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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Big Misunderstanding   —  Cliff Edwards's 2001 “Sorry, Steve: Here's Why Apple Stores Won't Work” piece for Businessweek is deservingly notorious in the annals of claim chowder, but there are a few things about it worth keeping in mind even today.  There's more to it than just a few guys …
Dec 21, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Macworld:
The unlikely persistence of AppleScript   —  First, a little history:  —  Apple acquired NeXT at the end of 1996, with the plan of using that company's OpenStep operating system as the foundation for the future of Mac OS.  The first plan for that OS was called Rhapsody …
Dec 16, 2012, 10:35 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why ‘The Daily’ Failed   —  Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: … #1 I agree with.  The Daily had no personality, no focus.  It wasn't tawdry enough to be a New York Post-style tabloid, and wasn't serious enough to compete with the New York Times.  #2 I completely disagree with.
Dec 4, 2012, 12:20 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Miscellaneous Thoughts and Observations on iTunes 11   —  There are redesigns and there are redesigns.  This one's the real deal.  It's not a rewrite though.  Clearly, in its heart, under the hood, this is still the same iTunes.  It's what you see (at least in the main window; see below) that's all new.
Nov 29, 2012, 6:20 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Seriously, Apple Is Doomed   —  Dan Crow, another former Apple employee from the 1990s, also says Apple has shown itself to be doomed without Steve Jobs, in a piece for The Guardian headlined “We've Passed Peak Apple”: … On the contrary, for better or for worse, iOS 6 Maps is exactly …
Nov 10, 2012, 4:05 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPad Mini   —  “Wow, it feels like a Kindle.”  —  “Ew, the screen is terrible.”  —  That was my wife's initial reaction when I handed her the iPad Mini to see what she, an avid daily user of an iPad 3, thought.  Her initial reaction matched mine exactly, and perfectly encapsulates the experience.
Oct 31, 2012, 12:00 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Forstall Out; Ive Up   —  Blockbuster executive leadership change at Apple; Scott Forstall has been shown the door.  Here's the key passage: … Forstall has long been a polarizing executive within Apple.  Remember this piece by Austin Carr for Fast Company six weeks ago …
Oct 29, 2012, 6:50 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts on the Display, Price, and Name of the Impending Smaller iPad   —  Ever since last month's Apple event for the iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch, I've been asked the same two questions about the impending smaller iPad with more frequency than any questions in recent memory.
Oct 18, 2012, 8:00 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On the Timing of Apple's Map Switch   —  Let's assume the timeframes being reported about Apple and Google's maps license are accurate.  The various reports coming out yesterday and today are in general agreement in this regard, and my own sources (who in this case are, as they say, directly familiar with the matter) back this up:
Sep 26, 2012, 10:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone 5   —  The iPhone 5 is really nice.  It feels great, looks great, has the best display I've seen at any size, runs noticeably faster, networks noticeably faster, is way thinner and lighter than any of its predecessors, takes better photos, and, in my six days of testing, gets totally decent iPhone-4S-level battery life.
Sep 18, 2012, 11:15 PMIn context

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