In a change to the classless society we supposedly live in, Apple will only be providing personal assistants to those of us who have an iPhone 4S. It has been reported that Siri the Personal Assistant software that comes with the Apple iPhone 4S will not be available for the older iPhones. I don’t find this suprising at all as this is probably the main selling point for the iPhone 4S and I think Apple would be shooting themselves in the foot releasing it for older iPhone incarnartions.
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After all his battles with illness, I am sure Steve Jobs will be smiling somewhere. He certainly won this battle albeit with a another technology company. Adobe announced last week that they are ceasing development of their Flash plugin for mobile devices and will now concentrate their efforts on HTML5, digital media and digital marketing software.
Apple fans and world leaders alike mourned the passing of Steve Jobs this week the day after latest iPhone was revealed. He was a gifted, technology enthusiast who had a vision and was able to make it a reality.
I visited the Apple web site when I heard the news and was greeted by his picture and the words Steve Jobs 1955-2011, a fitting minimalistic tribute that needed nothing else, he would have appreciated it
Fans gathered in San Francisco to hold a candlelit vigil using one of the Apple co-founders creations, the iPad, displaying a candle. Mourners also visited the Apple HQ and placed flowers around an iPad with his photo on. Tributes flooded in from all over the World, from colleagues and competitors.
I wanted to acknowledge the achievements of Steve Jobs by simply saying that people can create beautiful things with technology and Apple under his guidance created some of the best designed technology you will ever see, defining a whole generation of products by simply using one letter “i”
His legacy will remain, hopefully Apple can continue to develop and produce things with design, beauty and purpose for many years to come.
Questions people are already asking now that Steve Jobs has officially retired as CEO of Apple. The man who has taken over has been with Apple for a good few years and I do not see the arrival of Flash any time soon. Steve Jobs is an icon and for that reason his departure may well make the company lose some of its cutting edge appeal although time will tell whether Tim Cook can generate the kind of press that Steve Jobs could. In my opinion Jobs firm views on the direction of Apple and the design and build of its devices have made Apple what it is today.
Apple’s iOS 5 is slated for release this fall, presumably with iPhone 5. But the Android Army doesn’t have to wait, like the iPhone idolators. Android users can have some of those features now. Looks like Apple has been doing a little copycatting. Again.
It’s funny, since hardcore Apple enthusiasts are so quick to accuse whenever they see anyone copying the slightest thing from Steve Jobs’ company. They’re not as fast to acknowledge when Apple does the, ah, borrowing. I’m glad to do it for them.