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Mobile Focused Podcast: Apple’s Doubling Down on the Ecosystem

-+*Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss the announcements around Apple’s big event. We discuss everything from iPhones taking share of premium from Android, to payments and Apple’s business model advantage, and some high level thoughts … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 12th, 2014
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The iPhone 6 Size Conundrum

-+*Since Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, the size of the screen on each version was the same. For the first five years, the screen on the iPhone was 3.5 inches. Then they moved to a … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 12th, 2014
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Apple Watch will finally move the needle on smartwatches

-+*A few weeks ago, partly in anticipation of Apple’s big event this week, I published a report on market prospects for smartwatches, and wrote a companion piece here on Tech.pinions on the topic. The title … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 11th, 2014
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Apple Payments and Smart Watches: Just the Beginning

-+*Over the past few years, Apple has been building a loyal user base. Zero sum game analysis of market share is irrelevant to the market dynamics playing out in mobile. So when it relates to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 9th, 2014
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The Password Dilemma

-+*Security-related issues have come to the fore recently and focused a harsh light on some of the methods that companies use to try and protect your data and/or identity. The consistent theme throughout virtually all … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 9th, 2014
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I Was Wrong And The iPhone 5c Is Still A Failure

-+*The best way to defeat the iPhone is to create a superior alternative to the app ecosystem. With widgets, notifications, continuity and inter-app processes in iOS 8, Apple did just that. Woe to Android, Windows Phone … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 8th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Security and the Cloud

-+*Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, Tim Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss the recent Apple iCloud security breach as well as general concerns around security on the web, digital … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 6th, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Business Models

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Business Models … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 6th, 2014
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The Doctor-Patient Health Tracker Data Dilemma

-+*In my column last Friday, “Why an iWatch is not Apple’s next big thing“, I pointed out I believed Apple is doing less an iWatch and more a wearable with a narrower focus around fitness and health care. Of course it … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 5th, 2014
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Five Thoughts on Privacy and Security

-+*Apple’s been in the news this week because hackers apparently forced their way into various celebrities’ iCloud accounts and stole photos, which have now been released to the public. It’s still not clear exactly how … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 4th, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Evolutionary Or Revolutionary

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Evolutionary Or … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 4th, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Product

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Product Apple’s … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 3rd, 2014
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If the World Was a Village – Tech Edition

-+*Bob’s column yesterday brought back into attention some of the things I discussed in this article called Computing’s S-Curve. We are on the path to connect the planet via a pocket computer. This is so … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 3rd, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Cynicism

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Cynicism All … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 2nd, 2014
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Smart Connected Devices: A New Forecast

-+*As an analyst, one of the first things I was ever asked to do was put together a forecast. In fact, a key part of an analyst’s job is to dive deeply into a market, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 2nd, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Killers

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Killers There … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 1st, 2014
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The 5.5 Inch iRemote For The Apple Home

-+*You want to talk about Apple. I understand. They are the biggest tech company in the world. Their products are used by hundreds of millions. Oh, and next week there’s — OMG! — a major … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 1st, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Events

-+*With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Events A … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 31st, 2014
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Apple Claim Chowder: Introduction

-+*Apple has scheduled an Event for Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Apple’s Events attract critics the way a trailer park attracts tornados. Good analysis and insightful critiques are expected and welcome, however many critics merely repeat … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 30th, 2014
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How Microsoft and Apple’s Ads Define Their Strategy

-+*Recently, after spending a lot of time with many of Microsoft’s OEM partners and looking at their overall strategic view of the PC and tablet markets of the future, it has become clear to me … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 29th, 2014
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My Phablet Skepticism Thesis

-+*I have been publicly doubting the existence of the 5.5 inch iPhone for some time. I promised many on Twitter I would share my overall thesis on the category so here it is. Starting from … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 28th, 2014
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Why Apple Will Switch to ARM-Based Macs

-+*This article examines Apple’s philosophy with their own internally designed A-series processors and why that philosophy may lead Apple to design their own chips for the Mac.

Matt Richman / August 28th, 2014
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Who Apple, Google and Microsoft Should Acquire Next

-+*On Tuesday night, TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm asked on Twitter: If you were Microsoft/Google/Apple what company would you buy? — Alex Wilhelm (@alex) August 27, 2014 It was late and I fired off a quick response but I … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / August 28th, 2014
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Mac vs. PC All Over Again

-+*The latest round of company quarterly financial results illuminate three trends in the device market: Apple continues to generate record profits largely due to growing iPhone sales (iPad sales are slowly declining, Macs are growing, … Continue reading

Avi Greengart / August 27th, 2014
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Phablets—aka Pocket Computers—Drive New World Order

-+*I’m writing this week’s column from the comfort of my hotel room in Shenzhen, China where I just witnessed first hand the evolutionary wave that has begun to take over the world of smart connected … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 25th, 2014