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iPhone 5 is Here!

September 13, 2012 2 comments

Well i have to say the most anticipated phone of this decade is unveiled and it might have raised a few eye brows and might have also unimpressed a few as well! With Steve Jobs and his legacy a major factor in the iPhone as a product it is ironic its got a major face lift in terms of a 4″ inch retina display and has an unparalleled camera.

It’s faster!! what Apple says is its  “Up to twice as fast compared with the [iPhone 4S’ A5 chip]. The A6 chip also offers graphics performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5.” Really amazing in terms of a performance upgrade! Its ben suggested by most experts the A6 is mostly based on a ARM Cortex- A15 design. It appears to be a huge deal because it means Apple beat both Texas Instruments and Samsung on bringing A15s to market (now Samsung might want to file a case by any chance!). The GPU core count in the iPhone5 is mostly double from that of the iPhone 4S.

Apple claims to be able to balance increased performance with decent battery life because of tweaks done independent of the main CPU. Now that’s engineering at its best and no wonder they are the benchmark for the industry. Battery claims by Apple say that, Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi.

Siri has been improved. In an onstage demonstration, Siri was able to answer questions about the result of a recent pro football game and recite a list of movies playing around town, along with ratings.

Beyond hardware, Apple telegraphed many of the software changes to expect in iPhone 5 when it debuted iOS 6, its latest mobile operating system, in June. iOS6 has some new features like Passbook is by far my fav feature (if it is well integrated with other major players it might well make my phone my wallet on a day to day bases), Facebook integration its according to most user the best in any mobile to date, Facetime over 3G might be a killer feature, iOS6 new maps app is another anticipated venture considering Apple is directly taking on Google maps head on etc.

Apple’s stock closed at $669.79 a share today, up 1.39 percent from yesterday and with the iPhone 5 going on sale on September 21 in a few hand picked countries and would be rolling out in about 100 by the year end it is Apple’s most aggressive roll out on any iPhone to date.

Google and Samsung might well have to get cooking to counter Apple’s new beast!

 

(P.S I would still stick to my HTC One X \m/ but might consider an iPhone some day! )

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Story of Apple!

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Categories: apple, Tech, technology

Steve Jobs – World shall miss him!

October 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs

Quite late indeed to write about a man who changed the world with his creations. Steve Paul Jobs is a name that goes down in the history books for what he created and the vision he left for the rest of us! When i came across details of his personal life on how he had to face hardships of walking 7Km to get free meals in Hare Krishna temple, sleeping in friends homes and selling coke bottle for cash. It makes me think he deserved what he achieved for what he endured in life.

Jobs along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others—designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential ofXerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. He made the computer move away from laboratories and put them in homes of common people. His vision of GUI made use of computer simpler affair.

After enduring a power struggle in the board, his resignation would have been termed as the last we saw of him form most critics. But to this day his story of rise to the top again by establishing NeXT Computer and Pixar (bought by him, previously called The Graphics Group). NeXT was is some way not a great success but Pixar created brilliant animation movies that had great box office success. To name a few  A Bug’s Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters, Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo(2003); The Incredibles (2004); Cars (2006); Ratatouille (2007); WALL-E (2008); Up (2009); and Toy Story 3 (2010). Disney did buy Pixar but Steve was given a 7% stake and was part of the board.

Steve Jobs

Upon his return to Apple, he turned their fortune around with market dominating products like ipod, iphone and ipad. He turned valuation of $3 per share company to a $300, proving why he is just so awesome. I still remember the first time used a ipod i was amazed as how awesome the UI was and the scroll wheel was amazing experience which to this date i still remember. The iphone was one step ahead paving a boom of the touch phone is the market.

” 3 Apples changed the world
1st one seduced Eve
2nd fell on Newton
3rd was offered to the world half bitten by Steve Jobs “

Not many had the technical know how like him but his eye for detail with respect to how his gadgets look made him stand out. A true visionary who the world shall miss!!

Steve jobs

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iPhone 5 Concept Video

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Well with ideas like these future looks bright! 😀

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