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    iPhone and watches and wallpapers, oh my

    enSeptember 20, 2023

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    • New iPhones offer upgrades for older models, but may not impress tech enthusiastsThe new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus bring improvements in camera, battery life, performance, and design, but may not offer significant new features for those already using newer iPhone models.

      The new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus offer meaningful upgrades for those coming from older iPhone models, with improvements in camera, battery life, performance, and display. However, they may not offer significant new features for tech enthusiasts or those already using newer iPhone models. The design of the new iPhones feels better to hold due to a brushed finish, more rounded edges, and a noticeable weight reduction, especially on the Pro models. The inclusion of USB-C is a welcome change, making it easier for users to connect various accessories. Despite some missing features like high refresh rate screens and always-on displays, the new iPhones are still considered good devices, and the lighter design and improved comfort make a noticeable difference in the user experience.

    • New design and features of iPhone 15 for enhanced user experienceApple's new iPhone 15 design includes a lighter weight, action button, premium materials, and customizable functionality to improve user experience and justify the higher price point.

      The new design and features of the iPhone 15, particularly the lighter weight and the addition of the action button, aim to enhance the user experience, making the devices more comfortable to hold and use. The use of materials like titanium and softer edges on the frame, as well as the frosted glass back, contribute to a more premium feel. The action button, although initially exciting, may not be the most practical solution for all users, and its functionality can be customized to suit individual preferences. Overall, these changes reflect Apple's commitment to refining and improving the iPhone, justifying the higher price point.

    • Exploring new possibilities with iPhone's USB-C portThe USB-C port on the new iPhone enables users to connect ethernet cables, SD cards, external displays, and even use it as a computer with a keyboard and mouse.

      The new iPhone's USB-C port opens up a world of possibilities beyond just charging. Previously, Apple devices were known for their restricted access, but now users can plug in ethernet cables, SD cards, and even external displays. This unexpected openness has led to various discoveries, such as being able to use an iPhone as a computer with an external keyboard and mouse. While storage might be the most common use case, other possibilities include video out and using USB-A accessories. It's a significant shift from the guarded walled garden experience of previous iPhones.

    • New iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max cameras offer improved featuresNew iPhones feature enhanced cameras with 5x telephoto zoom, new focal lengths, and 24-megapixel default photos, providing more flexibility for photographers and better quality images.

      The new iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max cameras offer significant improvements with their new features, such as the telephoto lens with 5x zoom, new focal lengths, and 24-megapixel default photos. Although there are concerns about file size, the compromise is not as significant as expected. The new cameras provide more flexibility for photographers, allowing them to take better quality photos and have more room to crop or zoom digitally. Additionally, the new cameras offer a more pleasing experience, making users feel like they are taking professional-quality photographs. Apple's approach to digital zoom seems to have won over some critics, including Alison, who previously opposed the feature. Overall, the new iPhone cameras offer a significant improvement for everyday photography, providing more options and better quality images.

    • New iPhone 15 Pro's camera tech improves non-native focal lengthsThe iPhone 15 Pro's advanced camera technology enables better image quality using non-native focal lengths, allowing users to trust the camera and let go of the need for a single frame.

      The new iPhone 15 Pro's camera technology, specifically its computational photography and larger sensor, allows for better image quality even when using non-native focal lengths. This means users may need to trust the camera more and let go of the idea that a single frame is the only way to capture a photo. Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max are now available at the same time, making the decision between the two models more challenging due to the $300 price difference. The 15 Pro Max offers a larger screen and longer battery life, but the 15 Pro is smaller and more affordable. Apple is also selling last year's iPhone 14 and 14 Plus for $100 less, but the upgrades in the 15 models may make the extra cost worthwhile.

    • New features in iPhone 15 and 15 PlusThe iPhone 15 and 15 Plus bring USB-C charging, a dynamic island UI, and significant camera upgrades, including automatic portrait mode, making them worthwhile upgrades for those using older models.

      The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus offer meaningful improvements, including USB-C charging, a more pleasant user interface with the dynamic island, and significant camera upgrades, particularly the automatic portrait mode. These features make the upgrade worthwhile for those using older models, specifically the iPhone 12 and 11. The decision to upgrade depends on individual needs, such as the importance of advanced camera features, larger screens, and longer battery life. The five times telephoto zoom is exclusive to the Pro Max, which may influence the buying decision for those who prioritize this feature. Ultimately, the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro cater to different user types, with the Pro targeting early adopters, power users, and professionals who require advanced features and capabilities.

    • IPhones charge each other when connected via USB-CIPhones can charge each other when connected via USB-C, but it's less efficient than wireless charging and charging a friend's phone might delay your own charging

      When charging iPhones with USB-C cables, the iPhone with the higher battery percentage will charge the one with the lower percentage, even if the larger iPhone has a bigger battery capacity. This behavior is consistent with iPhones and is different from how some other devices like MacBooks and tablets behave. The charging happens at a slower wattage, making it less efficient compared to wireless charging. It's important to note that real friends should charge their own phones, but the best friends will charge everyone's phones in need. Additionally, a MagSafe charger can charge multiple iPhones at once when connected via USB-C cables.

    • Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Software Upgrades are the Main AttractionNew software features like offline capabilities, improved fitness tracking, and a more intuitive UI make the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 more useful and convenient devices.

      The new software updates for the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are more significant than the hardware upgrades. The S9 chip, which is the first major processor update in a long time, enables features like a smarter watch, faster CPU, and a more accurate dictation system. The brighter screens are a result of better power efficiency, but it would be preferable if Apple reinvested that power efficiency into longer battery life. The software updates, such as the new watchOS X, are the real standout features this year. This includes offline capabilities, improved fitness tracking, and a more intuitive user interface. Overall, the software enhancements make the Apple Watch a more useful and convenient device.

    • Apple Watch's battery life: opinions vary, double tap feature enhances accessibilityThe double tap feature in the latest Apple Watch models enhances accessibility by allowing users to control an app's primary function with a simple double tap, making it essential for some users with limb differences.

      There are differing opinions when it comes to the Apple Watch's battery life. Some users wish for longer battery life, while others are content with their charging routines. The double tap feature, a significant update for accessibility, is one of the most notable improvements in the latest Apple Watch models. This feature, which has been around since watchOS 8 and assistive touch, is now more contextual and built into the system. It allows users to control the primary function of an app with a simple double tap, making the watch more accessible for those with limb differences. The double tap feature is just one of the many gestures available with assistive touch, which is essential for some users to navigate menus and operate the digital crown and action button. Overall, the Apple Watch's hardware remains similar, but the double tap feature's enhanced functionality is a significant improvement for accessibility and convenience.

    • Customizing WatchOS double tap featureThe double tap feature on WatchOS has potential but lacks clear customization options, especially in third-party apps. Users can interact with the feature through notifications to define default actions.

      The customization options for the WatchOS double tap feature can be confusing and not always intuitive for users. While the feature works well for certain functions, such as pausing music or bringing up widgets, other uses, like scrolling through quick replies or customizing the function in third-party apps, require more work and are not as straightforward. The lack of clear customization options in third-party apps is a limitation, as users would like to have more control over the double tap function in all their apps. However, developers can interact with the double tap through notifications, allowing users to define the default action for notifications in their apps. Overall, the double tap feature shows promise but could benefit from more intuitive customization options and consistency across all apps.

    • New contextual gesture feature's inconsistent functionalityApple's new contextual gesture feature is promising for intuitive interactions but lacks clear explanation and inconsistent functionality across apps, including Siri's offline capabilities, which have reported limitations.

      Apple's new contextual gesture feature, which allows users to double tap on the side of their iPhone to perform certain actions, has the potential to be intuitive but is currently frustrating due to a lack of clear explanation and inconsistent functionality across different apps. For instance, some apps allow users to pause or restart timers with a double tap, while others do not. Additionally, Siri's offline capabilities, which Apple has touted as a major improvement, have been reported to work reliably but with some limitations. Overall, while the intention behind these features is to make interactions with the device more seamless, the current implementation leaves room for improvement in terms of clarity and consistency.

    • Improved local processing for Siri and timersThe new Apple Watch Series 9 offers improved local processing for Siri and timers, enhancing their reliability and convenience, especially during outdoor activities or in areas with weak Wi-Fi signals.

      The new Apple Watch Series 9 has improved local processing capabilities, allowing for more reliable use of features like Siri and timers, even without an internet connection. This can be particularly useful for outdoor activities or in areas with weak Wi-Fi signals. However, while Siri's performance has improved, it still struggles with understanding non-English names and loan words. The watch's dictation feature also showed similar accuracy levels to the previous model during testing. Overall, the Series 9 offers practical improvements that make everyday tasks more convenient, but it may not be a significant upgrade for those already satisfied with their current model's performance.

    • Considering an Apple Watch upgrade? Hold off for nowNew Double Tap feature is exclusive to latest Apple Watch models and may not be worth upgrading for solely. Future changes like widget-centric design and single-handed interaction are being developed, so it might be worth waiting to see how they evolve before deciding to upgrade.

      If you have an older Apple Watch model, such as Series 7, 8, or the original Ultra, it may not be worth upgrading solely for the new Double Tap feature. This feature is only available on the latest Apple Watch models and is more power-efficient due to being powered by the neural engine. Double Tap is expected to become more useful and potentially open to third-party developers in the future. However, if you're unsure whether you'll find the feature useful or not, experimenting with Assistive Touch on your current Apple Watch could help you decide. Moreover, the Apple Watch is undergoing significant changes, with a widget-centric design and single-handed interaction becoming more prominent. These changes are intended to make the Apple Watch more like an iPhone and reduce the need for constant phone usage. The groundwork for these changes is being laid now, and it's possible that future models will offer even more significant improvements. If you're considering an upgrade, it might be worth waiting to see how these new features develop before making a decision. Additionally, if you're curious about the potential of the Apple Watch and how it could be customized to feel more personal, stay tuned for our upcoming discussion on this topic.

    • Interactive Widgets in iOS 17Apple's new iOS 17 introduces interactive widgets, allowing users to not only view but also interact with them, leading to the success of apps like Widget Smith and the growing popularity of widgets overall.

      Widgets have become a major feature and user preference across Apple's software and devices, including the iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac OS, and iPad. Apple's new iOS 17 brings interactive widgets, allowing users to not only view but also interact with them. This has led to the success of apps like Widget Smith, which provides a wide range of customizable and interactive widgets for users. The demand for widgets was unexpected, and their popularity has been growing rapidly since their introduction. Apple seems to be fully embracing widgets, and it's likely that they will continue to be a significant part of their platforms in the future.

    • Surprising Desire for Customizing Home Screens with WidgetsPeople value customizing their home screens with widgets, which has evolved to cater to various needs and user experiences, from static snapshots to real-time updates.

      People care deeply about customizing their home screen and are willing to put in significant effort to make it look exactly how they want it. This was a surprise when launching Widget Smith, as it was initially seen as a niche feature for power users. However, it turned out to be desirable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Over the last three years, the concept of a widget has evolved, with different types catering to various needs and user experiences. At the core, widgets allow for exporting small bits of app data outside of the app itself. Home screen and lock screen widgets are static and show a snapshot of data, while live activities and the dynamic island are for real-time data that updates frequently. Understanding this hierarchy and where each widget type fits helps determine which one to use based on the size and real-time requirements of the data. The distinction between home screen widgets and live activities can be confusing for users, but understanding the performance capabilities and limitations of each type is crucial for effective use.

    • Apple's careful balance of user experience, performance, and battery life in widgetsApple's widgets display static information and only refresh on user interaction, ensuring minimal impact on performance and battery life while still providing a useful and interactive experience.

      Apple's approach to widgets involves careful balancing of user experience, performance, and battery life. Originally, widgets were more like mini-apps that could run in the background, but this led to performance and battery issues. Apple instead opted for a snapshot approach, where widgets display static information and only refresh when a user interacts with them. This ensures minimal impact on performance and battery life while still providing a useful and interactive experience. The balance struck by Apple is strong, allowing for powerful interactions and experiences through guaranteed refreshes based on user actions.

    • Interactive widgets make apps more convenientInteractive widgets let users access and interact with essential info directly from their home screen, improving convenience and efficiency.

      The recent advancements in interactive widgets, as showcased in the WRC keynote, represent a meaningful step forward in making apps more convenient and user-friendly. Interactive widgets allow users to access and interact with essential information directly from their home screen, without having to open the app itself. This is particularly useful for quick tasks or frequently checked information, such as weather forecasts or to-do lists. The balance struck between interactivity and app functionality is a significant improvement, although it's likely that further developments will continue to expand the capabilities of widgets over time. The potential for text entry or more complex interactions within widgets is an intriguing possibility, expanding the range of activities that can be accomplished without launching the app itself. Overall, the interactive widgets represent a thoughtful and well-executed evolution in app design, offering users a more seamless and efficient experience.

    • Interactivity on smartphones leads to unique experiences and time-saving widgetsInteractivity enables widgets for games, music players, workout trackers, and custom wallpapers, offering personalized and convenient experiences, saving time and enhancing user experience

      Interactivity on smartphones has opened up new possibilities for app development, allowing for the creation of widgets that offer unique experiences without requiring users to fully open an app. For example, games like tic-tac-toe, music players, and workout trackers can now be accessed and used directly from the home screen. This not only saves time but also adds a level of personalization and convenience to the user experience. Another area where interactivity shines is in the creation and sale of custom wallpapers. Artists like Isaac Masna, also known as Knoopsie, have found success in this niche market by providing unique, eye-catching designs that match the specific needs and styles of individual users. Overall, interactivity is transforming the way we use our smartphones, making everyday tasks more efficient and personalized.

    • Turning a personal passion into a profitable businessStarting a niche business from a personal passion can be successful, even with limited knowledge. Focus on a specific niche, experiment with designs, and adapt to trends to turn a hobby into a profitable business.

      Creating a niche business from a personal passion can be successful, even with limited knowledge in the related field. The speaker, who created a business selling custom wallpapers, started with no web design experience but was able to launch a Shopify store and gain a large following on YouTube and Instagram. The success of the business can be attributed to the speaker's unique style, the growing trend of phone customization, and the appeal of having a personalized piece of art on a device that is used daily. The process of creating a new wallpaper pack begins with experimenting with colors in Procreate, followed by drawing shapes and forms until the desired design is achieved. The speaker's success demonstrates the potential for turning a personal hobby into a profitable business, as long as there is a clear focus on a specific niche and a willingness to learn and adapt.

    • Designer's focus on cohesiveness and simplicity in creating unique icon packDesigner hand-drew every icon, offering a unique alternative to clip art-like icons, catering to minimalist style, and dedicated to creating high-quality, authentic icon pack

      The designer creates her icon pack with a focus on cohesiveness and simplicity, aiming to provide an alternative to the clip art-like icons that were commonly used in the market. She hand-drew every icon, offering a unique and different collection, even though it caters to a specific taste. The designer's motivation came from her personal frustration with the inconsistent look of icons on her phone and her desire to create a set that would fit her minimalist style. Despite the time-consuming process, she values authenticity and refuses to compromise the quality of her work to meet mass production demands. The icon pack has become popular among those who appreciate its unique aesthetic, and the designer continues to add new icons based on requests. The designer's dedication to creating a high-quality, unique icon pack sets it apart from the generic offerings in the market.

    • Personalize your phone for a better user experienceCustomizing your home screen and phone settings can lead to a more productive and satisfying relationship with your technology. Consider which apps and features you want easy access to and which to hide or keep in the app library.

      Personalizing your home screen and phone settings can lead to a more productive and satisfying user experience. The new dynamic island functionality on the iPhone, for example, can help hide notifications and improve the overall look and feel of your home screen. Some users, like the speaker in this discussion, prefer a clean home screen with only a few essential apps, while others may prefer a more cluttered setup with widgets and shortcuts. Regardless of personal preference, taking the time to customize your phone can lead to a better relationship with your technology. Additionally, the speaker emphasizes the importance of considering which apps and features you want easy access to and which you want to keep hidden or in the app library. Overall, the process of personalizing your phone can be a fun and rewarding experience, leading to a device that truly feels like your own.

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