The iPhone 5 is here!

To preface, I still have my iPhone 3GS from its release day in June 2009; it’s a rather solid phone. I purchased the 32gb model so I would have everything I need on one phone. Sure, the battery needs to be charged twice a day, the camera has no flash or front-facing camera, a crazy HD screen, or antenna problems when I hold it in my hand. I’ve written a few articles about how fun the iPhone 4 was, but those days are over.

The new iPhone 5 goes on sale September 21st, this coming Friday. The screen is larger for the first time in its history (4 inches as opposed to 3.5 inches, diagonally). It apparently connects to LTE networks, but we’ll see; Apple is a couple of years behind the times. Also, I don’t believe it has NFC (Near Field Communication) ability. It’s also still the most expensive cell phone out there:

16 gigabytes of storage, $199; 32 GB, $299; 64 GB, $399. All require a two-year service agreement.

Do I want a new phone? Yes. But, I can wait. The Samsung Galaxy S III is pretty hot, but I like my $60/month family plan with unlimited data and unlimited texting. In the world of smart phones, my iPhone being over 2 years old is a dinosaur. But, I can still wait.

iPhonebook? iFacePhone? Facebook integrates with iPhone iOS

How many of you still use an iPhone like it’s the greatest product ever invented? I’m liking the new Galaxy phones as well as Windows phone with the neat stuff coming out. However if I stay with the Apple brand and grab an iPhone 5, maybe I can look forward to this?

After Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a major, yet subtle hint last week, it seems Facebook integration is indeed coming to the iPhone, according to the latest Web reports. Facebook will become fully immersed within iOS as soon as its next update, which could and in all likeliness will be revealed next week at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

The integration will be similar to that of Twitter’s, which came last year with iOS 5, and will allow users to post articles on the Web to Facebook the same way they can tweet them now. But along with that sort of integration, Facebook’s addition to the iPhone and iPad ecosystem will be beneficial for apps that use Facebook’s connect button to allow users to sign in.  Continue reading “iPhonebook? iFacePhone? Facebook integrates with iPhone iOS” iPhonebook? iFacePhone? F…

Steve resigns his Job with Apple

Steve Jobs has officially resigned from his job as CEO of Apple, though he has been elected Chairman. Tim Cook, Apple’s long-time COO, who acted as CEO during Steve Jobs’ medical leaves will replace Jobs as CEO.

Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company. Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”  Continue reading “Steve resigns his Job with Apple” Steve resigns his Job wit…