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Posted On June 30, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Purported Images iPhone 6s Body Leaked

New purported images of the iPhone 6s have been leaked. iPhone 6s has the same design language as the iPhone 6, however, lots of internal changes are expected. 9to5 Mac has posted images of the next-generation iPhone 6s today. According to the images, the iPhone 6s will feature the same outer body shell of the current iPhone. However, Apple is expected to make major changes  to the internals of the device. “A proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain has provided us with the most extensive look yet at Apple’sRead More

Posted On June 23, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials, Featured

Editorial: Decision-Making At Apple 

Apple’s values are now aligned with those of Tim Cook. Taylor Swift’s letter and Apple Music fiasco illustrate that he needs to be more assertive. While the world applauded Taylor Swift for taking on Apple and winning, I’m more concern about why it even came to this. I believe Apple is the best pro-consumer company in the world, creating products with care and quality that delights most of us. It’s clear Apple had two choices – cut a deal with the music industry that makes business sense for the company spreadRead More

Posted On June 19, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Ming Chi Kuo: The Best Apple Analyst By Far

Cult of Mac has published an excellent piece profiling Ming Chi Kuo, who is widely recognized as the best Apple analyst in relation to predicting future products and services. Kuo currently works as an analyst for KGI Securities, the second-largest securities firm in Taiwan. Ming-Chi Kuo has been with KGI since January 2012, according to the report. Previously, he worked as an analyst for Concord Securities –  another Taiwanese financial firm and DigiTimes – a daily IT newspaper which is also based in Taiwan in 2010. Here’s a list of Kuo’sRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Is Apple Losing Its Focus?

The usually bullish Apple analyst, Ben Thompson, believes that Apple recent WWDC Keynote was a tale of two halves. The first segment was very good, the presenters were able to deliver a coherent and purposeful message while the last part of the keynote left a lot to be desired. Ben Thompson: WWDC went in the other direction. The first 90 minutes were excellent: very tight, with excellent clarity and momentum, well-rehearsed speakers delivering mostly iterative announcements with the occasional surprise. The final 60, on the other hand — the “oneRead More
Writing for Recode, Walt Mossberg posits that based on Tim Cook’s recent comments and what he saw from at WWDC, Privacy has become a key product, and a key marketing point, for Apple, as much as the Apple Watch or the skinny new MacBook. According to Walt Mossberg: Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think Apple is being phony here. Based on multiple conversations with its top officials, I think the company really does believe in bolstering privacy, and has considered this important since at least the debut of the iPhone inRead More
On Monday Apple unveiled their latest iOS and Mac OS X operating systems. There were more evolutionary improvements rather than revolutionary. In some cases, Apple was clearly taking cues from Android and Windows mobile operating systems. Noteworthy features in iOS 9: Android migration – Wirelessly transfer your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, calendars, web bookmarks, email accounts, wallpaper and DRM-free songs and books from your Android device to iOS. iCloud Drive app – Managing iCloud is easier with the new iCloud Drive app. Longer-lasting battery – New low power savingRead More
In another very insightful piece, Ben Thompson – Apple analyst suggests the impact of the Apple Watch is being underestimated based on the numerous reviews he has read so far. I am confident that many critics of the Apple Watch as it stand today, will find a valid reason to buy one in the future. Read more..Read More
Writing for TechCrunch, John Biggs – a self-confessed mechanical watch lover, is sticking with his Apple Watch. “It’s the saddest thing in the world for me to say but, after years of calling each and every smartwatch nice but not necessary,  “I’ve finally succumbed to this shiny bauble for a number of reasons,” Biggs writes. According to Biggs, here are the key reasons why the Apple Watch has won him over: It gets notifications right It’s beautiful It replaces my other wearables – and my phone It is new Can’t wait toRead More
In his latest research notes to investors, Ming-Chi Kuo – the most accurate Apple analyst, has revealed more details on the next generation iPhones. The next-generation iPhones or iPhone 6s/ iPhone 6s Plus will feature the company’s new Force Touch technology and sport a stronger aluminium chassis. Here are some of the key points from the report: The new iPhone line-up will come with Force Touch, and this will be one of the biggest selling points of the new devices. There will be no 4-inch iPhone in the line up. The iPhone 6sRead More
This certainly won’t be everyone’s idea of a killer app for the Apple Watch, but Apple developer Comex managed to get a web browser to run on the device. The app certainly won’t win an award for user experience based on the video below: Via 9to5 Mac SourceRead More

Posted On May 6, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials, Featured

The Apple Watch As A Gaming Device

In mid-April, we posted some quotes from analyst Horace Dediu supporting the launch of the Apple Watch as a watershed event. Dediu compared the launch to that of the iPhone or Mac before it, and indeed Apple’s newest major product does seem to have that type of potential to establish an entire new tech market of its own. For now though, most consumers are still getting used to the idea and/or functionality of the Apple Watch, and no one seems quite sure what to do with the thing. To someRead More
The folks at Consumer Reports showed they are very impartial  when it comes to reviewing Apple products after refusing to recommend the iPhone 4 back in 2010. As a result, one can expect an unbiased analysis of the Apple Watch from the guys. According to their latest review, the Apple Watch fared better than competing smartwatches in multiple durability tests. From Consumer Reports: As part of our durability testing, we run all smartwatches through a scratch-resistance test with a series of picks calibrated to the Mohs scale, which uses 10 minerals of increasing hardnessRead More