Apple’s introduction of two new iPhone models (one of which isn’t all that new) had me in front of microphones more often than usual this week. That’s less likely to happen next week, when I’ll be out of town for the Privacy Identity Innovation conference in Seattle and then the XOXO festival in Portland.
9/10/2013: The new iPhone, WTOP
For the first time, I did a WTOP interview not over the phone but in person at its studio–er, glass-enclosed nerve center–in Northwest D.C. Radio is easier when you can see from a host’s facial expressions that it’s your turn to talk.
9/10/2013: iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c Revealed, Fox 5 News
Then I drove a little farther north to talk about the new iPhone’s with Fox 5’s Laura
Evens Evans on the 5 o’clock evening news. Hopping from one studio to another to talk about the same breaking-news subject was kind of a new thing for me.
9/11/2013: Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile), PCMag.com
I first inspected this waterproof phone at the CTIA trade show in May. It seemed more impressive before I’d had a chance to study its slow 3G connection and lack of storage space.
9/11/2013: Samsung Gravity Q (T-Mobile), PCMag.com
My other contribution to PCMag was a review an old-school feature phone–a “cellular coelacanth,” as I put in a lede that the editors were kind enough to keep–that didn’t do much to argue for the relevance of that market segment.
9/11/2013: “Cheap iPhone” Coverage Shows The Pernicious Persistence of Price Shifting, Disruptive Competition Project
I returned to Apple’s news in this post unpacking press coverage that failed to indicate that the iPhone 5c doesn’t actually offer much of a discount from the iPhone 5 or the 5s.
9/13/2013: Apple’s Weak Reception, Motley Fool Money
I talked about Topic A on the Motley Fool’s podcast but also revisited some of the gadgets I saw at IFA.
9/14/2013: September 14, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Leith Speights, and Rob Pegoraro, Tech Night Owl
Gene Steinberg and I chatted about you-know-what but also Samsung’s recent announcements, the potential for NFC wireless and a few other items.
9/15/2013: How to find a Wi-Fi network password on your device, USA Today
This column started with a question from another reporter in the IFA pressroom. Looking up saved WiFi passwords isn’t quite a new-iPhone story in terms of grabbing readers’ attention, but it’s also the kind of topic that should draw steady search traffic over time.
On Sulia, I recounted my experience using Lufthansa’s satellite-based WiFi over the Arctic Ocean, tried out the “what cheap iPhone?” thesis that became Wednesday’s DisCo column, forecast an unpleasant future for activity-tracking gadgets based on what’s coming in Android and on the iPhone 5c, reported on my initial experiences with Outlook.com’s new IMAP synchronization option and called out author Jonathan Franzen for being a bit of hypocrite about Amazon.