Apple iPhone 7: Are You F#$king Kidding Me?
Let me get right to the point. The new iPhone 7 is a fantastic, awesome,
incredible, spectacular iteration of the iPhone 6. Great processor (a
quad-core, 64-bit A10 Fusion), outstanding rear-facing camera (12 MP), a new
wireless chip (W1) to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity, iOS 10, a
pressure-sensitive home button, and taptic feedback. Oh, yeah, there’s one
more thing …
There’s no headphone jack.
Calm down, fanpeople – I’m going to make my case.
It would have been fine to replace the 3.5 mm jack with an additional
lightning port. If the iPhone 7 had two lightning ports, you would be able to
do all of the following:
Listen to Music While Charging Your iPhone Talk with Wired Headphones While
Charging Your iPhone Use a Payment Dongle While Charging Your iPhone Do
Anything Other than Charge Your iPhone While Charging Your i... (more)
There have been quite a lot of rumors these last few weeks with regards to
Apple reportedly working on an iWatch. I was wondering what they would gain
with such a move? Some have pointed out that they already have the iPod Nano
as a simple watch, but this repeats the functionality of the music player and
lacks functionality of the full iOS device. Does this mean the age of Dick
Tracy is around the corner? Far fetched you think? I would have agreed, but
after I visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA last week it
may not be. The Computer History Museum exhibits hardware up to the year 2000
and it's awesome how far we have gone beyond that in 13 years! So this may
not be far off… and trust Apple to make it happen.
It's only when you start using 'wearable technology' that you realise what a
convenience it is, being able to look at the the latest inform... (more)
Citrix has released a public AMI ( Amazon Machine Image ) in the EC2 Cloud
recently as part of the C3 Lab initiative with Amazon Web Services. XenApp
Fundamentals is the new name for Access Essentials which is an ideal solution
for SMB's looking for a simple way to administer and deliver Windows apps to
office PC's, Thin Clients, Desktop Appliances, home PC's, Mac's, Laptops or
mobile devices. Only a Receiver client is required on the endpoint, the
applications get installed on a single XenApp server and are simply published
to the users you want to access the app. The Admin console is wizard driven
and easy to use, with the option for advanced features only if required.
Putting XenApp Fundamentals in EC2 makes everything even easier, no servers
to buy or configure, the image is pre-built and ready to run. The Amazon AWS
plus Windows Server cost is only 12.5 cents pe... (more)
Motorola Mobility and its puppet master Google are going to try to get the
iPhone 4S and iCloud enjoined in the United States.
The pair moved on the very day that Apple hit the ball so far out of the park
they’re still looking for it after it announced it sold a record 37 million
iPhones last quarter, described iCloud as the “strategy for the next
decade, not a product,” and was lauded as the most valuable property on
They’re charging the Apple widgetry with infringing six MMI patents that
were asserted against older Apple products in the same district court in
Florida in 2010.
It was too late to add the iPhone 4S and the iCloud to the original suit so
MMI filed a new suit Tuesday. According to patent watcher Florian Mueller
that means Google, MMI’s prospective new owner, had to approve. (It’s in
their merger agreement.)
Florian thinks it’s “not the same ki... (more)
The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC Monday tossed Apple's bid
to fast-track its motion to ban several Android-based Samsung phones, denying
it the right to argue its case before the full appeals court right away.
A district court rejected Apple's move for a permanent injunction after a
federal jury awarded Apple $1 billion dollars last year. The appeals court
said Monday that a three-judge panel will consider Apple's appeal first, and
that the full appeals court wouldn't decide whether to hear the case until
The decision will keep devices that Apple regards as "stolen" on store
The same court rejected to reconsider banning Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone
This insight looks into the developments of communication services, from
various angles such as voice, video, messaging and social networks. It
includes market figures and forecasts for the US and EU5, assessing the real
impacts (or lack of it) of OTTs on what is predominantly a telco market. The
opportunities for telcos and their relationships with the OTTs are examined
This deliverable is part of the Telco vs OTT watch which covers half-yearly
updated datasets- Half-yearly updated status reports, a Net Neutrality
benchmark on 15 countries and 3-sided business models report, quarterly
market insights, and direct access to lead OTT analysts
2. Main concepts of communication services 7
2.1. Communication service segments 7
2.1.1. Voice (including video) 7
2.1.2. Messaging 8
2.1.3. Social networks 8
2.2. Communication services pricing models 9
3. Communicat... (more)
iPhone, whatever its sales, was disruptive from the moment Steve Jobs first
showed it off in January.
It immediately started redefining the smartphone business and focused the
attention of smartphone makers on the importance of software, according to
serial entrepreneur Pauline Alker, the CEO of a la Mobile, the Venrock-backed
developer of what is supposed to be the first Linux software stack for smart
devices ready to deliver.
IPhone's pushing smartphones up the evolutionary ladder from voice-centric
gadgets with limited data functions into sophisticated multimedia devices
deploying a broad range of enterprise and consumer applications.
But the increased use of data-rich applications leaves mobile devices
vulnerable to security threats - even the loss of a phone can represent a
threat to the personal and corporate data stored on it.
According to In-Stat eight millio... (more)
I posted an entry called "What You Can Learn From Hollywood" over at the
American Express small business blog. I derived these lessons from the work
of Scott Kirsner. He studied the movie industry and ended up writing a book
called Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and
the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs
On June 22 I will be Chairing the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in NYC.
Along with me will be some great industry presenters and colleagues from
Sybase/iAnywhere showing off the Enterprise capabilities they have for
In preparation for this event I have been searching around for what the
industry thinks Apple will announce, when the new OS and hopefully hardware
becomes available, and I found a great article by Brian Chen of the Gadget
Lab in Wired.com.
Brian summarizes the rumors and puts a percentage probability next to each,
that the feature will be announced with the next device. The article is
called Rumor Round-Up: Everything We’ve Heard About the Next iPhone and
can be found here .
I personally am hoping that the Processor, RAM & Storage get increased, along
with an upgrade to the camera. These would be my must have, whilst my nice to
have list... (more)
As a speaker at the upcoming AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, June 22-23, in
New York City, I just received an email from Lindsay over at SYS-CON Events,
that I can invite three guests with full conference passes to attend the
two-day iPhone Developer Summit.
She just informed me about the coupon code "iPhonespeakerguestexpo" (case
sensitive) that I can use to invite three guests with. I am not planning to
bring anyone with me from Sydney, Australia, so here it is for you to take
advantage of. The registration page can be found here.
If you have any registration problems, you can contact Susan at 201 802 3020
or by email events (at) sys-con.com.
See you in New York City on Monday!
Modulation Index, LLC announced that the Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio app for Apple
iPhone is the first ever iPhone application to natively support the true RTMP
protocol for streaming audio via Adobe Flash Media Server. Radio stations can
now use a single standard streaming format to serve MPEG-4 HE AAC v2 audio to
listeners on Windows, Mac, and Apple iPhone. In addition, Modulation Index
announced that this functionality is also available immediately to all
station customers taking delivery of customized versions of its iPhone radio
The Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio app for Apple iPhone is a custom version of the
Modulation Index iPhone radio app. By supporting MPEG-4 HE AAC v2 audio
delivered over Adobe Flash Media server protocol, the Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio app
enables a listening experience with more stability and higher audio quality
than the more typical MP3 or HE AAC v1 over ... (more)