Tag Archives: Steve Jobs

Tim Cook’s Hypocrisy Comes Home to Roost

I will state up front that, despite the title of this article, I am not looking to stray into a political discussion here. I will say that I don’t personally agree with the stances that Apple is taking in regards to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but I do understand them. Like all companies, Apple and its CEO are responsible to their shareholders, which puts them in some difficult situations. I also understand that Apple’s business there is part of a much bigger and more complex situation that involves many large US and Western corporations, spans decades, and can’t be easily unraveled.

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Will There Be One More Thing at Apple’s iPhone Event?

While the tech industry has learned a lot about how to put on a show over the last 15 years, no one does it quite like Apple. Even as competitors have upped their games, they still put the most time and emphasis on events and get the most out of them.

What can I say? For all the overdone numbers and overused quotes, such as “our best whatever ever,” the tech news cycle will be all Apple, all the time this week. Even the mainstream news will be paying some attention. Apple events work.

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Does it Matter What Walter Isaacson Has to Say About Apple Today?

It’s one thing to lend an ear to what tech experts have to say about Apple. They may have their biases, but they also have informed opinions about the industry and understand the context of the tech landscape. The same goes for established members of the tech press. The good ones, at least. Objectivity can’t always be counted on, but the established players know their subject matter inside and out. As for analysts, at least they understand market conditions that surround tech companies. They don’t always know as much as they think they do, but there are some good ones out there.

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Remembering Steve Jobs Seven Years Later

Sometimes events just stick with you. Often it’s because of how earth-shattering  or momentous they are. Most of you likely remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on 9/11/2001. I certainly do. However, sometimes we remember the details of events for other reasons. A combination of significance and timing can stick with you years later. Because of the latter, I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that Steve Jobs had passed away on October 5, 2011.

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Open Season on Apple: Bloomberg and Others Take Aim

Any time there is an Apple hardware release, the vultures hover above, waiting for the tiniest sliver of fresh meat. As such, a new “gate” is lurking around every corner. It doesn’t matter how big the sample size of users is or what percentage of devices are affected, you can bet Gordon Kelly and Ewan Spence will be giving you daily updates with headlines containing phrases like “nasty surprise,” and “serious problem.”

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Happy Birthday, iMac!

Happy birthday to the computer that started it all. Maybe it would be more appropriate to say restarted it all. The year was 1998. With Steve Jobs’ return and a lifeline from frenemy Microsoft already behind them, Apple had at least stopped the bleeding and pulled back from the brink of bankruptcy. Next they needed a new, defining product to change the public’s perception of the company and get Apple back on the path to profitability.

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How iTunes Took Podcasting Mainstream 13 Years Ago

Bradley Chambers at 9to5Mac has a very interesting article today about podcasting that is well worth reading in full. While I have listened to a lot of tech and sports podcasts over the last 12 years, and still do today, I have to admit that I’ve never known much about the history of the medium. This article gives a great synopsis of the early days before I started paying attention to podcasts.

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Jony Ive Weighs in on Apple Park and the Future of the iPhone X

Photo Source: Wallpaper

Jony Ive graced the cover of this month’s Wallpaper, a well-known magazine that covers design, and gave a lengthy interview that touched on the new Apple Park campus, some of his thoughts on his time at Apple, and of course, the new iPhone X. His words lend an interesting perspective to his latest creation, and shed light on how he views both it and the future of Apple devices.

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The iPhone 8- A “Sense of Panic” Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered


I read an article by Mark Sullivan of Fast Company today about rumors of a “sense of panic” surrounding unfinished hardware and software features of the coming iPhone 8. There has been absolutely no shortage of rumors about this device, and that will only get worse as we get closer to the Fall, so that doesn’t make this piece remarkable. However, most of those rumors are coming from leaks in the supply chain overseas. The difference here is that Mr Sullivan is actually claiming that this information is coming from a source from within Apple. Whatever you think about that, the article itself is far more balanced and informative than most iPhone 8 rumor pieces, so I recommend taking the time to read it.

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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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Love Notes to Newton- An Interview with Filmmaker Noah Leon

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing the filmmaker behind a crowdfunded documentary project covering the history of and enduring community still dedicated to the Apple Newton platform. Noah Leon’s project is called Love Notes to Newton, and it is currently being funded through a campaign on Indiegogo, which you can find here.

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