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Posts tagged “iPhone”

BlackBerry Being Sold For Less Than A Weekend’s Worth Of iPhones

MG Siegler puts things in context. 

Smashing through the media hype: iPhone 5s fingerprint reader not really “less secure” or “hacked”

Owen Williams provides a less hyperbolic overview of the supposed hack. 

See Also: Sense and Nonsense About Biometrics

The iPhone 5s Review - Anandtech

The iPhone 5s is quite possibly the biggest S-update we’ve ever seen from Apple.

AnandTech has the most thorough review of the iPhone 5S. If you call yourself a geek/nerd then this one is for you. I particularly liked the section about A7 64-bit SOC, the M7 and the camera. Glad Apple gave Anand Shimpi early access to the device. 

Related:

The iPhone 5C Review - Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech

iOS 7 Review - Nick Heer / Pixel Envy 

More iPhone 5S Reviews

Here’s why the camera on the iPhone 5S is a big deal

I’m linking to a couple of great pieces on iPhone 5S’ camera:

Worth A Thousand Words by Patrick Rhone / Minimal Mac

The camera in the iPhone 5S basically moved the needle two years ahead of the entire camera industry. Not just smart phone cameras — all cameras. 

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera by Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch

So, we’ve got a bunch of improvements here that cross over from hardware to software and touch on user experience. All three Apple’s strong suits when it comes to integrated devices like the iPhone. If you peer more closely though, the biggest differences between an iPhone shooting experience and that of a traditional camera comes down to one thing: the image signal processor in the A7 chip.

It may be a bit pre-mature to tout the iPhone 5S’ camera prowess since nobody has reviewed the phone yet, but like Justin Williams, i’m pretty sure the camera on the iPhone 5S will live up to its billing

The iPhone 5C has a distinct positioning that makes it seem fresh and not a lesser, stale version of the flagship. It is designed to appeal as a legitimate upgrade for iPhone 4/4S users. It is, in other words, not meant as an illusion, and not focusing attention on the flagship. Rather, it is meant to be a genuine, core product.

Horace Dediu on the current iPhone line-up. 

C is for Cognitive Illusion | asymco

Fast Company has put together a fascinating series of posts about the history of Apple Design. The series features interviews of many people who were involved in the design process. The whole series is an absolute Gold-mine.
An Oral History of Apple Design:
Part-1 (1992)
Part-2 (2000)
Part-3 (2001)
Part-4 (2004)
Part-5 (2010)
Part-6 (2013) 
Related:
Don’t forget to listen to a two-part interview of Max Chafkin, the man behind the “An Oral History of Apple” series and the book “Design Crazy.” 
Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part one
Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part two

Byliner talks to Max Chafkin, author of the Byliner/Fast Company original eBook Design Crazy: Good Looks, Hot Tempers, and True Genius at Apple. 

P.S. The full oral history is also available as a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, available in the iTunes Store or on Amazon for US$1.99.

Fast Company has put together a fascinating series of posts about the history of Apple Design. The series features interviews of many people who were involved in the design process. The whole series is an absolute Gold-mine.

An Oral History of Apple Design:

Related:

Don’t forget to listen to a two-part interview of Max Chafkin, the man behind the “An Oral History of Apple” series and the book “Design Crazy.” 

Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part one

Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part two

Byliner talks to Max Chafkin, author of the Byliner/Fast Company original eBook Design Crazy: Good Looks, Hot Tempers, and True Genius at Apple. 

P.S. The full oral history is also available as a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, available in the iTunes Store or on Amazon for US$1.99.

Apple Unveils The iPhone 5S
A good, concise piece about Apple’s new flagship phone from Jordan Crook. 
Related:


iOS 7 With Completely Redesigned User Interface & Great New Features Available September 18 
iPhone 5 discontinued, iPhone 4S remains as free option
Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World
Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone Yet

NTT DOCOMO & Apple Team Up to Offer iPhone in Japan on Friday, September 20
iPhone 5C: Everything You Need to Know
Cody Fink has a good, concise piece about iPhone 5C over at MacStories. 
P.S. 16 GB iPhone 5C costs US$549 off-contract. 

iPhone 5C: Everything You Need to Know

Cody Fink has a good, concise piece about iPhone 5C over at MacStories. 

P.S. 16 GB iPhone 5C costs US$549 off-contract. 

The Colors of Apple — VintageZen
Apple has been a company that has gone through numerous phases in terms of the colors of their products. Looking back, you can see the ebbs and flows of color in Apple products, from the Mac to the iPod to the iPhone.
Linus Edwards looks back at times when Apple has dabbled with different colours in its products and offers a perspective on what it might mean going forward.

The Colors of Apple — VintageZen

Apple has been a company that has gone through numerous phases in terms of the colors of their products. Looking back, you can see the ebbs and flows of color in Apple products, from the Mac to the iPod to the iPhone.

Linus Edwards looks back at times when Apple has dabbled with different colours in its products and offers a perspective on what it might mean going forward.

The day before the first iPhone changed the world

oneinfinitewatch:

Former Apple engineer recounts a Apple committee meeting that took the place the day before the first iPhone went on sale

I’ll never get sick of reading pieces like these. Fascinating stuff.