Andreas Bachmann

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Apple's Arrogance, Audacity, And Alchemy, As It Challenges Human Evolution

‘What gives Apple the right to change the world?’<p>This thought struck me during Tim Cook’s presentation on Monday. Strip out the emotive language of magical hardware, software that reduces the pain points of modern life, and an ecosystem that attempts to link everything in your life through …

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Apple, Amazon, and the weaponization of profit

On the surface it appears to be nothing more nor less than a riff on the old "perception is reality". Amazon has brilliantly set expectations to the …

The era of unshackled Apple executives [Opinion]

Over the past few months, it feels as if Apple is on a media and publicity roadshow. Tim Cook has appeared on Rock Center, testified at the Senate’s corporate tax hearing, and was interviewed at All Things D’s D11 conference. In addition, as was mentioned during today’s Happy Hour podcast, the …

iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever

iOS 7 is turbulence. It's change. That scares some people, and makes others hungry. It divides sentiment and reaction, and creates as much fear and …

Apple's signature, its meaning, and its promise

This was Tim Cook's WWDC, not only headlined by a risky, heavily skeuomorphic, deeply gamified iOS 7, but wrapped in messaging that elaborated on …

Is Apple a Boring Company Now?

Let’s be honest about what we really want from Apple this week. We all want to know if Apple can still blow us away, or if they’re just a boring company now.<p>There are two schools of thought.<p><b>Explaining Apple Boredom</b><p>The first, which I’ve described in this space before, is that Apple only appears …

iPhone, iPad leads in business, profitability, Android leads in smartphone marketshare

Henry McCracken over at <i>Time</i> has done us all a favor by collecting various data sets that illustrate the state of iOS versus Android.<p>The data ranges from device marketshare to revenue from app downloads, which presents some stark differences between the two platforms.<p>We unpack the results …

How Apple’s Obsession with Google Is Hurting Apple

Every once in a while, a company becomes so obsessed with a competitor that it loses focus on its own customers. They start designing and positioning their products more to hurt rivals than thrill users.<p>And I fear that now it’s happening to Apple.<p>Again.<p>Everybody knows about Apple’s near-death …

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How Facebook Home Screws Apple

How low will Apple go?<p>First, Apple CEO Tim Cook was forced to grovel and kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party over their obviously false and politically motivated claims about Apple’s warranty.<p>Now, Apple is being publicly insulted and used by Facebook.<p>There is no way Steve Jobs would have put up …

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Apple’s revenue in and outs

Asymco’s Horace Dediu broke down iTunes’ economy and placed it in context with the entire Apple revenue model.<p>The excellent diagram above illustrates Apple’s revenues in Q4 2012. The initial stats—$4.6 billion consolidated revenues, $650 million in operating income, etc.—isn’t exactly new …

I’m Ditching The iPad For Work And Going Back To The Mac [Opinion]

The iPad continues to be a great work machine. Anyone who tells you otherwise either hasn’t put in the effort, or is just blowing smoke.<p>Gorilla Arm is pain in the upper bicep, just below the shoulder, coupled with pain in the chest muscle where it joins the shoulder.<p>I won’t be ditching the iPad …

When is The Best Time to Buy a New Apple Product? (Chart)

- Mar 27, 2013<p>It can be extremely tempting to buy Apple’s latest products as soon as they are released, and with new iPhones and iPads set to arrive …

Apple Rumored to be Building 4K Ultra HDTV for 2013/2014 Launch

- Mar 27, 2013<p>The latest Apple TV rumor is floating around on the web, and this one says Apple’s much speculated entry into the living room will …

Ex-Microsoft COO: The Apple Era May Be On Its Way Out Due To Lack Of Leadership

Apple’s stock hasn’t been doing too well lately. While many analysts think the problem is that Apple hasn’t released any new products in months, Microsoft’s former COO thinks it’s more of a leadership problem.<p>In a recent article, former Microsoft COO, Bob Herbold claimed the problem with Apple is …

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Apple’s Rumored Television: Now it’s 4K

Rumors claiming Apple is planning on releasing its own high definition television have been circulating for some time, and even some analysts have …

Apple: What's It Really Worth

Shares of technology giant Apple (AAPL) have been reprimanded severely by the stock market over the past six months. Traders drooled with a utopian passion until one day last September when ardor suddenly cooled. At one point, down over 40 percent from a $705 high, AAPL has since made a nice rally …

What Lies Beyond the Macintosh Desktop Metaphor?

The Post-PC era, the era of iPads and other tablets, suggests that it is time to re-evaluate the archaic computer interface developed by Xerox and …