iOS Green Felt RIP

My own personal homage to the departure of Apple’s skeuomorphic design language.

Cognitive Bias and the iPhone 5

I really didn’t want to post anything about the launch of the iPhone 5. The internet is already awash with opinion and conjecture, covering almost every conceivable angle. However, I have succumbed. Watch the embedded video below from the Jimmy Kimmel show in the US. People on the streets are asked to take a look…

Smartphone Shipments, Average Selling Prices and Market Share

For the last several weeks I’ve been part of a project at WDS to collate and analyse device manufacturer performance. It’s taken far longer than I ever anticipated, but after weeks of trawling through quarterly reports, scanning income statements and listening to earnings calls, it’s done. The WDS Device Manufacturer: Performance Tracker is now ready…

That’s quite some flight mode…

BBC reporting an iPhone overheating and catching fire on-board an Australian flight…. I’ll wager it was a Shanzhai counterfeit…  

Own a Samsung? But I’m creative…

My hat is off to Samsung for their pot-shot at Apple fan-boys in their new ad-campaign. I have enormous respect for Apple, but the iPhone is becoming a de facto choice for consumers who want to simply ‘fit-in’. So often in meetings (when phones are switched to silent and placed on the table) I ask…

Unlocked iPhones and the expectant consumer

Ian Fogg has written an interesting piece looking at how the same unlocked iPhone performs when connected to different operator networks. He has a wider angle; being that Apple’s position in the ecosystem could develop into something more threatening to operators should they look at progressing the idea of a secure embedded SIM. However, much…

Average Selling Price of mobile devices

I’ve frequently commented about the impact of handset subsidies on the mobile operator community. It got me thinking about the expectancy of consumers for low cost smartphones and the real price paid for the device by the mobile operator. It side-tracked me a little and I spent the best part of the day trawling through…

Windows Phone 7 needs to keep the Office lights on

Cross-posted to my company blog (wds.co) The industry is awash with Windows Phone 7 right now. But of all the commentary that’s flying about, very little has really touched on Microsoft’s key motivations for the OS. Had this  ‘just‘ been about smartphone operating systems,  I don’t think anyone would have been surprised by Microsoft’s retirement…

What Flash does to iPhone battery performance

Battery performance across mobile devices is something of an interest point for me. I think it’s largely due to the fact that almost everything in this industry conforms to Moore’s Law (doubling in speed / performance every 12 months), expect for battery performance. Any increase in efficiency is quickly sucked-up to assure the performance of…