Category Archives: Apple

1take – Apple announces iPhone 5s and 5c

The latest iPhone lineup.
The latest iPhone lineup.

Quick first take as usual. Apple iPhone 5s was as expected going by all the  rumors before the announcement. Looks near identical with better internals, same display and finger print reading home button. Although it is technically a significant hardware upgrade, general consumers won’t be able to tell the difference between 5 and 5s except for higher price (at least in Australia) and the different looking home button. Being the arrogant(=stubborn) Apple that they are, I guess they probably think that is still more than enough to rake in the money. Maybe they are right. But I’m definitely not a fan.

Now for the iPhone 5c which most used to call the iPhone 5 “cheap”, we now know that it’s just a iPhone 5 “color” which is not so cheap. I can only recommend everyone to just save up a little more and get the 5s instead with a nice colorful case. Well, I personally do not recommend anyone to get the “iPhone” unless they know exactly why they are getting it. But if you still want one without knowing why, do go for the 5s so you can really enjoy the feeling of getting something the best that Apple has to offer right now and not the 5c which is so-2012.

Nokia Lumia 920 Size Comparison Photos (vs Note, 4s, 800)

Galaxy Note 1 (white) – Lumia 920 (grey) – Lumia 800 (black)

Not much to say about this post really. Just a bunch of photos showing the size / design difference between various phones I had at the time while I had the 920.

Phones that took part
– Samsung Galaxy Note White (N7000)
– Samsung Galaxy Note Black (N7000)
– Apple iPhone 4s White
– Nokia Lumia 920 Grey
– Nokia Lumia 800 Black

You can click on the photos for a larger photo.

Galaxy Note 1 – iPhone 4s – Lumia 920 – Lumia 800
Galaxy Note 1 – iPhone 4s – Lumia 920 – Lumia 800
Galaxy Note 1 – Lumia 920 – Lumia 800
iPhone 4s – Lumia 920
Galaxy Note 1 – iPhone 4s – Lumia 920
Lumia 920
iPhone 4s – Lumia 920

Nokia and Apple patent war settled & mentions meego

I’m going to keep this one short as it doesn’t mean much to consumers like myself.

Start -> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8321058.stm

End -> http://press.nokia.com/2011/06/14/nokia-enters-into-patent-license-agreement-with-apple/

Basically, Nokia won and Apple needs to pay Nokia a one-time lump sum of money and continuous loyalties thereafter.

So Nokia will now become a little richer everytime Apple sells an iPhone.

On another note, Nokia is still wanting to get some return on the investment of Meego at least:

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