Archive for the ‘iPhone’ category

Now Playing: September 2012 Mobile Industry Announcements Marathon

October 4, 2012

Well, this September turned out to be a huge month for announcements in the mobile world.  We all have come to expect the Apple fall announcement, but now everyone seems to be getting into the act.  So in case you missed any of them, here they are all are, in date order.  With over eight hours of video, better grab plenty of that favorite caffeinated beverage.

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The iPhone: Five Years Later

July 4, 2012

It’s the 4th of July again and citizens of the United States are celebrating America’s birthday with picnics and fireworks.  There’s another birthday of note which celebrates another type of independence.

The iPhone recently had its fifth birthday, having been launched on June 29, 2007.  It’s hard to put into words the impact that the iPhone has had on the mobile computing industry.  Every so often I go back and view Steve Job’s iPhone announcement at MacWorld 2007.  Simple things we take for granted today like pinch/zoom, screen rotation, and a usable mobile browser had us in a state of wonderment.  Today most of the smartphone designs are building on (and improving on) the iPhone’s innovative design.

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Media Tablets in the Enterprise: Consumerization of IT Strikes Again

June 4, 2011

media tablets tug-of-war

Well, Apple did it again. On April 3, 2010, they unleashed the iPad, a thin, sleek, tablet that has excited consumers around the world. It borrowed a lot from its little sibling, the iPhone, including compatibility with mobile applications in the Apple App Store. Just to give you some perspective, it took 74 days to sell one million iPhones. We know how that product revolutionized the smartphone industry. It took only 28 days to sell one million iPads. Simply amazing.
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Smartphone OS Proliferation: When Will The Madness Stop?

August 4, 2010

Remember the days of the desktop/notebook world?  It was a much simpler time, with Microsoft as the dominant OS, a few (but fiercely loyal) Apple users and a small, die-hard Linux contingency.  There were more contenders, but I won’t mention their names, lest I be accused of living in the past.

Not so in the smartphone market.  While the desktop/notebook OS world converged, the smartphone OS world seems to be diverging.  And there doesn’t seem to be an end in site.
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iPhones in the Enterprise: What’s A Company To Do?

May 4, 2010

iPhones in the Enterprise

Introduction

The Apple iPhone has made a tremendous impact in the mobile computing world. Its muti-touch capacitive interface, innovative hardware features (accelerometer, sensors) and a usable mobile web browsing experience revolutionized mobile computing.

Targeted for consumer use, the first generation iPhone was hardly thought of as having potential for business use. After all, Apple might be a household name but is typically only seen by enterprises in niche areas. However, more and more prosumers (individuals who are professionals as well as consumers) started requesting use of the iPhone in their business roles. The IT folks easily dismissed the device as not ready for corporate use due to the lack of security and management features. This started to change with the release of iPhone OS 2.0.

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