by Garethin Media, Technology1 commentstags: Apple, iPad, iphone, itunes, OSX
I could have written something on the day of the iPad launch but I couldn’t really be arsed. I was busy, everyone was talking about it anyway, and most of the talk was either pro or anti hysteria. My thoughts at the time haven’t really changed though, and reflecting on how things are gradually moving ahead with the iPad, I thought I should get round to writing them down… The hype – there was a lot. Seriously. Rolling news channels, all kinds of online sites, newspapers and magazines. And offline. Someone was going to be disappointed. Lots of people actually. Mainly those who were either daft enough to expect something impossibly miraculous, or those who were cynical enough to want the launch to be an anti-climax. Was there too much hype? Yep – certainly in terms of justifying the actual specific product as it stood on the day. HOWEVER, and it’s a very big however – I can’t help but think that in a few short years that hype *will* be felt to be justified. And everybody will have forgotten about the exact iPad on the launch day. The hype won’t be justified by what the iPad was on that […]
by Garethin Art & Design, Media0 commentstags: Apple, iphone, operating system, OSX, slate, tablet, user interface
Silicon Alley Insider has some choice snippets, apparently from someone who’s actually seen the forthcoming Apple ‘tablet’ / ‘slate’ device – about one of its (many) great mysteries… what it’s Operating System is going to look like. Is it iPhone-ish? It is OSX-ish? Is it a hybrid? How do you use it? What’s the interface metaphor and control paradigm? Well apparently the best we’re going to get for now are… • “It’s pretty.” • “The UI has a good bit of new sexy to it.” • “It’s a big iPhone, but it’s not just a big iPhone.” Helpful, eh…? Oh, and here, if you’re interested in the device, are a few artists impressions drawn from across the interweb of what it MIGHT be like (according to the voices in their heads). Some nice bits of ideas in there, but you kind of know the real thing is still going to exceed pretty much any expectations. Roll on the end of January.
by Garethin Technology0 commentstags: Apple, OSX, stuff, tablet, Technology
Whilst the Indy looks ahead ten years, French website Nowhereelse.fr points us towards the very near future with these clips of what some take to be a glimpse of the forthcoming Apple tablet device (iSlate, iGuide are amongst the names mooted) which is rumoured to be associated with a ‘big’ media event in late January.Not sure about this though – something about it is iffy (or a few things are iffy) – not sure I can put my finger on it exactly. But it’s a very nice fake nonetheless if it is indeed a fake.
by Garethin Environment0 commentstags: Apple, Environment, green, greenpeace, Media, recycling, Technology
Not only has Apple been putting more and more effort into improving its green credentials, showcasing its credentials with a dedicated section of its website – but it has now also given up its membership in the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber’s stance on climate change legislation.In a letter to Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Government Affairs, Catherine A. Novelli, stated Apple’s position and submitted Apple’s resignation… Apple is committeed to protecting the environment and the communities in which we operate around the world. We strongly object to the Chamber’s recent comments opposing the EPA’s effort to limit greenhouse gases.Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort. We would prefer that the Chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a construtive role in addressing the climate crisis. However, because the Chamber’s position differs so sharply with Apple’s, we have decided to resign our membership effective immediately. I never need new reasons to love Apple. But what the hell… Awesome.I’m not naive enough to believe there’s no whiff […]