Marco della Cava interviewing Tim Cook in USA Today:

"We didn’t make the first mp3, smartphone or tablet. But you can say we made the first modern mp3, smartphone and tablet"…

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both feature larger screens reminiscent of competitors’ devices. By design, says Cook. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to switch people from Android to iOS. So yes, this is epic. It is epic,”

Tim Cook being honest. There’s lots of pent up demand, iPhone 6 and 6+ with iOS 8 will closes a lot of gaps.

The Telegraph in an interview with Boss of Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot:

Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks “too feminine” and its design will not stand the test of time, luxury giant LVMH’s watch guru has said.

It’s not ment to stand the test of time. It’s a piece of technology, it becomes obsolete and they want you to upgrade. Reads like he’s threatened. I Don’t know why? it’s not like most people who buy an Apple Watch is in the market for Tag Heuer.

This is Samsung’s answer to all the cool bands Apple showed off for the Apple Watch yesterday.

  1. Camera: Nikon D4
  2. Aperture: f/11
  3. Exposure: 2.5"
  4. Focal Length: 112mm

Apple may finally make mobile payments a reality in the US. Others have tried and have largely failed to gain any traction, but it looks like Apple has found a way to get both banks and retailers onboard. The company is working with American Express, Mastercard, and Visa as well as top bank issuers that cover 83% of the credit card purchase volume. They also have over 200k merchants onboard, including Subway, McDonalds, Disney, Walgreens, Macy’s, Sephora, and many more.

Most of the leaks were spot on. We got two new iPhones today. The bigger of the two, called the iPhone 6 Plus, sports a .8 inch larger screen, larger battery, and optical image stabilization over digital. Both will have Apple Pay, which is what I am most excited about. I’m still not a fan of these huge screens, going for a run with a 5.5” device is no fun. I’ll probably spring for the 4.7” this Friday.

Bigger, better, but no LTE.

Next, they’ll be going to go back to Live.

Microsoft is paying the NFL $400 million to use their Surface tablet exclusively and broadcast commentators are calling it an iPad and iPad-like.

(Source: theverge.com)

Notifications in our pants, on our wrist, and now in our ear.

They’ve packed a lot of technology on your wrist but do we even what this? Battery life on devices with a lot less tech can’t even last a day, how long will this last on a single charge? It’s also way too big for many people and looks borderline like a house arrest bracelet.

This looks so much cooler than my Roomba, but how comfortable will people be with a robot that has a camera and network connection roaming in their house?

I like what Motorola is doing. They are refining on a previously well-designed device and making it even better. The one thing I found really lacking on the original Moto X was the camera. I hope they’ve brought that up to par.

(Source: theverge.com)

Compared to the other smartwatches we’ve seen, I still think the Moto 360 looks the best by far. I might even be able to live with the black bar on the bottom that’s an eyesore, but not being able to last a day on a single charge is a huge deal breaker.

Interestingly this is replacing Samsung’s Galaxy S line as their new Flagship device. I got the chance to play with the Note Edge today in New York and I thought the build quality was quite impressive. The all metal chassis made the device feel really solid. The curved screen looks really cool, but I’m not sure how useful it will really be. Right now, it more or less acts as a dock with a couple of Samsung customized apps that offload controls on to the side. Samsung said they will be be offering a development kit for it, but I don’t anticipate many developers jumping to develop for this particular screen.