commented on What Do You Think of Apple's New IOS 7?
The new look definitely takes getting used to, but that isn't good or bad, and I'll reserve judgement on that stuff until I've had a chance to get used to it. Different often feels worse at first, but that's just unfamiliarity and muscle/brain memory.
There are bugs, of course, and things that need to be refined (e.g. some of the animations are definitely too slow) but it's an x.0 release, so that's to be expected. And here it definitely needs more work on the iPad. Clearly more time has been spent making it make sense on the phone, but refinements will come.
Other than that, many things I do all day long are much improved, make more sense, and reduce steps to getting things done. So yay for that. I like it.
commented on What Do You Think About the New iPhone Announcement?
The 64-bit processor makes this a hell of a portable computer, and the camera improvements are significant and seem to easily protect the iPhone's place as the phone with the best camera, which is a big deal to me. The camera on the 5 is great, this one looks greater.
I think the 5C will address a market Apple has been missing, they will probably sell tons of those things.
The fingerprint scanner will have to work very well to be useful, but I expect that it will. Looks like a ton of engineering has gone into making it reliable and easy to use, and since many many people don't bother to even set a passcode on their phones, hopefully it'll at least raise the bar for minimum security on the average person's phone (if they shell out for the premium model, anyway).
Apple says the fingerprints are encrypted and stored directly on the A7, and not sent anywhere, but of course paranoids will disagree (while happily posting every detail about themselves on Facebook).
Demands for revolutionary changes to the iPhone are silly, but predictable. I would guess an iWatch of some kind is in the pipeline, but didn't expect it to be announced alongside the iPhone, it'll have its own event when it's ready, if it exists.
commented on Congress Calls Apple a Huge Tax Cheat
Do anything about what? Have they claimed that Apple broke any laws? This is like hauling someone before Congress for deducting their mortgage insurance.
And see where others have pointed out that despite avoiding many taxes, Apple is one of the biggest tax payers in the country. The hypocrisy level from Congress (and the media) here is pretty high, even from that hypocrisy-based institution.