I’ve been wearing my AirPods quite a bit since I got them 3 weeks ago. They are without a doubt the best earbuds I have ever owned. These aren’t just a small step forward, they are a giant leap in many ways and they are right up there with the Amazon Echo in being a product I don’t know how I ever lived without. AirPods are not a perfect product, but they are great in so many of just the right ways that they easily make up for any shortcomings.
It’s high time I acknowledge my web development workflow will never work on the iPad. Likewise my video editing workflow will never work on iOS at all, nor will my podcasting process. Unless Apple forsakes some of the major pillars of what makes iOS so great in the first place, these workflows of mine will never work on iOS.
While Apple did little of what I asked them for last year, I still think watchOS 3 was a great update to the platform. The most significant change was of course with performance, as those who felt their original Apple Watches were slow got a big speed upgrade.
I recently learned that it’s dangerous to suggest that Google Assistant isn’t quite as mind-blowingly amazing as some suggest. I stand by my results in that test, as well as in my day to day usage of the products. It’s clear we’re still in very early days of these products and they’re all simply different levels of bad.
I think the iPhone will go down as the single most important consumer tech product released in my lifetime. The personal computer likely gets the edge for those a bit older than me (the Macintosh came out just over a year before I was born), but the impact of the smartphone can not be overstated, and the iPhone is the clear jumping off point.