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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple and China   —  From a recent story in Want China Times, “Two Percent of China's Public Consumes One-Third of World's Luxury Goods”: … When the iPhone 5C came out last month and was not “low cost”, many took it as a sign that Apple was somehow ignoring China.
Oct 15, 2013, 7:15 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages   —  I've been thinking about this piece by Ben Thompson, “What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong in His Theory of Low-End Disruption”, since he published it two weeks ago. … In a sense, there are two rational Apple bear arguments.
Oct 10, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone 5S and 5C   —  The 5C  —  Let's consider the new iPhone 5C1 first, because it's easier to understand.  —  On the inside, it's an iPhone 5, with a few relatively minor upgrades.  (To wit: the cellular antenna now supports more LTE bands and faster LTE speeds, and the front-facing FaceTime camera is better.)
Sep 18, 2013, 4:15 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations on Today's iPhone 5C and 5S Introduction   —  I got this one wrong.  —  I fixed my thinking by this week, but as of a month ago, I had it wrong when I wrote “The Case for a New Lower-Cost iPhone”.  —  Here's the thing.  The iPhone 5C has nothing to do with price.
Sep 10, 2013, 11:25 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Nintendo in Motion   —  My terse reaction to the 2DS on Wednesday: It's $129.  I say they should just give in and start making iOS games.  They're not going to win this battle.  This prompted several thoughtful responses, many of them staunchly in opposition.
Sep 1, 2013, 9:05 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Case for a New Lower-Cost iPhone   —  Lost amid much of the rampant speculation that Apple is on the cusp of unveiling a new plastic-bodied lower-priced iPhone “5C” is the simple fact that Apple has offered lower-priced iPhones for several years now — year-old and two-year-old models.
Aug 13, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
‘Everybody Loves Bob’   —  After asking around, word on the Cupertino street is that there's nothing to read between the lines regarding Bob Mansfield no longer being on Apple's executive team.  Apple's statement means exactly what it says — Mansfield is well-liked at all levels within …
Jul 29, 2013, 5:25 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WWDC 2013 Expectations … 12 months later, here we are, on the cusp of WWDC 2013, and nobody outside Apple seems to have any idea what Apple is set to show tomorrow.  Cook's words to Mossberg were anything but empty.  The most secretive company in the industry got more secretive.
Jun 9, 2013, 7:20 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Google Versus   —  Larry Page, on stage at I/O today: … Google fans seem to eat this kumbaya stuff up, to really believe it.  But Google is the company that built Android after the iPhone, Google Plus after Facebook, and now a subscription music service after Spotify.
May 16, 2013, 12:15 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Latest Apple Scuttlebutt   —  Smart thread on Branch.  Two nuggets from yours truly:  — What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.  (Let me know if you've heard this song before.)  — Regarding Jony Ive and iOS …
Apr 2, 2013, 8:00 PMIn context

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