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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ditching iPhone headphone jack leaves room for a larger battery, isn't about thinness or DRM; Apple has proven itself at timing the removal of legacy ports   —  Nilay Patel, “Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile and Stupid”: … And let's compare them to arguments against removing floppy drives from the iMac in 1998.
Jun 22, 2016, 12:20 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
New App Store policies are unclear as to whether apps that don't offer content or services qualify for subscriptions   —  From Lauren Goode's interview with Phil Schiller for The Verge, specifically regarding the new 85/15 revenue split after the first year of a subscription (italic emphasis mine):
Jun 9, 2016, 12:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPad Pro shows you no longer have to choose between performance of x86 and ARM's battery life, outperforms latest MacBook Airs with lower cost, better display   —  The iPad Pro  —  First impressions last a lifetime, goes the adage.  You're going to have to forget your first impressions of the iPad to understand the iPad Pro.
Nov 11, 2015, 1:45 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On iPhone 6s and the importance of Apple's tick-tock release cycle: new-number phones demonstrate design focus, and S models are for perfecting engineering   —  The iPhones 6S  —  The pattern is pretty clear.  In even-numbered years (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) Apple releases all-new iPhone form factors: 3G, 4, 5, 6/6 Plus.
Sep 22, 2015, 10:20 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts about Apple's event: iPad Pro should compare favorably to recent MacBooks, Apple TV might be the most disruptive Apple product since iPhone, more   —  Brief Thoughts and Observations Regarding Today's ‘Hey Siri’ Apple Event  —  All for One, One for All
Sep 10, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Jony Ive's new CDO title reflects his role as the overseer and arbiter of taste at Apple, similar to Job's role when he was CEO   —  On Jony Ive's Promotion to Chief Design Officer  —  Ben Thompson's take, published yesterday, makes several interesting points.
May 28, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple Watch review: falls short of conventional watches as a timepiece, but Taptic Engine is a breakthrough   —  The Apple Watch  —  Apple Watch is, in many ways, the Bizarro iPhone — in some ways parallel and similar, but in others, the inverse, the opposite.  —  Both were introduced as three things in one.
Apr 8, 2015, 2:20 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple Watch event predictions: 42mm costlier than 38mm, steel models $749+, Edition models $7.5K+, no upgradability, Photos demoed, 12" MacBook Air revealed   —  One Last Spitball on Stainless Steel Apple Watch Pricing  —  Here are my “final guesses” from last night (for 38/42mm models):
Mar 8, 2015, 1:45 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple Watch revenues could be dominated by relatively low-volume, high-priced Edition model   —  Thinking About the Split in Apple Watch Sales by Model  —  Lorraine Luk and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting today for the WSJ, “Apple Orders More Than 5 Million Watches for Initial Run”:
Feb 18, 2015, 12:15 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Far from killing it, native apps have made the open web even stronger   —  Native Apps Are Part of the Web  —  Christopher Mims, writing in the WSJ, “The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It”: … I can't believe someone is still writing this in 2014.  Users love apps, developers love apps …
Nov 18, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context

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