates than vaporware, though. You could buy a delivered device that doesn't deliver. For example, the gentleman in this story still hasn't received his Nook, his promised gift certificate, or any headway in the matter.
• Gizmodo — Or worse, the Iraqi government could buy numerous bomb detection devices that don't detect bombs and never could because their inventor is a con man and a fraud. And the Iraqi government could still insist the devices work despite the entire mechanism consisting of a dumb RFID card and plastic molding.