“Who hates Jony Ive’s iOS7? Publishers, that’s who”

This article speculates that iOS 7 is indirectly responsible for the decline of Newsstand readers. It argues that users can easily hide Newsstand and forget it.

I’m not so sure that’s the reason. I got Newsstand fatigue well before iOS 7 was even announced. It had nothing to do with the apps or design. It had everything to do with content, whether from magazines that were completely digital or could come to me in the mail.

After a while I just thought many of them aren’t worth paying for.

What’s also strange, in the case of The Magazine, is I still have the app in my newsstand. I unsubscribed at issue 12 – as of this writing they’re on issue 30. For whatever reason the publisher has decided not to let non-subscribers see what’s in the latest issue. So I don’t even look. They could have won me back 18 times by now.

“New lease on life or death sentence? iOS 7 on the iPhone 4”

I’m afraid of my dad upgrading his iPhone 4 to iOS7 and then complaining that it’s too slow, and then having to explain that there’s no going back. This is just how it is now.

Ars attributes some of that slowness to animations that are too long, but slow is slow no matter if it’s because of hardware or software.

Bob Lefsetz on the radio business

When Wi-Fi hits the car, or whatever type of cheap Internet access deploys in automobiles, Sirius XM will be challenged too. Right now, Sirius XM’s Internet play is laughable.

Been meaning to write an “iTunes Radio is disruptive” post – but I think you get the idea. Once internet access and dashboard integration1 is widespread things are gonna change real fast.

The only saving grace for terrestrial and satellite radio will be having people with good tastes on the airwaves.