Thoughts on the iPhone 4S

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It’s all disappointment, with Apple shares dropping 5% on the supposedly disappointing iPhone 4S launch. The lack of a new design iPhone 5 seems to dry the desire to buy this new iPhone. Like what Jonathan mentioned, People that say “meh” to the iPhone 4S are just unhappy that it looks like an iPhone 4, which means that its not a status symbol upgrade.

But quite frankly, the way i look at it, this iPhone is going to be another big hit. It’s going to be a very big hit because of Siri. Just check out this video i embedded on a post by 9to5mac a few days ago.

Look at how they are changing AI. It’s like reinventing interaction with your phone, all over again. We can expect an API to come before iOS6 or maybe even in iOS 5.2 – giving developers power to tap on the AI of Siri to bring apps interaction to a new level. Imagine dictation. Imagine how transcribing is going to be a thing of the pass! and how people are going to compose messages on the move. reply messages while jogging!

Open a file by speech, launch presentation, move presentation slides. Pop up relevant images, videos or website half way through a presentation. Wow, imagine the possibilities!

it’s endless.

So if you think that iPhone 4S is just another iPhone 4, think again. It’s probably the first step to evolving your phone, into a buttonless screen, mic and speaker only device.
“Volume Up”. “Take a snapshot”. “Shoot video”. “Lock Screen”. “Delete this photo”. “Unlock screen”. “Switch to silent”.

Now imagine they add voice recognition such that command will only obey your voices. It’s blowing me away already!

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO on Wednesday afternoon, citing that he is no longer able to meet the duties and expectation as Apple’s CEO. He however would like to stay on as Chairman of the Board and recommend Tim Cook as his successor.

Quoting from the Letter Steve Jobs wrote: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Appleā€™s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

I know that this post is totally irrelevant, but i thought, i would like to share my views on this. I have been an Apple fanboy even since i touched and own my first MacBook merely 3 years back. The question many will have is definitely, why now? Why the resignation only now, since Steve have been on medical leave since January and have appeared publicly for major Apple’s events.

This is not a complete analysis, i will post it again when i can find the time.
But i believe that Steve have been planning this move for quite sometime, and have considered Wednesday for the most appropriate date, having observed APPL. APPL have reached it’s peak, to become the world’s most valuable company. Have billions of cash on hand. Have set record profit in all the past many Quarters. Wednesday is really the best time, having see APPL stablised at it’s peak.

Even if the stock is to crash, it can’t go too far, and will recover very quickly come Sept/Oct where you will be having it’s major announcement on new iPod, iPhone or other iDevices. APPL will definitely hit it’s new peak then. I would like to observe APPL for the next 2 days and monday, and we can see how the market is reacting. But my take, it’s too valuable for any serious invested to sell now just because Steve Jobs resigned.

You know, it maybe the case only a few months back, should Steve have resigned, the market will definitely reacted quite bullishly. His move on being absence for more than 6 months, is simply to prove to the market that, “Hey! Apple can go on as great, without me!”, while he work the succession plans for Tim internally.

Pretty smart move. But Steve, we will definitely miss you lots, you will be always remembered as the legendary one :)
However, still looking forward to even more amazing products from Apple.