Mob mentality can be personified in the numbers of Chinese children taken out of school to make iPhones that Apple is expecting to sell to on launch day. When the government can state that the anticipated sale of iPhone 5 will single-handily boost the economy, despite loud cries of “don’t buy it” coming from Apple’s opposition, you know Tim Cook is keeping Steve Job’s business model of selling to a culture alive and well.
How about the business altering new Skype codec that is set to make your communication crisper and less choppy? Audio engineers at Skype teamed up with Xiph.Org to make CD quality audio that is intended for the internet. Even if you disregard Skype and video calls, if this kind of technology is successful, we would be looking at a whole new way of streaming music on the internet. Now that’s a business improvement that can put the world ahead again. So maybe dancing around an iPhone with a smaller plug in its bottom is not really worth our time anymore. What about updating your company to the cloud? As business people, we should move away from navel gazing at our phones and return to looking for innovation that can make our business move faster. It would also be a great change of pace for recent technological media.
I doubt that Andriod phones are made in a more educationally sound environment than Apple phones are. The keyboard on any OS before Andriod’s Ice Cream Sandwhich isn’t exactly the best. But I don’t even see the internet pointing that out anymore. But just about every article I have written about technology in the last month has been about my disappointment with Apple, and that’s not normally my top priority. Speculation about the new iPhone takes up a large portion of the internet about five months after the release of the previous model. And that considering the updates are not even that spectacular.
Here we are again, with model 5, which really has few noticeable changes from the 4S, considering its most popular feature Siri is still in beta. Again with the smaller, thinner, better, words being thrown around. The difference is that if parts of the previous phones were ‘revolutionary‘, the only ‘revolting’ aspect of the 5th model is the smaller charger and larger screen. Let’s call the new phone what it is, a leap to catch up to current Andriod phones. Instead of standing in line right now, let’s wait for the iPhone 5z (or G, S, X, really take your letter pick) to come out with an actual NEW and Revolutionary feature that will cause all of the competition to jump in and try to get ahead again. I have said it before: technology became lost when innovation stopped being a business model and culture turned into one.