Showing posts with label review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label review. Show all posts

Friday, March 16, 2012

new iPad

After more than one year apple released new version of iPad. And they named it "new iPad". With in less than 2 years people around the globe accepted iPad as a new way of computing and in a lots of way iPad is changing life. Apple is successfully building the ecosystem and content by its app store, iTunes, iCloud and the latest iBook which makes iPad more and more useful.
The new iPad got lots of hardware up-gradation in compare to previous version iPad2. In original iPad Steve Job used to claim it gives a magical experience. And the  experience comes from display and touch. To make the magical experience further better, the new iPad got retina display. And this is big break through in terms of display. To complement it new iPad got a better processor, better camera and new generation antenna system.
In the same event apple had released new version of iWork, iPhoto and iMovie. And these are very powerful and simple apps which specially built for iPad. With apps each day iPad is adding more capability to itself. I am thrilled to see iBook. Reading textbook was never so fun before. It makes book reading more interactive.
I was anticipating new ipad will get Siri. Last year apple introduced Siri with iPhone 4s. which created a whole new way to interact with the system. According to me that is the one this new iPad is missing. Its a great tablet with same old price. I just hope it will be in India soon in right price.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

iPhone 4S

After launch of iPhone 4s it disappoints many people who are expecting lots form it. It was a very important event as it took Apple long 13 months and there was no Steve Jobs this time. It’s the first iPhone launched with Out Steve Jobs taking stage. So there were lot of buzz and comparison of Tim Cook’s show with Steve Jobs. 
People expectation from Apple CEO on stage is very high, probably no other company’s product launch can match. There were lots of speculation that next version iPhone will all new design some thing like thinner, big screen etc.
Lets understand the realities, it is certainly very clear no body can step into Steve Jobs shoe. And unfortunately Steve Job can’t take stage anymore due to law of nature. 
And coming to new design, Apple can’t just change the design with each new version. If design change adds significant values then it makes sense. Design change also involves change in manufacturing process. And iPhone 4 is still the sexiest phone available  with respect to design.
With iPhone 4s it catch up with some linear hard ware changes like dual core processor, better antenna and better camera. Yes you can say even Samsung does same thing with each new version.  iPhone 4s comes with iOS 5 and iCloud. Those are phenomenal and game changing. But all of us knew about it before.
The surprise was “Siri”. It is voice recognize system. Which understand what you speak and carry out the task. Voice recoginize system us already there much before. But people don’t use that. The problem with it is we have to remember specific commands or key word and  need to tell it. In case of “Siri” user can talk naturally and Siri figure out what you mean. The words what you speak its not important it looks for the meaning of whole thing.  The beautiful example was “ What is the weather forecast today ? ” and “ Do I need to carry Umbrella today ? “. Siri is smart enough to understand both. Yes that was ground breaking.
It is the future how we interact with Computer. In 80s there were command based interaction, 90s graphical user interface came. The next thing is voice recognize system. Siri is a serious step towards it.
With Siri iPhone 4S is the most amazing device available on earth. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apple iCloud first impression

In recent Apple world wide developer conference Apple launched its new cloud service with other major release like lion and ios 5. Well apple is known for its visionary product and game changer in the industry. Specially with recent success of iPhone and iPad. So before iCloud release huge built up happened, Steve Job's medical leave also raised lots of eyebrows. Cloud was not new to the market. Amazon, Google and Microsoft have already entered into the market with their cloud products. I found two features which make iCloud different form competitors.
1) Most of the cloud services available are some form of infrastructure( ex : computing, storage etc) are hosted on clouds. As Steve Job told iCloud is much beyond than a Hard Disc on space. In this case applications are focus rather than the platform.Various application sync with each other over cloud automatically. User doesn't have to do anything extra. Applications will automatically take care of connecting to cloud and syncing the content. In Apple's word "it just work".
2) Sdk of iCloud is open for developers. It means not only those 6 or 7 apps from Apple will be on iCloud, it will be much beyond than that. It will certainly bring out lots of innovation and amazing apps from all over the world to one platform in a nice way. 
I am waiting to have an experience of these and services. 
Oh yes one more thing iCloud is free for everybody :)