Category: iPhone

  • The iPhone Upgrade Program Would Pay for Itself, If Customers Could Switch to Pre-Paid Mobile

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The most significant part of the recent announcement of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was the introduction of the iPhone Upgrade Program. This is because it allows iPhone customers, for the first time, to lease unlocked iPhones directly from Apple, finance them through Apple1, and get away from the two-year subsidized purchase contracts with […]

  • Casey Neistat Deserves Thanks for His Film on iPhone 6 Launch Day in NYC

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Yesterday I talked about the Chinese regulatory delays that created the conditions necessary for a gray market in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices to flourish. I felt like this information added context to Casey Neistat’s film, and was worthy of a full blog post here. Some other prominent bloggers agreed. For instance, my post […]

  • One Person’s Criminal is Another Person’s Street-Level Entrepreneur

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Casey Neistat created a 6 1/2 minute film called Black Market Takes Over the iPhone 6 Lines that shows portions of what happened at the Apple Store SoHo and other Apple stores in Manhattan on the day before and the day of the iPhone 6 release. The film focuses on a number of people of […]

  • Is Cook’s Team Fostering a New Era of Apple Secrecy?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Great post this morning by Dave Mark on The Loop called iWatch speculation, where he cites James Gill’s Why Would Apple make a watch? Gill said: Not long after Tim Cook took over as full time CEO, he made a promise: “We’re going to double down on secrecy.” A few years on from that comment, […]

  • Are Critics Misunderstanding the Reason Apple is Recommending Two-Step Verification?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In the wake of the targeted attack that was perpetrated on the individual iCloud accounts of a number of female celebrities, an Apple Media Advisory recommended that “all users… always use a strong password and enable two-step verification.” This resulted in stern criticism for Apple from some writers and analysts. For example: David Auerbach said […]

  • Seven Years of iPhone

    Reading Time: 2 minutes On June 29, 2007 at Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, New Jersey, I bought the first model of the iPhone that was made available for public sale. We still have that iPhone here today. My son Peter sometimes plays games on it. I remember saying to my wife Kathleen, “Well, I’m going to go to […]

  • Apple Acquires Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Apple Inc. is acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion, culminating a deal that became a persistent rumor three weeks ago. Congratulations to Apple. If nothing else, this changes the perception among investors that Apple is not willing to pull the trigger on expensive acquistions. It’s clear to me that Apple will, if it feels there […]

  • iOS 7.1 Released

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I am really pleased to hear that Apple released iOS 7.1 today. There are a lot of features that improve services that I like, and we have waited a long time for this update to mature to the point where it could be released. Some of the improvements that stand out to me are: Improves […]

  • What Makes Walter Isaacson Anything More Than an Observer of the Tech Industries?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Wednesday, Walter Isaacson weighed in on the current state of the tech industries. When asked by Andrew Ross Sorkin, “So, what’s a bigger deal? Getting into China or Google, earlier this week, buying Nest?” This is a good question. Isaacson’s answer that, in his opinion, Google buying Nest is a bigger deal, appears to be […]