Feeds

Apple 'loses' iPod calendar

A Touch too much

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Our analysis of the prospects and possibilities for the new iPod Touch got readers very excited. Not a single reader used the words "locked-down, overpriced PDA", which would have been a natural retort. But not one person could get excited about YouTube, either.

And you also sent in some excellent suggestions for trouserware too. The best of your thoughts tomorrow.

Now recall that some enthusiasts noticed that early versions of publicity material for Touch featured Bluetooth, which didn't make it into the finished product. Is it losing yet more?

One eagle eyed reader worries it might be. Apple has amended the publicity material from this (still visible in the Google cache) -

Multitouch blurb with calendar

iPod Touch with ...

To this -

Multitouch blurb without calendar

iPod Touch without

Of course, you say: this is just marketing blurb. And it's making a very long and cumbersome sentence shorter.

Then again, it might just be a pitch to hurry up and buy your iPod Touch. Buy now! Before we take out something else useful...

Apple has tweaked its post-launch marketing material before. Five years ago, Apple amended its guff for the PowerMac, which it was refreshing at the height of the 2002 Silly Season, after initially making this very exciting scientific breakthrough:

Apple removed light barrier-busting claim in 2002

Faster than light? Not for long

We noticed, and readers piled in.

In the end, the Reality Distortion Field hadn't punctured a hole in the space time continuum, and the metaphor was removed.

Thanks to Julian for the tip®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum
Actually it's a nifty trick - at least you'll pay for what you get
Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'
Network throws hat into ring with Linux-powered handsets
Fifteen zero days found in hacker router comp romp
Four routers rooted in SOHOpelessly Broken challenge
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
Trans-Pacific: Google spaffs cash on FAST undersea packet-flinging
One of 6 backers for new 60 Tbps cable to hook US to Japan
Tech city types developing 'Google Glass for the blind' app
An app and service where other people 'see' for you
Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness
How sure are you of cloud computing now?
UK mobile coverage is BETTER than EVER, networks tell Ofcom
Regulator swallows this line and parrots it back out at us. What are they playing at?
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.