Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

Oh Boy, Here We Go Again!

Well, it’s that time of year, when we have to endure the constant and annoying abundance of hype for whatever Apple is about to ‘unveil’.  Apparently, September 9th is yet another date that will change all our lives.  The rumor mills have been working overtime on just what to expect, and it ranges from multiple sized iPhones to the ever elusive iWatch.

More iPhones?  Really?  And we’re excited about this?  While some viewed the original iPhone as groundbreaking, we haven’t seen anything similarly unique since…nearly everything that a ‘new’ iPhone could have has already been available in multiple Android and even (gasp) Windows phones.  So before you get all emotional on how wonderful the new features of the iPhone are, please check out existing phones to see if those features don’t already exist…don’t embarrass yourself by drooling over yesterday’s technology.

iWatch?  I’ll be curious to see if this actually comes to fruition…and what it will do that current players in the wearable tech game don’t already do, other than link with your iPhone.  My guess is that the ‘amazing’ iWatch will only really come into its own when paired with an iPhone, thereby increasing the demand for the iPhone (which has been declining over the last two to three years).

One of my biggest frustrations is that every tech blog is salivating about the September 9th ‘unveiling’, yet have Google or Microsoft unveil something new and they may get a snarky, negative footnote at best.  Instead, everyone is ‘streaming’ the unveiling so we don’t miss a blessed moment!  The Surface Pro 3 was unveiled and other than a passing comment, nothing was said/covered.  Yet talk with major retailers, and the Surface Pros are selling so strongly that the sales of iPads are diminishing as enterprises realize they can have a actual tool rather than an overpriced toy.  But since it doesn’t have the sacred Apple logo, no one cares.

Well, I’ve got another week and a half of inane rumors and blathering Appliots to deal with…

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As a lifelong educator, I have worked extensively with both Macs and PC's. In addition, the last 26 years have been spent in the area of technology consulting, hardware repair, networking, database development and the like. Through these many different roads, I have come to have a high level of distain for the blind followers of all things Apple. Please do not assume that I am a blind follower of MS either. I have found that in dealing with most Apple users, the concept of logic is quickly pushed aside and in its place is a radical, cultish defense of all things Apple.