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Welcome back to take take on Adam Housley in Los Angeles where news and technology meet and we keep a light and -- -- and of course the big news really for a lot of people this week was apple in the announcement of the new apple iphones.
Some people believe it was a great step for apple others say you know what it just wasn't enough -- here to talk about this and give -- all the details we have -- Hilton he's a senior editor of mobile techno buffalo.
He joins us in New York Todd thanks for joining us thanks grabbed me.
So you want to go over all the idealism.
I do I do before I go there I want -- tell you that you know there there are a cult people in his office in particular that we talked about where we're gadget nerds out here in some respects us in this industry and I had every apple iphones since the first 133 -- -- -- I've moved up to every single one.
I I'm not sure poverty to -- upgraded this next one I'm not sure if it does anything more really significantly this one wants to give me the details especially when.
This is that they are skeptical of this is the galaxy mega that I got a couple -- -- to mess around with -- back yet.
I have Italian this -- allows big and it still -- my back pocket it's impressive when you -- up next to the iPhone it seems like for the first time.
Iphone's -- it may not be stepping ahead everybody else.
Yeah I'm totally with you on as a matter of fact I really like the galaxy note three from Samsung which was announced last week.
And I think that you see -- -- really pushing forward with everything and -- sort of seems to have slowed down we have to remember the -- is always an incremental updates that's fair.
But it's a five inch screen looks basically the same as before you have changes in the home button with -- ID that's the fingerprint reader there you go right there for the -- Verification -- -- you log in unlock the phone then you can make purchases as well through iTunes I think what's most exciting and apple hasn't said win or if but I think it's going to be very exciting if they allow developers to take advantage of this tool than you can use it to say log in your bank account.
Or log in a social networks or other places -- have passwords.
They also made a lot of advancements in the camera technology.
-- of better aperture cameras and have stopped few points few lines.
You have rapid fire -- shooting which is great apple hasn't really done that before it really takes a bunch of photos and then.
With the new processors and a seven -- as opposed to the 86 in the iPhone 5 and now also -- -- -- seven co processor a thought about that the second.
But -- faster processor you can really process those images and it'll pick the best one for you so there's some small really neat features in there.
Again though I'm with you I'm not sure it's worth the upgrade from a not from five.
Yeah I mean I guess the first question I had to and I think we got to answer -- with their announced yesterday it was about the the fingerprint technology and so more than one person to theoretically could use a -- can -- more than one finger -- Yes that's correct you can log multiple -- -- -- it.
Yes some there there were some interesting advancement there are a lot of the cool wolf features like that that normally iPhone users look forward to I think there wasn't that big splash so I mean.
Frankly if I'm wrong there -- I think a lot of people were hoping that at least on the higher end unit the one it has since his fingerprints and stuff that they might -- -- bigger screen or something.
To make it bigger splash to go along with the other cool features that they always -- Yeah I think there were a lot of hopes for that but with all of the -- and that's another problem entirely for apple we sort of knew what to expect going in this event we saw the iPhone 5 that's.
-- -- every single part of it at a time we -- can have a fingerprint reader we knew all of that.
And then with the five C which was supposed to be this budget iPhone headed to China and emerging markets so as more affordable.
Well that's not really quite a budget phone -- 99 dollars on the contract he can step up to 32 gigabyte model for a 199.
And the iPhone 5 is sort of just out of the picture now.
So I'm not sure there's anything really.
You know that it was surprising.
Or compelling out of this event aside from people that are operating from a four essar for.
Right now for people home we'll get a couple -- clarification here.
Then there's too risky new iphones coming -- there's the higher end model where you student basically is as we just talked about -- -- is basically the same people who already have.
I'll win some cool features that iPhone always seem to find apple always -- the -- like that be the thing that they think a technology and a few other things.
Then you have a second phone number that the more affordable iPhone you -- mentioned was for emerging.
Markets while it's a lot more affordable for Americans and it still doesn't seem like it would be affordable for places like China or some of the other emerging markets.
Where maybe some of the the poor populations.
Are just don't have that kind of cash to buy an iPhone especially when you have a lot of the the Google phones out there and you have.
He went -- -- realize -- that the Blackberry does very well as some of these markets because their phones are affordable has even -- music's just you know songs written about blackberries and several African nations because they're so -- Right exactly and android's totally killing it and in China Samsung's running the market there also have -- way.
Seats -- cool that a lot of local brands are really who apple has to go after in the country and it really needs to seal the deal and apparently.
Though -- Chinese Government approves the proper bands that could be used on China Mobile.
With the iPhone 5 C there it's still going to be a matter of price and we haven't had a confirmation that China -- can have it.
And maybe Tim Cook came to terms with with China Mobile to come down on the price but I'm not sure yet.
You think it was a mistake for athletes we showed that the video there the different colors of the of this five C.
And it it's a great.
Phone theoretically for -- a high school student you know younger.
Person here in the United States -- may -- adult it would take it I think most of -- probably go for the hiring because they can afford it they could use the definitive technology that kind of thing.
But he think apple made a mistake by focusing on is cheaper phone.
That may not really apply in the countries they were trying to get into.
Yeah I think that is a bit a big mistake and I think probably that's why the share prices dropped today and following the announcement yesterday.
Because when you look at China Mobile for example -- 700 million mobile subscribers.
That could have been opened up to this new phone vs United States where we already have iphones and android.
And is you know it's a great phone and iPhone 5 C is for all intents and purposes the iPhone 5 the internals are the same for the most part.
You -- that color shell so what basically.
Apple's doing is taking the components -- has slapping it in probably a device that's a lot cheaper to build and selling and they're no longer -- iPhone by the United States.
So I think it's a good move in the US internationally it's still not a great play I don't think.
What's the next step -- we -- when do we think we'll hear another possible upgrade for the -- I'm -- gonna see a bigger screen anytime soon I I don't think so until the iPhone six presumably next year because you and the schedule it's one -- a year this year.
This sort of switch it up we got two with a five C the five best at the same time.
And I think next thing -- did you probably take the stage in October and talk about new ipads we'll probably see the fifth generation iPad.
The iPad mini may be -- updates apple TV the actual box I don't think -- is -- an actual TV from apple yet.
And probably some talk about OSX mavericks but you know it's sort of like a lot of people were expecting any huge showing yesterday.
And it wasn't there.
Cuomo who question Korea will -- the new IOS so winds that come -- people home and also they have apple radio.
Yeah iTunes -- that's gonna launch with IOS -- seven -- hit September.
18 I believe.
It'll launch would -- a new -- phones it'll hit the iPhone 5 C the five best of five.
I've had to.
Some -- -- iPod Touch units.
Yes it's a nice upgrade to totally different design and as we saw Johnny I -- -- yesterday he sort of -- the iPhone 5 C this -- kind of reflect the colors.
They're -- -- seven in the fighter designed that he took with it.
But off I don't -- -- Todd.
Thumbs up thumbs down yesterday's announcement I'm really midrange I think I'm gonna go thumbs down though because I see android advancing so quickly and Apple's sort of not there right now you know maybe we'll see some new features added is that fingerprint reader can -- -- -- developers can take advantage of it.
The events of the faster processor or right now it doesn't seem like -- huge -- Thought Hilton senior editor at techno buffalo thanks for coming on talk about the iPhone again.
The iPhone for those of home didn't get a major upgrade when it came to size it meaning we see the Samsung coming out this is the magazine gives an idea that of the massive difference.
Todd thanks for joining us appreciate your time in your -- Heidi back when the next apple announcement comes.
I in the meantime you're watching this is a tactic I'm Adam Housley in Los Angeles.
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