iPhone 5 and siblings
Posted in Technicalon Sep 12, 2012
Today Apple announced some new portable devices, perhaps most notably, the iPhone 5. Here are some of my thoughts about today’s announcement:
- The iPhone 5 is more or less an incremental release.
- Incremental releases tend to follow the obvious path of making everything a little better.
- Incremental releases show less innovation, but better iterations about what is already there.
- The iPhone 5 didn’t really come out with any new big features that the competition isn’t really doing.
- I don’t think the iPhone 5 has enough new features to convince people to upgrade their existing iPhone early.
- But of course there are those Mac fanatics who always have to have the latest iSomething.
- I think that when phone users do go to upgrade, the iPhone 5 will likely make many people happy.
- When the latest iPad came out, they branded it the “New iPad”. Why wasn’t iPhone 5 branded as the “New iPhone”?
- The new iPod Nano follows Apple’s indecision about the shape of an iPod Nano.
- I am sad to see that the new iPod Nano doesn’t have a camera like the 5th generation had.
- The new iPod Nano looks like an iPod Touch want-to-be.
- I think the iPod Nano is a great option for a parent who wants to buy their kid a classy music player without the Internet (and games)
- I think there is a small market for the new iPod Nano.
- I think most people will be willing to pay a little bit more to get the much more capable iPod Touch.
- Is apple ever going to allow third party apps on a iPod Nano?
- I like the refresh to the iPod Touch. I’m a big fan of the SmartPhone minus the phone gadgets.
- I wish there was an iPod Touch equivalent for Android. Yes, there is the Samsung Galaxy Player, but it is old and far behind what Android phones can do now days.
- I had a 2nd Generation iPod Touch (still missing somewhere, maybe in the couch?). The new iPod Touch makes it tempting to replace it.
- Dual cameras, Retina Display, Siri, and many other iPhone features make the new iPod Touch about the most capable non-phone device that you can put in your pocket.
- No iPad Mini, unless you consider the new iPod Touch.
- The bigger iPod Touch display isn’t quite big enough for me to think of it as an iPad Mini, but closer!
- The new iPod Touch price is what I would think of for an iPad Mini.
- With the most expensive iPod Touch priced at the same point as the cheapest iPad, I don’t know that there is room for an iPad Mini.
- At the beginning of their presentation today, Apple rattled on too long about rocks. No one cares how you made your last Apple Store.