August 12, 2017

Article: On Burnout

Much of the time, I try to keep the content on this site separate from my day-job. There’s no real intentional reason other than the overlap is rather small between Apple-centric news, my tech opinion articles, or linked posts, and what I do that brings in a paycheck, network administration. Besides that, even across numerous jobs, and college before that, running this site has always been something that I enjoy, rather than just more work

August 3, 2017

Article: An Iconic Look

As September has usually come to mean new iPhones, the rumors of the next iPhone have been taking over just about any way I consume technology news. This includes alleged parts leaks, mockups, and even some software clues. Obviously, it’s a bit exciting and it all should be taken with a grain of salt…

August 1, 2017

News: Apple Reports Q3 Results

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ending July 1, 2017. In the conference call, Apple posted a quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.67…

July 31, 2017

Article: An Apple Pay-cation

A few days ago, I got back from a road trip to New England—that covered the last of the “lower 48” states that I haven’t visited. I went with a friend to make the trip even cheaper. Although we rotated off on some expenses, or settled up using Square Cash, we kept noting how we were able to use Apple Pay in a lot of places without actively seeking it out…

July 28, 2017

Link: Then There Was One ☍

Stephen Hackett:

The iPod world has ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, as apple.com/ipod now redirects to apple.com/ipod-touch. Both of the smaller music players were there just a few days ago.

Apple hasn’t published a press release on its website, but issued a statement to the press:

Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano.

Ever since Apple started a big push for people to use Apple Music, I suspected the older iPods weren’t long for this world. At this point, I’m surprised the iPod touch is still around, although with the iPad mini also in question, it could be the surviving low-end iOS device. Still, it’s just a bit sad to see the last of the original iPods discontinued.