The next iPhone will probably be the last hands on iPhone Steve Jobs took an active role in developing, if true then we can make a few predictions about its design. Apple got it right with the iPhone 4s form factor, easy to navigate with one hand, not too big to carry and not too small to read clearly. If Apple does indeed introduce a larger screen with its next iPhone , I believe they will maintain the same form factor while increasing the screen size, with innovation and miniaturization this is possible , here’s how.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame lays out a strong case. tv
Please Read his very logical post here:
Got this one right (well , pretty much)
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Here is how Microsoft is putting this x factor and it’s ring savvy to good use in their crucial battle with Google’s
Larry the Kid.
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The latest concept iPhone from Antonio De Rosa of ADR studio
– Liquidmetal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed;
– Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass;
– 4.3″ Retina Display with In-Cell technology;
– A6 Quad Core processor;
– Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 frame/s;
– Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s;
– Rear motion sensor;
– Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces;
– Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile;
– New slim-dock connector;
– Fully Capacitive Home Button
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It would appear that we are at a reaching point of useful new features in IOS. At least ones I can name off the top of my head, However with all new technology we can not predict what Apple or other parties have dreamed up. For now this is my wish list for IOS 6. Not necessarily in order of priority order. tv
Please fill the comments with your ideas! I will publish them and credit you in an upcoming post tv
- Junk Mail Control (I know theoretically it should not need it , but a lot still gets thru). No
- Group Email (oh do I need a good group email function for address book) No
- More control of address book functions (like manipulation of contacts into groups) No
- NFC for Electronic Payments (let’s get started with it tied to iTunes account). Yes, Passport
- Tab key on the keyboard (what’s up with that). Maybe
- APIs for the notification center, (I miss Weather and Stocks in my iPad notification center) No
- Ability to delete Apple apps that are no longer used (some of these Apple needs like address book but others like stocks they do not). No
- Signatures, multiple. Yes!!!
- rebirth of the bounce feature in mail (why did they drop that anyway). No
- Ability to attach files and photos from within an email. Yes!!!
Over all Apple only hit 3 out my 10 wishes for IOS 6, Not Great
During Intel’s annual investor day on Thursday, CEO Paul Otellini outlined the company’s plan to leverage its multi-billion-dollar chip fabrication plants, thousands of developers and industry sway to catch up in the lucrative mobile device sector, reports Forbes.
“Our job is to ensure our silicon is so compelling, in terms of running the Mac better or being a better iPad device, that as they make those decisions they can’t ignore us,” Otellini said.
The problem for Intel is two fold, First; this happens only if Apple is able to customize Intel’s chip to their specifications in order to maintain its dominance over competitors. Many reviewers neglect to credit Apple’s customized chips for the smooth user experience Apple can create by this process. Android like the Windows platform suffers from lowest common denominator approach to satisfy the many hardware accommodations needed to support their system. Second: Currently Apple’s ARM processors are produce by its untrustworthy manufacturer Samsung. Apple knows enough not to put all it’s eggs in one basket the beauty of ARM is that Apple can choose from many manufacturers, their problem encounter with Samsung is one of huge supply, Apple is working boldly to help other producers come up to speed, see related post below Maybe Intel can be trusted but they would have to supply a very compelling product, which I think is what Otellini is referring to. tv
Read our post about Apple’s Think Different business approach
read our related post about The coming of WWIII here
How’s that “Don’t be evil” mantra working for you Larry? Maybe it’s time for a change , how bout this, “When it gets tough to compete, Cheat!” it is worth noting here that for all the years Apple has been in Business it has always relied on competing fairly , in contrast, in Google’s short existence it has in hippie vernacular “sold out” relying on persuading government officials to discombobulate the playing field to their advantage. In Larry’s reorganization efforts he should consider jettisoning all of Eric’s self destructive initiatives. tv
by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, tech.fortune.cnn.comMay 10th 2012
Is that really why Apple has become, per Politico, a “punching bag” for lawmakers?
FORTUNE — I might feel differently about Apple’s D.C. Lobbying Effort Has Yet to Ripen, the 1,450-word piece posted on Politico Wednesday, if I hadn’t just listened to Take the Money and Run for Office, This America Life’s brilliant hour-long expose of how Washington, D.C., influence peddling really works.
For those, still confused by Apple’s success, think about business decisions like the two described below as well as similar ones, like, building facilities in conjunction with or financing construction of its manufacturers development in return for exclusivity or supply preferences. This is classic Tim Cook and in his speciality just as innovative , deceptively simple and as courageous as Steve’s gift for product design. At Apple to ” Think Different ” is ingrained in its DNA. tv
by Joanna Stern, abcnews.go.com May 10th 2012
In late March, Apple’s Foxconn supplier in China promised to reduce workers’ hours and stabilize their pay in response to the Fair Labor Association’s audit of the company. Apple supported the decisions, and in a statement released at the time said it shared the “goal of improving lives and raising the bar for manufacturing companies everywhere.”
Today, it is being reported that Apple and Foxconn will share the costs to make the sweeping changes to the factories and assembly lines. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou told reporters, including Reuters, in China that Apple “sees this as a competitive strength along with us, and so we will split the initial costs.”
Why Samsung might be interested in the Tizen OS: tv
Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, and more. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device
Simple : Samsung believes that their, hardware, will sell their phones! tv
Samsung now understands that it is at the mercy of Google’s Android flubs, under attack from one of their largest customers Apple, sees a chance to own the asian market. Dropping Android would solve all their problems. If not for the fact that Microsoft poses the same threat as Google minus the lawsuits they might even move to Windows Phone. tv
The equivalent of WWIII will begin with the Pacific Rim countries developing or uniting behind one operating system not produced in the west. tv
Samsung takes more steps towards Tizen
read about new efforts to develop an independent OS
and here we Go