Apple seems to be cooking something up, according to Computerworld.
An interesting series of Apple predictions (written by me) up on Computerworld right now. Please take a look
Looking for something interesting to read this Thanksgiving? Why not browse this selection of the best Apple history books you can read right now — if you never, ever read any other books about the company, you should read these:
Google’s OS now dominates the smartphone sector in terms of unit sales. However, perhaps market share isn’t such a good metric now Google’s chair has admitted only a few devices — from Google and Samsung — truly compete with the iPhone. The diverse smartphone sector has just been reduced to a three horse race: Apple, Samsung and Google. No other Android partners need apply. Is this open enough for you?
Just a short note, but in July last year Apple CEO, Tim Cook, reportedly signed-up for a Fancy account for some reason. We didn’t know why, but I will say that when I looked at the all-new Apple Store App for the iPad (like Amazon but good) it seemed pretty clear he fancied some of the ideas he saw. That’s not to say Apple stole any ideas, but he was obviously looking for a graphically-rich, shareable, social-friendly inspiration for ideas to support the Apple Retail Store, and I think he drew some inspiration from The Fancy. And why wouldn’t he? He was responsible for the Apple Store at that time, as the company couldn’t find a decent man for the job (and they picked a very smart woman instead). Just a thought.
It sure was a tough day for Google yesterday — any sense of moral prerogative once held by the company or its wider Android “family” may never recover from what took place.
The day begins with news from the US appeals court, which has allowed Apple to once again begin its attempt to force Samsung to cease shipping some of its iDevice-infringing products. To be fair, this is little more than a step toward a somewhat pyrrhic moral victory: these are old products that aren’t stocked any more (except possibly among retailers still trying to shift piles of old units out of their warehouses), but the meaning of the decision (if upheld) is clear:
Samsung copied Apple. Read the rest of this entry
Apple’s [AAPL] iPhone 5 could be the most important smartphone release since the original iPhone, with the world watching to see if its introduction will help beat Samsung down from what Strategy Analytics and ABI Research agree is that firm’s number one position in the global mobile phone biz. READ MORE
Very interesting series of reasons the fanbois and Apple-haters shouldn’t begin shooting their load just yet: “I’m really not expecting the iPhone 5 launch will take place during the Apple[AAPL] WWDC event this June. I don’t really think it was ever planned. Here’s three reasons why you shouldn’t hold your breath:” READ THE REST HERE