Archive for the ‘iPhone’ Category

Apple stock drops on iPhone 5C announcement

September 12, 2013

Apple has announced their budget phone, iPhone 5C for $99 on a two-year contract. Also their new premium phone called iPhone 5S, for $199 on a two-year deal.

This means no iPhone 6 until next year. This means Apple are continuing to milk out their same phone for two years concept. And I am not happy at all, and apparently others aren’t as well.

The iPhone 5C is a flat-out disgrace for Apple, who up until now where premium phone makers. Now, they cater to the lower class levels with their plastic phones instead of aluminum. I can’t and won’t support that.

The iPhone 5S is what you expect: a faster iPhone 5 in new colors and one stand-out feature, the finger print reader. Other than that, don’t expect to be that impressed as that 64-bit processor won’t shine much with 1 GB of RAM.

Apple are indeed dropping in my books. And I will, once again, skip their product. I still use my iPhone 4S but unless the iPhone 6 innovates and impresses me severely, I will give my money to either Google, Samsung or LG. Or perhaps even Sony or HTC, depending on whichever phone impresses me the most.

What are your thoughts on the 5C and 5S?

The C is for Color, or Cheap, I forget.

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Budget “iPhone 5C” case spotted

July 31, 2013

It appears as if the rumored cheaper version of iPhone will become a reality. I bet Steve Jobs is turning over in his grave and crying.

Apple guilty in price-fixing + iPhone 5S delayed

July 17, 2013

Things aren’t going too well after Steve Jobs died. The quality of their products is declining, their stock value has literally been cut in half, delays now they are found gulity in fixing prices with their iBooks store.

Oh my, Steve Jobs, why did you have to die? You made Apple what they were. Now, I am looking into their rivals more and more Samsung, Sony and HTC all are catching up and looking more promising as Apple keeps declining.

Oh yeah, also iPhone 5S production has been delayed by over a month and results in shipments won’t happen in Q3 this year but Q4 instead. Great job!

So many colors… I am not too fond of the upcoming design choices with iOS 7.

What I want from the next iPhone

December 19, 2012

I didn’t get the iPhone 5 because it missed out on several of my essential requirements. Now, I am forced to wait for the next model. So what are the things I want it to have in order to pick it up?

  • 4G support in my country. As of right now, the 5 still doesn’t have it. Unacceptable.
  • 10-hour battery via constant 4G usage and even longer through WiFi. Come on, we have smartphones but no decent batteries? Feels counterintuitive.
  • NFC payment capabilities and storage system. Passbook is decent in the U.S. perhaps, but everywhere else it sucks and has no support. Bring us NFC.
  • New camera that stabilizes much faster in terms of focus and better nighttime quality.
  • Stronger screen protection against scratches and marks.
  • Wireless charging in some variation would be nice.

That’s pretty much it in terms of hardware improvements. For the iOS 7 I’d like to see:

  • Calender in lock screen constantly displayed. (Jailbreakers did this several years ago, why can’t Apple make it? It’s insanely useful.)
  • Instagram integration sharing.
  • Significantly improved Siri + her AI, especially in my country. I want her to be able to provide facts and answers more so than just googling them.
  • Fix Apple Maps issues/problems faster.

Other than that I consider iOS to be vastly superior to any competitor and doesn’t need that much changing really.

Samsung claim that their next S4 phone will have an unbreakable screen. If that’s true, I’d expect nothing less from the next iPhone.

Best on iOS

October 28, 2012

My favorite app right now for my iOS devices is without a doubt the newly released Carmageddon.

I play this fantastic and entertaining game both on the the train on my iPhone and and in bed or the bathroom on my iPad as well. It’s that good. In fact, the only thing I am missing from it is multiplayer support. I sure hope there will be an update for including that or a sequel.

Carmageddon was a childhood title that I missed and always wanted to try and now that the remake was released for iOS devices, I did not hesitate. In fact, it is one the absolutely most superior car games that I have played along with Twisted Metal. Screw that traditional racing crap.

Be sure to pick it up at the App Store for only 1.99.

The most fun app I have ever tried on mobile devices.

iOS 6 impressions

September 20, 2012

I’ve now spent a day with Apple’s new iOS 6 and it feels really nice. I am always amazed at how the iPhone is getting better and better despite being the most superior phone on the market already.

My favorite features include the new maps with free turn-by-turn navigation. Previously that cost me over 50€ as apps and now it’s all free. Secondly it’s the new Siri updates, especially the sport knowledge. My favorite team AC Milan’s results and whatnot are now just a question away and so are the league standings. Pretty neat to have on the train or car when you don’t have a computer nearby.

Also the Facebook and Twitter integration from the notification center are genius additions. Now I can tweet insanely fast without opening the apps or even ask Siri to write and send the tweet/facebook post for me. Loves it.

The best smartphone OS just got a lot better.

iPhone 5 doesn’t impress

September 14, 2012

Apple announced their iPhone 5 two days ago and as you know I had high expectations for it, and while some of them were met, a lot of them were not, including the improved battery life and NFC features.

It’s slightly bigger with an 4″ screen and also faster. That’s pretty much it. I am disappointed also finding out that the LTE 4G network support might not be fully available in my country which means we might end up with a 3G version of it. Regardless whether or not that’ll be the case, it doesn’t suffice for me to buy it. I want more impressive features that are mindblowing like when the first iPhone came out. That wireless charging is one of those features.

What are your thoughts on the new iPhone 5? Sure, it’s better than the previous ones, making it the best iPhone yet, and that makes it the best smartphone in my eyes, but the news aren’t enough to tie me in to another two-year contract.

 

iPhone 5?

February 27, 2012

Here’s a nice fan made request for iPhone 5. And I must say, it looks hotter than iPhone has ever looked before. In fact, if this turns out to be the final design, I’d buy it for sure.

What do you guys think about this Apple Mouse inspired iPhone 5?

Iphone 4S becomes fastest selling smartphone

October 17, 2011

Apple has sold over 4 million Iphone 4S in just over three days, making it the fastest selling smartphone in history. No wonder Samsung is trying to stop that thing. They don’t hit those numbers until months.

Which one do you prefer?

Unlocked Iphone 4S available now?

October 16, 2011

Apparently a select few retailers are selling unlocked Iphone 4S already. That means that you can fly over the to United States and purchase your phone and bring it back to wherever your live. The availability of unlocked 4S phones was roughly a year earlier than the one of the regular Iphone 4. Progress? Indeed.

Available unlocked already.