Would a $99 iPhone “dilute” the Apple brand?

Would a $99 iPhone "dilute" the Apple brand?
I keep reading commentaries on the idea of a $99 iPhone. What surprises me, is that some people seem to think that a $99 iPhone would somehow tarnish or “dilute” the Apple brand. I can’t for the life of me see why. A $99 iPhone is a great idea. Apple has made it very clear Read more…

POLL: Do you buy movies in iTunes?

“The Dark Knight” is available for purchase on iTunes. It’s $14.99 on iTunes, and $14.95 (this week only) at Wal-Mart. I thought about buying it today when I was walking through the store, but I decided against it. Then I thought about buying it again when I got home, and decided against it again. I’m Read more…

Steve Jobs isn’t interested in Netbooks – just ask him

Steve Jobs isn't interested in Netbooks - just ask him
Analyst Ezra Gottheil from Technology Business Research (TBR) needs to find another job. If you can make it through this very long winded article on Apple Insider, what you’ll find is that Gottheil is certain that Apple is going to release a $599 netbook sometime in the first half of next year. He bases this Read more…

Does it matter if Obama uses an iPod or Zune?

Does it matter if Obama uses an iPod or Zune?
Sometimes I look at the things that blow up on the Internet and I just hang my head in disbelief. We’re currently in one of the worst economic states this country has ever been in. The entire world is looking a recession, and after handing our banks oodles and gobs of cash, our automotive industry Read more…

More names pull out of Macworld 2009

Hot on the heals of Adobe choosing not to have a booth at Macworld 2009, Apple Insider is reporting that several other big names are either scaling down, or pulling out all together. Companies like Belkin, Seagate, and Creative Labs have pulled out completely, while companies like Google and Marware are scaling back from previous Read more…

The App Store is not the “gold mine” some would have you believe

The App Store is not the "gold mine" some would have you believe
Steve Demeter has done really well in the iTunes App Store. He made $250,000 in profits in the first two months of release of his game “Trism”. His success has sparked more than a few articles claiming that developers can “strike it rich” in the iTunes App Store. These articles give the impression that all Read more…

Hollywood using iPhone Apps as Advertising

Hollywood using iPhone Apps as Advertising
We’re seeing more and more iPhone Apps that also double as advertising for movies and video games. It all started with “The Dark Knight” earlier this year. The App was simple, but fun, and it allowed you to add some Joke-inspired graffiti on photos of your friends, enemies or…whoever. Then Star Wars got in the Read more…

What do you want to see next from Apple?

What do you want to see next from Apple?
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What the iPhone needs next – organization

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the iPhone 3.0. I’m sincerely hoping by then that we have an improvement on the organization of the iPhone Apps – because they are seriously starting to get out of hand. I currently have 7 of the 9 available screens filled to the brim with Read more…

Microsoft jumping on the App Store bandwagon

Microsoft jumping on the App Store bandwagon
Steve Ballmer spoke on Friday about Webkit, the App Store, and Facebook, making it clear that Microsoft’s long standing policies to innovate by copying what others have already done, is going to continue to be the flagship motto of the company for years to come. According to Apple Insider Ballmer dismissed Webkit as interesting, but Read more…