Tag Archive: iOS

iOS 7: A Week Later

Jun. 19, ‘13: The initial reaction to Apple’s iOS 7 has ranged from thoughtful and provocative to trite and absurd — as you might expect anytime Apple does anything moderately interesting. I consider myself in the “give them time, they’ll probably get it … Continue reading →

iOS 7: Beyond The Flatness

Jun. 11, ‘13: Yes, Apple’s new mobile operating system looks different. Now what? I actually like the way Apple’s new iOS 7 looks. I don’t immediately prefer it to what it’s replacing — the original iPhone OS was one of the most beautiful … Continue reading →

“Holy shit.”

Jun. 10, ‘13: — iOS 7.

“The switch to Android first hasn’t happened yet, but at least based on conversations I’ve had with entrepreneurs, it seems likely to happen in the next year or two.”

Jun. 3, ‘13: — Chris Dixon has some interesting thoughts on mobile. We’ll have to check on this in a year or so — I’ll set a reminder in my, uh, Google calendar.

Microsoft’s Mobile Comeback Isn’t Happening

Apr. 5, ‘13: We’re only talking about the world’s biggest software company and the future of computers. So far, it’s still basically irrelevant. To Microsoft’s credit, Windows 8 and Windows Phone seem like solid products. There are some Windows features I’d like to … Continue reading →

Who’s Going To Buy The Facebook Phone?

Apr. 4, ‘13: Facebook unveiled its long-awaited mobile phone platform today. It is, as assumed, a Facebook “layer” on top of Google Android. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, or even take a detailed look at the presentation. But I … Continue reading →

Flurry: China’s iOS and Android activations passed U.S. for first time ever in February

Mar. 21, ‘12: Peter Farago, writing on Flurry’s blog: In January 2011, the U.S. accounted for 28% of the world’s total iOS and Android device activations, while China accounted for 8%.  In February, Flurry calculated that China surpassed the United States in monthly … Continue reading →

Analyzing Apple’s All-Time Top Apps Lists

Mar. 6, ‘12: With the iOS App Store passing 25 billion downloads, Apple has published all-time rankings of the top 25 free and paid iPhone and iPad apps. (Via Daring Fireball.) Digging in… Angry Birds is 3 of the top 10 paid iPhone apps … Continue reading →

5 years ahead

Jan. 9, ‘12: Five years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone for the first time, completely changing the mobile industry. (If you haven’t watched his keynote lately, you should. It is his best performance ever, I think.) That means today … Continue reading →

Actually, iPhone users tend to be richer and better educated than Android users

Dec. 16, ‘11: I’m not sure where this fits into M.G. Siegler and Joshua Topolsky‘s “class warfare” argument about Apple’s iPhone and Google Android, but here’s some interesting data from the fine folks at comScore. iPhone subscribers in the U.S. say they belong … Continue reading →