Skip to main content

iPhone 5 rumored to have Jet Pack

I'm a reader of technology blogs and I do like to hear about new products - even from Apple. However I don't understand the continuous focus given to new versions of Apple's existing products.

The Martin Jetpack by New Zealand
Company Martin Aircraft. May double
as a case for your iphone 5 - NOT!
Take the iphone as an example. The iphone 4 was released mid 2010 and wasn't that much of a spectacular improvement on the previous model.
Sure the specs were bumped up but it still was just an iphone. It's most memorable feature was the whole signal interference fiasco that followed. Beyond that it was nothing more than an evolution of an existing product. The original iphone was the game changer not the iphone 4.

Now the technology blogs are once again getting clogged with rumors of what features the new iphone 5 will have. Really? Do we really need to be giving Apple all this free buzz for what will probably be more of the same with a bit higher specs.

Do you  really care that the iphone 5 may have a curved glass screen? Other comparable phones already have curved glass screens so it's not like Apple thought of that first?

What about the rumor that iphone 5 will have a separate rear flash and camera lens? Revolutionary. Not at all.

Sure it's fun to speculate given that Apple never confirms or denies rumors but writing endless posts about speculation in the lead up to the launch date? It's an iphone 5 not a first generation ipad.

Now if there was any hint of truth to the rumor that the iphone 5 would include a personal jet pack for increased portability, that would be something to write about.

Otherwise, the iphone 5 is no more interesting than the ipad 2. They're not game changer products. They are just evolutions of products that deserved the attention when their first generations were released.

All this speculation just gives the impression that people who use Apple products are never happy with what they have. They're always looking to the next version of their products with the expectation that a new version will be released soon that is sure to be better.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bukirk Glamping - Camping in Style, Clare Valley, South Australia

Glamping is for those who want to experience the outdoor lifestyle of camping without foregoing the luxuries of basic motel accommodation.

Bukirk (pronounced 'Buh -kirk') Glamping, located on a rural property, in the Clare Valley, just outside of Clare, South Australia, is by far one of the best accommodation experiences my partner and I have enjoyed to date. Although Bukirk's Facebook page says you could bring a family (I guess additional bedding can be arranged?), everything is more clearly targeted at couples, looking for a romantic getaway where the accommodation is a memorable part of the experience, and not just somewhere to stay.

BEILEXING Autocycle Style ABS Cartoon Building Brick - 378pcs - COLORMIX - Motorcycle kit Product Review

The first time I saw the Beilexing Brick Motorcycle Kit I thought it was nothing short of stunning. I'm not even a fan of motorcycles in general but the detail of this set and how much it captured the spirit of a real world motorcycle really impressed me.

Then I saw the set cost considerably less than a similar sized kit from the Lego Technic range I just couldn't pass it up.

When the kit arrived it did not disappoint. Made from ABS plastic the bricks are fully compatible with, and are of comparable quality to, official Lego bricks. I did notice that the tires and chain links seemed a little less sturdy than their Lego equivalents but beyond that you'd be hard pressed to say the quality of the parts wasn't almost as good.

The model is 35.00 x 10.00 x 6.00 cm / 13.78 x 3.94 x 2.36 inches in size and should be no trouble for intermediate to advanced builders to construct with a clear, and easy to follow instruction manual.

A sheet of decals is included for you to stick …

Virtual Reality Addiction Meets Online Shopping and Death!

I'm certainly not the first person to predict the idea of immersive virtual worlds. Movies like Tron (1982) and The Lawnmower Man (1992) are two of the earliest popular culture references to the concept I can think of, off the top of my head. Then of course there is The Matrix (1999) where the VR world idea really hit the mainstream big time.

However, back in early 2005, the practice of online shopping, with real money, for digital products in virtual worlds like Second Life (which was more cutting edge back then) began to meld in my mind with the idea of corporations controlling that experience through marketing and advertising.

The Awkward Amy Schumer Interview That Wasn't Her Fault

Last week comedian Amy Schumer participated in a very awkward interview with Mamamia, Columnist/Journalist/Senior Editor (sorry I'm not sure which job description is most appropriate) Monique Bowley. The interview went so badly that Monique simply had to just own it and write about just how badly it went, and podcast about it as well. Even better the whole interview was captured on video which you can watch below as a precursor to my thoughts on the aftermath.

Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) *Spoiler Free*

Ten years in the making and Marvel finally releases part one of the Avengers versus Thanos, A.K.A. Avengers: Infinity War.

After seeing all 18 films in the MCU prior to this, and liking most of them, I was pretty confident this movie would not disappoint.

Other than a few minor issues - that are all my personal taste and in no way reflect on the quality of the film - it really delivers. Thanos is indeed the big, bad villain of the MCU that we've been antcipating.