Reading List: Here’s What Else Made Headlines on August 9

Reading List is a daily column on weekdays 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 Thursday, August 9th.

Apple today released a minor update to its Podcasts app and instructed its resellers to take $50 off current iPhone models ahead of the next-generation iPhone. WordPress for iOS received an update today with a native photo upload tool, iOS hacker pod2g provided some disappointing news about a potential Apple TV 3 jailbreak and TextMate 2 went open source on GitHub.

In other news, Microsoft will reportedly release a new Xbox in under 18 months, Best Buy founder Richard Schulze believes that the company’s plan to downsize its retail chain could put it out of business, Gameloft posted a trailer for the forthcoming iPhone game Wild Blood and Pixelmator was updated to support the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro.

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