Steve Jobs just revealed the long awaited iPhone 4 during the opening keynote of the WWDC 2010 conference. Despite creating no surprises with an external design leaked all over the net for the past few weeks, Apple has once again designed an amazing product, well ahead of its competition: highest screen resolution ever (retina display), thinest body, HD video recording, huge battery life, etc… (check out the iPhone 4 product video on the Apple website).
Apple may have failed (intentionally or not) to protect the secrecy around this iPhone 4 (lost/stolen in a Silicon Valley’s pub and disclosed in Vietnam), they remain nevertheless famous for religiously keeping their products from being disclosed before Steve Jobs himself gets a chance to reveal them to the world with his very own set of “amazing”, “great” and “fantastic” superlative adjectives.
Such secrecy around Apple’s truly amazing products contributes to creating huge expectations and rumours about the next big launch. Now that the iPhone 4 is here, we surely should expect geeks and techies of the world to start blogging about what they expect or believe the next iPhone (and iPad) will be made of.
As far as I am concerned, I honestly believe that this iPhone 4 doesn’t leave much space for an iPhone 5 and I can hardly come up with innovative features that next year’s iPhone could bring (Apple has been releasing a new iPhone every year since the initial 2007 launch). But there again, we can probably count on the Cupertino’s gang to surprise us.
We could however easily expect the next iPad (there will be an iPad revision 2 one day) to bring:
- High resolution retina display
- Front camera and FaceTime video calling
- iMovie for HD video editing
- iOS 4 (with groups, multitasking, etc…)
What’s your take ? Let us know what you either wish or think (or know?) the next iPad (revision 2) and iPhone (revision 5) might bring.
I left Paris 10 hours ago and I am 2 hours away from Singapore as I start drafting this post on my iPad. Usually a great sleeper on any short and long distance flight, the 12 noon departure time of Singapore Airlines SQ 333 flight from Paris to Singapore made it difficult to actually get more than 2 hours of sleep so far, leaving me more than 10 hours to experience and enjoy the Apple iPad as a flight companion. Read more to find out 7 work and leisure activities (and apps) that the iPad turns out to be the perfect match for while traveling on a long haul flight. Read more…
The iPad has now been out for a week and the web is full of quality reviews which give you in-depth details of Apple latest revolutionary device. The App Store already offers 3,500 apps specially designed for the iPad which happens to be a fantastic device for playing games, browsing the web, watching videos, as well as working and being productive. Here is the list of my top 7 productivity apps for the iPad.
Apple launched the App Store in July 2008 and has since revolutionized the mobile application industry. They have taken to the masses what used to be a niche market of Palm and Pocket PC software. Everyone now uses apps on their smartphones and 58 million iPhone/iPod Touch users are said to download 4 to 8 apps per month.
With 7 billion downloads in 2009, that’s a completely new ecosystem which has created huge opportunities for indie developers to strike rich in no time. Well that’s at least what a tiny bit of success stories, broadly relayed by the media, are trying to make you believe.
The reality of the App Market is very different and there is a steep long tail distribution concentrating most profits on a very small number of apps and developers. There are however still ways to produce quality profitable apps for the iPhone and I was given a chance today to address this topic during Buzzcity Developer Garage. Make sure to read more to view my entire presentation and download my slides !! Read more…
If you read my blog and follow my tweets, you might have noticed that I keep switching between my three favorite phones: an iPhone 3GS, a Nexus One and a Blackberry Bold 9700.
Three great devices. Three beautiful and powerful gadgets. But certainly three sources of frustrations with each their very own set of caveats and downsides such as the iPhone and the lack of multi-tasking, the Nexus and its poor touchscreen accuracy, as well as the Blackberry and its terrible browsing experience or app catalogue.
If your Telco has an affordable Multi-SIM option, it might be the end of your frustrations. Read more to find out how to seamlessly switch among your various phones without the hassle of removing the SIM card. Read more…
As some of you may know, I run a one-man show company developing iPhone applications. I started Bitsmedia in Singapore less than a year ago and have since been focusing my efforts on delivering quality applications to enterprise clients.
About 6 months ago, I received the first of what was going to become a long list of phone calls from the Forum Nokia team in India. They basically seem to be approaching every company in the world doing iPhone applications and begging them (including myself) to port our applications to Symbian and distribute them on OVI. Read more…