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Apple’s September 2017 Event

Apple Event Invite 2017

Today, Apple’s event heralded a number of firsts. The first to happen that the Steve Jobs Theatre. The first to be almost completely spoiled by leaks, and the first to introduce a phone starting at $999US. Apple was also expected to do but things in augmented reality and include wireless charging. I watched the event and here are my thoughts on what’s coming with Apple. 

My Thoughts on Apple’s September 2014 Event

Apple Sept 2014 Event
Apple events generally need no introduction. This time around, we expect to see quite a few changes, including Apple’s eventual move into larger smartphones and wearables. What does Apple have in store, and my thoughts on these new products? If you were one of the unfortunate people watching the live stream, don’t worry. This post won’t freeze on you or start dubbing words in Chinese over the text.

Apple’s next moves invite madness without clarity

Apple LogoSomething is brewing. If you read technology blogs, you’ll have been inundated with talk of what’s coming. Unlike any other company, promise of changes in Apple’s product line always seem to get people talking. It’s a fascinating dichotomy: Everyone seems to know what’s coming next (often representing it as truth), yet Apple is one of the most secretive companies on the planet. Often I’m told “The new iPhone is going to have this feature”, as if they forgot to read the “rumor” part of news. News stories will even omit the fictional nature of Apple coverage when stories appear plausible. While it is human nature to anticipate, it perhaps is more like humans to take fiction and make it fact.

Apple’s WWDC Event 2013

WWDC 2013 LogoIf there is one event to cover every year, you couldn’t go wrong with an Apple event. Happening June 10 at 10am PST, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is expected to draw the attention of everyone in tech seeking out what’s next in technology.  Right now, Apple is at somewhat of a disadvantage as products like Android are leaping ahead with new tools and wearable devices. Much of the speculation about this event revolves around a possible watch and a new iPhone.

Apple’s iPad Mini Event – October 2012

Apple's iPad Mini Event

Widely expected to be an announcement of a new 7.85-inch iPad form factor – Apple today held an event with the tagline “We’ve got a little more to show you”. Join us here as we look at what’s new and what’s ahead for Apple’s new announcements. Starting at 1:00 PM Eastern time, the event is likely not to be live streamed. Keep it here for details for what’s announced and my thoughts on those announcements.

The 2012 Apple iPhone Announcement (Live)

Apple 2012 InvitationApple is suffering from a great deal of things these days. Certainty not a lack of money, that’s for sure. But, Apple has is a centerpiece of technology now, and all eyes are on it to deliver at such a pace that it’s become absurd. Take the probable launch of an iPhone – just the mere rumour of this product launching is enough to hurt sales of Apple’s previous phone product. Apple is also has it’s users on an ever changing merry-go-round that seems to never stop. Apple’s products have to have the shortest lifespan of all technology because of this ever speedy cycle of new products and upgrades. Today, we have a new announcement – let’s see what’s in store.

Apple’s 2012 WWDC Event [Live]

WWDC-2012-LogoIt can be crazy, but the media attention surrounding any Apple event ramps up like something Evel Knievel might’ve been ready to jump. It is important to keep it all in some perspective. These are product announcements, some that won’t even be released today – but still just announcements. For that reason, the fervor for all that is Apple should generally tempered with a dose of reality. Why am I doing this when there are other great places to get updates on this event? I’m here to give my own perspective on the proceedings.

Why I Loathe Trade Shows

TradeShowWith what I do, you’d really think I would love trade shows. As an IT Consultant and a writer, you might imagine the trade show is like the “perfect storm” for a guy like me. Well, it’s actually the opposite. I’m somehow endlessly bothered by trade shows and fairs. In fact, I find trade shows to be a mind numbing process of marketing, sales tactics and walking in circles. I’m not one to be overly negative about things, and I really don’t want this to be like that – but if you’ll indulge me, I can show you why these events an really suck.