from December 2012
2012 has come and gone and Apple didn't disappoint. A few of my Apple favorites launches:
- Retina Displays (iPad, Mac Book Pros)
- OS X Mountain Lion & iOS 6
- iPhone 5
- iPad Mini
Of course there were many more lesser announcements in 2012, but overall Apple was busy behind the technology wheel, churning out new and better gizmos and gadgets to make our lives better. So what will Apple show us in 2013? Here are a few things we may see.
Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat: Apple 2012 Year in Review, First full year with Tim Cook at the helm, Tim Cook #3 Man of the Year, Google Maps back on iOS, Apple Maps #1 Tech Flop of 2012, Oregon and NY battle for new chip fab, next iPad mini to get retina display, and more!. All this and much, much more in Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat
There are many text editors for the iPhone and iPad. The biggest problem with editing text on the iOs is the access to files. Files can’t be edited when they are not available. Apple has helped the situation with iCloud, but iCloud files are not accessible from multiple applications. iCloud has had many issues over the past 6 months, which does not make it a good option. I have also lost data due to using Apple’s note taking app and iCloud.
Dropbox has been around for a long time in Internet years. It has been the most reliable service I have used on the Internet. The files are easy to access on any device and on any application on the Mac. The reason for this is Dropbox is just a folder that syncs with their servers. iOS applications will need to be written to support their service, but any text editor worthy to look at already supports Dropbox.
The iPhone has become as important to carry around town as one’s wallet. The wallet carries our drivers license, credit cards, cash, and other critical information. Meanwhile, the iPhone has become the main communication device for many people. Users can talk, send texts or email, and post to social networks.
The biggest part of the wallet used to be cash. Large wallets were needed to carry bills and coins. For many people, the wallet is getting smaller as they are using the credit card instead of cash. For those with small wallets, a drivers license, credit card, and maybe a $20 bill is all that is needed when going out on the town. Now, users can combine their wallet and iPhone together with a case.
Our source in the Bay Area has just informed Three Guys And A Podcast that the forthcoming "Made in the USA" computer by Apple will NOT be the iMac (as many have speculated) but instead the Mac Pro/X-Serve Replacement.
This makes sense for several of reasons:
Over the past several quarters, Apple has consistently outpaced PC sales both in the US and world-wide. Apple has kept a laser eye on it's well crafted product and offerings, literally owning the $1,000 and above market space. Moving forward Apple is setting the stage to dominate overall PC sales, leaving only remnants of former US powerhouses as mere shadows. Here's how it's happening: