Category Archives: Apple

App Icons are Itty Bitty Banner Ads

An old blog post I wrote last year about a decades old humor article on icon design is actually remarkably relevant to today’s App Store market. Years ago, Apple published a developer magazine. I don’t even remember the name of … Continue reading

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Followup on the State of iPhone Gaming: The $0.99 Economy

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the state of iPhone gaming was changing with an influx in bigger studios with smaller and smaller pricing margins. Things have gotten even more competitive since with Gameloft and other studios … Continue reading

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Online vs Print, and the Evolution of Media

Here are a few random thoughts I’ve had recently about blogging, online media and traditional print media. Online Ads vs Newspaper Ads Here’s a promising chart for all online-media folk published by Alley Insider. Newspaper ads dropping, online ads keep … Continue reading

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Apple Finally Releases a PDA

It may have been lost on some, but Apple’s release of the iPod Touch brings a close to one of the longest running rumors in Apple’s history… the return of Newton. Oh, we knew it was coming when they released … Continue reading

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Keyboard Real. iPod UI?

I was wrong. Or, I guess, my conclusion was wrong in Final Verdict: Keyboard Fake. iPod UI Real. The prototype keyboard photos that were posted to Chinese forum were real. It really is a significant event that will make the … Continue reading

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Newsflash: People Make Up Rumors

Gizmodo posted and then retracted a rumor that they posted from someone who emailed them and purported to be from a Google Product Marketing Manager. Engadget goes on to “debunk” this rumor, making a big deal about it. Gizmodo even … Continue reading

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Final Verdict: Keyboard Fake. iPod UI Real.

A couple of supposed Apple leaks have been distributed over the net over the past week. Rightfully so, each time people question the authenticity of the images that are “leaked”. In the first instance, some iPod user interface videos were … Continue reading

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On MacRumors.com’s Credibility

MacRumors.com has been around for a while now… over 7 years. And in that time I’d like to think that the site has earned some credibility amongst its regular readers. We take rumors seriously — well before it was popular … Continue reading

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On Apple Analysts and Their ‘Research’

Financial analysts are a funny thing in the Apple rumor world. With increasing media coverage of everything Apple, as well as the impressive growth of their stock, it seems financial analysts are covering Apple in increasing detail and frequency. I … Continue reading

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Engadget’s ‘iPhone and Leopard Delay’ Rumor

Engadget published a report today claiming that Apple was delaying Leopard until Jan 2008 and the iPhone until October. We hesitatingly republished this report with some caveats. As it turns out, the report was wrong, but I don’t necessarily blame … Continue reading

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