It’s our second day into 2013 and we’re already really excited for what’s to come this year in tech. Most of these devices won’t be much of a surprise, while others may come out even later than the end of 2013… or not at all. So what should we expect this year in everything electronic?
We’ve haven’t given Apple much news coverage lately, mostly because there isn’t much news to give. Apples iPad Mini, though a new product, isn’t anything new hardware and technology wise. in fact, it’s just a smaller version of a much older iPad. But the iPhone 5 is still around and still selling very well, as it should. The iPhone 5 is a solid device with a strong brand behind it all, not to mention iOS. Although the iPhone 5 isn’t new, folks still want it and may only be able to upgrade just now. So, should you upgrade to an iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, or go for a different brand all together?
Getting ready to sell your used cell phone? Our slogan here at TheBlueDot is “forever evolving”, which is exactly what our website has been doing this past year. We have meetings almost weekly on how to improve the trade in page’s design as well as how to implement the same elements into the main website. There was one thing we noticed around the time of the iPhone 5′s release, an increase in Apple iPhone trade in requests. So, launching officially just a few days ago, we made it even easier for you to trade in your used iPhone cell phone!
So the launch of iPhone 5 has come and gone. More than a week has passed and now that everyone has had time to fiddle with the new iPhone there is more of an idea of what everyone is dealing with. Ultimately everyone wants to know what you get with the 5 that you don’t get with the 4s, and if it is ultimately worth the upgrade. It all really depends on what iPhone you actually have.
Have you seen Microsoft lately? That nerdy guy in the corner with the glasses and ill-fitted clothing? Well, he started working out and he’s lookin’ mighty fine. Microsoft has always been the weird step child in anything fashionable when it comes to Tech. You have Apple, owning the whole sleek universal look, while Microsoft just struggles to look cool. The Zune is a big example of one of it’s failed attempts at the “cool” factor, but this past week they revealed things that showed that it may have finally figured it all out.
We wrote about the iPhone 5 a lot towards the end of the year, only to be a bit disappointed to see that Apple was just releasing a slightly updated version of the iPhone 4. One of the major complaints from consumers is that Apple is touting one of the smallest screens on smart phones. It seems Android phones are going the bigger is better route with examples from Motorola’s Droid Razr to Samsung’s massive Note. A decade ago smaller phones were what was in, now it’s larger and thinner for easy browsing and less squinting to read text. Now that Apple is falling a bit behind in the screen category, what can we gather from a few sneak peaks that have leaked recently?