It’s arrived

31 10 2007

For a while now I have lusted after an iPhone but you can’t get them legally in Australia yet. So a couple of months ago when Apple announced the iPod Touch I thought oh yes, one of those I shall have. My SP5 is doing the goods as my phone and when I need a new one my employer can shout me one.

So for the past few weeks I have been hitting the Apple Online Store tracking page looking to see where my shiny new 16gig iPod Touch was. Well yesterday I stopped looking as the nice man from TNT finally delivered it.

As usual with any Apple product, the packaging was fantastic and lends itself to the whole experience. After a short download of iTunes and connecting the cable the iPod was alive and fully touchable.

I am going to split my thoughts on the touch into two groups, good and bad:

Good

  • The whole OS / interface is amazing
  • Cover flow absolutely rocks
  • The addition of Wifi makes this so much more than an iPod
  • Safari is fantastic, I twittered and gmail’d from it yesterday and it looked just like it would on IE. OWA is pretty nifty in it too
  • The in built apps are superb (I love the YouTube app)
  • Oh yeah, the sound is as good as my previous iPod Photo

Bad

  • It doesn’t work with Vista 64bit. WHY, come on Apple this is a big problem?
  • Apple should really provide some sort of case in the package
  • Can’t add apps without hacking it (but this is scheduled to change in Feb when the SDK is released)
  • No email, Google maps or ability to sync contacts / calendar items as the iPhone can
  • The iTunes Wifi store only lets you find / buy music, not podcasts / audiobooks etc.

All in all it’s fantastic and with the sexy new case that arrived yesterday, it looks the business!!





The best ever PC vs Mac advert

31 01 2007





Apple Vista advert

28 01 2007

Just saw Apple’s latest PC vs Mac advert where they are having a dig at Windows Vista and the so myth of needing to upgrade your hardware to run it. I’d love to see the advert where the PC is updating it’s drivers via Windows Update for free, and the Mac is being charged $4.99





Oh yes Apple

10 01 2007

Apple has just announced the iPhone. Engadget has more info.

Features include:

  • 11.6 mm thick
  • 3.5 inch touchscreen
  • 2MP camera
  • 8 GB storage
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • and it run OS X.

Not sure if it will replace my trusty SP5 just yet.. But would love to try it out 🙂