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December 1, 2011

October 9, 2011

How iPod Re Wrote" The Legacy" of Digital Music

The iPod Revolution
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In many ways, Jobs was more than just the CEO of Apple. He was the father and leader of the digital music business, at once beloved and resented by various elements of the music business as a result. Through the introduction of the iPod, iTunes and the iPhone, he has left an indelible mark on the birth of the digital music business that will be examined, debated and desired by many in the generations to come

Many people don't remember this, but reaction to the firstiPod was not exactly full of platitudes.

"Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player," was one response. "iPoop" was another. And of course the mocking acronym "Idiots Price Our Devices," a ding on the $400 price tag.

Much of this derision stemmed from the fact that the MP3 player market was pretty much a dud. Napster has attuned music fans to acquiring music digitally, but it was still largely restricted to the computer of all but the most savvy digital users patient enough to put up with the clunky experience of transferring music to a portable player.

 But what Apple designed in the iPod was nothing like the devices cluttering the market to date. It was slicker, better, and had a cooler name. That, and it worked great with iTunes, which at the time was just a music management software and not yet a retail store

October 6, 2011

Apple's Claim to Fame Under Steve Jobs :Explained in 5 Charts

The Above chart shows the product portfolio of apple’s products from Dec 2007 til June , 2011
The Above chart shows the product portfolio of apple’s products from June 2007 Till March ,2010
Here's an eye-popping statistic from the second Steve Jobs era at Apple. From the time he was named interim CEO to the day he retired, Apple's stock was up 6,754%. Also from BUsiness insider asome of the charts which shows the Apple Revenue including thier product portfolio share compared frm 2007 to June , 2011 . One look at the Graph and you can see how the iPod ,iPhone and the ipad  contributed to Apple's revenue .
For some perspective, if the stock was to grow 6,754% under new CEO Tim Cook, it would trading at $25,797 per share, and its market cap would be $23.6 trillion.
As Business Insider summarizes "We're not going to say it's impossible, we're just going to say Cook has to really do something special. "

October 5, 2011

The End of An Era : Steve Jobs R.I.P

Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues.

 Jobs' death was announced by Apple in a statement late on Wednesday. The homepage featured a black-and-white picture of him with the words "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011."

 The Silicon Valley icon who gave the world the iPod and the iPhone had resigned as CEO of the world's largest technology corporation in August, handing the reins to current chief executive Tim Cook.

 A survivor of a rare form of pancreatic cancer, he was deemed the heart and soul of a company that rivals Exxon Mobil as the most valuable in America.

 "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve," Apple said in a statement announcing Jobs' passing.

 "His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts. 

 Here are some of Steve Jobs :Legacy which he leaves behind 
  • There are 230,000 new activations per day.
  • 6.5 Billion apps have been downloaded with the current rate being 200 apps per second
  • There are 250,000 apps in the app store with 25,000 of them being for the iPad.

October 2, 2011

September 18, 2011

Redesigned, Revamped "iPhone 5" Just Weeks away from Launch

Apple is "just weeks away" from announcing a fifth-generation iPhone that will be fairly different from the iPhone 4, both on the inside and outside, according to a new report.. The iPhone 5 is rumored to be out in time for the busy holiday season this year

"We’re just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company," Nick Bilton wrote in a report for The New York Times.
Recently the iphone 5 ,case designs which recently surfaced online "seemed potentially authentic." According to sources close of Apple . The designs, which were quickly taken down, depicted a next-generation iPhone with curved sides, a flat back, and a mute switch moved to the right side of the handset.

According to an Apple engineer "familiar with the new iPhone," the company's next handset will be "fairly different" from the previous generation. The source also confirmed the widely-held belief that the device will sport an 8-megapixel camera and the faster A5 processor currently found in the iPad 2.

Here are some of the " Speculations floating around the web on the " iPhone 5" launch and its features
  • Ships with iOS 5
Apple always makes a improvement to their operating system every year for their newest iPhone and iPad. Probability: 100%
  • Ships with faster processor 
Currently the iPad 2 has a 1GHz A5 dual core processor and since the Android phones already have dual core processors, it's a safe bet that the next iPhone will have a dual core processor. 
  • Better battery life 
The battery life from the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 improved 40% and it will probably improve from the iPhone 4 to iPhone 5  If Apple includes LTE 4G capability (which is unlikely due to the power requirement) the battery would have to go through a vast improvement to handle the increase of power use over a typical day. Probability: 97%
  • AT&T, Verizon, Sprint versions available on day one
When the Verizon iPhone was released, it was found that it contained both a Verizon CDMA chip and AT&T GSM chip so Apple can now produce one phone for both networks. Since the Verizon phone broke through the AT&T iPhone monopoly, can a Sprint-enabled phone be far behind? Probability: 95%
  • Bigger Screen
Whispers circulating around the web point to a bigger screen but Apple needs to find a perfect balance to increase the screen without sacrificing battery life. Probability: 65%

Since the start of the iOS App Store July 10, 2008, the total apps that have been approved is 577,614 while the apps available in the store is closing in on half a million at 454,195. If you break it down into apps for specific devices, the total iPhone Apps is 405,388, iPad Apps is 125,010, and in the Mac App Store there are 6,568 apps available. With numbers like that, there's definitely an app for everyone.