Thursday, June 24, 2010
One year later / iOS4
Michael Jackson died one year ago on Jun 25. Reportedly, a billion dollar were made of him since his death. People flocked to buy his music, saw his movie 'This's it!', etc. I sometimes disprise the usage of dollar figures in terms of measuring the influence of art. However, I understand that it is one of the most popular and efficient way to gauge the impact of an artists. Anyway, what matter is that a lot of younger people kinda discover and enjoy MJ's performance since his death. I guess his body of works will certainly stay and I can't wait to hear the backlog of unreleased tracks that MJ had sung throughout his career, which is rumored to be released later this year. As I wiki that, I was so surprise the number of unreleased tracks that have been confirmed for their existence. Anyway, just gotta stay tune for that.
Since I downloaded the iOS4 just an hour after it was released two days ago and got that installed in my iPhone 3GS. I just love this upgrade very much, particularly the multi-tasking and folder management features. Also, it has since triggered my interest in discovery of more apps in AppStore as I now have more space to install apps on my phone. However, the bad effect is that I'm very closed to hit the monthly limit of my free MB usage which is a total of 200MB for both upload and download. I found that to be ample in past months, but I've already reached 150MB today and still have 10 days to go before next reset. Gee, that's something I gotta watch out. Otherwise, I may have to upgrade my service plan in order to avoid paying hefty charges of every extra MB. Other than that, I'm happy with iOS4 so far. As a side track, Apple really deserves its success in iPhone. The most popular mobile phone in my previous and current workplace is iPhone, so does my wife's. With such intuitive and simple UI, it is so easy for most folks to learn its navigation and once you got use to it and hook on it, it is just too difficult for them to leave this platform to learn another. As I blog separately before, only Android will have a chance to edge iOS4. Others? forget it. Also, Apple is cloning its success in iPhone with iPad, I think its head start so far has been very successful - 3 million units sold in 80 days. Just 6-9 months ahead of any Android tablet release really make a big different. Kudos to Apple! Though I've yet to convince myself to buy an iPad anytime soon, I can't rule out my purchase in 1 or 2 years down the road, just like my purchase of my iPhone. Just wait to see what more is up in Steve Jobs' sleeves in next 2 years then.