Almost a week has passed by since the iPhone/Apple Watch event and now that the news are out it’s simply waiting for the devices and software updates to be released. And as we all know, waiting is one of my strengths.
Anyway. After having had some time now to digest the announcements I think might be getting me the 64GB iPhone 6 once it will be available around here. Colour? Not sure, either silver or slate-gray. I have been looking for a while at devices in that size, and during my short stint over on the Android size I already have been tempted of getting a bigger device. The size seems about just right for me. Since I have no intention of getting rid of my iPad at all (in fact as so often I write this on my iPad) the 6+ doesn’t seem to be relevant for me.
Watch? Cool! I am very much looking forward to that one. It does look really nice and has the functionality that I’m generally interested in, i.e. basic fitness tracking, notifications and of course being a watch. Generally I’m not too much interested into a the actual fitness aspect of such a device, but more into the statistical side. I simply like to know how much I have moved during a day, compared to for example the day before, but I do not track this data with the pursuit of getting more in shape or such. Not that I don’t need that, but still.
More excited I am almost about the imminent release of iOS 8 and with it the expected slew of updates of my favourite applications. Wednesday can’t come early enough and I hope that OmniFocus 2 for iPad, WriterPro and Drafts for example are going to be available at launch as well. A lot of other promising application have been teased already and Transmit for iOS does do look very interesting as well. And I don’t even want to think about custom keyboards: the Swype-Keyboard (or was it Swift?!) was one of my favourite tools on my Android phone. And then there will be of course also the all-new TextExpander. I’m sure this will be an exciting week.
All of the above aside, the reactions to the free release of the latest U2 release are befuddling me. It’s free and no-one, who doesn’t want to, actually has to listen to it. But then again, I don’t have to understand the reactions. It’s probably better that way.