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 Friday, August 10th.
In the news today, Apple seeded OS X 10.8.1 to developers, Google is investigating ongoing issues with Gmail for iPhone, T-Mobile was forced to rehire an employee that was fired for standing up for customers, yet another example of Samsung copying Apple surfaced and accessory maker G-Form posted a video of an iPhone dropping 1000 feet and surviving the landing. If you’re looking for a good deal on App Store games, EA has just kicked off its back to school promotion that slashes up to 80% off many of its popular titles.
A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was again spotted in Geekbench benchmarks today, meaning that the current 15-inch model could be joined by a smaller counterpart in the near future. Last, Apple warned Samsung in August 2010 about its blatant copying of the iPhone and iPad, Verizon Wireless was tops in its industry for customer loyalty for the ninth straight quarter and RIM will be laying off 3,000 employees beginning next week.