Category Archives: Cupertino’s Reign

Market Manipulation?

Benign and/or sinister… Perhaps it’s a bit of both: Giving away 500 millions copies of a (now and for sometime, ‘Fortune 500′) band’s latest album had to be a mutually-crafted decision. After the commercial failure of their previous release, U2 … Continue reading

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Think Different.

For anyone that might still think that the content that they purchased via iTunes is actually their own… they might want to think again what the definition of ‘their own’ is? DRM controversies-aside, buying content via Apple (as most people … Continue reading

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Corporate Amnesia?

For those that might have forgotten Apple’s iconic 1984 ad… (Source) Apple: http://goo.gl/ugQtOU

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Not On My Device!

Based on user-reviews, at this juncture, Apple’s decision to ‘gift’ 500 million iTunes’ subscribers the latest U2 album has not been without controversy ranging from those that simply do not want it to those who are unable to play it!

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In the Name of Bloat…

U2’s surprise album release as a part of Apple’s Launch Event could signify a number of variables ranging from iTunes hitting the decline phase of the product life-cycle (which based on declining downloads of music is a valid argument); a major … Continue reading

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Us Too!

Granted, Apple does not have first-mover advantage regarding wearable technology. Nevertheless, they have the firm’s cache and a sleek design (for iWatch). While the former can’t be artificially enhanced the latter will in all probability inspire lots of copy-cats… Your … Continue reading

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One More Thing…

Although end-user reviews, quirks, bugs, etc. have yet to be reported (en mass) it’s pretty clear that Apple’s iWatch has set a benchmark that other manufacturers (have) in all probability got to be jealous of. (Source) The Times of India: … Continue reading

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Rumors Abound.

In advance of the (seemingly) imminent launch of their iWatch and the latest iPhone, etc. it’s clear that Apple knows how to milk PR; innuendo; fan-boys and pretty much everything else related to their product-cycles.

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The Next Big Thing?

Apple’s got another chance (albeit a very rare one) to be an alchemist again. If the firm gets their long-beaten-into-the-ground-rumor-of-an-iWatch-right, few (average) consumers will recall that (like the iPod) Apple was not the innovator of said device. However, if the … Continue reading

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NFC (Now For Certain?)

If Apple does actually embed NFC (near-field communication) in iPhone 6 it could be a game-changer particularly for the American market (which lags woefully behind Asia / Europe in this respect). (Source) IBT: http://goo.gl/p1aA6h

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