WSJ Claims iWatch Will Have NFC for Mobile Payment System

4:43 PM, Sep. 4th, 2014 · · Analysis

The Apple iWatch Crystal Ball

Apple's iWatch will come with NFC to be used with a mobile payment system, according to unnamed source cited by The Wall Street Journal. This will be an extension of the rumored mobile payment system that Apple will also be unveiling with the iPhone 6 during the company's September 9th media event.

Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch Wearables ‘Alongside’ iPhone

1:49 PM, Aug. 27th, 2014 · · Analysis

The Apple Crystal Ball

Some hedge analysts might be saying that Apple is having to delay its foray into wearables (i.e. the "iWatch"), but Re/code's well-informed John Paczkowski said that Apple will unveil it "alongside" new iPhones at the September 9th media event he also broke. Bryan Chaffin says if it's true, it means the iWatch is being built in Arizona.

China Hopes to Unseat Apple, Microsoft, Google with Linux-Based OS

5:18 PM, Aug. 25th, 2014 · · Analysis

GLWT

China is going to stick it to those Western tech giants dominating the Chinese desktop and mobile platforms, according to a local report. The country's communist government is backing development of a homegrown, though Linux-based, operating system to compete with Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

Apple Fitness Sensors Everywhere: It’s More than the iWatch

3:45 PM, Aug. 25th, 2014 · · Analysis

HealthKit in iOS 8 offers the promise of a centralized system so iPhone owners can collect and track their own health and fitness data in a single place, and it gives other companies a common platform to feed information into. Apple will no doubt capitalize on that with the rumored iWatch as its first move into the fitness tracking market. But it doesn't seem likely the company will be content to stick to just our wrists, which opens the door for a whole line of wearable tech -- including versatile sensors that know what data to collect based on where they are on your body.

Apple Adds 5 Vice Presidents to Leadership Page

6:41 PM, Aug. 15th, 2014 · · Analysis

5 Additions to Apple's Leadership Page

Apple significantly expanded the ranks of executives featured on its leadership page Friday. That page previously featured Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company's nine senior vice presidents, but now features an additional five vice presidents, all of whom report to CEO Tim Cook.

Report: An Amazing Customer Experience with Apple

2:50 PM, Aug. 14th, 2014 · · Analysis

An Amazing (and Unexpected) Customer Experience with Apple

Yesterday, John Martellaro's wife had a truly remarkable customer experience at the Apple retail store in Lone Tree, Colorado.  The experience demonstrates something very interesting about Apple that makes it unique and hard to compete with.

A Mad Magazine Experiment with iPad Gone Sour

4:03 PM, Aug. 13th, 2014 · · Analysis

An iPad Magazine Esperiment Gone Sour

Back in 2010, John Martellaro said good-bye to paper and started moving all his magazine subscriptions to digital versions on an iPad. Here's an update on how that project went. Hint: the technology didn't develop well, and John is going back to paper. For now.