AT&T reportedly preps for Sept. 5 iPhone launch

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Not this one. This one is old.

Boy Genius Report (BGR) suggests that AT&T is prepping retail employees for a September 5th iPhone launch. According to BGR’s sources, supervisors are being told to wrap up training as soon as possible, so that floor staff will be available to handle the traffic in September.

Rumors of a September launch have been prevalent for several weeks now. Last month Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty suggested that production will begin in August, and Reuters claimed that the next iPhone will ship in September back in April of this year.

Of course, there’s only one way for us to know for sure. Wait and see.

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Natural Scrolling is a new feature in the latest version of OS X (called Lion), and for some reason it’s drawing massing amounts of hate. If you’re unfamiliar with it, let me explain it briefly. At the heart of it all is the idea that all our lives, we’ve been scrolling backwards. When you roll your mouse wheel down, the content on the page goes up. The same is true for scrolling with a track pad… drag your fingers down and the content moves up as well.

Natural Scrolling turns this upside down, quite literally. Dragging your fingers down will result in whatever you’re looking at traveling toward the bottom of the screen, as though you were actually touching it. This sounds like a completely wild and stupid thing to do, until you consider the iPhone and iPad. When navigating with these devices, you’re already unconsciously using natural scrolling. All Apple did was apply that principle to OS X instead of having it solely on iOS.

Personally, I use a Magic Trackpad and have found that after the initial fight with muscle memory, I absolutely love the change.

There are a lot of people who are violently opposed to it, however, and have taken to any form of media available to bash Apple as being stupid or what have you. I don’t understand this reaction, because there are hundreds of features in every operating system that users tweak to their own preference. This is no different. If you don’t like it, simply don’t use it. It’s extremely easy to disable. Most of the people who have gone on rants about how stupid it is could have disabled it 20 times over by the time they finished typing said rant out.

Am I in the minority here? Are there any other Mac users out there that like scrolling the “natural” way?