There is a 100% chance that this fall I will be ordering the rumored “Magical iPhone 8”. Now whether I get it two weeks later or two months later is a different story. It’s about supply and demand and it’s looking to be very unbalanced at start. Some may already be thinking to themselves who the hell would spend that kind of money on an iPhone. Well here’s why.
First off, if you own an iphone 6 or 7 plus you are already spending somewhere around $800-$1000 whether you know it or not. Today a cellular carrier contract will give you a monthly payment plan to pay off the phone. Do the math. if you spend $800 on the phone, your network provider will probably add $35 to your bill each month. Over a 2 year period, 24 • $35 = $840. So buying a more expensive iPhone will only increase your bill from $35 to $45 or so. If you cut your coffee addiction in the morning you can easily use that money towards that new phone.
The next reason I’m getting the new phone is for business/school reasons. Sure, everyone now relies on there iPhone these days, but at this point it’s more of a business experience. Your iPone is your lifeline. I tutor for work. If I did not have my phone I could not contact my clients. I could not give extra help to those in desperate needs for a quick question the night before the big test. I couldn’t rely on any extra resources to guide students through math problems. It is a tool and less of a fun toy to have. If you think about it you would probably agree as well.
Third reason i’m getting the new iPhone is because i’m a geek as well as passionate about design. Most people will look at the iPhone and say “what’s the big deal, it’s just an iPhone”. That might be the norm but people like me appreciate the hard work thousands of engineers went through to get this devices to 10’s of millions of people in such a short period of time. Us geeks only know the nitty gritty things that happens behind the scenes. There is an 800 person team that only works on the iPhone camera, the most used camera in the world. Or how about the thousands of hours spent making sure that their is basically a seamless smooth edge from the front glass to the metal casing so when you hold the iPhone in your hand it feels like it is only one continuous object. Or maybe its the design of taptic engine so that it causes your iPhone to vibrate such a way so when you mute the phone it feels like the phone is shaking its head and telling you “ i’m going to shut up”. If you open the clock app and spin the dial to change the timer it will make it feel like the wheel is actually spinning in your hand. If you force press the key board to change it to a mouse so you can move the cursor it gives you a small tap on your finger to indicate that you went to the cursor mode. When you force press on an object like on the flash light button on the control center it will feel like you actually clicked a button. Or maybe the perfect symmetry of the screws on either side of the lightning port. Or it could be the robots that Apple designed themselves to build the iPhone that nobody will get to see but are designed to look beautiful themselves. It could be as geeky as that Apple designed there own chips so that the software will benefit from the hardware and the hardware is optimized for the software. For me it definitely about the . Probably 60 percent of the time i’m on my phone i’m not doing any task, i’m just playing with the software and enjoying the magic of the software. I can go on and on but you get the point. Apple goes through every little detail that makes the iPhone the iPhone. It’s a pice of art and who wouldn’t want to have the best art pice there ever was.
Well this jam-packed year for Apple is over. There has been so many products and services that came out that I’m blown away. Some services/products were hits and some were not. Here is a list of what Apple has done this year.
MacBook pro updates
MacBook air updates
iPod touch 6
New colors for iPod nano an iPod shuffle
New iMac retina
New Magic Mouse 2
New magic keyboard
New Magic Trackpad 2
New Apple TV
New iPhone 6S and/6S plus
New iPad mini 4
New iPad Pro
The Apple pencil
The Smart Keyboard
New fall color Apple Watch bands
Apple Watch Herme`s
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock
iPhone 6S Smart Battery Case
Software and services
Swift programming language 2.0 and open source
OS X El Capitan
New photos app for OS X
New iPhone trade-in program
As you can see there has been so much stuff Apple has ben doing this past year and now it’s over. What will 2016 and beyond give. Well her is a list of things predicted for the future…
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
New version of the MacBook
iPad Air 3
TV 5th generation
iPad Pro 2
watch OS 3
TV OS 2
More Music Radio stations with Beats 2, Beats 3, ext..
My dreams and wishes for Apple for next year and beyond…
New versions of iWork
More Health Kit and Research Kit
New Version of iBooks Author
Siri for the Mac
More HomeKit services
Complete overhaul of the App Store
Podcast App for TV, Mac and Watch
I just wanted to show just how busy Apple has been lately as a list form. so her it is and I have to imagine if I missed a few things.
SPG App. Its going to start with the SPG hotel chain but I can imagine that most hotels will adapt to this new way of customer service. This is how getting a hotel should work! If you have the SPG app on your iPhone you can reverse a room right from the app. As you walk into the hotel your Watch will tap your wrist to ask if you want to check in. With one tap on the watch you check in and then it will show your the room number. Once you find your room all you have to do is wave your wrist near the door handle and the room will unlock and thats it. There is no need to walk up to the front desk and ask to be checked-in and be given a room key. All of this is done with just one tap on the wrist as you walk in. Another cool feature is that if you love the hotel to go for a walk around the town and you get lost the SPG app on the watch will give you walking directions back to the hotel. The future is here!
BMW i remote App. Ok not e everyone has a BMW i but again this just shows you where this technology is going. If you did own a that car you can check the status of your car. You can lock the doors, and get alerts when it’s time for a service.
The potential is that your Watch will be the key to your car some day. When you walk up to the car, it will unlock and start up remotely. As you leave the car it will lock up automatically
Im going to change things up and describe some of the apps that are going to be available day one for Watch. Lets start with the Target App. This Shows the true potential of Watch. With the Target app if you give them your shopping list, something magical will happen when you go to the store. As you walk down the aisles of target you will be taped on the wrist. The Target app on your wrist will let you know that one of the items on your shopping list is on your left. It will also let you know where the next item on your wrist is located and will direct you to it. So basically the watch turns into your personal guid when shopping. Imagine taking this technology to a grocery store. Your shopping time will be cut in half!
Home kit ready. Watch will be a easy way to control your smart home. You can control your smart appliances by telling Siri to do something or by using apps on the watch.