Apple's iOS 9 (the new iPhone operating system) contains a very special feature that enables third-party app developers to develop Ad Blocking tools. These tools, which have been around for PC-based web browsers for years, are probably better described as "content blocking" because they allow you to block all kinds of noncommercial stuff (also because there is a heated debate as to whether or not ads are "content"). Pundits and students of the commercial advertising business have identified this technological achievement as the beginning of the end of days. Others cite history and say the industry will get past the problem. After all, content blocking is not new; it's just newly relevant. Right?
I just scheduled an appointment at my local Apple Store to purchase an iPhone 6s Plus on September 25th using Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program. It's right for me, but is it right for you? And, is it good or bad for the carriers?
Smartphones are over; mobile is just beginning. Apple will announce a new iPhone on September 9th, but it will it be a phone you need to break your existing contract for? Shelly Palmer discusses your options with Ben Simmoneau and Juliet Huddy on Fox 5. Airdate: September 1, 2015
The smartphone industry (Apple included) is suffering from innovation fatigue and the law of diminishing returns is fully on display. In practice, Smartphones are over. The marginal increases in capabilities and features offer only marginal increases in productivity. This trend is likely to continue until the industry reinvents how we connect to our devices, and how the devices connect to each other.
According to some new rumors, Apple will have to delay the announcement of its "live" Apple TV streaming service until sometime in 2016 for two excellent reasons: 1) Apple is having trouble making content deals, and 2) Apple has no idea how much bandwidth it's going to need to deliver the service.