Tag Archives: Editorial

I want Apple to make an iTV instead of an iWatch

We’ve all heard the rumors: this is finally the year of the iWatch. Tim Cook hinted at the fact that Apple is likely going to enter new markets in 2014, and most speculate that the iWatch is going to be the next big thing out of the Cupertino labs. However, I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think an iWatch will be necessary. At this point, I’d…

Project Ara could change innovation in the smartphone market

Every year, when new flagship smartphones are announced, the conversation generally turns to just how innovative the device may be for the market. Every new feature that’s announced, such as the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone or new Galaxy S5, is praised as being innovative. However, the use of the word innovative has become so overused that the term is…

How could Apple improve the App Store?

Last summer, I wrote a piece about the iOS App Store around its fifth anniversary arguing that it may well be Apple’s best service ever. More recently, it has been argued that the Smartphone App Wars are over and that Apple has won.  App Store sales reached an incredible $10 billion in 2013 and Apple has now paid out over $15 billion to app…

Why the iPhone 5c is a long play, and a wise one [Editorial]

Recently it has been reported that, while the iPhone 5s is selling extremely well to existing Apple customers, around half of iPhone 5c buyers are switching from Apple’s competitors running Android. While this may not be surprising to those of us that follow Apple news, it seems like it may be starting to become clear what the real purpose of the…

Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Apple ‘iWatch’ [Editorial]

This week at IFA in Berlin Samsung revealed its Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It features a 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.9MP camera on the strap, 4GB on-board storage, 2 microphones, Bluetooth 4.0 and LE connectivity, pedometer and runs a variety of Samsung and third-party apps with an estimated 24 hours of battery life. It receives notifications,…

iWatch: iPhone replacement or extension? [Editorial]

The iWatch, a seemingly innevitable future product from the design imaginarium of Jony Ive (and 100 more people). Apparently, somewhere, shrouded in secrecy lies the must have piece of wearable technology. For the moment, I’m working on the assumption that it is going to happen. It may not be this year, or next, perhaps not even the year after. But, if…

Giving the iWatch a second chance… [Editorial]

6 days ago, I mounted my high-horse and slaughtered the iWatch, the immediate rumors surrounding its release, and the wider, intrinsic concept of an iWatch. You can read the full article here, which I would highly recommend if you haven’t done so already. If not, you may misunderstand some of my points in this piece. To summarise however, I slated the name…

Why do people stick to Apple and Android? [Editorial]

Today brought a rather interesting piece of news. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has compiled a survey showing the statistics behind customer behaviour when it comes to smartphone OS loyalty. It shows very clearly which operating systems keep customers’ interests, and which operating systems seem to push customers away. The results were…