The new iPhone and iTunes…

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Obviously the launch of new Apple products is now something of an annual cultural event. It is now clearly one of the defining brands of the age, and they are often understood to have shaped changes in the music industry and ubiquitous computing. This year there is a new iPhone, the iPhone 5, and a new version of their background software iTunes. Again the launch has attracted vast media attention and loads of speculation about the ongoing success of Apple after the death of Steve Jobs. Here is a comprehensive article about the launch that also outlines the economic impact of a successful launch. This piece also gives some detail about the increasing network abilities of the device and the various changes to its dimensions. These indicate the ongoing increase in computing and connectivity powers with Donna Harraway style attention to miniaturisation and embeddedness.

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