Archive for September 12th, 2014

Apple’s Keynote; iPhone 6, Apple Watch, Apple Pay, U2

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Hard to miss, once again Apple managed to keep ‘the world’ busy by releasing/announcing new goodies during their Event last Tuesday. The highlights:

– iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; bigger screens, a design that goes back to the original iPhone having round corners yet thinner than any other smartphone, full specs though not too shocking improvements (the innovation curve is not as steep as it was 6-7 years ago), to be released in Norway pretty soon, on September 26, yay! And yes; iWant! And iNeed as the battery of my ‘old’ iPhone 5 is extremely bad…I actually qualify for a battery replacement but that process means I am without a phone for some weeks which is (professionally) a no-go. Get the iPhone 6 (-Plus), then have the iPhone5 battery replaced and use it as my dutch phone sounds just fine for me! 🙂

– Apple Watch; I am not a watch person, and unsure if this is for me. That said, it seems as an amazing product which seems to raise the bar considerably for the tech wearables industry. Other attempts in this category don’t come close to what the Apple Watch will bring…do we need it? Will it be the next cornerstone for Apple’s business? Not sure about that, only future can tell…as long as they are able to ‘solve’ the battery-life challenge it might…

– Apple Pay; Finally, Apple’s first steps into becoming a bank which is not strange as they have been sitting on 500 million creditcard accounts for years…from the demo it seems a HUGE improvement in the way we will/can do payments, yet it won’t be for me soon, as this will be US only for some time

– U2 album give away; Apple gives all its iTunes Store customers the new U2 album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free!! This can very well be seen as *the* major thing from last Tuesdays event. And with the cash Apple has, this is actually an easy one for them while generating a lot of attention and traction towards iTunes. It can also be seen as ‘proof’ that Apple fears its iTunes business model is failing and needs adjustment (in the direction of Spotify-like services).


For the ones who are really interested in the full background on the announcements: watch the full  Keynote speech here!

The event started with an inspirational video called ‘Perspective’ which is too beautiful not to have it on the blog…Here’s to those who have always seen things differently…Njoy!



QOTD September 12 2014

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey: “May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.”