Another Apple employee loses an iPhone prototype in a bar. I smell a movie script.
The tech press is never happier than when it's in hot pursuit of the next Apple (AAPL) iPhone. Almost any clue will do -- a purloined case design, a blurry factory photo, a leaked production estimate from a sketchy Asian news source.
That's what made last year's saga of the prototype iPhone 4 -- lost in a bar and sold to a Gizmodo editor whose house was raided and his computers seized -- so irresistible.
The story of the iPhone 5 that broke this week hasn't got those kind of legs, but it's not without its charms.
My favorite details:
A flurry of last-minute music industry deal-making, a cloud of confusion
You might think that Apple (AAPL), having labored for more than a year to get its new music and video streaming service -- dubbed iCloud -- ready for prime time, would have nailed down the necessary digital rights before making any public announcements.
But that's not the way negotiations work, especially in the entertainment industry. So it wasn't until Thursday, with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2011 6:38 AM ET
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Facebook relaunched its Questions feature which looks more like a poll app. But instead of going the Quora route -- asking a question to receive lengthy user answers -- Questions just has users voting or offering up short, pithy answers of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 25, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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