It was blatantly stupid back a few years ago to think that iPad business would be as big as the iPhone business. Tablet would replace PC, not smartphones. So, in doing so, this business is acting more and more like the PC business.
Interesting point regarding one of Apple slide used yesterday. Certainly a strong point made about their design choices. But, looking at the comments following the article, one can see that many people just don’t care. But I do.
Please, read this brilliant piece by Ben Thompson. I couldn’t agree more with him. In the last year, I’ve been waiting for iPad versions of apps that I really like on the iPhone: Ecoute, TweetBot just to name a few. There are long in coming and I don’t see when they will land on the bigger screen device. This is sad because the bigger screen would enable different interaction models and user experiences. Even Apple is doing badly with their Music.app on the iPad. This is one of their worst work, really. Sure there are great apps like Flipboard, Reeder or Apple’s Remote. But is that enough to make the iPad such a “must have” device? With the iPhone 6 Plus, the problem is even worst.
Today, while watching the Apple event “It’s Been Way Too Long”, I’ll be looking for one thing: what will Apple tell us in order to convince many of us to get the new iPad?
Hey! I'm a student from Germany and I'm doing a short presentation about apple's development after Jobs' death. How would you summerize the development into a few sentences? And maybe you can recommend some reliable internet links about this topic :) yours sincerly
Apple started to change many months after Steve’s death. It took time. I would say that 2014 is the year where we see a more human, friendly corporation. Tim Cook is the man behind this change. You can see Apple’s CEO in media giving interviews where Steve Jobs never bother to do. Tim Cook went to visit China factories. Steve never did that publicly. The new Apple as I would call it is also willingness to offer products that they didn’t want to create when Steve was alive. The iPad mini is a well documented example of this (we saw email exchange between Steve and top directors about doing 7” screen iPads during the Samsung vs Apple court fight in 2012).
After watching Apple’s latest keynote, which was less than a stellar experience, we we’re still all excited to get our hands on the new iPhone 6 and iOS 8. But, yesterday was a bad day for a lot of people.
My daughter in law received her brand new iPhone 6 that will replace her aging iPhone 4S running the newly released iOS 8. She did a backup using the latest release of iTunes on her MacBook Air. She then wanted to restore to her new iPhone 6. After hours of trial and errors, she decided to setup her new iPhone as a new device and forget about restoring her data. She was pissed off. I fell sorry for her. After all, we all expect Apple to provide devices and services that just works. Well, I’m sorry to tell you: not anymore it seems.
This was the day iOS 8.0.1 update came out and disabled cellular and Touch ID on all iPhone 6 where the update got installed. This was disastrous enough for the news to be all over the place this morning. Oh, and while speaking of Apple on prime time, why not mention about the bendable iPhones too. Gosh.
I myself installed iOS 8 on all my devices and while this is a massive update, it comes with a lot of quirks too. I was anxious to use iCloud iPhoto Library to find out it is still in beta, just like iWork’s Page, Keynote and Numbers on icloud.com since they came out last year. HealthKit was pulled on last minute and apps will have to wait for iOS 8.0.2.
What is going on? We could try to explain the situation and put forward some theories but the fact is that it isn’t just working anymore. We’ll have to wait for the next few months for the dust to settle and see Apple fix the problems. Because, there are many of them.
Hi MG. What's your take on the long lead time for Apple Watch availability? Can't understand Cook's logic here.
I think there are a few factors that could be at play here. Perhaps most likely is that Apple simply did not want the device to leak ahead of time. Had they waited until it was closer to launch, there would have undoubtedly been supply chain leaks out of Asia (and possibly even regulatory filing leaks).
These leaks are obviously now beyond rampant with regard to the iPhone, as we seem to know everything about these devices before Apple announces them. I imagine they care less about leaks in this case simply because the product line isn’t new and they care most about launching the iPhones in a quick and orderly fashion after the announcement.
Remember that when Apple first unveiled the iPhone in 2007, they did so six months before it was actually available — even more lead time than we’re likely to get here with the Apple Watch. That also ensured the device was at least somewhat of a surprise.
Unlike with the iPhone, Apple will be allowing for third-party applications from day one with the Apple Watch. So this lead time also gives developers some time to think, plan, and build some apps for when the device does launch.
Another idea being thrown around is that Apple had already promised to announce a new product line this year, so while the Apple Watch may not ship until next year, they wanted to get it out there now to keep their word. I’d put a lot less stock in this notion. Would Wall Street be disappointed if Apple didn’t announce a new product this year? Undoubtedly. But if Apple is really in the business of pleasing Wall Street and not their customers, I’d actually believe they’re in trouble.
Also, in the long run, who really cares when Apple announces the new product? The key is that it’s coming, whether the pay off is now or in six months or in a year. The only thing that will ultimately matter is if the thing is any good. And I suspect Apple took their time making sure it was good.
The inordinate amount of actual anger directed at Apple and U2 over this is so disproportional to the actual event, I’ve started to wonder about the mental state of some of those complaining. It’s really been off the charts.
If you fall into that camp, let me speak very plainly:…