Category Archives: AAPL

NeXT marketed their workstations by letting Sun convince people they wanted a workstation, then trying to convince customers (who were already impressed by Sun) that their workstation was better. As part of this, they showed how much better the development … Continue reading

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On the topic of the Apple II, remember that MOS was owned by Commodore Business Machines, a competitor of Apple’s, throughout the lifetime of the computer. Something to bear in mind while waiting to see where ARM Holdings lands.

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An eight-year-old model of iPad is now considered vintage and obsolete. For comparison, the Apple ][ was made from 1977-1993 (16 years) and the January 1983 Apple //e would’ve had exactly the same software support as the final model sold … Continue reading

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So, what’s the plan? Part 2: what will the plan be?

In Part One, I explored the time of transition from Mac OS 8 to Mac OS X (not a typo: Mac OS 9 came out during the transition period). From a software development perspective, this included the Carbon and Cocoa … Continue reading

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So, what’s the plan? Part 1: what WAS the plan?

No CEO dominated a market without a plan, but no market was dominated by following the plan. — I made this quote up. Let’s say it was Rockefeller or someone. In Accidental Tech Podcast 385: Temporal Smear, John Siracusa muses … Continue reading

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Where We Ditched Chipzilla

WWDC2020 was the first WWDC I’ve been to in, what, five years? Whenever I last went, it was in San Francisco. There’s no way I could’ve got my employer to expense it this year had I needed to go to … Continue reading

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Forearmed

In researching my piece for the upcoming de Programmatica Ipsum issue on cloud computing, I had thoughts about Apple, arm, and any upcoming transition that didn’t fit in the context of that article. So here’s a different post, about that. … Continue reading

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There’s more to it

We saw in Apple’s latest media event a lot of focus on privacy. They run machine learning inferences locally so they can avoid uploading photos to the cloud (though Photo Stream means they’ll get there sooner or later anyway). My … Continue reading

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I’m probably holding it wrong

If I wanted to do a table view data source in ObjC, it would look like this: – tableView:aTableView objectValueForTableColumn:aColumn row:(NSInteger)row { return [representedObject.collection[row] valueForKey:[aColumn identifier]]; } When I do it in Swift, it ends up looking like this: func … Continue reading

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On the inevitability of Photoshop for iPad

Back in 2011, I was speaking at QCon London at the invitation of my friend and de Programmatica Ipsum co-conspirator akosma, and one of the conference’s community events was an iOS developer meet-up hosted in the conference centre. I think … Continue reading

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