In the latest magazine issue of Macworld, Michael Simon writes about Apple’s courage to remove the headphone jack.
At the iPhone 7 introduction, Apple VP Phil Schiller talked about having the “courage” to make the change, to leave the headphone jack behind. At the time it was kind of cringe-worthy…But you know what? He was right. It might have sounded like the reality distortion field on steroids, but Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from its most popular product wasn’t a flippant design whim. It was the start of a new strategy that would bring convenience, simplicity, and downright delight.
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Apple is a very important player in the NHL, the league’s Commissioner explained during a visit to the Apple Campus.
Apple’s HomePod is finally going to make it to Hong Kong and mainland China, nearly a year after it was originally released.
There’s a new interview out from Design Milk involving Phil Schiller and John Ternus to talk about the iPad Pro design and engineering.
Phil Schiller talks about the iPhone XR, including the iPhone XR screen and why the resolution shouldn’t matter.
Apple redid its executive profiles using the upcoming Memoji feature in iOS 12 for iPhone X (and new iPhone models to be announced this fall), all as part of its World Emoji Day celebration/blitz.
The release not coincidentally coincides with the App Store’s 10th anniversary, and as a big part of the App Store’s early success, TRISM II got a tweet from Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller Tuesday.
Pro photographer Austin Mann published a thorough review of Apple’s iMac Pro based on his professional work (thanks to Phil Schiller for the heads up). He takes us through his workflow using a photographic tour of Antartica for a backdrop, and really, the pics alone are worth your time. There’s lots of before-and-after comparisons—including some cool slider-effects—and he talks about processing a 13-foot-wide panorama that was an 11.4GB file. If you’re a creative pro—especially a photographer—this review is likely going to give you some good perspective on the iMac Pro. Spoiler: his recommendation is to get the iMac Pro, and to max it out as much as yo can because it isn’t upgradeable.
There will be a new pro display too, with teams working hard on both.
Apple has turned out the C-Suite to promote HomePod, including senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller. In an interview with audio magazine Sound and Vision, Mr. Schiller talked up three aspects of Apple’s smart speaker: music, Siri, and HomeKit. There’s little I would call new in the interview, and when I went looking for a standout quote, it all felt like informative marketing speak. But, it’s interesting to see Mr. Schiller pushing HomeKit integration, which has largely been downplayed in Apple’s marketing message so far. One way or another, however, it’s a good read that gives a nice overview of what Apple wants us to think about HomePod.
The comment came in regards to design decisions Apple has made with its iPhone line, including ditching the headphone jack in iPhone 7 and the Home button on iPhone X.
This is the second major donation from Apple’s top marketing exec for higher education in the last two months.
The new 5.8-inch model sports an OLED screen, Face ID instead of Touch ID, and inductive charging support.
It will ship with 64GB and 256GB models, starting at $699 for iPhone 8 and $799 for iPhone 8 Plus.
iOS 11 is coming, and Bryan and Jeff discuss some of what they’re looking forward to. They also talk about Apple’s big plans in making movies and TV shows, and why it’s important for Apple to do so. The cap the show with a look at Apple Watch being involved with a baseball cheating scheme.
It’s interesting that it’s taken this long for Apple Watch to be in the middle of a sports cheating scandal. Should be good PR for Apple and its Apple Watch, one way or another.
Every corporation has a succession plan for its CEO, so what might Apple’s look like?
This event has some interesting timing in that there’s a new book alleging Phil Schiller wanted a physical keyboard on the iPhone. Mr. Schiller denies that claim and Scott Forstall might clear it up
If Apple really is making an Amazon Echo competitor, what does their Siri speaker appliance really need? According to Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, it needs a screen.