iPhone vs Smartphone comic inspired from Mac vs PC ads

February 28th, 2007

Unless you have been wandering around with a bucket on your head, you have probably seen that Apple launched a heavily debated campaign last Christmas, trying to prove you once more the multitude of reasons why you’d need a Mac. However, the PC fought back, and the battle continues. This is overall a quite interesting concept and many people have tried to follow.

I have found this funny comic strip that is trying to represent the differences between an iPhone and a Smartphone and which I will be reproducing further. I’m looking forward to hear your comments.
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The PC vs Mac ads return – now from the PC’s perspective!

February 5th, 2007

We’ve all seen the PC vs Mac ads by Apple, there are plenty of them. But now it’s time for the PC to counterattack, with the help of director Laurie McGuinness, who created four small hilarious clips, with the same character personalities (the PC being older, “boring”, and the Mac being younger and cooler), but this time the Mac doesn’t get the spotlight. What I liked about the clips is that they’re not made in order to harm the Mac, and they don’t deny the qualities portraied in the Mac ads, but they observe the PC’s own qualities, without denying the Mac’s. So, without more description, here are the clips:

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Meet the phone that’s as good looking as the iPhone, but impossible to manufacture.

February 4th, 2007
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My first impression was “Wow.”. Some time ago I’ve shown you some pics of Rune Larsen’s two concept phones, and I mentioned that the smaller one would be close to impossible to manufacture, with today’s technology. Well, Rune didn’t give up and he continued his designing, and now he released the “Crystal Phone”, which is amazing, but I don’t see any way it could be fabricated. On your right is a new picture of the Tiny Phone, all white and better designed than the first black pics. And below you can watch the Crystal Phone. As slim as a credit card, this is an awesome concept, but, unfortunately, it’s close to impossible to fabricate.

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I’m officially a fan of Rune’s work, and hopefully his designs will get more and more “doable” as time passes. Here are more pics of the Crystal Phone, this time in colour:

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Build your own iPhone! It’s simple and quick. Everyone can do it!

January 21st, 2007

Yeah, you can also build your own iPhone. No IT genius required, just some ingenuity, …and perhaps some scissors, transparent duct tape and a cool printer. Yeah, a printer, because this isn’t the real iPhone, but rather a cardboard mockup. Here’s some photos of mine, in different stages of progress:
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The first Apple computer – 30 years ago (photo)

January 17th, 2007

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This is Apple I. The first Apple computer. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the most famous members of the Homebrew Computer Club, designed it over 30 years ago, in 1976. It was mostly a kit computer. Users bought the workings and built their own case.

Many leaders in mainline computer companies like IBM and Digitial did not believe at that time that personal computers were powerful enough to have a market. Sales of the Apple I and other PC’s that followed it, proved them wrong.


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Apple Computers Inc. is now Apple Inc.

January 10th, 2007

“The first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007”.

After looking into yesterday’s keynote and saw what’s Apple preparing, I find the above mentioned slogan nothing but truth. After all, every company that wishes to survive on the IT market has to evolve.

Let’s leave behind the iPhone, the Apple TV and all the rest and concentrate on the name change instead. “What name change?” Well, some might say it’s not that big, since Apple is still Apple, but if we look closer, a change from “Apple Computer, Inc.” to “Apple Inc.” is not something to overlook. “Why, are they going to stop manufacturing computers?”, some may ask. No, of course not!

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That name change isn’t just a strange idea of Steve Jobs. Apple started as a company that started from manufacturing computers, and ended up 30 years later with many other consumer electronics, including iPhone, Apple TV and many many others. Now, wouldn’t Apple Computers be inappropriate?

Analysts say that the iPhone will conquer 1% of the total number of cellphones worldwide by 2008. That’s 10 million phones, if you might wonder.

Overall, I don’t think there will be someone to complain about the name change. It’s just a new start for an experienced corporation.


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