Why Apple should drop iPhone 14 Plus
Just put it out of its misery already.
Cult of Mac writer Ed Hardy has an iPhone 14 Plus. While he loves his jumbo phone, he’s urging Apple to drop his beloved handset.
Why? Apparently, he’s the only person in the Western world who has one. Apple customers would be better served if the company concentrated only on popular models, Ed argues.
He has a point, but he should really be petitioning Apple to bring back another unpopular model that I personally have a soft spot for: the iPhone mini.
Also in today’s newsletter:
Apple Music Classical will finally make its debut later this month. But get this — it’s iPhone only. There’s no iPad app!
We’re living with the Dynamic Island for at least two more years.
Got a colorful iPad? You need a colorful iPad stand.
Upcoming Apple TV+ comedy The Big Door Prize looks intriguing. Star Chris O’Dowd is always watchable.
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
A message from the Cult of Mac store
Most iPad stands offer a very limited selection of colors. Elago’s comes in blue, dark gray, light gray and sand pink. So make your iPad into a mini iMac with the Elago Magnetic Stand, available on the Cult of Mac store.
Tweetz o’ the day
"Why would Adobe buy Figma for $20B?"
I have heard most designers I know move over to Figma. However, until I saw this graph I was surprised why Adobe would pay ~12% of its market cap for a purchase. Especially that they built a competitor: Adobe XD.
How competition went: https://t.co/qIn2vVrVUa
— Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz)
Mar 9, 2023
Currently working on a simple app featuring all of Apple's 300+ Detailed City Experience 3D models currently available in Maps. The curated collection will be updated as new models appear.
All landmarks are animated, and you can control the camera by tilting your device, too! https://t.co/yTfUlrI4GC
— André Baev (@andre8aev)
Mar 8, 2023
One more thing ...
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
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