It’s What You’ve Been Waiting For.

Apple on September 4th informed their list of media, bloggers and other content creating companies to come see them at the Yerba Buena Center in San francisco to announce something we’ve all been waiting for.
With an announcement on September 12th for the iPhone 5 (6th gen device) along with possibly other items. It will also means that they’re going to discontinue iPhone 3GS 8GB (which was free with 2 yr contract) and drop the price on iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 making it an even more compelling reason to pick up an iPhone.
These are my guesses for the pricing structure on the iPhone lineup.
  1. iPhone 4 8GB free (with 2 yr contract or no contract)
  2. iPhone 4S 8GB $99 (with 2 yr contract)
  3. iPhone 5 16GB $199 (—– ditto —–)
  4. iPhone 5 32GB $299 (—– ditto —–)
  5. iPhone 5 64GB $399 (—– ditto —–)
All of these devices will be available in both black & white, the new one might have more color options but that is just a rumor.  The carriers expected to carry the new iPhone 5 will be AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile (possible) and Verizon.
It’s also rumored to have support for LTE networks.
Let’s see what happens on the 12th 🙂
I can hardly wait!!

iOS 6

Apple today announce iOS 6 with 200 new features and focused on 10 features in the keynote. I just finished downloading it and cannot wait to install it on my iPhone 4S. Apple also updated iTunes to version 10.6.3 for everyone which lets you install the new OS to your iOS devices as well as to update Apple TV 2nd and 3rd gen.

Steve Jobs’ 11 success principles.

In a recent interview with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple, said that it was a big mistake making him the CEO back in 1985, because the board thought Steve Jobs was too young to be the CEO. Sculley still to this day admits that he had no idea about computers, and that he used Steve Job’s philosophy to carry on the company.

He also shared with us the success principles that Steve Jobs strives on for each and every product.

Here they are:
1. beautiful design;
2. customer experience;
3. no focus groups;
4. perfectionism;
5. vision;
6. minimalism;
7. hire the best;
8. sweat the details;
9. keep it small;
9. reject bad work;
10. perfection and
11. systems thinker.

After looking at this list and comparing each and every product that has come from the cupertino campus shows signs of these principles applied.

Number 3 stands out because leaders don’t ask the public what they want. They tell them.