Category Archives: Apple Special Event

iPhone XS Max And Apple Watch Series 4 Preorder Accomplished!

As much as I complain about the 1:45 AM wake up call and the 2 AM preorder, I have to admit it was pretty painless this year.

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It’s Time to Make the Preorders

I love Apple hardware events and all the reveals. This year was a little light on those thanks to all of the leaks, but there were still bits and pieces to be enjoyed. I also love getting my hands on new Apple hardware. It’s the getting up at 1:45 AM Central part that I’m not so thrilled with.

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The Remains of the Apple Event and What We Didn’t Get

The iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR and the Apple Watch Series 4 weren’t all that was announced today. There were just a few other morsels that Tim Cook briefly covered at the end of the event. Continue reading

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The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Are Official

The new iPhones are here, and are exactly what we’ve heard from the leaks, so far, but the A12 sounds quite impressive.

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The Apple Watch Series 4 Sets the Standard for Mobile Health Monitoring

Apple announces the Apple Watch Series 4, which not only upgrades the screen size and resolution, but the Health monitoring features, as well. They call it “An intelligent guardian for your health” Here are some of the highlights:

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Leakers Have “One More Thing” to Say Before Apple’s iPhone Event

It’s been a tough month for Apple’s poor security team. It looked like they had a pretty tight lid on things ahead of WWDC last year, as the new iPad Pro productivity features and some other items came as a surprise. Today, not so much. They can’t seem to keep a lid on anything, software or hardware, at this point. In fact, it looks like they just gave away some of the last bits and pieces of info themselves.

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Apple’s Big Day is Upon Us!

If are an Apple fan, then you know there are two primary events per year that we all look forward to. The first is WWDC. The second is the announcement of the new iPhones. Well, now it’s time for big day number two. Apple’s livestream on their site and via Twitter will break news of their latest new smartphones, as well as a few other items in real time. Tune in at 10 AM Pacific to catch all the action live.

We have a few 11th hour reports on what we will get tomorrow, and some things we might not.

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag- Apple’s Event and New iPhones in Focus

It’s official. Apple sent out invitations to all the cool kids today, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the happy day is Wednesday, September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. For all us small timers and working stiffs, there’s always the video stream. Not that I’m complaining. Apple’s now polished video streams certainly beat the old days of following live blogs to get the news as things unfolded.

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For All of You Still Trying to Preorder the iPhone X, I Salute You

Whew! I am very happy that’s over. I got in with my iPhone using the Apple Store App at about 2:04 AM CST, and thanks to the fact that I used the iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approval, all I had to do was hit two buttons to process my order. That was it. It was definitely the easiest Apple preorder that I’ve done.

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Apple Preorders Start Tomorrow: So Who’s Getting Up at Midnight PST?

Most of the sane people you know who are Apple users and are interested in upgrading their phones or watches will just head to Apple.com or use the Apple Store app when they have a chance over the weekend and get squared away. No big deal. It’s just a phone or watch, right? Yeah. For better or worse, that’s not me.

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Ten Years In With The iPhone


You can’t throw a digital rock across the Interwebs today without hitting an article opining on the ten year anniversary of the release of the original iPhone. It’s a momentous occasion, to be sure, but there’s not a lot to say on the importance of the iPhone that hasn’t already been said many, many times over. I wrote a piece on Steve Jobs’ announcement of the iPhone earlier this year to mark that ten year anniversary, so rather than add another drop to today’s ocean of iPhone articles, I will just stick with a bit of what I’ve already written.

Rather than tell you why the release of original iPhone was so significant, and what about it was so revolutionary, I think it’s more important to ask YOU why. To get the ball rolling, I am going to post an excerpt from my earlier article dealing with how I came to be an iPhone user:

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