Tim Cook is big fan of iPhone battery case’s lovely little hump

Tim Cook saw all the complaints fanboys levied against the ugly new Smart Battery Case his company unveiled this week, but the Apple CEO is defending the controversial new product, claiming Apple’s designers ;used ‘great insight’ to solve a crutial flaw facing most battery cases. “The guys had this great insight to put the bend […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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iPad Pro Diary: The iOS ecosystem is much deeper than I knew

iPad Pro Diary, Day 2: I have a shameful confession to make. Even though I’ve been using an iPad and iPhone for years, I haven’t really been using them. I do a few things that haven’t changed for donkeys. I read on the iPad all the time and send the odd email. I play songs […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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What happened to Apple’s marketing magic?

Chances are you can vaguely remember the last Apple ad you saw, but do you remember it in the same way you remember the company’s “1984” commercial for the original Macintosh, or its wonderful “Think Different” campaign? It’s been a while since we saw anything quite as iconic. Apple still creates great commercials we can’t help but […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Kahney’s Korner: iPhone 6s unboxing special

It takes years to understand the appeal of the unboxing video. On the face of it, they’re very silly. And yet unboxing is one of digital video’s most popular and enduring genres. Who wants to see someone else opening the box of a brand new gadget? Wouldn’t you want to do it yourself? And therein […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Tim Cook to Speak at 2015 WSJ.D Conference in October

The Wall Street Journal today revealed that Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak at the WSJ.D conference in October. The conference brings together tech CEOs, founders and pioneers to „explore the most exciting tech opportunities emerging around the world.“

This marks the second consecutive year Cook has spoken at the conference. Last year, Cook commented on an array of topics, including Apple Watch, Apple Pay, the discontinuation of the iPod Classic and more. Last year’s highlights included the revelation that the Apple Watch only needed to be charged daily and that the iPod Classic was discontinued because the Cupertino company couldn’t get the parts any longer.

Earlier today, Re/code also announced that Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey will speak at the Code/Mobile conference, which takes place October 7 – 8 in Half Moon Bay, California.

This year’s WSJ.D conference takes place October 19 – 21 at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California and will also feature CBS CEO Les Moonves, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai and more.



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New Apple Watch colors, bands and a Hermes partnership; watchOS 2 shipping Sept. 16

Apple just announced a pair of gold finishes for the Apple Watch; new wristbands in a line of fall colors; new bands from the fashion house Hermes; and that WatchOS 2 will ship Sept. 16. At its special press event in San Francisco, Apple executive Jeff Williams showed off new gold and rose gold finishes […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Kahney’s Korner: Treat yourself to an iPhone-free vacation

My family and I just got back from a too-short vacation in Italy, and we learned something important while we were there: Real vacations don’t have e-mail. See, my wife was worried about us racking up unspeakably high bills while we were abroad, so we ended up almost completely disabling our iPhones for the entire […]

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Neil Young admits his iPod competitor is having a hard time

After years spent whining about how the iPod was killing the music industry, rock legend Neil Young pulled his albums from Apple Music and launched his own iPod killer, the Pono Player. It was a weird pyramid shaped device that specialized in high-resolution audio, sold through its own music store, which Ars Technica memorably declared […]

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Former Apple and Samsung employee dishes dirt on rivals’ innovation

Apple and Samsung are bitter rivals in the tech industry that make a lot of the same type of products, but when it comes to innovation, the two are complete opposites. Arno Lenior is one of the few people on the planet who’s worked at both companies, and while Samsung gets a bad rap for […]

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