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September 13, 2018
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Opinion: The flagship new iPhones were totally overshadowed by the Watch and the iPhone XR

There’s usually one star of the show when it comes to September Apple events: that year’s flagship new iPhone models. That’s usually true even in S-model years. But it wasn’t the case yesterday. The flagship new iPhones – the XS … Continue reading

April 19, 2018
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Opinion: James Comey’s book offers interesting background on the Apple/FBI case

Yesterday I finished reading A Higher Loyalty, the book written by former FBI director James Comey. I did manage to resist the temptation to jump ahead to the juicy bits, and my patience was rewarded: a lot of what he says … Continue reading

March 4, 2018
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Comments Off on Opinion: Giving AirPods the praise they deserve and why I won’t upgrade to version 2

Opinion: Giving AirPods the praise they deserve and why I won’t upgrade to version 2

Alongside the announcement of the iPhone 7 and its controversial removal of the headphone jack, Apple teased its truly wireless AirPods. After a brief delay, they were released just before the end of 2016, in very limited supply. Since then, despite … Continue reading

February 19, 2018
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Comments Off on Opinion: Nokia hasn’t been healthy for Withings, Apple should consider HealthKit hardware

Opinion: Nokia hasn’t been healthy for Withings, Apple should consider HealthKit hardware

Nokia’s ownership of Withings has been incredibly messy. After buying Withings in mid-2016, Nokia sued Apple over unrelated patents which resulted in Withings digital health products being pulled from the Apple Store. While that dispute has since been resolved, Nokia … Continue reading

October 6, 2017
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Comments Off on Opinion: Apple needs to include a fast charging power adapter with the iPhone

Opinion: Apple needs to include a fast charging power adapter with the iPhone

It’s well known that Apple puts a lot of energy and focus into creating an amazing user experience with its products and services, and this can be seen in many ways across Apple’s ecosystem of hardware and software. However, one … Continue reading

September 22, 2017
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Comments Off on Opinion: Constrained iPhone X supply will create a secondary spike in iPhone 8 sales before holidays

Opinion: Constrained iPhone X supply will create a secondary spike in iPhone 8 sales before holidays

Launch day has arrived for the iPhone 8 along with Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. So far, demand for the more iterative iPhone 8 has appeared to be weak as many wait for iPhone X. However, with … Continue reading

October 27, 2016
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Comments Off on Opinion: Why the new 13-inch MacBook Pro means you should reconsider the 12-inch MacBook

Opinion: Why the new 13-inch MacBook Pro means you should reconsider the 12-inch MacBook

As most of you all know, I’ve been a big proponent of the 12″ MacBook. I purchased the m5-equipped 512 GB version back in the spring, and I’ve been mostly a fan since acquiring it. But with the arrival of the … Continue reading

July 5, 2016
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Comments Off on Opinion: Why I’m resigned to my next MacBook Pro being worse than my current one

Opinion: Why I’m resigned to my next MacBook Pro being worse than my current one

Regular readers will know that I still have a 17-inch MacBook Pro as my main computer. It’s almost five years old now, which is a relatively long time in Mac terms, and an absolute age for someone who usually does poorly … Continue reading

July 2, 2016
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Comments Off on Opinion: Unpacking Apple, Beats Music and a possible Tidal acquisition

Opinion: Unpacking Apple, Beats Music and a possible Tidal acquisition

Yesterday the WSJ reported that sources indicate Apple is in ongoing exploratory talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music subscription business while carefully noting sources say talks may not lead to a deal. While Apple reportedly talking to Jay Z’s Tidal does … Continue reading

May 9, 2016
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Comments Off on Opinion: Rumored iOS 10 HomeKit app is welcomed, but alternatives have a healthy head start

Opinion: Rumored iOS 10 HomeKit app is welcomed, but alternatives have a healthy head start

Since HomeKit was introduced with iOS 8, one major missing piece from Apple’s home automation effort has been a built-in app that provides a user interface to the underlying framework. Interacting with Siri is the only Apple-supplied HomeKit UI; users rely on third-party apps … Continue reading

May 3, 2016
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Comments Off on Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together

Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together

Alongside the iPad Pro last November, Apple introduced a new connectivity option for users with the Smart Connector. Originally, Apple only touted the connection as being good for easily pairing things like keyboards to the iPad. We’ve since learned a … Continue reading

January 1, 2016
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Comments Off on Opinion: Apple had a good year for product launches in 2015, despite unrealistic expectations from some

Opinion: Apple had a good year for product launches in 2015, despite unrealistic expectations from some

The view that Apple lost its innovative edge with the sad loss of Steve Jobs has been one of the oft-repeated criticisms of the company in recent years. But this idea is based on an entirely mythological view of Apple as a … Continue reading

September 28, 2015
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Comments Off on Opinion: The iPhone 6s vs. iPhone 6s Plus choice was trickier than expected

Opinion: The iPhone 6s vs. iPhone 6s Plus choice was trickier than expected

I honestly did not want to order both an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year. After many years of comprehensively reviewing iPhones — an exhausting process — I was looking forward to spending this year’s iPhone release kicking back … Continue reading

July 1, 2015
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Comments Off on Opinion: Apple Watch + Music show intuitive software should be top priority for Apple’s new VP of UI Design

Opinion: Apple Watch + Music show intuitive software should be top priority for Apple’s new VP of UI Design

Like many other people, I signed up for Apple Music yesterday because it was intriguing and free. Having skipped earlier subscription music services, I didn’t have Spotify playlists to worry about losing or importing, and I hadn’t experienced truly unlimited access to a … Continue reading