Remains of the Day: Sony, yet so far

An unlikely source offers a hint about a future Apple device, while a venerable institution pushes back against Cupertino's subscription policy. Elsewhere, AT&T's CEO is just a little bit cheerful--he must be up to something. The remainders for Monday, April 4, 2011 are just happy to be here.

(9 to 5 Mac)

While doing an interview with 's Walt Mossberg, Sony CEO Howard Stringer apparently leaked that the company would be supplying Apple with digital camera sensors--possibly for unannounced iOS devices. "Why would I make Apple the best camera?" Stringer wondered onstage. Ooh, ooh, I know this one: because Apple will pay you a lot of money and you're still trying to figure out how to make smartphones that people will buy? Close? Am I getting warm?


The is going on , saying that it doesn't want to give up its relationship with subscribers. Under Apple's rules, it would control customer data for subscriptions, allowing customers to decide whether or not that information will be passed onto the content provider. The is currently negotiating with Cupertino over the sticking point, which will no doubt be resolved when Apple just decides to buy the , lock, stock, and pork-belly futures.