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The most expensive Apple Watch is going to make Apple all the money

By on February 17, 2015 at 9:32 PM.

The most expensive Apple Watch is going to make Apple all the money

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s Watch production for the first quarter of this year is on track for 5 million units. Of that 5 million, half are expected to be the less expensive Apple Watch Sport which starts at $350, and one third are the stainless steel watch, which could sell for $500-$750, most likely. That leaves about 850,000 Apple Watch Edition pieces, the more expensive gold model. I believe the watch will sell for around $3,000 or less, though let’s assume it sells for $4,000 as The Wall Street Journal is hearing, for the purpose of this exercise. Let’s also assume a 35% margin on each Apple Watch model on average (conservative), and including extra bands, an average selling price of $400, $650, and $4200 for the Apple Watch Sport, stainless, and Edition models respectively, and also conservative. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus Camera

I took the same photo with an iPhone 6 and a 6 Plus, the difference is incredible

By on February 6, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

I took the same photo with an iPhone 6 and a 6 Plus, the difference is incredible

Since I’m back on the iPhone 6 Plus train (for now), I have taken a couple of pictures with my iPhone 6 Plus and then captured the same picture with someone’s iPhone 6 to truly compare the cameras. While original reviews of the iPhone 6 Plus noted that the optical image stabilization in the Plus made its camera a better performer, most people seemed to think the difference wasn’t that big.

I believe these two pictures I took about a week or two ago in an incredibly dimly lit restaurant show just how wide the gap between the two devices’ cameras really is. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Reaction Video

Video: I filmed my father using virtual reality and can’t stop laughing

By on February 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Video: I filmed my father using virtual reality and can’t stop laughing

Have you ever just wanted to test a new gadget or phone on an unsuspecting member of your family? I was so impressed with Samsung’s new Gear VR virtual reality headset that I brought it over to my parents’ house for them to try. While both my mother and father were equally blown away, my mother acted like a normal person throughout the demo.

My father did not, and so I filmed it to share with the world. More →

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iOS 8.2 Release

Apple iOS 8.2 release expected around March

By on February 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Apple iOS 8.2 release expected around March

We’ve been told by a trusted source that Apple isn’t planning to release iOS 8.2 until March, according to the most recent roadmap. While iOS 8.2 will bring some general improvements and fixes to the company’s mobile operating system, the big news is the support for Apple Watch. More →

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The struggle is real: I’m back to using an iPhone 6 Plus

By on January 14, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

The struggle is real: I’m back to using an iPhone 6 Plus

I almost don’t have the words. This time, however, I refuse to return the iPhone 6 Plus even if I want to switch back to my iPhone 6. Mainly because I can’t take the judgemental looks from my local Apple store, but also because I think I might just switch from one to the other on different days. More →

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Tesla

Everything that’s wrong with Tesla, and why they aren’t the car savior

By on January 14, 2015 at 10:35 AM.

Everything that’s wrong with Tesla, and why they aren’t the car savior

Tesla is an amazing car company with an incredible CEO. I wouldn’t necessarily bet against them, but here is why I think we maybe should. Ever since Tesla loaned me a Model S almost two years ago, I have almost jumped in and bought one on three different occasions. In that time, Tesla’s supercharger network has rolled out across the world, with reasonable density in the United States. The company also introduced a new AWD dual-motor Model S with mind-blowing acceleration, and forward-looking autonomous features that can be activated and developed with software updates down the road. Beyond all that, the car is obviously all electric and quite incredible.

I still think it’s a failure — here’s why. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Gray Silver Comparison

I’m done buying iPhone 6 Pluses, but I don’t know about gray or silver

By on January 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

I’m done buying iPhone 6 Pluses, but I don’t know about gray or silver

There’s a good probability I have settled on the iPhone 6. Hopefully my journey of buying and returning iPhone 6 Pluses is over. For me, there are too many compromises with the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s thicker, heavier, and unusable with one hand. It’s not my only device, and if I’m home there’s an iPad and computer, and if I’m at the office there’s a computer. That’s it, done talking about it, and waiting for the second generation.

But now I can’t decide between the space gray iPhone 6 and the silver! More →

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CES 2015 Preview Thoughts

CES 2015: Everything is amazing and nobody is happy, including me

By on January 5, 2015 at 10:32 AM.

CES 2015: Everything is amazing and nobody is happy, including me

As we go into another CES, I can’t help but think of all the incredible and amazing devices, cars, gadgets, TVs —anything else that requires power — that are going to be announced. The latest, the brightest, the fastest, the best ever. Yet, I’m so pessimistic about it. Everything is amazing and I’m not happy. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Review

I have bought and returned an iPhone 6 Plus 10 times, please send help

By on December 20, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

I have bought and returned an iPhone 6 Plus 10 times, please send help

It’s entirely possible this could be classified as an actual mental illness. But there’s just something about the iPhone 6 Plus that draws me in about a week after I switch back to my iPhone 6. It goes something like this…

There’s nothing wrong with the iPhone 6. It’s the best smartphone not only in the world, but ever made. It’s gorgeous, it’s luxury-level premium, it’s the phone Apple wishes they could have made 7 years ago — it is completely perfect. Though, as someone who has always bought the best available iPhone, it kind of hurts that there’s one a bit better. Better is a relative term, obviously, but the screen on the iPhone 6 Plus is just perfection with its higher resolution display, and it’s entirely noticeable to me. There’s also optical image stabilization in the camera, though that’s not the biggest deal as the regular iPhone’s camera is a joy. You also get a bigger battery with the iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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