Reading List is a daily column each Monday through Friday that provides a summary of noteworthy news and rumors not already covered by iFans on the day. Read on to find out interesting tidbits and other important headlines related to both Apple and the greater technology industry for Monday, August 6th.
Apple today expanded its 3D mapping coverage to additional cities in the United States and worldwide, while the Cupertino-based company is also facing temporarily supply constraints on its 64GB white iPad 2 and replacing those units with 3G models in the meantime. Sprint quietly cut the price of the base model iPhone 4S to $149 today and Apple provided evidence of Samsung allegedly copying its icon designs as the two companies continue to battle it out in a landmark jury trial in San Jose.
In other news, AT&T is launching its new ‘Mobile Share’ data plans on August 23rd, a new iPhone TV ad has surfaced internationally and the jailbreaking community was reminded that redsn0w 0.9.13dev3 can still be used to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 4. Apple co-founder briefly discussed how cloud computing is going to cause big problems over the next five years and Apple has began promoting its iAd platform by showing off its Land Rover campaign. iAd has not been nearly as successful as Apple has hoped, with competing service AdMob continuing to dominate the mobile advertising industry.