MyAppleMenu - Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Mon, Sep 14, 2015The First-Weekend-Record Edition

Apple: We Are On Pace To Beat Last Year's iPhone First-Weekend Record, by CNBC

"Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company said in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25."

TV Bundles Challenge Apple To Make A Deal, by Katie Benner, New York Times

The price tag that Apple would have to pay at this point would be high, because the TV world that Apple is dealing with now is stronger than the music industry was when Apple needed songs for iTunes and the iPod.

“The record companies were facing what was obviously a mortal threat with illegal file sharing,” Mr. Wieser said. “You could argue that Steve Jobs didn’t let a good crisis go to waste and he cut some very good deals.”

By contrast, Mr. Wieser says that viewers in about three million of the country’s 110 million homes watch television shows via broadband only. “At that pace you can understand why there’s no sense of urgency” to work with Apple, he said.

Xcode Confirms 2GB Of RAM In iPhone 6s And 6s Plus, 4GB Of RAM In iPad Pro, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple development tool Xcode seemingly confirms the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus each have 2GB of RAM, while the iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, as discovered by iOS developer Hamza Sood.


Dark Corners Of Unicode, by Fuzzy Notepad

I’m assuming, if you are on the Internet and reading kind of a nerdy blog, that you know what Unicode is. At the very least, you have a very general understanding of it — maybe “it’s what gives us emoji”.

That’s about as far as most people’s understanding extends, in my experience, even among programmers. And that’s a tragedy, because Unicode has a lot of… ah, depth to it. Not to say that Unicode is a terrible disaster — more that human language is a terrible disaster, and anything with the lofty goals of representing all of it is going to have some wrinkles.

So here is a collection of curiosities I’ve encountered in dealing with Unicode that you generally only find out about through experience. Enjoy.


Apple’s 3D Touch — Evolutionary Perspective, by Srikanth Thunga, Medium

The reason why creation wasn’t a major thing on iPads until now was not just because of lack of apps but because of lack of underlying sensors which didn’t have accuracy.

On The iPad Pro And The Constraints Of iOS, by Justin Wiliiams, Carpeaqua

The iPad Pro is a device that is begging for great third-party software from both large companies like Adobe and Apple, as well as the smaller guys like Gus at Flying Meat. A larger screen, keyboard case, and a Pencil aren’t going to solve those problems. You can’t have a Pro tablet without pro apps to go with it. There are a few great iPad apps out there, but most of them feel like minimum viable products at best.

Guitar Solo Faces

Guitar solo faces make so much more sense when the guitars are replaced with slugs...

— Matt Bloom (@MattBloomFilms) September 13, 2015

Thanks for reading.