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According to an exclusive report from AppleInsider, Apple’s yet to be announced iPad Pro is expected to sport many new features not seen in the current iPad line up. Sources told the publication at that the 12.9-inch iPad will include an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector.   From the report: Apple is expected to include an NFC radio within the new 12.9-inch iPad. This will serve as a payment receiving terminal for Apple Pay. iPad Pro will come withRead More
Many diehard Apple fans bemoaned the fact that they could not line up at their local Apple Retail Store for the Apple Watch. Writing for TechCrunch, Fitz Tepper pointed the finger at Apple’s Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts: There’s an irony in all of this. Apple’s previous Retail Chief, Ron Johnson, spent the better part of a decade building out Apple’s presence to almost 500 stores, so customers could line up around the world to be the first to get new Apple products. Now, in the first big launch under the Ahrendts regime, theRead More
According analyst Horace Dediu, the launch of Apple Watch is comparable to the launch of the Mac or the iPhone. Dediu elaborated by suggesting the Apple Watch is a completely different product in that it tries not to do more but to do less. However, the things it does are more meaningful, more thoughtful. Horace Dediu: However it does not feel like a watch conceptually. I find myself drawn into a conversation by its vocabulary of vibrations. I find myself talking to it. I find myself listening to it. I find myselfRead More
According to a new report from ComputerWorld 650 MPs in the United Kingdom are about to get an iPad Air 2 as part of the a cost saving measure. At around £500 a pop, UK taxpayers may fail to see the saving in this. It will cost about £200,000 per year over the next Parliament, adding up to a total of £1 million, or £1,538 per MP over five years. Nevertheless, the Parliamentary ICT team is expecting to save  £3 million a year by getting MPs and staff to read andRead More
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In an exclusive Q&A, Apple CEEO Tim Cook  the current CEO discusses Steve Jobs’s legacy, Apple Watch and much more. Tim Cook on the usefulness of Apple Watch: Tim Cook on keeping Steve Jobs’s office untouch after his death: Read moreRead More
Apple’s new MacBook has been criticized for having a USB-C book and high price. However, a new report from Digitimes suggests that the new Macboook is expected to be the largest source of growth in the Apple MacBook series throughout 2015. “The 12-inch MacBook is expected to make up 15-20% of Apple’s overall shipments of MacBook series devices in 2015, according to panel supply chains,” Rebecca Kuo and Alex Wolfgram report. “The device, which is expected to see shipments of around 450,000 in the first quarter of 2015 due to limitedRead More
The latest report from Strategy Analytics suggests that the Apple Watch will ship 15 million units worldwide in 2015. Apple will quickly become the world’s number one smartwatch vendor with 55 percent global market share this year. According to the report, smartwatch shipment is expected to grow from 4.6 million units in 2014 to 28.1 million units in 2015 thanks to yet to be release Apple Watch. According to the report: Exhibit 1: Global Smartwatch Shipments Forecast by Vendor in 2015 Global Smartwatch Shipments Forecast by Vendor (Millions of Units) 2014 2015 AppleRead More
Apple has announced plans to  open two data centres in Europe costing €1.7 billion. The facilities are expected to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe. “We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date. We’re thrilled to be expanding our operations, creatingRead More
Rumors that Apple is at least contemplating an entry into the automotive industry with a self driving car has been rampant for weeks. But now we have two reputable news outlets in the Financial Times and Reuters reporting that this might be the case. Reporting for the Financial Times, Tim Bradshaw and Andy Sharman reveal that Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret car project that is expecting to go beyond the dashboard. FT: Reuters is also reporting that the Cupertino-based Technology giantRead More

Posted On January 26, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

What If The Apple Watch Flop Like Google Glass?

Writing for The Motley Fool, Leo Sun asked the question many pundits are complempating as the launch of the Apple Watch draws closer – will the Apple Watch flop like Google Glass? Leo Sun: . Agreed. The Apple Watch looks like a long term bet by Apple to move into the wearable computing spaces, even if the first generation sales fall short of analysts expectations. SourceRead More

Posted On January 15, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple Watch As A Mobile Computing Facilitator

With the Apple Watch set to go on sale early this year, many people will be contemplating whether it’s worth shelling out hundreds of dollars for a device that is not as “timeless” as a Swiss Luxury watch. However, Neil Cybart believes that this shouldn’t be a problem for Apple since the company is positioning the Apple Watch as a “mobile computing facilitator worn on the wrist.” Neil Cybart: SourceRead More

Posted On January 11, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple: Great Companies Don’t Have Any Competition

Just over a year, I linked to this piece by Ben Bajarin is which he posits that “Apple has customers not competition.” Some may find this absurd given Apple many battles with the likes of Mircosoft, IBM and more recently Samsung. However, Horace Dediu latest article, The Monopolist,  supports Ben Bajarin’s theory on Apple and competition. Horace Dedu: SourceRead More