Posts tagged with "iphone"

Anybody else notice this?  iPhone 6 just says “iPhone”, without the model. Even the 5S and 5C had their specific models called out. 

Also of note, no picture on the front, just an embossed iPhone shape.

Dollars to donuts we are going to see the iPhone drop its numbering scheme starting with the next generation, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we say a unification of the iPad and iPhone lines into a single brand, given how blurry the lines are getting between the tablets and phones.

Anybody else notice this? iPhone 6 just says “iPhone”, without the model. Even the 5S and 5C had their specific models called out.

Also of note, no picture on the front, just an embossed iPhone shape.

Dollars to donuts we are going to see the iPhone drop its numbering scheme starting with the next generation, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we say a unification of the iPad and iPhone lines into a single brand, given how blurry the lines are getting between the tablets and phones.

iPhone 6 day one thoughts

Its been about 23 hours since the iPhone 6 showed up.

The hardware

  • TouchID is freaking amazing.
  • The migration of the Sleep button to the right side of the phone is very welcome
  • Reachability might be a hack, but it works damn well.
  • The screen looks far better (to my eyes) than my iPhone 5’s screen
  • The screen is so damned big
  • the damned big screen makes for a bigger keyboard, which makes my fat thumbs happy.
  • I don’t think it will get thinner than this without ditching the headphone jack
  • The slimness is astounding, even if part of it is perception due to the rounded edges
  • The rounded edges are so much better than the hard lines of the 4 & 5 series
  • I would gladly take a phone that’s 50-200% thicker for the corresponding leap in battery life it would provide

Side note: Display Zoom is one of the unheralded features that deserves more attention. For users with “older eyes” like my parents for instance, this will make the 6’s bigger screen worth every penny spent over the cost of a cheaper 5S or 5C. I can only imagine what such a mode will look like on the 6 Plus…

iOS 8

Extensions already are huge:

  • The ability to fill passwords in Safari using 1Password
  • The Yahoo Weather section in Notification Center
  • Sharing to Tumblr from anywhere
  • Sharing to DayOne from anywhere

I’ve tried three major third party keyboards thus far (Swype, SwiftKey, and Flesky), and none of them I can get comfortable with. All of them make changing back to the iOS keyboard a pain in the ass, which makes having them turned on to play with more of a hinderance than they are worth to me.

And I can’t even fathom what else is going to be possible going forward.

parislemon:

For the record, I went with the Silver 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus. My rationale: the two things I care about most in my iPhone these days are the camera and battery life. The 6 Plus has a small edge in both categories. 
But yes, it’s a big ass phone. We’ll see. 

I went with a 128GB Space Gray model.  I originally had the same mindset as MG; I want the bigger battery and (marginally) better camera.  But after seeing a few of the mockups (both paper printed and 3D printed), I was less inclined to go with the Plus.

That said, I have a safety net.  Currently, through reasons I won’t go into, my wife’s upgrades and mine are flipped; I just used her contract extension to order an iPhone 6.  My contract extension is coming up in March.  So once the Plus is in stores, and I get to hold it and mess with it for a bit, there is a good chance I can pick up a 6 Plus if I want in the Spring, and my wife will take the 6…

parislemon:

For the record, I went with the Silver 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus. My rationale: the two things I care about most in my iPhone these days are the camera and battery life. The 6 Plus has a small edge in both categories. 

But yes, it’s a big ass phone. We’ll see. 

I went with a 128GB Space Gray model. I originally had the same mindset as MG; I want the bigger battery and (marginally) better camera. But after seeing a few of the mockups (both paper printed and 3D printed), I was less inclined to go with the Plus.

That said, I have a safety net. Currently, through reasons I won’t go into, my wife’s upgrades and mine are flipped; I just used her contract extension to order an iPhone 6. My contract extension is coming up in March. So once the Plus is in stores, and I get to hold it and mess with it for a bit, there is a good chance I can pick up a 6 Plus if I want in the Spring, and my wife will take the 6…

LOL.

LOL.

Spell check humor

Spell check humor

Sep 6

Link furbo.org · Fingerprints

Corporate security

Most corporate networks are protected by VPN. The profiles that enable this network configuration often specify that a user must use a passcode lock. And it’s rarely a simple passcode. And it kicks in immediately.

Imagine needing to type in a eight character password with letters and numerals just to check the current weather. That’s a reality for millions of people who use their device for both personal and business tasks.

A fingerprint scanner that avoids this complex password will sell a lot of devices.

Count me as one of these users. I would pay more than the going price for an iPhone to never have to type a passcode again.

Jun 7

Initial iPhone 5 thoughts…

peelman:

  • Bigger screen is nice, but superfluous
  • Vibrate motor is noticeably better
  • Home and Lock buttons are noticeably clicky-er
  • Speed bump is nice, but areas I were hoping to be faster aren’t (perceptively at least) ** Launching Drafts, Agenda, and 1Password still takes longer than I wish (really picking nits though)
  • battery life - I’m working on 15 hours for this charge. Damn.

Random thoughts

1) I just ordered my iPhone 5. My wife’s blackberry problems are causing her headaches, so we are using my upgrade now (rather than me waiting on the iPhone {next} to upgrade) and she’s getting my 4S until her upgrade early next year. How that cycle will play out and who will get the new hotness is up for debate :)

2) I received my trial account expiration notice from Azure today, from a tech talk I attended this winter for IaaS. I have said it before (but I’m too lazy to troll my own archive for a link) that the dumbest thing Microsoft does is badge everything with Windows, and Azure is no exception. Something with as tainted a reputation as Windows would have been dropped by any other company years ago. Everything they make and label with Windows, regardless of how cool it may be, loses a little luster because of that banner they proudly fly. To me, it’s a subliminal admission that Microsoft (or at least key players in their marketing group) believes none of their products are able to stand on their own, and therefore must have an existing “brand” chained to it, much like Samsung’s Galaxy line.

Yet, as I have again mentioned here before, one department seemingly immune to this affliction is the Xbox group, who seems to have a staggering amount of autonomy when compared to other groups.

They could release a revolutionary 60-inch 4K TV for $99 with built-in nanobots to assemble and dispense free smartwatches, and people would complain that it should cost $49 and the nanobots aren’t open enough.

Marco Arment, correctly calling out the current pessimism surrounding Apple in the press (and on Wall Street) while also arguing for an “iPhone 6” moniker for the next iPhone — or really anything but the “iPhone 5S”. (via parislemon)

My vote goes (again) to just “iPhone”. Drop the counter all together.

And here I was thinking I was using Facebook’s Camera• app. Apparently I have been using Snap this whole time.

And here I was thinking I was using Facebook’s Camera• app. Apparently I have been using Snap this whole time.