Remains of the Day: Hush-hush

iOS 5 has a possible ship date, though we'd guess it was picked with a dart and a calendar. Elsewhere, enjoy the rabid secrecy that kept the original iPad cloaked in mystery, hear one architectural critic take on Apple's new campus, and read up on Amazon's plans to potentially offer an all-you-can-eat book buffet. The remainders for Monday, September 12, 2011 mostly try to stick to the salad bar at the all-you-can-eat book buffet.


And the release date pool for iOS 5 keeps growing. One analyst "revealed" (how mystical) to AppleInsider that the mobile update's Golden Master (GM), or final version, is reportedly scheduled to go out to the device assemblers on September 30. Of course, if the analyst is wrong, I propose a public shaming. There's got to be some risk, after all.

(Business Insider)

With a headline like that, you're bound to click through, right? According to an anonymous developer, who claims to be one of the first to make an app for the iPad, Apple even took pictures of the wood-grain of the desk to which the iPad test unit was chained (at Apple's own behest, of course). That way, the company could trace back any leaked pictures.