This week we saw that, while Steve Jobs may be gone, his shadow looms large over Apple and its forthcoming products.
Despite the company missing its third-quarter earnings estimates, Apple posted record sales of the iPhone 4S in the first three days. Meanwhile, the late co-founder’s leaked biography is in the spotlight for revealing intimate details of a very private man.
The death of Steve Jobs produced a wave of public grief. From accounts of his historical significance to highly personal reminiscences, it was a moment to commemorate a man who did more than anyone to shape the history of personal technology.
Amazon entered the tablet battle this week, unveiling the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet that will run on Google’s Android operating system.
While news of Amazon’s tablet was long-rumoured, the unexpected price point caused quite a stir with some commentators. Others saw the Fire as a game changing device for media consumption.
Smartphone users have a wide range of mobile photo-sharing services, the latest phase of social media, to choose from. It’s starting to feel like if you’re not using a photo-sharing app, then you must be building one.
This week more new photo-sharing apps launched, while existing app Instagram passed a milestone.
While investors were giddy this week about the latest tech-company IPOs, the technologists themselves were more interested in the advent of services bringing music to people from the cloud–or clouds.