The announcement of the iOS 6 upgrade at 2012 WWDC had all the markings of Steve Jobs’ enormous influence. The sad news: he wasn’t here to live and breathe the ongoing phenomenal product releases that he so impeccably envisioned.
Thankfully, he nurtured a remarkably gifted Apple team with the noticeably improved charismatic presence of Tim Cook at the helm.
On Monday, June 11th, 2012, Tim Cook and his team of engineering magicians walked us through the jaw-dropping breakthroughs at Apple.
Update: Some features, such as Mapping, Siri, Flyover, will be limited to the IPhone 4S and new IPad. Read the fine print or just buy the new IPhone in October.
This Phone will obviously come shipped and ready to impress via iOS 6 installation. But, what else can we expect? What else?
What else indeed! Expect a revolutionary new camera that will put an end to the point-and-shoot cameras once and for all. We know that the late Steve Jobs wanted to revolutionize the Photo Industry and, according to all reports, this new IPhone was the last project he worked on before his untimely death.
And if you think the IPhone 4S had record sales, just you wait Henry Higgins, just you wait! This Phone is going to shatter all previous sales records and become the best-selling product of all-time.
So, connect the dots – this camera is going to be awesome. And, with the evolution and continued refinement of the Photo Apps, why in heavens name would one want to buy a $2000 camera?
I designed stellar Apple photo books and calendars for my grandchildren comprised of IPhone pictures only and the photos were remarkable. Granted, some were clearer than others, but that was my fault rather than the fault of the camera itself.
If you want to see a cool voodoo concept for the new iPhone, check out this video below. It will make you drool like a teething baby. It may not happen in Fall 2012, but it is not far into the future. Not by a long-shot.
Well, it is finally here. The much-anticipated 2012 Apple World Wide Developers’ Conference is set to begin in a 30 minutes at 1:00 Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific and 6:00 PM UK) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
In addition to the unveiling of the enticing little technological treats awaiting us via the iOS 6 update, there has been much speculation regarding the other announcements to be made by Apple on this fine Monday, June 11, 2012.
Will Apple announce its strengthening partnership with Facebook by deeply integrating Facebook accessibility into the iOS interface? What’s happening with Mountain Lion? Will Siri be introduced into the IPad and Mac systems? What about Apple HDTV? What about this? What about that?
Well, soon all speculation and hear-say will be laid to rest – thank heavens!
But, mark my words, after all is said and done, it will never be enough for some tech geeks who refuse to be satisfied with the new product announcements. Why is it never enough? I still can’t get over the fact that I can AirPlay my IPad or IPhone content on my TV with the touch of a finger. It’s magical!
Just be happy that we live in an Apple-dominated world and enjoy the ride. It’s going to be a long one and it doesn’t end today. It is merely beginning.
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Steve Jobs will, however, stay on as Chairman.
All day, I had this eerie feeling that something was up with Steve Jobs. I couldn’t shake off the feeling, so I went out and purchased some Apple products. It still didn’t do the trick.
We all knew this day would come but I am sure we were also hoping beyond hope that this genius of a man would defeat the odds and remain with Apple for many years.
In his resignation letter to Apple, Mr. Jobs stated:
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come,” wrote Jobs, who has been on medical leave since January. Cook has been filling in as the company’s leader.
“I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role,” Jobs wrote in his resignation letter. “I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”
Naturally, with his announcement, Apple shares dropped 5%.
CNN went on to report Apple’s reaction to the news:
“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” board member Art Levinson said. “In his new role as chairman of the board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”
Steve Jobs was diagnosed with treatable pancreatic cancer in 2004 and has been battling the disease with the same level of determination and professionalism that made him a visionary in the field of technology.
Do you think Apple will be able to carry on without him? Do you worry that the creative innovations synonymous with Apple will decrease without his powerful presence?