When Steve Jobs told the crowd at Moscone that iTunes In The Cloud would be "available today", lots of iPhone and iPad users were very excited to begin using Automatic Downloads, Purchased Content Listings, iTunes in the Cloud and all the rest.
However, one group of users -- those owning a Verizon iPhone, to be precise -- can't participate in the fun, like the losing team at the World Series watching the champagne spray all over the winning pitcher. It's true, CDMA iPhones are stuck at 4.2.8, and iTunes in the Cloud only works on iOS 4.3.3 or later. It's buried in the fine print at the bottom of the iCloud Features page:
Available in beta now in the U.S. only and requires iOS 4.3.3 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, or iPad 2, or a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.3. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store.
Sorry, Verizon owners. You're still second best.
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Or you could have listened to Steve say "available for iOS 4.3" during the Keynote. I knew instantly that I would not be participating in the "fun" until iOS 5 was released.
Whenever I see the word "Blog" identifying a particular feed, I automatically assume it will have a friendlier, more casual tone. More professional feeds don't usually use that word.
The tongue-in-cheek, colloquial tone that's been set since the site redesign--particularly the iOS blog--has really rubbed me the wrong way. I mean no offense, but it's not particularly clever, it's slightly amateurish, and definitely not the professional tone I'd come to expect from MacRumors.
(and no, I'm not on Verizon... :) )
Guys seriously...get a life and lighten up. :rolleyes: