Posted by hendrik in Apple
on Nov 8th, 2012
The Apple iPad mini is available for the public to buy ( in certain markets it is on preorder). In the US Apple claim they sold 3 million of the devices in the opening weekend. It almost reads like a movie opening night, never mind a consumer electronics device launch. The point is that the mini is the big dark horse in Apple’s future. Why? Well, we all know that the 9.7” iPad is super popular and that the iPhone is the revenue driver for Apple. How does the iPad mini fit into the larger picture?
I think Apple has just unveiled the device that will be more widely adopted than any other form...
Posted by hendrik in Apple
on Mar 8th, 2012
Last night (South African time) Apple unveiled their third generation iPad. A few things were done yesterday that were very different to the old Apple. When Steve Jobs was still CEO it seemed that Apple did not listen to their customers regarding features for a new product. The new iPad interestingly features a few things that can been seen as solutions for deficiencies from previous iPad’s.
“The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice...
Posted by hendrik in Apple, Performance
on Mar 6th, 2012
After last weeks announcement that there have been 25 billion app downloads on both the iPhone and iPad, it is no wonder that tomorrow is a day that Apple fans have been looking forward to for a while. Tomorrow sees the official unveiling of the third generation iPad. Normally Apple plays coy and sets no expectations to their product launches but this time they have not done so:
“We have something you really have to see. And touch”. The media invitation, shown above has caused a great deal of rumor construction. Is the home button no longer on the device? Is Siri going to be on this...
Posted by hendrik in Performance
on Dec 8th, 2011
In 2011, the must have electronic device has been a tablet and I am pretty sure that I can make the argument that tablet usage has become mainstream. This thought has been confirmed by the amount of tablets (not to be confused with medicine) I have seen in coffee shops and on public transport. Let me be frank; 2011 was the year of the tablet.
The iPad received a facelift in March which has become the tablet that all other tablets are compared to. We all know the benefits of the iPad (apps, comfort etc) but with all due respect no other manufacturer has made a significant dent on the effect that the...
Posted by hendrik in Performance, Technology
on Apr 21st, 2011
Intellectual property is what companies use to protect algorithms, product design and certain things that the public never see but use on a daily basis. Every time you do a google search you are using a piece of software code that is arguably one of the most secret pieces of information in the world. Intellectual property can be seen as the things that provide companies a competitive edge over their competition. It is protected by the law and if found to be violated offending individuals and companies can expect fines of epic proportions.
In my last post I mentioned Samsung being a very big supplier...