TiPb Presents: Phone different Podcast #35 -- App-ocalypse Now

Dieter and Rene rant about the App Store, rumor about iNetbooks and iTablets, and recap the CEOh-Snaps! of the week. Plus, how-to's and forum news!

  • Bertrand Serlet shows how Windows Vista copies Mac OS X Leopard. We wonder if Scott Forstall will do similar with the Palm Pre UI come WWDC next...
  • Also, check out Dieter in the crossword leader boards! Can you challenge his mad skillz?


  • App-ocalypse '09
    • Tweetie 1.3 rejected by Apple due to language on Twitter
    • Human Weather too -- they built their own filter(!)
    • AMBER Alert stuck in Limbo? Not any more! But what is the "pocket rejection"?
    • Sirius StarPlayr App not approved, dev stops trying, offers WinPho refunds
    • App Store iTunes Connect contract renewals an epic failure for Apple?
    • Cydia starting their own App Store for Jailbreak
  • iTunes Gift Cards hacked -- would you buy that for $1?
  • Speculation Palooza!
    • What's happening on March 24th? We speculated on iPhone 3.0 beta. Maybe just Pro Apps?
    • Apple is ordering netbook panels, and sources say iNetbook might come this fall
    • Could it still be an iTablet? Or a combo with removable screen?
    • TiPb's dream Apple iNetbook/iTablet
  • CEOh-Snap
    • Roger McNamee goes prestal on iPhone, but Palm walks him back from the brink
    • Bill Gates bans the iPhone
    • and Funny or Die responds!
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.