iPhone X Launch Event Wrap Up - TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-12

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to today’s “Let’s meet at our place” media event at Apple’s new headquarters where we saw the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.

TMO Background Mode - Special Apple Event Coverage with Michael Gartenberg

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Michael Gartenberg

Former Apple Senior Director Michael Gartenberg and I got together to discuss Apple’s September 12 event, “Let’s Meet at Our Place.” We traded thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 3, the Apple TV 4K, the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X. Michael’s insights are, as always, amazing. Don’t miss this special edition coverage.

Apple Releases iOS 11 GM to Developers

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

iOS 11 on iPad Pro

Apple rolled out iOS 11 gold master to developers Tuesday following its “Let’s meet at our place” media event.

Check out the Amazing Colors in Apple's 'iPhone X' Commercial

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple released a bunch of solid commercials Tuesday, but iPhone X is my favorite. It uses some gorgeous colors splashing around as a lure for the devices OLED screen. The colors grabbed my attention during the keynote when it was first shown. They reminded me a lot of the 70s’ kid’s toy, the Magic Window, but with a lot more colors. It’s compelling, bold, striking, and sexy. Interestingly, text at the end of the spot indicates that it hasn’t been approved by the FCC, and specifies that it can’t be sold until it is.

Watch Apple Watch Series 3 'Dear Apple' Commercial

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple published a new commercial called Dear Apple. it promotes Apple Watch Series 3 by looking at letters that have been written to Apple and CEO Tim Cook. There will probably be shorter versions aired on TV, but the full version below is two minutes and 38 seconds. The testimonials range from health uses, sports cases, diabetes, car crashes, and a Russian cyborg (for real). I think it’s a great video.

Simple Personal Cloud Storage with My Cloud Home

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

My files stored on the My Cloud Home as seen on my iPhone (left), web browser (top right), and the Finder (bottom right).

Not so long ago the phrase “simple personal cloud storage” was an oxymoron. Setup and use weren’t simple and prices were more premium than personal. Then, My Cloud Home, a new personal storage device from Western Digital priced from $149.99, came along and changed everything. It’s reasonably-priced, simple to set up and use, and yet, surprisingly full-featured.


The New Apple Watch Series 3, Better Than Ever [Update]

· Jeff Butts · Product News

new Apple Watch Series 3

You’ll be able to make phone calls from your wrist, but the new wearable device doesn’t feature much else in the way of new features other than additional color options for the case and bands.

Apple TV 4K Coming on September 22 [Update]

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Eddy Cue, Apple TV 4K

Apple TV finally got 4K video support on Tuesday when Apple showed off a new model during its “Let’s meet at our place” media event.

Apple Claims Apple Watch #1 Watch in the World

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that Apple Watch is not just the number one smartwatch on the planet, it’s now the number one watch. It would represent a huge accomplishment for Apple, and one that should scare the pants off the watch world. In the screenshot I included, Apple Watch is about to overcome Rolex to be the top brand in terms of sales.

Apple Claims Apple Watch #1 Watch in the World