June 14, 2016

Special: Thoughts on WWDC 2016 Keynote

Over the years, the tone of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote has changed from being entirely developer-focused to being something that is a mix of setting the tone for the rest of the conference for developers, getting the general public excited about new technologies that will be available in the fall, and offering a bit of a mid-year peek in at Apple's core values. This year was no exception, as Apple had to kick the App Store changesto a few press conversations last week, and instead showed off refreshed versions of watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and iOS…

March 29, 2016

Special: Regarding the iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7″ Event

It took me a little while to comment on last week's Apple event because it was unlike almost every other Apple event in recent history. Besides the fact that it was done after about an hour, most of the products were variations on products that we had already seen before. After taking about a week to think things over, I think this may be a very notable event for years to come, although many have not realized it yet…

September 15, 2015

Special: On Apple’s iPad Pro, Apple TV, & iPhone 6S Special Event

Although Apple’s event took place almost a week ago and much of the Internet has spilled plenty of digital ink over the iPad Pro, new Apple TV, and iPhone 6S, I wanted to take my time and mull over the the big and small points of the event. I think some of these will be more apparent once devices start shipping, but the overall trend seemed to be incremental updates to keep Apple competitive…

March 9, 2015

Special: On Apple’s Spring Forward Event

It’s really starting to feel like 2008 once again. Not only could one argue that in the previous year, some priorities have been shifted away from Mac software development in favor of the new hot portable device, but there is a new aluminum-clad MacBook that is dropping ports. Additionally, we got to see further clues where Apple is going next and it’s an excellent mix of excitement, opinionated development, and the feeling that everything is even more cohesive across the product lineup…

October 16, 2014

Special: Apple October Event Coverage

I don’t want to sound smug, but today’s Apple event was the first in a long time that I had completely guessed ahead of time (complete with an annoying iMessage to my dad before and after, since he was indirectly following while watching CNBC). That being said, let’s take a look at some of the updates, which all were quite positive…