Daily Apple: Clear iPhones, Historical Resistance, Dumb Apple

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See Inside Your iPhone – It’s a case mod that lets you in on the secret of your magical phone. iCustom is making these clear plastic cases for the iPhone, but apparently the mod is only available in Russia, at least for now. Any Russians out there keen to do this? I can’t see why you would be.

D.C. Store Meets Resistance From Historical Society – Nothing disrupts your attempts to stay firmly planted in the past like a big old Apple store popping up and obstructing the view of ancient brick buildings. Two preservation societies are blocking Apple’s move to their Washington D.C. site, on the grounds that the design won’t fit in with the timeless surroundings.

The App Store Pricing Vortex – Another essay on app store pricing, this time from Inside iPhone, to go with the one we talked about in an earlier article. The conclusions here are similar, but the analogy the author uses to paint a picture of what’s happening in the app store is particularly effective.

Apple Appears Twice On Forbes’ Dumbest List – Two, count’em, two spots on Forbes’ Dumbest Moments in Business list for 2008. The offending incidents? Allowing the “I Am Rich” app to make it into the app store, though not for very long, and the Bloomberg/CNN Jobs is dead debacle. The second one isn’t their fault, but I’m sure they’re not pleased with the double appearance.

Jobs Getting Worse, Or Not – Gizmodo started quite a ruckus today, including at least one anecdotal incident of stock sell-off, by publishing this article about Steve Jobs’ declining health. CNBC says otherwise, but I’m not sure who to believe anymore.

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You wonder which to believe between Gizmodo and CNBC. I hope the question is only rhetorical.

If the question really concerned something critical – like your own health or how to use a particular firearm or drive a car – it’s like comparing some twerp whose cumulative knowledge derives from reading comic books versus someone with at least a dilettante’s education on the topic.

Gizmodo is more consumed with cuteness than acuity. CNBC works at offering opinions which can be validated by time and experience.

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