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Apple and the Bar By Which All Tech is Measured

During Apple’s iPhone 7 unveiling, executives made a statement that got me thinking. They said from the stage that the iPhone is the device by which all others are measured. It is not hard to...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2016
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The Samsung Debacle and the Long Term Impact on its Reputation

I would sure hate to be the person at Samsung who made the decision to go with the battery supplier they are using in the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s they have shipped around the...

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Tim Bajarin / September 14th, 2016
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Apple’s AirPods: The Brave will be Rewarded

There has been a lot written about Apple’s move away from the audio jack, before and after it actually happened. Many people are outraged a technology that has been around for so long and still … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 14th, 2016
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Contrasting Apple and Alphabet’s Approaches to Healthcare

A little while ago, I wrote a post on tech companies’ efforts in the education sector and how I felt they were lacking (I subsequently wrote a follow-up post about Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app being a...

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Jan Dawson / September 13th, 2016
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Unpacked: Minimal Headphone Jack Impact and Interest in Wireless Headphones

I’m certain many of our readers will agree that the media is blowing the perceived negative consumer sentiment about Apple’s removal of the headphone jack way out of proportion. In reality, this move will have...

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Ben Bajarin / September 12th, 2016
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Key Takeaways from ‘Super Mobility’ Week

While a lot of the tech world’s attention last week was focused on Apple’s announcements in San Francisco, some 30,000 people attended CTIA’s ‘Super Mobility Week’ in Las Vegas, the largest annual wireless convention in … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / September 12th, 2016
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The  Evolution of Gorilla Glass and Why It Matters

A few years back, Apple made the ill-fated decision to invest in a sapphire plant in Arizona with the goal of using sapphire as the new cover glass for iPhones. As we all know, that deal imploded … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 9th, 2016
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Apple Event Recap and Key Insights

Today, Carolina Milanesi and I will both be sharing our key insights from Apple’s fall launch event. Some of the topics here will be bigger picture points, as we intend to develop many of them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 8th, 2016
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What Apple’s Event Signals about the Future

Along with the rest of the core Tech.pinions team, I attended Apple’s event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Between us, we’ll be covering a lot of the angles in our various columns over the coming … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 8th, 2016
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Will the Next iPhone’s Jumpstart a New Super Cycle of iPhone Sales?

Over the last two quarters, Apple suffered the first downturn in iPhone sales and caused quite a stir in the financial community. Some financials analysts said iPhone sales had peaked. Others predicted sales would be...

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Tim Bajarin / September 7th, 2016
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Some Educated Guesses About iPhone 7 and iOS 10 Availability

On Wednesday, Apple will announce its new iPhone models, the availability date of new hardware, and the date on which iOS 10 will be available to download. The content of the iPhone and Apple Watch...

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Jan Dawson / September 6th, 2016
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IFA2016 at the Intersection of US and Asia

Believe it or not despite my numerous 3GSM, MWC, CES and CeBIT shows, this was my first IFA show in my 16 years of covering the consumer electronic market. With over 300 exhibitors spread over … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 5th, 2016
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Intel’s Virtual Reality Bet: Just in Time, or Far Too Late?

During Intel’s recent Developer Forum in August, the company announced it is working on a new “merged reality” platform called Alloy. The device, a standalone head-mounted display (HMD), is a reference design Intel will provide … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / September 2nd, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday September 2nd, 2016

Huawei launches Nova, a new mid-range smartphone family – Carolina Milanesi Yesterday at IFA in Berlin, Huawei launched two new colors for the P9 – red and blue – along with a new MediaPad M3...

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Ben Bajarin / September 2nd, 2016
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Intel and the Last Foundry Standing Theory

Coming out of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), I thought I would share more on what I believe is Intel’s long-term thesis about themselves. Quite simply, I believe they feel they will be the last...

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Ben Bajarin / September 1st, 2016
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The CD-Smartphone Analogy

Smartphones have reached an interesting point in their history. When I say this is now a mature market, I mean two separate things: first, the technology has matured to the point where devices are “good … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 1st, 2016
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Why the Ruling against Apple could have Negative Impact on EU’s Future

I was involved with the Irish Development Agency (IDA) during the early days of Apple deciding to go to Ireland. At the time, the Irish economy was a disaster and they were losing their college...

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Tim Bajarin / August 31st, 2016
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Don’t Over-Simplify Women’s Lack of Interest in Smartwatches

Current smartwatches sales are heavily skewed towards men. In the US, Galaxy Gear ownership skews 76% towards men and 24% female. Current Apple Watch ownership splits 80% men and 20% female for early adopters which … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / August 31st, 2016
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The Changing Nature of Microsoft’s Business

Since Satya Nadella’s appointment as CEO at Microsoft, there’s been a lot of press coverage of the subtle and not-so-subtle cultural changes at the company, in contrast to Steve Ballmer’s tenure. The seeds of some...

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Jan Dawson / August 30th, 2016
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Ridesharing Impact Dramatically Overstated

Amongst the many car tech-related developments, few are receiving more attention than ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. To their credit, these companies have managed to build up enormous valuations and continue to receive … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 30th, 2016
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Apple’s Little Known Secret to Success

One of the things that most consumers do not know about Apple is their supply chain and manufacturing is one of the best in the world. Tim Cook, when he was in charge of the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 29th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Time Shift from Linear to Online TV

The writing is on the wall for online TV to be the predominant way humans consume video content. It truly is only a matter of time. Some countries, like parts of Asia and Europe, are...

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Ben Bajarin / August 29th, 2016
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Has Tech Forgotten Boomers?

Even for those who never watched The Brady Bunch, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” is a well-known meme. When it comes to consumer tech, I think we can invoke a similar meme: “Millenials, Millennials, Millennials”. A huge … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / August 26th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, August 26th, 2016

Rumored $5 Amazon Music Service for Echo is not an Easy Sell – By Carolina Milanesi This week, several publications reported on the rumor Amazon might be launching a music service for $4/5 that will...

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Carolina Milanesi / August 26th, 2016
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The Looming Brand Battles in Consumer Electronics

The consumer market boils down, plain and simply, to brand. Brand matters and is arguably the single most important thing when it comes to consumers. Yes, making great products must accompany this, but the brand...

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Ben Bajarin / August 25th, 2016
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