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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPad Air 2 is faster than 2011 MacBook Air, forges ahead of new iPhones on performance   —  The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)  —  The relationship between the iPad and the iPhone, performance-wise, has been hard to predict.
Oct 22, 2014, 4:10 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iOS 8 adoption rates stagnating is mainly about lack of space for 5GB OTA update, not trust   —  Note to Self: It's the Storage Space, Stupid  —  Last night I speculated that the slow uptake of iOS 8 was about people not trusting Apple with iOS software updates — too many bugs …
Oct 8, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone 6 better in every way: display, performance, photos, videos, battery life, and network speed   —  The iPhones 6  —  THE BIG PICTURE A few days into testing the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I accidentally left my personal iPhone 5S on a desk next to the iPhone 6 Plus.
Sep 17, 2014, 9:00 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version could start at $5K, stainless $1K; unclear how Apple and the market will deal with its technology growing old fast   —  Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations  —  Consider Vertu, the company that sells $6,000 Android phones (and which, back in the day, sold $6,000 Symbian phones).
Sep 16, 2014, 10:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Conjecture on new iPhone resolutions: 1334 x 750 for the 4.7" model, 2208 x 1242 for 5.5"   —  Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays  —  Throughout the entire rumor cycle for this year's new iPhones, we've been inundated with reports of two new screen sizes, 4.7 and 5.5 inches.
Aug 23, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple will announce a wrist wearable in September   —  The Verge: 'This Is How You'll Charge a Moto 360 Smartwatch'  —  It looks like Motorola's designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360's stupid flat-tire display shape.  —  The only way this could get funnier …
Aug 8, 2014, 7:10 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Major iOS/OS X updates in the same year show Tim Cook is bringing operational efficiency home to Cupertino   —  Only Apple  —  1.  —  “Only Apple” has been Tim Cook's closing mantra for the last few Apple keynotes.  Here's what he said at the end of last week's WWDC keynote: … Is this true, though?
Jun 13, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Jony Ive Expands Role in Software Design; Apple Confirms Greg Christie's Retirement   —  Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: … I've been asking around since the news broke this afternoon.  What I've heard, from several sources: Christie and Ive may not see eye to eye on UI design style …
Apr 9, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Rather than diminish the web, mobile apps build on and diversify it, enabling new experiences   —  Rethinking What We Mean by ‘Mobile Web’  —  Chris Dixon, in a piece titled “The Decline of the Mobile Web”, citing stats from ComScore and Flurry: … I think Dixon has it all wrong.
Apr 8, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Quality of CarPlay implementation varies wildly with car manufacturers   —  'It's the Software, Dummy'  —  Dan Moren, writing for Macworld: … I like the analogy.  But is CarPlay the iPhone in 2007, or the Rokr in 2005?  From what I've seen today:  — The Volvo implementation looks pretty good.
Mar 5, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context

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