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This knotted contrived defensiveness is hard to understand. Which dominant group did apple collude with?Oh thank god you hedged your bets. It would be awful if you were found to be completely and utterly wrong in thought or opinion.
Wow look at all the fools believing Apple will scrap rounded corners. Discussion on the second half of the article, the less odd suggestion that ios7 will look like the WWDC app would be very welcome. So, what do we have here. No shine on buttons or highlighted icons. That's a hint. Less overt shadows. Depressed selection style from osx; there could there be increased cross-pollination of styles and elements. Perhaps iphone apps will join iPad apps in having their top...
Of course it's possible that it will just be called the iPhone, or the iPhone (v6.8) The comment about Google just refers to the "trending" popular name in all media, not just tech media. If that isn't definitive enough (though it is perfectly scientific), think of the perception of the S products in the media. They're not milestones. Certainly not revolutionary. The look on Tim Cook's face when questioned by Mossberg was enough. They can't release a 5S in this climate.
On names - More often than not, Apple will pick the top rumoured name and go with it. It's a marketing trick. Just type "ip" into google autosuggest and the top iPhone result... iPhone 6. It's unlikely they'll use 5S, it's been shown they don't care about consistency in public naming, and quite rightly, it's just for marketing purposes. The number of times Apple execs stumble over product names and you know they were thinking "codename" is great.
On topic: with the 5's widescreen format and the guarantee that apps will support it with ios7, an upscale to a ~5inch screen could keep a reasonable width, and with decreased top & bottom bezels a redesign in this direction would be very apple. Could everyone quit whining about AI and see if they can wrap their heads around the fact that apple exists in a marketplace. People do in fact see android as an alternative, and Samsung is the only other company making any money....
Ah... Americans. The Sri Lankan dude made several great points, and his ability to write in English in no way hindered his eloquence in my book. Although anecdotal, this is the main reason Apple need a low-cost iPhone. American Students? American Children? Who gives a flying... ...the perception of Apple in the rest of the world is arguably more important than any "cheap" American market. Apple have been focussing on China, but they seem to have not realised the rest of...
Why can't OEMs push updates directly to Android? Why are the carriers involved at all? If we look at the comparable (ish) iOS versions to those main 3 Android versions we get Gingerbread (2010) [iOS4], ICS (2011) [iOS5] & Jelly Bean (2012) [iOS6], none of the rest have made any significant impact, so to pretend any developments between have meant anything at all (so far including 4.2) would be fallacious. If nearly half of iOS devices ran iOS4, from nearly three years...
They could make an iPod+Cellular, but they'd have to make several design decisions; these can be posed as a series of questions: 1) Do they add the hardware most seem to ignore as well, ie. mic, top speaker, proximity sensor, does it even have a flash? 2) How do they produce this and add a new direction or spin on it so it isn't meh? 3) Do they keep the anodised metal back, or would this not provide good enough reception? 4) Would replacing the Touch's casing with...
It does seem like the second time around, he realised that in order to continue to make the best products In the world, Apple had to be profitable to fund it! Personally, I'm all for that. They always earn every penny of their asking price; their sheer ingenuity brings them higher profits than the competition. It seems like Google is really in trouble here, as this is their major profit from their investment in Android, especially as we see "forks" in the road ahead! I...
His anticompetitive rant belies his and Schmidt's true beliefs: open up your privacy and be content with the resulting crap; after all, it's free! Their YouTube app is horrible and the non-standard player is a step backwards from Apple's 2007 app. Their Google labs projects and even gmail have humiliatingly bad interfaces, and the projects they push are all second-rate except Search. Even then, it's only the results that are impressive, their actual web pages are dog-slow...
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