Meanwhile, in Cupertino

A daily curated collection of links about Apple and surrounding technologies

“Thanks Google, I just spent $1,500 on a project you abandoned”

Daring Fireball naturally nails the landing on this sad, sad tale:

Buying Google Glass a month ago should have triggered a trap door under Boxall’s chair.

This was the first Apple Watch

And it was glorious.

iPad Pro and the stylus

Reliable rumor guy says Apple will launch an optional stylus to compliment the so-called iPad Pro. I have no idea if this true, but…would Cupertino call it the iPen or the Magic Pen?

And about that stylus

Above Avalon's Neil Cybart has some thoughts on possible use cases, which I agree would largely be enterprise and education oriented with trickle down benefits for consumers.

Surviving the trip to (near) space.

On Nov. 28, 2014, Urban Armor Gear sent the iPhone 6 into lower space during a three hour and 45 minute flight. On its journey, the iPhone reached a height of more than 101,000 feet, encountered temperatures as cold as -79° F / -61° C and winds as strong as 70 MPH. During the descent, the iPhone withstood a 150-RPM rotation speed as the parachute deployed and flight rig struggled to stabilize. Upon landing the flight rig broke apart, however, the iPhone remained undamaged and fully functional.

Urban Armor Gear Press Release

So the iPhone 6…survives a trip to space: check. Survives a trip in your back pocket: Nope. Interesting.