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Thoughts On Apple

Let’s start with the bad news: The Apple Watch. This beautiful, technological marvel is, in my view, the device our future selves point back to as delineating when Apple changed forever. Not necessarily for the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 22nd, 2014
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Apple Watch Claim Chowder

People really love to hate Apple. It should be considered a disorder at this point. ~ J. Gobert (@MrGobert) The Apple Watch may or may not fail, but the analysis of the Watch has already … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 21st, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple iPhone 6 Launch and Its Impact

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Ben Bajarin discuss the impact of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the market and their potential impact on Samsung … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 20th, 2014
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Why Apple Never Targeted Sapphire Screens for the New iPhones

When Apple and GT Advanced announced a partnership to make and purchase sapphire screens, most of the media jumped to the conclusion Apple was going to use them in their upcoming smartphones. However, when the iPhones … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 19th, 2014
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Microsoft and Google’s platform problems

Microsoft and Google appear to be moving in different directions when it comes to their platforms and first party hardware, as I’ve written about before. However, in some respects they’re fighting the very same battle … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 18th, 2014
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2015: The Battle For Our Body Begins

Much of the battleground of computing throughout tech history has been for our desks, our laps, and our pockets. In 2015, the battleground for our body will begin. It can be argued that battle had … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2014
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The Wearable-Identity Connection

Two of the hottest topics in technology these days are smart wearable devices and digital identities. The former, thanks in part to last week’s unveiling of the Apple Watch, has captured the attention of nearly … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 16th, 2014
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Are Dogs Even Necessary In An iPhone World?

Does the iPhone hate dogs? I know, that’s not a fair question. Still, I can’t help but wonder if the iPhone, if all smartphones, will fundamentally alter our relationship with our most trusted, faithful, ready-to-die-for-us-but-until-then-let’s-go-for-a-walk … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 15th, 2014
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Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, Tim Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss the recent Apple announcements, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and Apple Pay. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 14th, 2014
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I Shall Now Make My Apple Event Predictions!

I always like to make my predictions AFTER the fact. Improves accuracy. Yet I’m still bound to get a few things wrong. You can only predict things after they have happened. ~ Eugene Ionesco Truth … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 14th, 2014
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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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