Selamat Ulang Tahun, iPhone!

“Sebuah iPod layar lebar dengan kendali sentuh.”

“Sebuah telepon genggam revolusioner.”

“Sebuah perangkat terobosan untuk komunikasi internet.”

“Pahamkah Anda? Ini bukanlah tiga perangkat berbeda. Ini adalah satu perangkat.”

“Dan kami memanggilnya, iPhone.”

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The update

iOS 10 is finally here, and I have to admit, this is the release that I’ve been expecting the most—even more than iOS7, and I am truly satisfied. This is perhaps the first major upgrade of iOS that feels logical. It tidies things, refine the smallest of details, and small but surely, improves my workflow as well. 

I definitely cannot get those who label this update sucks, or not revolutionary. Sure, Apple is a revolutionary company in itself, but changes for the better need not always come in giant leaps. Sometimes, smaller refinements are what we actually need, and I believe iOS 10 makes the “most advanced mobile operating system” to become more polished, and again I say logical, purposeful, and you know it just by feeling it—even I cannot elaborate why do I think this way. 

If this is a good sign for many things to come, boy, I can’t wait!

The Cook Doctrine

There is extraordinary breadth and depth and tenure among the Apple executive team. We believe that we are on the face of the earth to make great products and that’s not changing. We are constantly focusing on innovating. We believe in the simple not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make, and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can really focus on the few that are truly important and meaningful to us. We believe in deep collaboration and cross-pollination of our groups which allows us to innovate in a way that others cannot. We have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong  and the courage to change. And I think regardless of who is in what job those values are so embedded in this company that Apple will do extremely well.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

Why iPod Classic (after all these years)?

Ah, the iPod Classic. Its spinning hard drive, its bulkier form factor, its sometimes slow performance, its 20-minute skip protection, the debate about the sound chips, its capability to take your entire music library with you. The good ol’ faithful iPod Classic. Haven’t been updated since 2009 (upgrading the storage from 120GB to 160GB), many people predict the demise of this lovely device, especially due to the popularity of iPod Touch and the slump of iPod sales in general. Practically the last 30-pin connector device still left on the market (besides the old iPhones and other iPods of course), we can expect Apple to pull the plug real soon.

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