When the popular photo app, Instagram was finally released for Android, iPhone users were up in arms ready to wag war for territory on it’s once exclusive picture community. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing was also not too happy about the release of Instagram on Android, going as far as deleting his Instagram account.
When Schiller was asked about the release of Instagram for Android, he said
“It ‘jumped the shark’ when it went Android.”
After detailed research, the quote in a nutshell means that something has begun to decline and is beyond recovery. As a fan of all things smartphone it is quite ridiculous to think that people can get so upset over an app being brought to Android. At the end of the day, none of us are getting paid by Apple, Google, nor Instagram so why be upset about it?
What do you think? Did Schiller over react? Or do you think his actions were valid? Let us know in the comments after the break.
Any rumor about the iPhone 5 is enough to send the world into a frenzy, especially when it deals with the release date. A Japanese TV crew recently filmed a plant in China where Apple products are made. Inadvertently a recruiter may have spilled the beans on a possible release date.
“We’re recruiting 18,000 people to make the Apple iPhone 5… That’s because it seems like it will go on sale around June.”
This statement could very well be true as June is the usual release month of Apple’s iPhone products, minus last year when it revealed the iPhone 4S in October.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed as summer rolls closer. Do you think the iPhone will be released this summer? Sound off in the comments after the break.
With Apple constantly looking to push the envelope when it comes to their products we can only speculate as to what the iPhone 5 will feature. Apple has recently filed a patent for a 3D imaging camera and it can mean a series of things. Patents are filed all the time by big corporations and that does not necessarily mean that these ideas will ever be used in a finished product, however, 3D imaging would be something that Apple could very well include in the next edition of the iPhone.
If Apple does decide to implement a 3D camera on the new iPhone, this will put the camera on the levels of some point-and-shoot cameras, such as Nikon. Not only could Apple place 3D abilities in the camera but image if Apple used this same technology on the visuals layouts of the iPhone. HTC first made an attempt with the EVO 3D but the idea was not fully developed and customers did not truly care for the 3D notion, however, in the smartphone world six months to a year is enough time to establish a new trend and swing customers opinion on new innovative technology.
With a 3D capable camera, Apple would be able to take the idea of Google’s Face Unlock and bring it to the next level. Google’s Face Unlock allows your phone to recognize your face and unlock itself, the problem is a simply picture of you can unlock the phone. With a 3D camera, it is possible that a similar facial recognition software can be written to eliminate problems that Google faced when unveiling Face Unlock.
What a 3D camera could do for the smartphone market is unimaginable. Smartphone makers would be scrambling to one up the iPhone and the customers are the ones who will greatly benefit from this type innovation. Though this may be a rumor or another speculation, we can not sleep on the idea because the technology is here. It’s no longer a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
Nokia is in the process of attempting to make a big splash in the US market and what better way to do that than to go after one of the top dogs in the game, Apple.
Nokia’s new ad campaign called Smartphone Beta Test, is a series of mock videos that showcases the developmental process of the iPhone. The aim of the campaign is to show the public that they are just part of beta testing while using an iPhone and they should head over to the nearest AT&T store and buy the new Nokia Lumia 900.
Here is one of the videos from the beta testing campaign:
Although we will say this was an interesting viral campaign by Nokia, we think it’s a tad late. Antennagate is long over and we found out people will still buy an iPhone even if it was being held hostage by a fire breathing dragon locked away in a cave surrounded by lava. What do you think of Nokia’s newest campaign? Let us know in the comments below.