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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's AirPods use Bluetooth, can be manually paired to any non-Apple device with pairing button on capsule   —  Susie Ochs, Macworld: … My experience as well.  I don't mind Apple's wired ear buds, but the AirPods feel better and fit better. … It's true that the special pairing magic …
Sep 8, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
As Vesper shuts down, reflecting on why building a Mac app first would have been a better move than prioritizing the iOS app   —  What Happened  —  In December 2012, I started a company with my friends Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus.  We named it Q Branch.
Aug 24, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
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

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