2011 December 06
The “Crazy Ones” quote used in a few different places around Apple, including some icon Easter eggs and the famous commercials, has been turned into a typeface posted by Los Angeles advertising firm TBWA/Chiat/Day in order to raise funds for charity. You can see and buy the poster over at the aptly named crazyonesquote.com ; It’s available unframed for $95, and with a frame around it for $100 more. The quote is labeled with Steve Jobs’ name at the bottom, and while it’s definitely been used a lot lately to represent Jobs’ life and what he stood for, all we really have in terms of credit is a general sense that Jobs helped put most of it together for defining Apple’s brand
That anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto 3 for iOS has been dated: You’ll be able to rejoin the streets of Liberty City on your iPad and iPhone next week, on December 15 . Rockstar will be releasing the game for both iOS and Android, and you can see a picture of the game’s touchscreen controls above
According to Reuters, a Chinese court in Shenzhen (home to the Foxconn factories where many Apple products are assembled) has rejected a trademark infringement suit Apple filed against Proview Technology over the iPad’s name. Proview has owned the Chinese rights to the iPad trademark since 2000. Apple bought global rights to the trademark long ago, but the deal apparently did not include trademark rights in China
Angry Birds can’t have all the fun , right? Halfbrick Studios is set to embrace the iOS marketing frenzy by releasing a pair Fruit Ninja plush toys.
Sadly, there’s still no release date in sight for the global BBC iPlayer in the U.S., but those lucky countries that do have it will have it be expanded to the iPhone and iPod touch on Thursday. The iPad app launched in 11 countries initially, and the number has expanded to 16 with our Canadian neighbors being the most-recent country to get the player . It’s the BBC’s foray into a video-on-demand service, geared toward bringing its TV library to international viewers.
If you think Apple’s finances have been flying high in 2011, just wait. A report by Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities shows that the company’s supply chain is showing record sales for November . In turn, that could indicate record sales for Apple products during the holiday season