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Talking From Both Sides Of His Mouth

It’s not just Trump …. Jacob Siegal – who knows nothing more about the new Apple phone than everybody else has decided that despite a headline that casts Apple into the dustbin of technology: “Delays and an inflated price could doom the iPhone 8“, he’s going to keep all his options open.

Apparently the new phone is so expensive that people won’t buy it – but still Apple won’t be able to satisfy the demand …

new components and features of the phone are expected to drive the price up to around $1,000, which would make it prohibitively expensive.

and in the very next sentence …

the company could face significant constraints when it comes to manufacturing enough phones to satisfy demand.

You can’t make this stuff up … which is why I tip my hat to the antler tippers

I Don’t Speak French

But understood every part of this movie

Shot entirely on iPhone, Directed by Michel Gondry – he who directed ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ … and some lovely behind the scenes footage here – again – all in French – but you get the drift.

And click here if you want to find out what Steven Sonderbergh is up to with his iPhone – and watch a very watachable 4 minute commercial(?) for the iPhone with The Rock.

Apple Is Doomed … Again !

Add Jason Calacancis to the legions that quite simply don’t get Apple. I am sure Jason know’s a lot about a lot. He is definitely way more famous than I am … and probably richer … so he must know what he is talking about …. right? Sorry, on this occasion – I disagree.

He published this on LinkedIN today detailing the six reasons why ‘smart folks’ are worried about apple. Continue reading

Apple, Cisco and iPhones

Apple and Cisco Systems have fleshed out their plans to make iOS devices work better in enterprises and said the new capabilities will arrive in the fall.

Voice calls on Cisco’s Spark collaboration app will act like regular phone calls, IT departments will be able to give Cisco apps priority on iOS devices, and iPhone calls will run over corporate networks. These are some of the ways the two companies’ technologies will mesh in enterprises.

Source : PC World


iConnect – Simplifying The ‘iDevice’ Choice [UPDATED]

First published on Beyond Bridges on March 20th, 2016.

Updated March 31st, 2016
Engadget agrees - and they are only talking about the iPad !

appleIf the rumors are anything close to true, we are about to have 3 different iPhone sizes to choose from when we buy our next iPhone.

Over in ‘iPad land we already have 3 iPad sizes – mini, standard and pro. The pro has stuff that the non pro doesn’t – size aside (at least from tomorrow – seems to be the prediction).

The iTouch is yet another device rarely talked about, but still there – in the iPod family – an iPhone without the ability to make phone calls.

Some of these choices are wifi only (iTouch), but most allow you to have a GSM connection.

And the inevitable question, as you try to work out which you need and/or should have to do what you need to do … which one ? The naming convention alone is tough enough to work out …


[ the numbers down the left are current measures of the screen size in inches ]


Here’s a new thought – as the industry tries to work out what Apple is going to call the new iPad with the ‘pro’ moniker.

Let’s call them all the ‘iConnect’ – available in 5 sizes.

4,6,8,10 and 12 – model numbers NOT screen sizes – but map to the dimensions.

  • All with wifi connectivity
  • All with or without cellular connectivity
  • Choice of pro – or not.

I am writing this on an iPad and will upload through my GSM link – so in some ways this iPad is already available as a ‘phone’. It even has a phone number, though I just can’t use it as a phone, because the ‘phone app’ isn’t on the iPad.

Only 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch available as Pro – they would be the devices with the smart connector on the side that allows you to connect the external keyboard. The pencil would be available to work on any of the devices.

So instead of the choice above, you now have a single iConnect product, with 5 sizes and two variations to that size (colors excepted).


Every screen size comes with WiFi – your choice to add GSM – so you can make the device available to  – and of course only the 10 / 12 models are available as ‘Pro’ – that is the smart connector on the side to which you can connect your smart keyboard.

And no longer a decision as to what phone size you need to carry – or Apple needs to make.

What do you think ?