This was a huge week for Apple followers. Apple’s Spring Forward event brought us not just Apple Watch price details (including a $17,000 Edition), but also, finally, a fan-less Retina Macbook that changes the game, and a nice surprise with ResearchKit. BGR Executive Editor Zach Epstein joins me as guest. More →
This week was a big one for smartphones and devices. We brought you live Mobile World Congress 2015 coverage and boy, were there some hot new phones announced. The Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9 are the top of the tippy tip when it comes to great Android devices. Additionally, MWC was a smartwatchfest with new devices from LG, Huawei, Alcatel (alcawho?), and many others.
In this week’s podcast, I give my thoughts on the event and announcements, plus pepper in some information on smart home integration and Apple Car by listener request. More →
We reported that Apple was nearing the public release of iOS 8.2, but the company has decided to release one more GM build to employees and testers ahead of an expected launch this coming Monday. The build is 12D508 and we have also been given the official internal change log with all release notes. More →
With Apple’s Watch pricing set to be announced at Monday’s upcoming Spring Forward event, one of our sources has informed us of another smartwatch’s price — that of the Huawei Watch. An Android Wear watch with gold and silver case, it certainly is one of the most premium and normal-looking smartwatches introduced on the Android side of things. However, the price is outrageous. We have heard that the Huawei Watch price is $1,000. Yes — one thousand dollars for an Android Wear device. All the credit to Huawei for thinking they could pull this off. They won’t be able to, but I’m pretty sure we won’t ever find out how many the company has sold anyway.
Yes, I’m actually doing this. There’s too much to say that can’t be written, and for the last couple years people have always emailed me to start this up again. This time around, I’m taking it seriously. I’m doing it every week, and I’m looking for great guests or even cohosts — let’s see where this goes together. More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →