Daniel Eran Dilger
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Category — iPod & iPhone

Inside Apple’s iPhone subscription accounting changes

iPhone subscription accounting

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s April 2007 Q2 earnings call announced that the company planned to book revenue for its new iPhone and Apple TV using the “subscription method of accounting,” a decision that startled analysts and left many users confused. Here’s what resulted and why the company is working to reverse the decision.

Inside Apple’s iPhone subscription accounting changes

.
[Read more →]

October 21, 2009   21 Comments

AT&T 3G MicroCell to cost $150, require no monthly fees

femtocell comparisons

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Users have reported AT&T’s new 3G MicroCell has been test launched in the Charlotte, North Carolina market, with a $150 price tag and no required monthly fees.

AT&T 3G MicroCell to cost $150, require no monthly fees
.
[Read more →]

September 21, 2009   2 Comments

FCC expected to announce new net neutrality rules on Monday

Net Neutrality

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will deliver a speech on Monday that sources say will outline a plan to adopt new net neutrality rules.

FCC expected to announce new net neutrality rules on Monday
.
[Read more →]

September 18, 2009   9 Comments

Podcast: Zune HD, Flip video and the iPod nano

 Wp-Content Themes Techbroadcasting Images Radio Logos Nightowlogo

Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Zune HD, Flip video and the iPod nano’s camcorder. You can tune into the live stream Thursday September 17 at 6 PM PST, or listen to podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

Recent episodes:

August 27, 2009 Windows 7 and Snow Leopard
July 30, 2009, Windows 7, netbooks, and the Apple tablet.
July 9, 2009, Mozilla and Opera fight to make Ogg Theora the official codec of HTML 5.
June 18, 2009, Microsoft Enthusiasts
May 21, 2009, talking about Windows 7
March 19, 2009, talking about the iPhone 3.0 SDK
February 26, 2009, covering the Apple stockholder meeting
January 8, 2009, covering Apple’s last Macworld Expo

Earlier episodes I’ve participated on:

Oct 16 08
Oct 2 08
July 31 08
June 12 08
May 1 08
Mar 20 08
Jan 31 08
Jan 3 08
Nov 8 07
Sep 20 07
Aug 9 07
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

September 17, 2009   1 Comment

Microsoft uses adware model to pay for Zune HD apps

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

How can new competitors rival Apple’s existing library of 75,000 mobile apps and installed base of 50 million users? Microsoft’s approach with the Zune HD relies on overt adware, an approach Apple has deliberately avoided.

Microsoft uses adware model to pay for Zune HD apps
.
[Read more →]

September 17, 2009   14 Comments

Exchange enhancements in iPhone 3.1 cause some users grief

EAS policy settings

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Improved support for Microsoft’s Exchange Server’s security policy features, delivered in the iPhone 3.1 firmware update, has left some users angry after discovering that their mobile device is no longer compatible with the policy defined by their company.

Exchange enhancements in iPhone 3.1 cause some users grief
.
[Read more →]

September 17, 2009   9 Comments

IDG’s Galen Gruman throws fit about Apple’s iPhone 3.1 Exchange fix

Galen Gruman

Daniel Eran Dilger

IDG and other tech news outfits have stooped to yellow journalism in printing the sensationalized tantrums of Galen Gruman, an uninformed Exchange user. At issue is the iPhone 3.1 firmware, which respects a policy setting of Exchange Server 2007 that blocks devices that don’t support hardware encryption.

.
[Read more →]

September 16, 2009   19 Comments

Microsoft sells restrictive new WiMo Marketplace via iPhone ads

WiMo Marketplace

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

With the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 and its new Marketplace app store fast approaching, Microsoft has resorted to buying ads within iPhone apps to attract the attention of developers. Even so, the company’s new store plans to be even more restrictive than Apple’s App Store, charging developers $99 per app submitted while killing off many existing WiMo titles and banning Java.

Microsoft sells restrictive new WiMo Marketplace via iPhone ads
.
[Read more →]

September 15, 2009   12 Comments

Apple, Microsoft trade places selling iPod touch and Zune HD

iFixit Zune HD teardown

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple makes its money selling hardware while Microsoft’s revenues are from software. Yet in the mobile device war heating up between the iPod touch and the Zune HD, Microsoft is focusing on hardware features while Apple is shifting its marketing attention toward the iPod’s vast library of third party software, particularly games.

Apple, Microsoft trade places selling iPod touch and Zune HD
.
[Read more →]

September 15, 2009   28 Comments

From OLED to Tegra: Five Myths of the Zune HD

Zune HD

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Just when you thought Microsoft had given up on the Zune as a product and had retreated to referring to it as a nebulous cloud of conceptual features, the company comes out with a new device supporting a mobile-optimized OLED screen, a wildly powerful yet super efficient new multi-core Tegra graphics processor and support for high definition radio. The problem is that none of those things are actually true.

From OLED to Tegra: Five Myths of the Zune HD
.
[Read more →]

September 14, 2009   47 Comments

New iTunes LP and Extras built using TuneKit Framework, aimed at Apple TV

TuneKit HDTV

Daniel Eran Dilger

iTunes 9 introduced two identical formats for adding new bonus content to existing music and movie downloads: iTunes LP for music albums and iTunes Extras for select movies. The availability of iPhone apps asks: why? The answer appears to be Apple TV.
.
[Read more →]

September 14, 2009   33 Comments

AT&T activating MMS features early for some iPhone users

iPhone 3G MMS

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A variety of iPhone users are are reporting that new MMS features have been enabled on their handsets in advance of AT&T’s official start date of September 25.

AT&T activating MMS features early for some iPhone users
.
[Read more →]

September 13, 2009   No Comments

Is Apple tying all media to its proprietary iPhone platform?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Tomorrow’s crisis today: Apple’s critics haven’t yet realized that the iPhone App Store has fueled millions in software development efforts to produce content exclusively tied to the company’s proprietary Cocoa Touch mobile platform. Is this a credible threat, and what is Apple’s real motive behind its iTunes rich media content strategy?
.
[Read more →]

September 12, 2009   19 Comments

First look: iPod nano 09 unboxed

nano 09

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s new iPod Nano sports a larger screen, video recording, a built-in Nike+ pedometer, VoiceOver, and an FM radio with a Tivo-like live pause feature in last year’s slim package. Here’s what’s in the box.
[Read more →]

September 12, 2009   3 Comments

Apple’s 2009 iPod Event

iPod event 2009

Daniel Eran Dilger

With the launch of Snow Leopard barely two weeks old, Apple is ready to shift focus to the next thing: new iPods at its 2009 music event. Here’s what you can expect.
.
[Read more →]

September 8, 2009   20 Comments