Names and Numbers

Now that Apple has released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I feel that it is time for Apple to re-think the way they brand their iPhones. Apple likes to keep things simple, so I think that Apple should simplify things and drop the numbering of the iPhones.

Apple stopped numbering the iPads, and they don’t number any other hardware products that I can think of. None of the current Macs or iPods in Apple’s lineup have numbers in their names, nor should they.

The iPhone lineup has traditionally sat at very specific price points, and it makes sense for Apple to keep the iPhones at those price points.

And now that Apple has clearly defined the iPhone lineup with two high-end iPhones and two low-end iPhones, here is what I propose/predict for iPhone names in the hopefully not-too-distant-future (all prices assume a contract with a U.S. cellular carrier):


"iPhone C": free (low-end, 4" display, multiple colors)

"iPhone S": $99 USD (low-end, 4" display, gold/silver/gray)

"iPhone": $199 USD (high-end, 4.7" display, gold/silver/gray)

"iPhone Plus": $299 USD (high-end, 5.5" display, gold/silver/gray)


And every year, these names could stay the same, regardless of any hardware changes. This would give Apple the freedom to break the ‘tick-tock’ cycle of form factor changes every two years. And this would also allow the 4” iPhones to stick around indefinitely, as I am sure there are many people who prefer the 4” size over anything larger.

I. CAN’T. WAIT.

9/9/14. Cool stuff is coming. image

thanks to jdalrymple of loopinsight.com

Tags: apple iphone

parislemon:


How did Apple never think of this? It’s the damn iTunes icon!

parislemon:

How did Apple never think of this? It’s the damn iTunes icon!

fleshcircus:

awkward

pretty amazing. 

(Source: sizvideos, via garishbirds)

parislemon:

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Trainspotting by Manel Cluny

Choose life.

One my top ten favorite movies of all time.

parislemon:

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Trainspotting by Manel Cluny

Choose life.

One my top ten favorite movies of all time.

Wow.

Wow.

(Source: flyngdream, via parislemon)

Original thought?

This thought popped into my head today: “There are few things more powerful than the lie we’ve told ourselves and convinced ourselves is the truth.”

This is the first time that I’ve ever had a thought that I felt was quotable.

That is funny!

That is funny!

(Source: sidneyapplebaum, via robdelaney)

Happy Birthday, USA!!

Happy Birthday, USA!!

iOS First, “Coming Soon” to Android

The screenshot below exemplifies one of Google/Android/Samsung/Amazon’s biggest problems: developer buy-in and developer mindshare.

Most apps, and many “cool/new/hot/buzz-worthy” apps, are developed iOS-first, or iOS-only. Even though Android has been growing its user base amazingly large, and amazingly quickly, iOS still enjoys the place of privilege for most app developers. Instagram is a perfect example: for years it was iOS-only. And many apps that are available on Android do not seem to have the same high standards (look and feel, UI/UX) that the iOS version has. 

Even looking at the startups and the VC-funded app explosion in Silicon Valley, most of those are iOS-first or iOS-only. This is a huge advantage that Apple enjoys…and with what just happened at WWDC 2014, with all the developer love from Apple, this trend should continue. 

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