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Transcript for the 9/23/12 #storyappchat: the iPhone5

Oh, the horror.

Here at #storyappchat, we have no budget for anything, including transcript services. Therefore, from time to time the free option we’ve been using encounters a glitch, or decides to start charging for a feature we’ve been depending on. Hey, everybody deserves to make something for their efforts, but this can mean that occasionally there is a delay in producing an otherwise seamless and elegant transcript.

At any rate, the transcript above is complete, if not beautiful, and efforts to find quality and free Twitter transcript services continue. Enjoy our discussion about Apple’s latest and greatest (?) product above, and don’t miss the next chat, where we’ll talk about “Storybook Apps and Childhood Literacy Development.” Be there (September 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT) or be square!

Topic for the 9/23/12 #storyappchat: the iPhone 5

Half an inch.

That is the amount Apple’s added to the screen size of the latest iteration of its flagship product, the iPhone 5.

Doesn’t seem like a big deal, does it? Not if you like black bars on either side of the display. And really, no one does. So: everybody, repeat after me: back to the drawing board!

While certainly an inconvenience for many of us, this extra space has opened up the doors of innovation for some. Several developers quoted in this Wall Street Journal article, for instance, are excited about finding ways to make use of the new pixelated real estate–but not everybody sees the change as positive.

So: do you plan to update your storybook app right away? How do you intend to make use of the iPhone 5’s extra screen real estate? Let’s discuss this (and other new iPhone 5 features) Sunday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Just grab your #storyappchat hashtag and we’ll greet you at the door!