#Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

Ahead of yet another major Apple event, we pontificate on what shiny new delights the Cupertino computing conglomerate might bedazzle us with. Wednesday’s 09-09-15 launch event (taking date scheduling tips from that other Apple, mayhaps?) will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. As it happens, this is the same venue where the late Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple II computer waaaaay back in 1977. The circle remains unbroken. This time around, the company has a veritable “slew” of new products (what a terribly unattractive word “slew” is), making this week’s event possibly Apple’s biggest to … Continue reading #Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

Next Apple #iPhone to have curved glass edges and choice of screen sizes – an annotated graphic

A 21st-century day just wouldn’t feel complete without an Apple iPhone rumour, so without further ado here’s a new one to chew on: iPhones with curved glass edges. Ooh, and a choice of screen sizes, too. Just like, err, arch-rivals Samsung’s product range (those guys are back in court again…). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we hereby present to you the Apple iPhablet. Possibly. Apparently frustrated at the visible bezel around the iPhone screen edge, Apple is rumoured to be working on curved-glass edges to rid their flagship mopho of unsightly edges. Presumably visible bezels are the tech design equivalent of … Continue reading Next Apple #iPhone to have curved glass edges and choice of screen sizes – an annotated graphic

New #Apple iPhones under consideration – an annotated graphic

Whilst this is all pure conjecture, people are positing Apple’s next move to a range of cheaper, smaller iPhones in the battle for marketplace supremacy vs arch-rival Samsung. Given Apple’s preference for premium products, it seems unlikely that we’ll see a $99 plastic iPhone – that would be even cheaper than an iPod touch. Then again, looking at the colour concept in the graphic here and looking at the new graphic style of iOS7, the two would seem to go together nicely. If it happens, you’ll find us at the head of the queue. Who could resist one at a … Continue reading New #Apple iPhones under consideration – an annotated graphic

Apple hits the skids – market share down, share price down

OMG! The polish is off Apple’s crown. It finally happened. Well, we say finally, but we’re old enough to still remember the days when Apple wasn’t the technological tastemaker it is now and was requiring of a $10 million loan from Microsoft just to stay afloat. Imagine such a thing happening now. Without the help of Bill Gates, maybe no iPod, maybe no iPhone, maybe no iPad. And definitely no Surface, arf! Never mind the “Redmond, start your photocopiers” jibes, though – Apple insiders knew the real score. Anyhoo, all this is just our way of saying enjoy this infographic, … Continue reading Apple hits the skids – market share down, share price down

Apple iPad mini released, world swoons – an annotated graphic

In case you missed it… (yeah, we know, a more redundant opener to a blog posting there has never been) Apple has released a new iPad. It’s smaller than the existing iPad. Sort of a mini version of the iPad. They’ve called it the iPad mini. Brilliant. It gets easier and easier in the Apple Marketing Department, doesn’t it? Note obligatory use of sentence case for this product name, like the iPod touch, despite Apple’s continued arbitrary use of a capital P. Why do we all persist in honouring this ludicrous bastardisation of written English? Really, it’s an Ipod, if … Continue reading Apple iPad mini released, world swoons – an annotated graphic

Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad – an annotated graphic

And so it begins, as alphabetically aligned behemoths Amazon and Apple go in to battle, the former’s new Kindle Fire going toe-to-toe with the latter’s iPad. At a glance on paper, the iPad seems to outperform the Kindle Fire in every respect. Bigger, faster, smarter – and of course that peerless integration with app content on the iTunes App Store. But in these straitened economic times, money talks – and the Kindle Fire has a lot to say in that department, coming in at around $200 less than a comparable iPad. That’s a tidy saving for the gadget freak on … Continue reading Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad – an annotated graphic

Apple iPoo Toilet – are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

Yes, this iPoo toilet is a real thing, if not an official Apple product.  Yet. The iPoo Toilet was created by Belgrade digital artist and designer Milos Paripovic, who came up with a toilet that combines the functional elegance of Apple products with waste disposal. The toilet seat is thinner than a Macbook Air and is made from the same material. Like many an Apple product before it, the iPoo has exactly the same function as a regular toilet (e.g. a beige Windows one), merely costing twice as much for the same performance in a more stylish enclosure. We don’t … Continue reading Apple iPoo Toilet – are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

Apple Q4 results – an annotated graphic

What would Steve do? For the first time in six years, Apple has missed its own voraciously high  sales expectations. Believe you me, your correspondent worked for Apple for a while earlier this century (pre-iPhone, if you can even remember such a time, what an age we live in, etc) and Apple always set aggressively ambitious sales targets for every month of the year. Even in February, the retail graveyard month! Of course, in the crazy world of stockholders,  announcing that you’re not going to achieve your own self-set high standards is a cue for capricious market lenders to decide … Continue reading Apple Q4 results – an annotated graphic

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P vs the Apple iPad – an annotated graphic

Sony has announced its first tablet computers, destined to go head-to-head with Apple’s super soaraway market leader, the iPad2. Sony’s Tablet S is a full-screen wedge-shaped design, like a folded magazine. Tablet P is a dual-screen device, kind of like a posh Nintendo Game and Watch. They look nice, but they’re no iPad, eh? Good thing/bad thing: discuss, using one side of the paper only. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Sony Tablet S and Tablet P vs the Apple iPad – an annotated graphic