Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yahoo! Answers -- a lost but recoverable opportunity for Yahoo!

Read up on Yahoo! Answers' competitor's website:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Baseless Prediction/Speculation/Guess: The rumored "cheap" iPhone will be a revamped iPhone 4. [UPDATED]

There's a lot of talk about Apple releasing a cheaper iPhone model. People are saying it could be an iPhone mini... with a 3.5" screen? Or a plastic one? Laughable, all of them. But, I don't know, nothing's impossible, except... No, I don't think they'll call a 3.5" iPhone a "mini" because they already call it an iPhone 4 or 4S. I also guessed, well it could be an iPhone nano -- the iPod nano with phone capabilities.

But here's the thing. When the iPhone 4 came out in 2010, at least the iPhone 3GS was still being sold as the cheaper model (but still not cheap). When the iPhone 4S came out in 2011, the iPhone 4 and 3GS were still being sold as the cheaper models (but still not cheap). And so on:

Monday, January 14, 2013

How Apple could make a cheap iPhone

You should read John Gruber:
This “Apple should make a cheap iPhone” thing reminds me of the “Apple should make a cheap netbook” argument from four or five years ago.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Really? You write an unconvincing argument for an iPhone mini and you write yet another one?

This time, the "tech bloggers" who think they know Apple are writing again. (Sorry, no links to poorly written articles.)

An idea for a "cheap" iDevice... Plus a living room solution / gaming console / entertainment center / etc. Hear me out! [UPDATED]

I must stress though that is just an idea! Wishful thinking, if you want to call it. But it's certainly not a prediction. :D

Of course, Google or Samesung or whoever else could just swallow up this idea and make it their own, but Apple has the best eco-system and industrial design philosophy in place for this to work and to sell.

The idea is this: cheap 4-inch iDevices, for only $99 (or maybe $149 or $199) each. You can play or run all the games and apps from the App Store, and consume all the audio and video and books you want, and maybe even make phone calls and send/receive messages.

Why is the iPad mini so @#$% expensive?

I thought I had already blogged about this months ago, but apparently, I haven't. And I've never yet heard nor read anyone say this anywhere on the interwebs.

iPhone mini that is cheaper than the "regular-sized" iPhone? NO.

Yet another young "tech blogger," with little knowledge of Apple, blogs again. This time arguing that it makes perfect sense for Apple to have an iPhone mini. No links to badly written articles, sorry. Try to Yahoo Search it yourself.

But the problem is, the leaders of Apple are suggesting otherwise: