追忆Steve Jobs

坚持自己的原则,有自己的特点不一定都是好事,Jobs的伟大之处并不在于他始终固执地坚持自己的原则,而是他的绝大多数原则都是正确的。

同样的,有smart idea的人其实很多。图形化UI不是苹果第一个做的,鼠标也不是苹果发明的,早在iPhone之前,微软早就做过多少代失败的Windows Mobile,早在iPad, MacBook Air之前,就有失败的Tablet PC。在NeXT之前,BSD早早的就在那里无人问津,在Pixar之前,也一样有computer graphics和realistic rendering。很多技术从研究开发到实际的产生巨大市场,都是需要一个临界点,智能手机上如此,Tablet是如此,Computer Graphics以及Computer Vision一样是如此。Jobs的伟大之处在于,他总能准确地把握这个临界点,创造出这个临界点上的产品。

当然,最狭隘的说,Jobs创造了自己独特的价值观,让全世界的Apple users接受的一种价值观。通过简单的UI,真正实现了让每一个人都能使用,并最好的享用计算机(如果广义上这些设备还算计算机的话)。

后Jobs时代,Apple的转折点

我们刚刚迎来了所谓的Post-PC时代,苹果又被迫进入了后Jobs时代。失去了Jobs这个精神领袖之后,苹果将何去何从?现在是Apple的一个转折点,iCloud还在襁褓之中,苹果的云战略显得如此的暧昧不清。虽然投资巨大,但比起先前的巨头,苹果依然是市场的后入者。尤其是面对Amazon来自内容/技术/基础架构的全面压力,苹果在云端需要有一场硬仗(啊?你说还有一家M开头的公司?好像是有云端餐厅来着)。后Jobs时代,Apple如何赢得云端,我们只能拭目以待。

最后是贴图,发帖要贴图,能吸引更多的看客,就算图和内容完全没关系也无所谓

iPhone 4S 真的没有什么new feature了么?

Apple昨天发布了iPhone 4S,这次发布真可谓是万众瞩目。多少人流传了很久了传言,关于iPhone 5的无数期待,在小费同学的一段介绍中漫灭了。在万众都还期待着One More Thing的时候,我知道Phil Schiller也好Tim Cook也罢,One more thing不是好的style,而且,介绍这么多iPhone 4S….5的希望就是0,带着一丝失望睡去(其实是睡不着,当然原因另作….)

先转一段段子:

@宅腐集中营 : “你听我解释…..”Phone5无奈的说。4s一把甩开他的手“因为你!就是因为你!所有人都不承认我!你去啊!全球的人都在等你呢!你滚!”Phone5无奈的撩起额前的碎发,邪魅一笑,快速搂住4s的腰,深吻,手探向了少年细腻的肌肤“宝贝,今天不承认你的那些人,我会让他们以失去一个肾作为代价”

其实,大家对iPhone5确实期待过高了,虽然,大家都期待的所谓更快的(Better Dual Core A5)核心,更好的相机(8MP Camera)都已经实现了。盛传的更大的屏幕根本就是不靠谱(想想这确实不是什么好主意),更甚之的猜测甚至包括不再设置Home键等。但是,大家还是期待着Apple能够带给我们something new。反观iPhone的几代更新道路,抛开一如既往的速度和容量提升不谈,从最初的iPhone原版,增加3G,GPS,改变外观,推出iPhone 3G。3G到3GS还是增加了电子指南针,这么一个既不准,又没啥实际用处的好玩功能,同时还有高清摄像,镜头对焦的功能。到iPhone 4,全新设计的外观,Retina Display,三向陀螺仪。

其实,这些新多的功能完全没有Apple吹嘘的那么神奇,陀螺仪的游戏一共没几个,Retina Display也只有看文字的时候勉强有些用处。然而,这些东西,在发布会上,总会给人一种something new的感觉(其实很多其他手机早就有类似的玩意了-屏幕除外)。正是因为大家完全想不出Apple这次要搞出什么new 东西来,反而增加了期待。

然而,iPhone 4S确实完全没有这些,速度对于大多数人来说,是太难理解的事情。谁管你是双核还是128核心,对于经常认为64G容量版本就比16G版本快的人来说,A5神马的,绝对都是浮云。至于摄像,摄像当然是个好功能,但是,对于绝大多数人,1080p和720p真没有太大区别。当然,Apple自己也懂得,结果整了个语音系统Siri,这东西分明就是个软件系统啊,当然,就算有特殊硬件支持又如何,这种东西其实一点也不花哨,比软件功能的话AppStore随便找个有创意的软件就能吧Siri比的欲仙欲死,而且,稍微有点脑子的人就能看出来,这功能不是不能用在iPhone 4上完全就是Apple的霸权。Siri本来就是AppStore上的一款软件,Apple买下来后集成到系统也就罢了,这弄一个iPhone 4S独享…..Apple你也走入微创新时代了么?开复同学的价值观输出实在是太给力了一点。

最后,为Apple建议几条possible的新feature

1. In Colors – Apple的产品是善于做彩色的,iPod的彩色系列就很受欢迎。而且,现在iPhone已经算街机了,多几款颜色,也让人多些选择。而且,做这个东西真没太难的吧。(坐等看什么时候iPhone出彩色版)

2. 更多传感器,传感器其实总是越多越好的,既然从加速度传感器,到了陀螺仪,咱可以再多高几阶么?

3. 近场通信,这个已经太火了,Apple能作出自己独到点肯定会很热买

其他的yy还有好多,不一一列举了

 

吐槽不多,今日状态不佳….就此作罢了吧……………….

Year of the copycats!

Several month ago, Steve Jobs make a visionary forecast for the year of 2011

And made his promise with Lion and iOS5

Notifications mostly from Andriod

Newsstand borrows idea from Zinio

Twitter intergration kills most 3rd party twitter apps.

Mobile Safari copies too many ……. such as instapaper / read it later

Reminders is a much much weaker version GTD (Remember the milk, etc)

When camera+ use the volume button as shutter, Apple take it off the shelf…… so

Compare to the mail client in Android, the new mail client is still a toy…..

and Android is PC free from the beginning…….

The game center would be a major failure, not sure how it works when copy from OpenFeint.

iMessenger should be the most stupid one (看到企鹅没?颤抖吧jobs….)

 

And here is the true story behinds this year WWDC

In my opinion, the key idea here is taking advantage of the success of iOS, and broadcast to other fields. (e.g. from multi-touch form iOS to MacOS, and iCloud migrate iOS and MacOS, also iMessenger….) Which was good for Apple, hopefully end users (apple fans) could also benifits from it.

 

 

谁给我翻译翻译这逻辑?

用户用过iPhone和iTouch自然会用大一号的iTouch,哦不那东西好像叫iPad

iPad 1 发布会,我们已经有140000个App了!

iPad 2 发布会,iPad专属App,老乔,你不觉得这个数字比一年前变少了么?

哦,原来你也知道,这种模样的App算不上iPad的软件是么

谁给我翻译翻译,Android的程序怎么就不能run在Android 3.0 Honeycomb上了。
我怎么记得,人家的软件还不是只有2x没有AA缩放那种惨状呢。

谁给我翻译翻译?什么叫惊喜?什么叫Magical?

 

 

Lots of new stuffs this week

Windows-8

Windows 8 is coming, as well as Windows 7 SP1 is officially released. Make your hard drive prepared.

Apple is busy making MacOS more iOS liked, lets see what the Microsoft toy would looks like.

iPad-2-Event

Apple is announcing a Media Announcement March 2rd or the iPad 2 release. After over months rumor, the iPad 2 finally came ( Hopefully it comes before the White iPhone 4 announce by Steve Jobs over half a year before – which is not a rumor )

thunderbolt2

New MacBook Pro will be introduced very soon, with i5 core and Thunderbolt (Intel Light Peak) support. Hope Thunderbolt will not be the FireWire2.

More specs via MacRumors

Oh here is one more thing.

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After about half years postponing, the last ride of space shuttle Discovery, STS-133 is finally ready for launch. 发改委又开始调整油价了,Bless the crew and 机器人哥…..

The true story behind the iPod upgrade

In Sep 1st. 2010, Apple released a brand new series of iPod, including upgrades for iPod Shuffle, Nano, and Touch.

It is a reasonable for Apple to upgrade its products to keep the market and roll out some ‘new’ features. But this time, major updates on the entire product line actually means adjusting the position for each product.

In one phrases: You have to pay more, if you want the same experience.

If you want wearable and super cool music player, now you have a more expensive choice, the new nano. The new nano fits more use cases, and the wearable design make it a perfect piece of ‘show off’ jewelry. Of course, the only drawback is you need to pay more money than the shuffle.

The same thing on the new iTouch. Since the pretty small screen on nano is no longer suitable for video play back, and the video camera on the nano is also ‘short life’. The only choice for video experience goes to iTouch, which is awesome, except the price.

Oh, there is one more thing.

The new upgrades also says:

The extreme simple and magical no-button iPod Shuffle is a definite fail!

Apple passes Microsoft in Mkt Cap

Apple’s market capital has surpass Microsoft, and becoming the world largest IT company. Just leave a note for that event.

AND SOME PERSONAL OPINIONS

Actually, apple deserves such a honor.  See the stock plot compares the MSFT(blue) and AAPL(red), each product launch (2007 iPhone, 2008 iPhone 3G, 2009 iPhone 3GS, early 2010 iPad) give AAPL a boost. Win 7 in mid 2009 stops the gliding, but that is all.

For the mobile market, Apple did a amazing job, iPhone OS is the long waited ideal OS for hand-hold gadgets, remember that is the first mobile OS Apple ever made (think about WinCE and WM, and WP7?). For me Kim is a disaster, I’ve no idea why MS is trying to build so many different platforms and distract all its energy. Several bad products won’t add up to a success but a bad company, Apple didn’t build too much product, they just build it right. If MS wants to push WP7, then please believe it is the one, build all level of phones, tablets and gadgets on WP7 system, don’t waste time for a sad item on the FY report.