Tag: Apple

  • Apple Publishes Mobility Data

    Apple Publishes Mobility Data

    Apple published an interesting visualization of data they have on the number of times Apple Maps users looked up directions and how the frequency has changed during the pandemic. The Mobility Trends Report is not only a great way to show the value of Apple’s aggregate data but also an opportunity for the company to […]

  • Reminds me of something

    A team from Vice News flew to Huawei headquarters in China at the invitation of the company. It was clearly a PR junket. Huawei has been accused of copying Apple before and after seeing the video of their company store, I can see that they have a point.

  • No one in the universe reads the terms and conditions

  • Apple Design Extends to Process

    Like everyone else I too read through 17,000 word profile of Apple Design chief Jony Ive. It’s extensive and well worth your time if you want to get a sense of the scope of Apple’s vision and how they think about design. What struck me most was the passage below which shows you just how […]

  • Those other headphones look like medical equipment

    This interview with Jimmy Iovine on the eve of the announcement of Beats Music goes a long way towards explaining how Beats and Apple might work together. Appreciation of sound and the ability to call bullshit on existing music recommendation engines (at 23:00), I put in the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan as my two […]

  • So it begins – iOS CarPlay

    So it begins – iOS CarPlay

    Announced at last year’s WWDC, Apple revealed today that CarPlay, the integrated iOS platform for in-dash entertainment and navigation will be shipping in 2014 models by Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. Notable in its absence was Tesla. The ecosystem will limit apps to approved partners so it’s Siri for voice and Apple Maps for […]

  • Apple and Storytelling

    Apple’s latest installment of their storytelling marketing campaign is on their home page today. Your Verse (link broken – see embed below) features Robin Williams who narrates Walt Whitman and invites you to stop watching and start making. Poetry, Beauty, Romance, Love – these are what we stay alive for. That the company that has […]

  • iPhone users are Misunderstood

    This commercial could apply to any teenage cell phone user. It’s not just about CandyCrush and Snapchat, the phone is also a tool that can bring families together.

  • Japanese Maps a Unique Challenge

    Japanese Maps a Unique Challenge

    The New York Times has a piece pointing out that the new iOS 6 cartography woes that Apple is experiencing are amplified in Japan which presents it’s own unique mapping challenges. Mainly because they are trying to jam a global mapping paradigm into Japan which has its own challenges. … cities like Tokyo are changing […]

  • Will Sony Get Back it’s Original Mojo?

    Will Sony Get Back it’s Original Mojo?

    When Steve Jobs first visited Sony, he had huge respect for the company and it’s founder. He emulated many aspects of the company and even tried to convince Apple employees in California to adopt Sony’s famous grey ripstop nylon vest uniforms. On a trip to Japan in the early 1980s, Jobs asked Sony’s chairman Akio Morita why everyone […]