Media sites have chewed over internal Apple documents suggesting the company needs a bigger iPhone in recent days. At Gigaom Kevin Tofel writes: Even Apple admits Apple might need to make a bigger iPhone.
I can’t speak for Apple, but I need a bigger iPhone.
In the last few weeks my eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I often can’t read the tiny text on my iPhone 5S without glasses. I can still read the screen on my Nokia Lumia 920 without spectacles.
The iPhone 5S has a four-inch screen, the Lumia 920 display is 4.5 inches. It’s surprising just how much difference it makes.
People, understandably, get hung up on Android’s huge share of the total smartphone market. On raw unit numbers alone it often looks as if Google’s phone software is eating Apple’s lunch. Some commentators extrapolate from this point to say daft things like Apple is doomed.
New Zealand’s working year doesn’t start in earnest until Waitangi Day – that’s February 6 to overseas readers. Apart from a small break at Easter, that’s it for resting until next Christmas. Here I update what happened in January, then look back at last week.
That’s not say I’ve been idle. During January I posted 22 stories to the digitl site and started what proved a longer-that-expected site redesign. I also tucked away the March NZ Business column and signed up to write and edit the IITP techblog.
Apple shares fell 5 percent immediately after it reported figures for the last quarter of 2013. Market analysts described the company’s earnings as “disappointing”. Continue reading