Apple Announces 'Cards' Greeting Cards App
Apple is currently in the throws of their "Let's talk iPhone" media event and so far it has been recap city, save two announcements.
Tim Cook started the day out serving a hot plate of "stats-that-show-our-stuff-rocks" which was promptly followed up by Scott Forstall and Eddie Cue recapping exactly what iCloud and iOS 5 entail. But, Apple confirmed the dates on which both will be available, October 12th. Mark your calendars and proceed to download.
Both will be compatible with the full litany of iDevices from the iPhone 3GS forward. But, the oddest announcement so far is Forstall's revelation that Apple is getting into the greeting card business. Yes, Apple is releasing a new iOS program called Cards
that allows users to create greeting cards for whatever occasion and ship them via snail mail (USPS) to anyone in the world. Users can send cards for $2.99 mailed in the U.S or $4.99 to anywhere in the world.
I'm not entirely sure about this whole greeting card thing, but if anyone can single handedly make the United States Postal Service relevant again and save them from the cold hard clutches of bankruptcy Apple is the company to put your faith in.