We’ve officially reached the end of the circle. Look at this keyboard/case. It effectively makes your iPad Pro an iOS version of a MacBook, at least from an aesthetics perspective.
This is the future for most people. Get used to it, guys.
Whenever you set up a new iPhone, Apple kindly adds a playlist to it that references all of the music you’ve purchased from iTunes in the past. Let’s do some quick math, shall we. Let’s say that that the average price per song is $1.15 (remember songs used to be $0.99, before jumping to $1.29).
That means I’ve spent $1,764.10 on iTunes music. I’ll let that sink in a bit. Just on music. Keep in mind what that doesn’t include: apps, movies, books, ringtones, etc.
My oh my…
There were times, during the past two decades, when he considered leaving Apple, but he stayed, becoming an intimate friend of Steve Jobs and establishing the build and the finish of the iMac, the MacBook, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. He is now one of the two most powerful people in the world’s most valuable company.
Fascinating article on Apple’s lead designer and de facto direction maker. A long read, but a very good one.
A couple of things that stand out to me:
A well-written piece am definitely worth checking out.
Source: The New Yorker
I quickly whipped together an update and got it submitted, promising the users it would be fixed in around a weeks time. This update was literally a 2 line fix in the code, so I thought I had nothing to worry about.
Fast forward a week and Apple has binary rejected the update on copyright grounds as you are able to find Disney images (amongst other names) using the app. I use Tumblr’s API and Imgur’s API to retrieve the the GIFs, the same GIFs that are available in the Tumblr app and through the Safari browser.
I have been identified as an Apple fan for years (and rightly so). I have also been accused of being an Apple apologist. If you believe that, let me break that thought process right now. What happened to Matt is utterly ridiculous and Apple should be ashamed that they are treating their customers (yes, not retail customer, but still a valid customer) like this. It’s ok to have a rule, but make sure that rule, and the upholding of that rule, makes sense. Don’t be afraid to make an exception. And don’t hide behind a corporate “because I said so”.
In browsing my Twitter feed last night, I came across this Instagram photo from a phenomenal photographer named James Duncan Davidson (@duncan). And this particular image just spoke to me. Not only from the Apple nerd part of my brain (let’s see how many of you get that), but from a life perspective as well. Think about it. Why do we put up with all of this negativity? Why not just get rid of it? Delete it, if you will.