If I went back in time and gave my ten year old self an iPhone, I think his head would explode. We should appreciate how truly advanced things have become and try to recapture a least a little of that sense of joy in technology we all had as children.
Very little is left to randomness in Apple marketing. In fact, a great deal of insight can be gathered from looking at things a little deeper and perhaps thinking different.
I won’t spoil the surprise for you. Go read the entire thing.
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.
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Owen Williams provides a less hyperbolic overview of the supposed hack.
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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.
The iPhone 5C Review - Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech
iOS 7 Review - Nick Heer / Pixel Envy
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.
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:
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.”
Byliner talks to Max Chafkin, author of the Byliner/Fast Company original eBook Design Crazy: Good Looks, Hot Tempers, and True Genius at Apple.
A good, concise piece about Apple’s new flagship phone from Jordan Crook.
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