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“The only thing that’s changed is everything”

Arrrgh! Was anyone else frustrated by the new iPhone tag line launched last night? “The only thing that’s changed is everything” I could agree with that kind of reality distortion when they went from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6, but really… dear me.

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Devices News

If you have an iPhone, now’s the time to sell (before the iPhone 6s is announced)!

With the next generation iPhone about to be announced — in a couple of weeks – now is the best time to sell your iPhone 6 if you’re intent on buying the new model whilst getting the best possible price for your existing handset. A recent report by Flipsy.com explains why it’s critical to sell […]

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Devices

There were 3 people with Apple Watches in the train carriage this morning

The ready reckoner that I’ve been using for quite a long time — what folk on the trains and the Underground in and around London are doing — is pointing to a slow but increasing trend for Apple Watch adoption.  I’ve seen various studies around recently indicating that Apple Watch customers are generally highly satisfied […]

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Opinion

I think the Brits will like Apple Pay

So today is Apple Pay day in the United Kingdom. I always thought Apple should have launched Apple Pay first in the UK. Or at least, prioritised it faster. As a country, we are far happier with the contactless method of payment. The banks — in particular (and rather ironically) Barclays — have done a […]

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Devices Opinion

Critical Kit: an iPad stylus

In our latest Critical Kit series, we take a look at an item that anyone using productivity software on a tablet will find immensely useful – a stylus. Tablets such as the iPad are immensely useful devices for a huge variety of tasks, but one of the persistent bugbears that many people have, especially those using […]

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Operators

We’re getting there with BT’s Quad-play and Google’s Project Fi

I am pleased to see the mobile operator trend toward commoditisation. Long term readers will recognise that I have a rather binary view on the mobile operator industry: Either innovate, or get out of the way. Sadly — and yes, I’m using broad brush strokes here — we’ve seen next to zero innovation in recent […]

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Apple Pay will heat up European mobile payments battle, mobile operators must respond to stay relevant

With Apple Pay and other mobile wallets gaining momentum, it seems that mobile operators face increasing challenges in staying relevant in terms of our mobile money. After all, would you rather use a payments service from Apple or Vodafone? A new report from IHS Technology highlights the very fact that Apple Pay and others are expanding internationally […]

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Devices Opinion

Wearables Wednesday: anticipating the Apple Watch

It’s Wearables Wednesday again, and once more, it’s unfortunately almost impossible this month without mentioning the elephant in the room – the Apple Watch. So once again we have succumbed to the temptation to add to the countless thousands of pages written about Apple’s newest device. And with only 9 days until the watch ships (preorders started on Friday, 10th April), let’s examine […]

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Opinion

Apple’s March 9 keynote: Initial impressions

I sat down and watched Apple’s keynote this evening, end-to-end. Apple is, without a doubt, a company at the top of it’s game. I strongly admired the work they’re doing with ResearchKit — enabling medical researchers around the world to deploy research apps/services using iPhone sensors. Admirable stuff. All of it with a commercial bent […]

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The winners and losers of the smartphone industry 2014

2014 was a heady year as far as smartphone sales went. Apple released two new handsets, Samsung struggled to make any headway, and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi made waves with lots of great new devices and impressive sales. According to new data from research firm IDC, Apple closed the gap on Samsung in the fourth […]

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Opinion

What comes next for Apple after its huge blowout sales?

By now, everyone knows that Apple has enjoyed blowout sales in the last financial quarter, mainly thanks to the astonishing success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The news last week helped propel Apple’s shares to an all-time high a few raised eyebrows in the tech world. But many people will be wondering what can Apple do […]

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Industry profile: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

In the first of several articles profiling key leaders in the mobile industry, we examine how Tim Cook has shaped Apple since taking over the leadership role from Steve Jobs. Tim Cook Tim Cook runs the most successful consumer electronics company in the world – one of the titans of the mobile industry that generates huge profits from hit products like the iPhone, iPad […]