Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams recently posted an interesting question to Twitter. Adams shared a graph showing that the percentage of people between the age of 18 and 34 who live with their parents skyrocketed after 2008. Adams tweeted, “The iPhone was launched in 2007. Is it a coincidence?” The implication, of course, is that people are spending all their money of technology instead of buying home or renting. But how reasonable is this theory? In short, there’s no evidence that the introduction of the iPhone had anything to do with home ownership among people in their 20s and 30s. There are a lot of reasons that many Millennials have had to live with their parents, but the iPhone wasn’t one of them. It’d be a little like looking at a graph of rising unemployment in the 1930s and blaming radio. It’s important not to confuse correlation with causation. You can point to everything from the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008 to stagnant wages, … [Read more...] about Did the Release of the iPhone Cause Millennials to Move Back in With Their Parents?
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Apple iPhone XS event 9 keynote takeaways (including prices) iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR tech specs Apple Watch Series 4 doubles down on digital health Why I won't buy Apple's new phone iPhone XR? What kind of name is that? iOS 12 will be available Sept. 17 $750 iPhone XR rocks a 6.1-inch display, aluminum sides (CNET) They always show the images from the first Friday.The Friday when lines form outside Apple stores, and the frenzy awakens the staff in the empty clothing and furniture stores in the vicinity.What's less often seen are the minutes, hours, and days after the initial noise. So, I thought I'd visit one Bay Area Apple store at the same time on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, just to bathe in the rhythm of what was going on.Also: How easy is it to break the new Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?I chose 11.20am. Because, well, I rarely do anything useful before then.DAY ONE: FRIDAY, SEPT. 21. The police officer looked fairly relaxed.She stood to one side of … [Read more...] about iPhone XS launch: 3 days in the life of an Apple store
Apple iPhone XS event 9 keynote takeaways (including prices) iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR tech specs Apple Watch Series 4 doubles down on digital health Why I won't buy Apple's new phone iPhone XR? What kind of name is that? iOS 12 will be available Sept. 17 $750 iPhone XR rocks a 6.1-inch display, aluminum sides (CNET) I watched it once. I watched it twice.I enlarged the screen on my laptop. And then, during a rousing NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was on my relatively big LG TV screen.I was entertained, of course. Also: iPhone XS: A cheat sheet for professionals TechRepublicThe music was sultry, the phones looked gorgeous. Apple was playing with illusion as you initially think the phones are the same size, then they're magically not. Somehow, though, I felt an odd feeling just below my throat. This was Apple's first ad for the iPhone XS and the XS Max, and I couldn't see the most iconic element.No, not the Apple logo. … [Read more...] about Apple’s first iPhone XS ad is a grand illusion, or is it a deception?
Apple is poised to launch a cheaper iPhone 9 in 2018, and whether or not it goes by that specific name, we expect a new all-screen iPhone closer to the iPhone 8 in price than the iPhone X.The iPhone 9 launch date is likely less than two weeks away now, and with the announcement of the new iPhone so close it's no wonder the web is rife with rumor, leaks and speculation.Of course, we do expect a new flagship phone too in the form of the iPhone 11 (or iPhone XI) with a September launch window, but anyone holding out for a more affordable device from Apple should look no further than the iPhone 9.Update: According to sources in Germany, iPhone 9 pre-orders will start on September 14 - which falls in nicely with a possible September 12 launch.We don't have any solid information at this point, but iPhone 9 rumors and leaks are pointing to a larger screen and a mix of a iPhone 8 and iPhone X features.Of course, Apple may opt to keep with its current incremental naming system for this handset, … [Read more...] about iPhone 9 release date, price, news and leaks
Over the past few months I've had a lot of feedback from readers as to what they'd like to see from the next iPhone. And with the next iPhone now only days away from being unveiled, it seems like as good a time as any for you, the readers, to have your say. What follows is a distillation of that feedback. This list, rather than being one person's views or wishlist, is more of a compilation based on the overall feedback I've received.Also: When will we see new iPhones? 10 years of Apple event data tell all Featured stories Microsoft: We've just messed up Russian plans to attack US 2018 midterm elections Buyer's remorse: Phones, tablets and more tech purchases we regret To build a private cloud: How Kubernetes gets friendly with Hadoop Open-source vulnerabilities which will not die: Who is to blame? As always, I'm keen to hear your views, so feel free to leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter with your thoughts.Want: Cheaper iPhone Yes, people want a cheap(er) … [Read more...] about Here’s what you want — and don’t want — from the next iPhone