The Apple Roundup: Apple marketing’s war on language

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • The new slogan for the iPod touch, “engineered for maximum funness” is riling up linguists. According to the Boston Globe, it’s almost like “Apple’s marketers are working overtime to annoy the loathers of linguistic novelty.”
  • Google (s GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt is in Korea to meet with Samsung, according to the Korea Times — reportedly to talk about the ongoing litigation between Samsung and their joint nemesis, Apple.
  • Gawker interviews an academic expert on Chinese labor to find out whether the Western idea of boycotting Apple products will actually help or hurt the Chinese factory workers building iPhones and other mass-produced gadgets.
  • While Apple added more accessibility features to iOS 6, some are complaining that the redesigned App Store is actually a step backward for visually impaired customers, according to AppleInsider.
  • Ars Technica does a detailed comparison of Apple’s new VIP Mail feature and Google’s 2-year-old Priority Inbox and finds (surprise!) they are two “fundamentally different approaches” to email prioritization.