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Apple Fall Keynote Part 1, Two Piece

Prologue: Last year with the introduction of the iPhone 6s there was also a bunch of new products displayed at that Keynote. Apple revealed the new iPad Pro, new AppleTV and upgraded colours and bands for the AppleWatch. But that was a lot for one event and since this year was a flag ship new model iPhone, there was just no room for a big display of new products.

If you had the time to sit down to the Apple Keynote with the announcement of the iPhone 7, and have previously viewed keynotes of other iPhone, there was a difference in the air. The speed. Past keynotes, Apple hasn’t done that much surrounding around the iPhone launches, maybe a new product or two. Last year they jammed four products into one keynote and it was sorta fulfilling. This was a faster speed, but with only two product  to launch. Continue reading “Apple Fall Keynote Part 1, Two Piece”


Kicking Apple Continuity to Level 2

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Apple brought out continuity throughout their iWork suite of productivity application a couple years ago. With the introduction of iCloud, the abilities have grown, every year adding a new ability to the cross device experience. However with all these additions, there also needs to be products added to the list, and with iOS 10, macOS Sierra and watchOS 3 this is what is happening starting to happen.

A up trend is happening in the Apple eco-system, Apple is moving to a more continuity system to their products. One thing that has always been true is that Apple products have been easy and simple to use and they are trying to make switching from one device to another flawless, with the help of iCloud. When iCloud was introduced, it was a reboot of a cloud based system that updates documents in their iWork, now divided into Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications. They have applied this to more application since and have a whole suite of apps built on the iCloud framework allowing for full continuity.

Allowing you to start an email on your iPad and finishing it mid sentence on your iPhone while walking out the door.

In the past years, connections have been happening within the eco-system and they are going to continue to grow. The ‘hand-off’ feature was first displayed in iOS 8 and bridged with Mac OS Yosemite, it was the first time that you were able to answer a phone call or answer a text right on your Mac. Last year the AppleWatch came out, with hand-off like features too,  for things like using Siri, if a request on the AppleWatch does not come back correctly or it needs more display, it can hand it off to the iPhone.

Coming down the pipeline is pretty significant for devices, software and services

Your AppleWatch knows that its you, so with watchOS 3 and Mac Sierra together, when you use your Mac it will automatically unlock for you since it knows that it’s you. And speaking of ApplePay, the new Safari has the built in ability to ‘Purchase with ApplePay’ on webpages now, when you press any buttons online that say that it prompts you to verify the purchase with the TouchID on your iPhone, once verified, continue to surf the web.

However with new additions happening with the AppleWatch, where does the iPad play its part in continuity, how will the product of the AppleWatch service the ability to hand-off to an iPad? As well as the other product that is a significant player since its fourth generation update last year, the AppleTV. What sort of continuity can be built into that system that allows for full continuity, walking into my living room, sitting and walking out again. We won’t see any additions in this years suite of software, but future continuity is highly feasible.

Apple’s continuity is going to continue to grow as the product lines get larger, the abilities come to other products and eventually we will have a continuity system and the only thing left is the experience of using a phone versus a laptop, and not the restriction of what we can or can’t do on that device.

Apple isn’t Doomed, So Shut Up

Written by: Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Every week there has been some sort of article about how Apple is doomed, and is on the end of the line. It is the same topic articles that have been getting released. But the fact is, the facts aren’t straight and it is getting sorta annoying to read.

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Solid Predictions of Products From Apple for 2016

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Yearly predictions have become sort of a repetitive nature from Apple recently. Before the iPhone and other markets they took on, the map was not as on course as it is now. Here are the solid predictions of products from Apple in 2016.

Solid Predictions of Products from Apple for 2016

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3 Months of the Apple Watch

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: I purchased my Apple Watch in the beginning of September and there are some good, some averages and okays to say about this new piece of technology. Everything in this article is my personal aspect of the product. I do own stock in Apple.

3 Months of the Apple Watch

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Product Launch Timelines

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Over the years, the spring has been a release time for a couple products from Apple, however in recent years, has been a lot of moving towards the christmas season to drive more sales year over year. However this year Apple Watch was released, being the first spring launch of a product since the iPad.

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Apple Watch and iPod Touch, the Testers For The Future

Written by: Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: With the introduction of the new iPod Touch and the features included inside the Apple Watch, one might wonder what Apple has planned for future generations for both the iPad and iPhone models, and the answer is staring us right in the face.

Apple Watch and iPod Touch, the Testers For The Future

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Customization of the Apple Watch, the Biggest Accessory Market Yet

Written by: Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: When you look at accessories for devices, there are a lot out there to choose from. This business is huge and its about to get bigger with the release of the most personal product from Apple, the Apple Watch. In one week time, the 1 million preorders will begin to ship and with them the accessories will role out with them.

Customization of the Apple Watch, the Biggest Accessory Market Yet

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