A quick review of Twitter today will reveal that, in tech news, the iPhone and Tablet market are the hot topics of the hour. Apple and Samsung, in the midst of their patent battle, have been turning up some very interesting details regarding Apple’s quest to churn out the best quality products that money can buy. Of course, that has to be money that an average person can afford when all is said and done, but they apparently spare no expense in the quest.
Articles by people in the know, indicate that Jobs was quite accurate when he said the iPhone technology was five years ahead of its time – as was the prototype for the 2010 iPhone which was seemingly created in 2005, according to TheNextWeb.com.
Similar reports also state that the first iPhone prototype was on the order of what today is being called an iPad mini, or as I lovingly refer to it, an “iPad 7”. As we all know now, those earlier models gave way to what actually became the first iPhones but, apparently, Apple hasn’t entirely scrapped those plans if the iPad 7 is in their thinking these days. TUAW.com reports that the first, approximately 7″, iPhone prototype even had a rounded glass screen.
Then there were the Tech Crunch reports of Apple gaining more of the Tablet market share, no real surprise to most people. Among the top of the pack were Apple’s iPad, Samsung – Apple’s dance partner in court these days, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and Asus’ entries. Of course, Asus’ and Google’s latest joint venture hasn’t had time to register yet, having only been released a couple of weeks ago, but the Nexus 7 may make some real inroads before long if its reputation continues to build. That is, provided Google can meet the production demands which, so far, has not proven to be the case. When windows entries enter this battle around October, who knows what will happen to those numbers!
All of this Twitter speculation kept Apple at the top of tech news but, to add to it, even Sharp got into it when, according to Wired.com, the new president, Takashi Okuda, said his company would be shipping the new iPhone displays this month. As if iPhone 5 rumors weren’t fueled enough!
To top all of this hullaballoo off, even tech writer, author, and Nova host, David Pogue, got into the fray by announcing his iPhone was missing and had been found in Maryland by iCloud’s FindMyiPhone feature. This very handy, and free I made add, feature of iCloud was responsible for pinpointing his iPhone’s location to a particular house in a particular neighborhood and even providing a mapped picture of the specific house, enabling police to search for and recover it within hours of him tweeting about its loss.
So what does all of this Twitter talk teach you? Simple. Be sure to enable the FindMyiPhone feature on your iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. You never know when it may come up missing.