iPhone 6 to announce on September 9th

There has been plenty of speculation about the launch of Apple’s next iPhone, and thankfully it looks like we’re only going to have to sift through the rumors and fakes for another week or so. Apple has sent their invites out for the launch of the iPhone 6, and September 9th is the big day.

Via Geek.com

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Apple splits their market.

Apple announced two new iPhones yesterday introducing the 5c and the 5s.

blue_iphone_5cThe 5c sports what they are calling “beautifully, unapologetically plastic” seemless back, which will come in 5 colors Green, Blue, Yellow, Red, and White. The guts are very comparable to the 5 the only noticeable difference being a slightly larger battery, which I assume is to combat the previous iPhone’s poor battery life. This package comes to the public on September 20th at the very reasonable price of $99 for the 16gb model and $199 for the 32gb model on a 2 year plan of course.

iPhone5s_Gld_iOS7The 5s, designed to look much more like the current iPhone 5 and packs that innovative punch we grew to love from Apple in the past. With its brand new A7 processor, M7 motion coprocessor, a camera with larger mega pixels capable of shooting 720p at 120 frames per second, with a 2.2f-stop lens, a fingerprint identification sensor, and much more! The 5s is the biggest step Apple has made in an in-between model to date. Coming in only 3 colors a Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, the 16gb model will set you back  $199, 32gb at $299, and 64gb at $399. Of course all on a two-year contract.

Both phones will come with Apples new iOS 7 which I won’t get into. 

This is the first time in the history of the iPhone that the company has release two separate models to the public, and it leave me wondering what this means for the consumer. Effectively they have split their market into a “economic” and “luxury” class.

In the past the iPhone was never the “cheap” phone for consumers, it was just “the best” phone on the market. For years the cell phone market hasn’t had a competitor to really shine a light to Apples superior product so competitive pricing had never been an issue. Since the launch of the iPhone 4 the market has really matured and phones manufactures began touting better specs, larger screens, and (if I may speak my bias) fluff features. So how does a company like Apple combat these competitors without compromising their products? They rethink the way they go about selling phones. Cutting some costs without dumbing down the product, adding a more personable touch which the low to mid market want, and have the ability to tell consumers that now you can have the best at an affordable price. All while not insulting their hardcore user base by coming out with the superior 5s.

It should be very interesting to see how both model fair upon release. If you are thinking of upgrade from a current iPhone here is my advise. If you are rocking a 4s and it’s starting to get sluggish on you it makes sense to upgrade to the 5c or 5s. If you are rocking a 5 it is probably a safe bet to hang on to it until next year, unless you want to be on the bleeding edge of Apple tech with the 5s or if the 5c has some fancy color that tickles you the right way. But that is just silly.

Let me know what you think of Apples announcement.

Apple needs to get laid.

Apple has had a problem with porn since the beginning of its decent into the mobile app world. The Apple App store being a curated experience to keep quality up, even though it is still filled with tons of crapps (see what I did there?), has taken a strong stance against pornographic material.

[q via=”Steve Jobs”]Want Porn? Buy an Android Phone[/q]

In recent, Apple has removed the 500px app, a popular photo sharing service much like a flickr, because it was “too easy” to find nudes. Then shit got real when new Twitter app “Vine” dropped becoming very popular very fast and also allowing hashtags such as #porn, #dildo, #sex, and many more fun topics to be searched for and a slew of results would flood in. I was lucky enough to experience the app before the crack down began, I noticed popular topics being pulled from the search results, users disappearing, and finally it became very difficult to find any X rated material. A sad day for the app world if you ask me.

I am a huge fan of services like Twitter and Tumblr because I can follow all sorts of crazy things, I dislike services like Facebook and even Instagram for censoring content, even going to extremes of not allowing members to send pornographic materials through their message system. Now I am not saying porn should be everywhere and we do need to protect the youth, But if I an adult who was able to create an App Store account (pretty sure you need a credit card to do that) I should be allowed to use apps that may contain adult content.

Short of it all, screw censorship. What are your thoughts?

OS X Mountain Lion, Why I am excited.

When Mac OS X Lion came out I didn’t jump on the Apple band wagon for a number of reasons. Mostly because I am using an older MacBook and a Hackintosh I didn’t want to deal with updating. But also the move towards a more iOS look and feel seemed to half-hearted. There are tons of features on iOS devices I wished to see come to OS X but with Lion it seemed as if we only got big shiny icons all lined up in a grid format. Yes, yes I know there were over 250 new features added such as FaceTime and AirDrop. But the iOS features add were not the ones I wanted. Then the hands of god Apple descended down on the world and gave us our first peek into what they have cooked up for OS X Mountain Lion (Apple has a thing for cats). A new Messenger to replace the dated iChat, Notes, Reminders, and Game Center, Notifications, Twitter and AirPlay Mirroring! My prayers were answered and just as I was gearing up to purchase a new iMacBook ProAirSomething. OS X Mountain Lion is set to release in late summer. Check our some photos below of some of the new features.