TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-14

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Apple hasn't announced new iPhone models yet, and already there's talk of a potential product launch delay. Today Adam Christianson and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what a staggered iPhone launch could mean for Apple and customers. They also offer up their take on Apple's policy blocking certain female sexual terms from iPad engraving and whether or not that's a sexist move on the company's part.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-14

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MNWingnut

Hi, Jeff!

Do you think that perhaps the same list used for the “Explicit” tag in iTunes might have been used as the basis for the engraving list?  That makes some sense (at least in *my* head) since parents and the “protect our children from smut” groups have demanded Apple have some mechanism for rating content.

(Personally, I think Apple could add some discreet microtype when they engrave the backs of these devices that states that “The sentiments in the inscription above are those of the purchaser and do not necessarily reflect the views of Apple, Inc or sentient simians intent on enslaving the human race. Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Consult your doctor if you experience an erection lasting longer than four hours…or perhaps a brothel….YMMV.”)

Jeff Gamet

Some kind of list letting people know what is and isn’t acceptable would be nice, too, so it doesn’t feel like blocked words are either arbitrary or slanted in a sexist way.

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