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Say “cheese”!!

Last July, Nokia unveiled its Lumia 1020 smartphone with a 41 megapixel camera – it says consumers would be able to “shoot first and zoom later” without affecting quality. More than the camera features itself, I say, the good part here is that – it’s still easy to carry.

Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia Lumia 1020

On the other hand and this time, it’s Sony’s turn. In their case, the Z1 allows stand-alone lenses that connect to smartphones, allowing them to take higher-quality photos. Wow, this phone already looks like a camera! See that?!

Sony Z1
Sony Z1

Well, following Apple and Samsung’s patent battles — the war on smartphones’ cameras promises to be a blast!

For consumers, these are good innovations – but then, always try to make things simple from usage to handling to storage – most of all, remember that this is still a smartphone more than another camera; otherwise, manufacturers should just have to re-categorize their products. Makes sense?

A cheaper iPhone?

A cheaper iPhone?

Well, almost 2 weeks ago, there was this news that Apple was to produce its iPhone 5C with a plastic back – resulting in about a $17 cut on its manufacturing cost per item.

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Sounds good? Not actually. Because this drop is only good for Apple – not for potential buyers. It’s Apple who saves not the consumer.

Wow, then why buy it? Because it’s Apple? But, but wouldn’t it be unfair to consumers? If Apple found a way to cut its manufacturing costs – why not do the same for its customers? Consumers are absolutely looking to save as well. If consumers looks at this as a “one-way” scenario between Apple and themselves — we could eventually see a sales drop outpacing “curiosity.”

Then again, today, September 10 — Apple is to launch its highly anticipated iPhone 5S and now lower-priced 5C’s for patrons to enjoy.. and so, let’s see.