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Looking Back 2018

Smart Home
Didn’t do much to my smart home this year. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Added three new voice assistant devices to my home:

Apple
My usual iPhone upgrade. Changed to iPhone XS Max (Gold 256GB). Did not get the 512GB because it is way too expensive.

Instead, I saved on the difference and use it to buy the newer and bigger iPad, the iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) [4].

I wanted to see if it can be a laptop replacement when I am traveling. It is also my entertainment device when I am at home, and allow me to do blogging when I am in a cafe during weekends.

9th February 2018 was the launched of Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) in Singapore [5]. Singtel is the only telco that supports it.

I did not travel to the US or visit Apple Park in 2018, but I have the Apple Park T-shirts [6] thanks to my friends.

What I Said In 2017 [7]

Looking forward to bridging Apple Homekit with Homey so I can use my iOS devices to control my home. I might even get the Apple Homepod [8].

I am using HomeyKit [9] app on Homey to support HomeKit. Sadly Apple Homepod is still not available in Singapore.

I am going to get the Apple AirPower Mat when it comes out next year.

It looks like AirPower Mat is canned.

I doubt I will be getting any desktop computer from Apple in 2018 as my Apple iMac 27″ (Late 2012) [10] still works fine.

True to that, I did not get any desktop computer despite a Mac Mini refresh.

Hopefully, at the end of 2018, I can travel to San Francisco (SF), so I can visit the newly open Apple Park [11]. The last time I was in SF was back in 2012.

Sadly, that did not happen, hopefully, in 2019 it will.

For 2019
My traveling plans for the first half of 2019 is fixed. I will be traveling to Fukuoka, Japan in end-February 2019. Melbourne, Australia in early-May 2019. Penang, Malaysia in mid-May 2019, and Bangkok, Thailand in early-August 2019.

Looking forward to the successor of the iPhone XS Max since most likely it will have a new design, though not radical.

Apple Homepod will be two years old in 2019, hopefully, the second generation is around the corner, and it will be available in Singapore.

In 2019, I am looking forward to the trend of hole-punch screens instead of notch screens.

I would like to wish all my readers, visitors, and supporters a Happy New Year 2019!

Looking Back 2018

 105 posts were posted in 2018, accumulating 156 comments and 872,938 views.

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