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 Wednesday, August 15th.
Apple today released a new beta build of OS X Lion 10.7.5 to developers and called out the U.S. Department of Justice for proposing an unlawful iBooks settlement, while a number of next-generation iPhone parts were compared to current iPhone 4S parts in a new video that has surfaced.
Additionally, a jailbreak for the third-generation Apple TV might in fact be in the works and MPEG has drafted its new H.265 standard for video compression — iOS devices support H.264 — that could become mainstream by mid-2013.
In other news, Adobe has officially removed its Flash Player from the Google Play Store, thereby signalling the end of Flash on Android devices, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 launches on Verizon Wireless on August 17th and The Tech Block published an extensive piece about the ideal “foolproof dock connector.”