Not a lot of news on the iPhone/iPod front this week since the focus of the Apple world is tomorrow's launch of the new iPad 3 (how many of you will be waiting in line? I decided to skip the early wake-up, the wait, and having to take the day off from work by pre-ordering; my iPad is coming right to my office), but a few things caught my attention:
- A couple of interesting items about Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner Foxconn: the company is reportedly seeking to hire a safety/security office and a lifestyle services manager, both aimed at improving working conditions in factories that have seen explosions and suicides in recent years. Meanwhile, NPR takes a look at some of the workers who were affected by the explosion at Foxconn in May 2011.
- In other iPhone news, T-Mobile is promising that its updated network will be compatible with the next-generation iPhone.
- Speaking of that iPhone, even if it has 4G LTE networking, don't expect FaceTime video chat to supported over that standard. I say that because FaceTime isn't allow on the new iPad's 4G LTE networking.
- In suing-folks news: One user is suing Apple claiming that Siri doesn't as advertised, while the guy in California who sued AT&T for throttling his unlimited data plan has rejected AT&T's attempt to settle the matter.
- One analyst is expecting the much-rumored Apple HDTV to go into production as soon as May, with a debut by the end of the year likely.
- Lastly, remember how last week when movies were added to iCloud, Universal and Fox movies were excluded? Not for much longer, it seems.