Archive for November 6, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tangle-resistant iPhone Earphone Cable

John Gruber:

On an airplane yesterday, as I took them out of their pouch on my carry-on bag, I suddenly realized that the difference was more than just texture. These new earphone cables are somehow very much tangle-resistant. Back here in my office, where I’ve got a slew of older Apple earphone sets to compare them against, the difference is striking. You can just ball these new ones up into a glob, stuff them in a pocket, and then just shake them straight when you take them out.

Is Apple Opening Up?

Chuq Von Rospach:

Me, I want to encourage Apple to keep this going and do more of it. You could watch the “new iMac” hype starting to build, and once Apple came out and said “nope. we’re done for now”—it was gone. That was good for Apple. Ditto this “Mac Mini dead” thing.