What light from yonder terminal breaks? 'Tis the white iPhone, and she is the sun. Also: Steve Jobs will remain on Disney's board, Angry Birds may be coming to a TV near you, and everyone stinks at predicting iPad sales. These are your remainders for Wednesday, January 19.
If you combine some of the world's greatest mysteries--Who Shot J.R., Where's Waldo, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit among them--you get a sense of the great aura of wonderment that surrounds the never-released white iPhone 4.
According to MacRumors, the albino device--once thought to be as mythical as The Macalope riding a unicorn over a double rainbow--has supposedly shown up in Best Buy's internal inventory system, with a February 27 launch date. This close to Martin Luther King Day, though, shouldn't we all focus on the content of the iPhone's character?
Despite taking a medical leave of absence from Apple, Steve Jobs will remain on the board of Walt Disney. To which I reply: Duh! If you're going to take time off work, you might as well spend it at Disney, am I right?
Angry Birds Launches From iPad Game To Television Series (Spinoff Online)
The series--which in fact may end up as either a Web series or a television one--will be animated, which strikes me as a massive missed opportunity. Plots being considered so far include "the birds feel angry," "the birds still feel angry," and "the birds are feeling especially irate." I can't wait until the Very Special Episode where the birds and pigs learn important lessons about how to get along with one another.
Nobody--not Macworld's own Jason Snell, not John "I Dare Fireballs" Gruber, and not the full-time analysts from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Piper Jaffray--correctly predicted how many iPads Apple would sell in 2010. The company sold just shy of 15 million iPads; even Gruber and Snell's predictions combined only totaled 11 million. The takeaway? Tech prognosticators should stick to predicting Angry Bird plot points.