A cursory look over the reviews will show you that many consider the new iPhone underwhelming. It is not for comment here whether the reviews are fair... what is worth noting is how quickly technology-that even a generation ago was unthinkable-can become mundane...
In 2012 Facebook celebrated reaching 1 billion users with a three minute film entitled ‘The Things that Connect Us’.
In the film there is no computer, smartphone or Internet connection anywhere in sight. The essence of Facebook, we are meant to realize, is nothing technological. It is a social network. It is about people and how we are connected in relationship.
If you have had an eye on the news, you will know about the battle between Apple and the US government. The FBI wants Apple to help access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. Apple is refusing to crack the code. In a fascinating legal twist Apple has argued that the code used to encrypt their iPhones is a form of speech.