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  • More on Apple: Bloomberg Businessweek's talks with Apple insiders paint a complex picture of the post-Jobs era. Apple is said to have a "singular focus" on proving doubters wrong, and is deemed "happier and even somewhat more transparent" than before. But office politics are higher, and there's less "implicit pressure" on engineers. Also: Steve Jobs reportedly came to "loathe" Google (GOOG) and considered ending its iOS search deal, but decided not to out of fear of upsetting users. (previous[View news story]
    They could have cut a deal benefiting both companies, but 800 lb gorillas don't make too many deals. I hope they both succeed at what they do best.
    Oct 3 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some of the iPhone 5's (AAPL) finer details are getting criticized. Among the issues: 1) The iPhone 5 won't support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon and Sprint's 4G LTE networks, unlike many other LTE phones. 2) A $29 adapter meant to link the iPhone 5's new dock connector with older accessories won't work with some speakers. 3) Until they're rewritten, existing iPhone apps will display black borders on the iPhone 5, due to its larger display and new aspect ratio. [View news story]
    Gripes galore on petty things. If we always acted this way we would still have hand crank wired phones. iPhone 5 is a big incremental improvement and with ios6 it is a fabulous tool for all kinds of things.
    Sep 14 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL) contract manufacturers have begun mass-producing new iMacs and a 13.3" MacBook Pro featuring a retina display, reports Digitimes. The site, whose sources claim the new hardware will launch in September or October, hasn't always been accurate with its Apple hardware scoops. But reports of a pending iMac refresh and smaller retina MacBook have also been coming from other sources (I, II, III). [View news story]
    Great to see ongoing updates to keep their products great.
    Sep 10 03:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "What we’re working on now feels like the most important and the best work we’ve done," newly knighted Apple (AAPL) design chief Jony Ive cryptically tells The Telegraph. Rumors abound regarding a bigger iPhone, smaller iPad, and Apple TV set. Ive also evangelizes about Apple's philosophy: "What preoccupies us is that sense of care ... what our products will not speak to is trying to respond to some corporate or competitive agenda." (previous)  [View news story]
    We just have to wait and see, but sounds like Apple continues focus on leading not following.
    May 23 10:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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