Both the first and second generations iPads proved to the tech world that Apple still knows what we want, even before we knew we wanted it. At first it was subject to extreme criticism, initially the biggest being the name itself. However, there’s no question that in the two years this amazing product has been out for, it’s absolutely changed the way we interact with, consume, and even create all types of media.
Despite it having almost identical features to the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPad proved that simply having the same user experience and touch interface on a bigger screen truly did make all the difference in the world. More room to touch, more room to interact, more room to play, type, etc..the list is endless. Bigger is certainly better here.
Almost everybody has a smart phone by now. Whether it be 3G, 4G, iPhone, Android, AutoBot; they are all amazing machines. And the reasons why people have them are abundant: Internet surfing capabilities, pristine picture and video resolution, and style points for being an up-to-date technology consumer.
With Christmas coming up, many smart phones will likely be found laying in unopened boxes wrapped in colorful paper.
However, there are still people who are afraid. The cost, and the required purchase of a data plan along with a smart phone just scares them. They still have a regular phone, able to call and text, but with none of the prestige. But they still have hope.
There is an alternative option for people who want a smart phone, but don’t want to mess with the extra monthly data charges. Look no further than the new iPod Touch.
Apple? And 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution)? Could it be? That’s what has the rumor mill churning once again, thanks to an unnamed source at Nikkei Business.
With so many high-end LTE Android handsets currently on the market, like the new Droid Bionic and even more recently the RAZR, this could be a very crucial competitive edge for Apple. Though the question arises; how will LTE perform on AT&T’s constantly ridiculed network?
Have you ever bought an iPod and found out a month later that they are releasing a new one with some fancy new features, a new color, or design? I’m sure this has happened to most of us, and man is it upsetting. The idea of “Planned Obsolescence” is when a company deliberately plans or designs a product to have a limited life, so it will become obsolete after a certain period of time. Guess what happens after that? You go out out and buy a new one. Not only does this relate to product design and features but, also hardware and functionality. Apple has consistently been one of the most successful at planned obsolescence but, is it a good business strategy or evil ploy to have consumers keep buying your products.
After suffering the devastating loss of my Crackberry to some unsurprising, and seemingly predestined, water damage… I stood in the AT&T store at a crossroad. Setting my feelings aside, I hesitantly converted the iPhone 4 (prior to the release of the iPhone 4S). My reservations about the iPhone quickly vanished.
To ensure this bad boy would be protected, I invested in the most durable phone cover and case on the market: the Otter Box.
The shock absorbing, polycarbonate exterior was created to be resilient enough for even outdoor professionals. Better yet, the Otter Box has proven its durability in the most threatening of college conditions.
Apple Everything and iOS 5
The switch to the iPhone wasn’t all that foreign since I am an avid user of Apple products and my MacBook Pro. In conjunction with the release of the iPhone 4S, the iOS 5 software-update was available for existing iPhone carriers. My favorite new feature, since applying the iOS 5 update, is the notification center.