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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Inspired by Sony   —  Eric Raymond: This isn't speculation — an Apple employee copied Sony's design, circulated it to his bosses, and testified to these facts in court.  From now on, when anyone heaps phrase on Apple's design excellence and superlative innovation, just point and laugh.
Aug 1, 2012, 12:15 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Mountain Lion   —  It seems like another era, but back in the '00s, major new-cat-name updates of Mac OS X were a big deal.  They were packed with major new features, new built-in apps, significant performance improvements, and often sported refreshed system-wide UI appearances …
Jul 25, 2012, 8:50 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Let's Try to Think This iPad Mini Thing All the Way Through   —  We're Talking About a Smaller iPad, Not a Bigger iPod Touch  —  I've seen a fair bit of speculation that, if Apple produces a 7-inch iOS device, then maybe it would be a bigger iPod Touch, not a smaller iPad.
Jul 10, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone and Disruption: Five Years In   —  Clayton Christensen, author of the deservedly much-praised The Innovator's Dilemma, was wrong about the iPhone five years ago: … Last month Larissa MacFarquhar profiled Christensen in The New Yorker (subscribers-only, alas), and in a parenthetical …
Jul 3, 2012, 5:40 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Surface: Between a Rock and a Hardware Place   —  Watching the Microsoft Surface event video, I sensed uneasiness.  Not panic, but discomfort.  Some will argue that I'm simply spoiled by Apple's on-stage polish, but Monday's Microsoft event struck me as rushed and severely under-rehearsed.
Jun 21, 2012, 1:45 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Three Takeaways From Today's WWDC Keynote   —  1.  —  On the software side, Apple has — dare I say finally — become a company that can walk and chew gum at the same time.  Remember back in 2007 when Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was delayed six months because, Apple flat-out admitted …
Jun 11, 2012, 8:50 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Let's Have Some Fun Reading Way Too Much Into the Preliminary Schedule for WWDC 2012   —  “We're going to double down on secrecy on products.”  —Tim Cook, yesterday at the D10 conference  —  I've long compared Apple punditry to Cold War-era Kremlinology — to predict or analyze an opaque …
May 30, 2012, 4:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on Apple's Removal of Airfoil Speakers Touch From the App Store   —  After some interesting back-and-forth with a few informed sources, I think Apple's removal of Airfoil Speakers Touch from the iOS App Store is not as mysterious or capricious as I first thought.  The key is to focus on what's new in version 3 of the app:
May 25, 2012, 12:15 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
How Apple Could Play the Bigger-Display iPhone Thing at WWDC , Which I Swear, I'm Still Not Convinced Is for Real But We're Getting to the Point Where There's an Awful Lot of Smoke for There Not to Be a Fire So Let's Run With It  —  For the sake of argument let's take it as a given …
May 23, 2012, 2:35 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
THX1136   —  Big scoop by 9to5 Mac: … What I've heard from a couple of little birdies is only that Apple has been noodling with increasing the height of the display, keeping the width and pixel density exactly the same as on the iPhone 4 and 4S.  I had not heard an exact pixel number for the new height.
May 22, 2012, 6:30 PMIn context

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