Archive for June, 2007

iPhone dismembered (not for the faint at heart)

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

The crazy folks at ThinK Secret, have bought an iPhone and taken it totally apart, JUST FOR FUN. They say the innards reveal a very high quality build that leaves nothing to chance. If you need parts for a broken iPhone, now you know who to call! Actually, you probably should also check out iFixIt.com, [...]

iPhone mania: see the lines outside the stores

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Even Woz is waiting. (Photos from Engadget) This is just amazing

iPhone in the stores today

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Dear online diary: Today the iPhone will be launched. Apple home page looked like this for the occasion: Nothing on the page but the iPhone.

Some disappointing iPhone news..

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

OK, so the iPhone, which appears in stores in the US tomorrow seems to be an amazing, game-changing device. But from what I’ve been reading in early reviews (especially on the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, which posted a hilarious video review by David Pogue) there are a number of disappointments. Some [...]

A delight to watch: Apple iPhone 25 minute tour

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Apple today posted a 25 minute guided video tour of the iPhone. A delightful piece of marketing. Simple. To the point. No effects. Just like the ads. I really like the little touches in the different titles of this video which mimic the phone’s now famous interface gestures like double tapping, swiping and pinching. The [...]

Ikbis pioneers online video advertising in the Arab market, with Coca Cola

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Ikbis.com has recently started one of the first (if not THE first) Arab online video ad campaigns ever. The campaign, for Coca Cola, features the new Nancy Ajram commercial in two formats: a very short version that runs in the video player and the full version on the Ikbis.com home page.

Alternative arabic music from Jordan, empowered online

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

I think the cultural scene in Jordan is becoming ever more interesting. It is gaining more depth and variety and a new generation of Ammanis is starting to rear its head with new forms of artistic expression and experimentation. Something is bubbling up.. Why do I mention this? Because in the space of the last [...]