Monday, June 7th, 2010
Ah, yes. It’s that day once again. It’s been nice to have the quarterly updates and see the release of “revolutionary” new devices like the iPad over the last twelve months, but the June WWDC is officially the happiest day in the world of the Apple geek. I’m sure you’ve heard all the rumors, but let’s briefly review before Captain Jobs unleashes his keynote on us later today. Things you can expect to hear about today:
1. iPhone OS 4. Steve should dedicate a fair amount of time to the innovations of the latest iPhone firmware, and users have been clamoring for it for a while. Sounds like there will be some interesting new dynamics to how the iPhone will work, if the buzz is accurate. Could be fairly radical.
2. New devices! I know what everyone is excited about- that new wireless multi-touch trackpad thing! It could make the Wacom tab obsolete! And it looks like the wireless keyboard! Ok, ok. It’s kind of cool, but it’s barely a blip on the new device radar. Everyone knows there’s going to be big news about the fourth generation iPhone today. Based on the photos that Jason “#1 Most Wanted” Chen posted on Gizmodo, it’s definitely a development to get pumped about. The sleekest iPhone yet, this fourth iteration is already a welcome addition to the lineup thanks to so much internet hype and controversy. Plus THERE’S A CAMERA ON THE FRONT. Remember in Back to the Future II when Needles showed up on the TV phone and taunted Marty into making an illegal transaction and it was totally inconceivable that we’d one day have video phones and could see the people we talk to? Welcome to the future, friends. We’re five years ahead of schedule with the iPhone, but we still don’t have flying cars. This is heavy.
3. Other stuff. Possible but unlikely mention of Mac OS 10.7, a cloud-based iTunes to replace the beloved Lala.com, and an upgrade to the Mac Mini and Apple TV. Yippee, Steve. Now talk more about the new iPhone.
Be sure to log onto Engadget or MacRumors and follow along today at 10AM PST. Until next week, my friends.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
The title isn’t exactly indicative of what you’re going to find in this blog post, but I did run across something that is pretty cool and interesting and wanted to share it with you all. It’s not Mythbusters, but the folks at Moto came up with a nice setup to test the touch functionality between a smorgasbord of current touch-screen phones. The post was found on Engadget, where there’s an article and a great video showing how the tests were done.
Spoiler alert: The iPhone smoked the competiton. I’m completely biased, but I don’t think any of these phones really get close to the iPhone’s test result.
Hey, it’s just another reason that the iPhone is the best phone on the market right now (again, biased). Kudos and thanks again to Apple for making such a great product.
Here’s the article – I hope you enjoy as much as I did: MOTO touchscreen comparison recruits robotic implements for heightened precision (video)
Now that my team is out, who should I cheer for in the tournament? I guess I’ll be a nice guy and go with Baylor and K-State. For now.
Have a great week! And don’t forget to check Mick’s post below for a coupon.
Friday, March 5th, 2010
Wow, finally some iPad news! Here are the details from Engadget, complete with pricing: iPad Launches on April 3, Preorders Begin March 12.
There’s nothing like some exciting Apple news to start off a Friday morning. Since I’m not a coffee drinker, it really gives me that kick that I need. Our company breakfast today didn’t hurt either. Yum.
So here’s an excerpt taken from the Engadget article for those of you too scared to click the link:
“The iPad will be launching on Saturday April 3rd (and on the shelves, er… display tables at Apple retail stores), but you’ll be able to plunk down cold, hard cash for it in just a week. Pre-orders will begin on March 12th for the US version (non-3G) for that April street date, with the 3G version coming in late April”
Great stuff! You can be sure that we’ll have our hands on these babies as soon as they are available. Of course, we’ll also be repairing the iPads in case you haven’t seen the links all over our website.
Speaking of great stuff, did you know that this week marked the birthday of Alexander Graham Bell? Yep, that’s right — the man who is credited for inventing the telephone. He would have been 163 on March 3rd. I wonder what he would think about the iPhone 3GS? I wonder if he’d play “Words with Friends” against me?
Have a great weekend all, and get your pocketbooks ready to buy an iPad.
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