I get the value proposition--how useful and space-efficient it is to own a single device that can function as a phone, a messaging appliance, a browser, a camera, a videocam, an e-reader, an MP3 player, a GPS unit, a tape recorder, a stopwatch, and so on. Today's smartphone is the last word in convergence devices, the electronic equivalent of the Swiss Army Knife before you've misplaced the tweezers and toothpick.
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Enterprise survey shows iOS rules but not for long, and IT expresses interest in WebOS
The fact that the iPhone or iPad are capable of logging location data should not come as a surprise to anyone. Services like Foursquare, Facebook Places, mapping apps, and turn-by-turn navigation all rely on that functionality. But, the world does seem to be shocked by the privacy implications of the revelation that Apple is storing that data on the iOS device for anyone to access.
Editors' note: When Apple releases its quarterly earnings report, it holds a conference-call with financial analysts. Some of the more interesting tidbits about how Apple views the world take place in this call, when Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook answers analyst questions. Here's an edited transcript of what Cook said on Wednesday's call.
If you have decided on Apple's iPad 2, your next decision is where to buy it: your local Apple store, online, from Verizon Wireless or AT&T? Here are the basics to help you decide which way to go on Friday.