Apple Snags 10% of Time’s 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

9 hours, 4 minutes ago · · Columns and Opinions

Time published its list of The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time, and Apple snagged 10 percent of the list with five devices: iPhone (#1), Macintosh (#3), iPod (#9), iPad (#25), and iBook (!!) (#38). Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on what was included, what wasn't included, and some of the non-Apple products, too.

Apple’s Failure to Scale

8:00 AM, May. 3rd, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Steve Jobs at WWDC 1997

Apple's work force has quadrupled in the last few years, but John Kheit says we're seeing fewer product updates, rather than more. Nowhere is this more true than Apple's Mac product line, and John argues Apple needs the Mac—and Mac power users—because they're tastemakers that have an outsized impact on the way the rest of the world looks at Apple's other products.

New Products Apple Might Give Us While We Wait for the Car

5:30 PM, Apr. 29th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Waiting for iCar (and Godot)

Surely we won't have to wait until 2019 for The Next Big Thing from Apple.  John Martellaro ponders what goodies Apple might give us in the years leading up to the Apple Car. After all, it's all about the product pipeline. (Just don't call him Shirley.)

Carl Icahn Isn’t Wrong about Apple in China

7:59 PM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn told CNBC Thursday that he sold his considerable stake in Apple Inc.—some 0.8 percent of shares at his height—on concerns about Apple's business in China, though it might be more accurate to characterize it as concerns that China's government could have a deleterious affect on Apple's business in that market. Bryan Chaffin isn't always a fan of Mr. Icahn's, but in this instance, the mogul isn't wrong.

Dr. Mac’s Deeper Look into Budget-Priced VR Headsets

1:23 PM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Google Cardboard Knockoff for $10.99

Dr. Mac tested a variety of Virtual Reality (VR) goggles that use an iPhone as its brains, sensors, and screens. In this second installment on the subject, he takes a deeper look at those goggles and offers his suggestions on which to use.

Someone Needs to tell Tidal what ‘Exclusive’ Means

10:24 AM, Apr. 26th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

Beyoncé's Lemonade isn't as exclusive as Tidal would like

Tidal has a problem, and it's one they could probably fix by picking up a dictionary. The streaming music service touts new albums as exclusive deals, which then show up on other services days or weeks later—or in the case of Beyoncé's Lemonade, within 24 hours. "Exclusive," it seems, doesn't mean what Tidal thinks it means.

The John Sculley Interview: Apple’s DNA, Walks With Steve Jobs and More

5:00 PM, Apr. 25th, 2016 · · Columns and Opinions

John Sculley

Bryan Chaffin interviewed former Apple CEO John Sculley on April 11th, and it was a surprisingly insightful and enjoyable experience. While the interview was ostensibly centered on his 2014 book Moonshot!, Mr. Sculley also shared anecdotes about his time at Apple—and with the late Steve Jobs—that were new to Bryan. He gathered some of the most interesting excerpts from the interview in this article.