“Ethan Beard, an early Android development executive told the author that “We knew that Apple was going to announce a phone. Everyone knew that. We just didn’t think it would be that good.” An unnamed Android engineer even went as far as to say their work on Android looked awful when compared to the iPhone: “What we had looked so … nineties.””

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

“In terms of install base, a computing category that did not exist six years ago has come to overtake one that has been around for 38 years.”

Horace Dediu on Intel and the decline of PC sales.

Read More: The PC Calamity

Reveal brings the power of tools like Firebug and Web Inspector to iOS developers. See your application’s view hierarchy at runtime with advanced 2D and 3D visualisations. Debug view layout and rendering problems in seconds.

(via RevealApp.Com / Hacker News)

Good reading on iOS 7
Matthew Panzarino has put together a great round-up of posts about iOS 7. 
See Also: Why iOS 7 Looks Unfinished (Spoiler: It’s Because It’s Unfinished)

Your weekly dose of some the best Mac/iOS related Tips and How-To’s articles. You can find more such things in the archive here

Google supposedly built the “OPEN” Android ecosystem to counter iOS’ rise and now they’ve given rise to a monster that threatens to bite the hand that is feeding it. Do i feel sorry for Google? Hell, No. 

P.S. Some of Google’s apps on iOS are massively popular and they are prolific revenue generators for the company. Isn’t that a bit ironic? 

iOS 6 Reviews, Tips, Resources and More

Apple’s iOS 6 Release times for various parts of the world. 

via Fortune / Twitter

See Also:
Hands on with iOS 6: Installation

Apple’s iPhone 5 Event Round-up

All the the stories you need to know in one place. 

Image Credit: The Verge

New Senior Vice President Lineup at Apple

I’m so thrilled to see Craig Federighi listed alongside the likes of Scott Forstall, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller and Eddy Cue. This furthur exemplifies the fact that Apple is far from abandoning the Mac and OS X. 

The proliferation of iOS devices has made Apple the giant it is today but the Mac was my first love. My love for the iPhone, the iPad and iOS can never exceed the amount of love i have for the Mac and OS X. I’m just so glad to see the guy who heads the OS X team at Apple get the SVP title.