Tonight: Chris Breen -- The Big Picture on iPhone 5c and 5s
A couple of new people tonight, including a brand new certified Apple consultant.
News and Events
iPhone 5 announced:
regional carries will have phone on 9'/28
preorders already sold out
Java updates, and security issues
Stock hitting new highs, analysts raise target prices
stock closed today @$699.80
iOS 6 available on 9/18 - tomorrow
Google releases YouTube app
UUID gone, w/iOS 6
Speaking of UUIDs,
iPod Touch, and nano New
Ping goes away
Rumor of Apple getting into Pandora territory
Be sure to update the Kindle app before updating to iOS 7.
Main Presentation - Chris Breen - The Big Picture on iPhone 5c and 5s==========================
The Long Campaign
iPhone 5s and 5c, Mavericks, iOS 7
phase 3 of the Post PC Era
In tech, you have to plan things in a long campaign. Tech companies can not simply do one thing and just hold on that one thing. Tech companies have to keep moving.
Microsoft tried to live forever on Windows and Office. They got on mobile operating systems too late, and hence tried to implement it too hurriedly. It was reactive, not proactive.
There is iteration versus innovation.
Let's forbid the phrase "If Steve was alive...".
Does Apple continue to innovate since a certain past event, or is Apple now just interating?
Iteration: bigger screens, faster processors, better camera.
Can you finish the sentence: "this completely changes the way I .... "?
interation can still disrupt existng markets.
Innovation: creating a business from whole cloth, makeing a nascent business legimate, tuenign an existing market on its head.
Innovation: the first iPod, the first iPhone.
Who is innovative: Apple, Google, Amazon, TiVo, Netflix
Who is not: Samsung, Microsoft -- me, too-ers.
So, is this an innovation year for Apple? NO. You can not expect to win the World Series every year.
This is a "team building" year, in the baseball sense. You prep the new players for the future.
One common theme of nost new releases is the Future.
-- iPhone 5s: fingerprinting scanning, M7, 64-bit processor, LTE
The 5s will encourage you to use the fingerprint scanner.
-- useful for more than unlocking the iPhone
-- can be used with Passbook for purchases
-- can be used with iBeacon for purchases
-- and Apple will get a tiny percentage of every transaction, which will be serious money.
The M7 focusses on movement.
-- fitness apps
-- takes the place of fit-bit, up, etc.
-- reduces power comsumption for background tasks related to movement.
-- prevent texting while driving.
-- develop to a single code base for iOS and Mac OS X
-- adds Worldwide compatiablity
-- energy savings, speed-ups, more iOS features
-- tabbed browsing in Finder
-- Finder tags
-- stuff under the hood is much more interesting
-- security, prevents reformatting without Apple ID password
-- iTunes Radio, the Pandora killer, plus it brings IP radio to the masses.
-- -- plus you can create your own "station".
The iPhone 5c -- the future is really cool, but there is nothing wrong with making money.
-- just like the iPod, which was followed by the iPod mini.
-- fashion matters to people, the colors will be a hit.
-- these will sold by the bucket load
Still to come
-- iPads and iPods next month, 64 bit, fingerprint sensor.
-- The Mac Pro
What about that darned living room conundrum, getting us to cut the "cable".
Open Source Corner -- The Pencil Project
Wireframes - flowcharts - diagrams
Use Pencil to draw prototype graphic layouts or flowcharts or similar diagrams. Collections of graphic shapes are provided for generic use and for the shapes particular to computer GUI, iPhone GUI and iPad GUI.
Q and A
1. having problems connecting iOS devices to new Comcast high speed router.
--- does not work consistently
--- no solution
2. itunes has a lot of free stuff -- how can I find a list? Especially movies?
--- in iTunes store screen use the quick links for "Free on iTunes"
3. least expensive way to get Adobe Bridge
--- legally, it is only available with Adobe Creative Cloud, $600 per year, billed $49.99 / month
4. Boot camp -- need to remove and reinstall Windows 7
-- no need to erase, just reload from the Windows distribution disk.
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