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Plotting Apple’s next steps: Giant screens, merged iOS and OSX devices and cars?

A year ago, in The Steps for Apple beyond iPhone 5, I tried to map out the future of the iOS product range – focussing on the iPhone as the base. Let’s review how it went, and look at the next … Continue reading

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Top lessons from Steve Jobs biography – it’s the products

Reading Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs was a privileged look into the life of a very special individual. It certainly completes the picture of the man that has emerged with increasing rapidity over the last years and months. In the spirit of what he … Continue reading

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The steps for Apple beyond iPhone 5

Apple are releasing another iPhone, or iPhones, tomorrow, and the rest of the industry is understandably nervous. However as what is now called smartphones catch up, Apple will increasingly be playing in a space with diminishing hardware margins. Sony used … Continue reading

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Don’t let your Apple iOS developer license expire

One email, no reminder and BOOM. All of our 139 Lingopal applications have been removed from all of the global iTunes stores. Apple is a cruel master – and we’ve been offline for a five days now trying to sort … Continue reading

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Betting on design

A great look at how important the iPhone has been to Apple’s success over at Bullcross. My favorite chart is below. The last two quarters are projections: During this seismic shift in revenue source Apple’s overall revenue rose from $24 … Continue reading

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The iPad is the best Kindle

It’s hard to be objective about the iPad, which I acquired in San Jose on launch day, yesterday. The reason I bought it (and the reason I suspect I have orders for several more) is to try to figure out … Continue reading

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The perils of customer reviews

Apple sent through a promotion email the other day – pitching the new version of We are the World. There was though, a problem when I clicked through: “Their heart is in the right place but this song is terrible.“ … Continue reading

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My take on the Apple iPad

Everybody seems to have written about the iPad. So here is my take: 1: I will get one. 2: I’m not sure whether to get the wifi model when it comes out in March in the USA or to wait … Continue reading

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Apple’s N90, and a suicide

Apple 4th generation is called the N90 iPhone, and the disappearance of one has caused a newish employee to jump to his death. Strangely enough I discovered this after seeing traffic stats for an old post go through the roof. … Continue reading

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Will the iPhone be the new Nintendo DS?

Over at MoGeneration they have made some predictions for the iPhone in 2009. Nothing too radical, but clearly what happens with the iPhone is crucial for developers. Top of the list is a subscription payment model. I’m not so sure – perhaps … Continue reading

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iPhone apps lift the game

It’s a fast moving world when you are developing for the mobile or web. We at Lingopal are in the throes of some fun stuff involving mobile phones and translation, and it was always going to be a nervous time … Continue reading

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When money isn’t enough: Getting an iPhone

Michelin play hard to get, and it is the same with Apple. Their iPhone (and let’s face it pretty much all of their products) is so damn good that I simply must have one to satisfy my technolust. Yet by … Continue reading

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Telstra and Optus iPhone prices released: ouch

Looks like all the prices are coming out from today. 1: they are expensive to buy prepay: $800 odd 2: Telstra will launch with the others on July 11 3: Data prices are horrific Optus Contract You can get an … Continue reading

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Apple is cool, but their partners are not

Apple does everything they can to make dealing with them a great experience. But they are let down by the little things, and by some pretty big things. The little things I’ve talked about before. The big things are more … Continue reading

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Apple: What we really need on Monday

It is a sure thing that the iPhone will be updated from Tuesday, and will even be available in a bunch of new countries, including Australia and New Zealand. I know this for sure not just because of the persistent … Continue reading

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