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Apple is holding a media event today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where it appears set to introduce the iPhone 5, updated iPods, and a brand-new version of iTunes. The event is scheduled to kick off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Media line forming at iPhone 5 event (Source: Josh Lowensohn/CNET ) Apple will apparently not be providing live video coverage of the event to the public, but a number of news sites will be on hand to provide text and photo updates, and we’re including links to several of them here.
Fast Company reports on ongoing internal strife at Apple over the company’s use of software skeuomorphism, the inclusion of certain ornamental elements in a product that are carried over from previous tools addressing the same task for which the elements were required for functionality. Daring Fireball ‘s John Gruber has linked to the article, noting that he has heard similar word of an “internal political divide” over the issue. One of the most frequently-cited examples of questionable skeuomorphism in Apple’s software is the company’s set of calendar apps, which have recently used a stitched leather design reminiscent of physical desktop calendars, complete with the remnants of torn-off pages visible near the binding. Game Center, which is presented as a gaming table complete with wood grain and green felt, is another oft-cited example.
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