Many reasonably naïve consumers don't know that third-party developers are responsible for all but Apple's roughly 20 apps in the App Store. Uniformity in iOS design will only increase that perception.
Steve Cheney's "Why Android First is a Myth" encapsulates many of the macro-level, rational reasons why startups still go iOS-first. The picture might look a little different at the micro-level.
On vanity in social media, how not to share one's excitement about their football team, and what to eat while traveling in a Hyperloop
When “iPhone” appears at the beginning of a sentence or headline, both “iPhone" and “IPhone” are seemingly acceptable. When it's all caps, “IPHONE” seems to be the rule.
Shutting down a product after an acqui-hire is not something you celebrate with users.
John Gruber and Ben Thompson's recent posts about Apple's station in the high end are strong cases for Apple, even if you take the most cynical interpretation. Matt Drance's post on the unoriginal Samsung Galaxy Gear ad is astute, but ends on an unfortunately cynical note.
It was an honor and a pleasure — a blast, really — to have the opportunity to talk to these guys for a guest post I did for GigaOm. The topic: How these analysts are reaching a historically atypical audience, tech professionals, through blogging, podcasting and Twitter.
My initial draft was three times the length of GigaOm's word limit, and indeed I could have gone on to write 10,000 words with all the great insights and quotes I got from Dediu, Evans and Thompson.
Here's a link to the post.
If for some crazy reason you're not following these guys, here's a rundown of where you can find them.
Horace Dediu of Asymco
Ben Thompson of Stratechery
Parallels between the App Store and the cinema help to explain why up-front-paid apps are becoming obsolete