Articles by Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.

Analyst: In-Cell Touch Panels Should Shave 0.4mm Off Next iPhone

Posted on 23/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

An analyst says a switch to in-cell touch panel technology from the current glass-on-glass setup could shrink the thickness of the 2012 Apple iPhone by 0.44mm. This would help the company break the 8mm mark with its next handset allowing them to stay competitive with thin designs from rivals.


Bajarin: The Fallacies of Competing With the iPad

Posted on 20/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

We’ve all seen articles claiming the iPad will drop below 50% market share as early as next year. But Ben Bajarin, writing for Tech.pinions, examines a few flaws he says he sees in how Apple’s competitors think when they’re trying to compete with the iPad.


Next iPhone to Use Thinner In-Cell Technology for Display?

Posted on 20/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

Reports from Taiwan say Apple is planning to use new “in-cell” display technology from Japanese manufacturers in the next iPhone. This would benefit Sony, Sharp, and Toshiba, who currently lead the industry in the technology.


Prince of Persia Original Source Code Found and Posted to Github

Posted on 17/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

Back in 1989, Jordan Mechner, a Yale University graduate and video game designer, developed his first title for Brøderbund. The title might not mean much to younger Apple fans, but for the older Apple demographic it’ll bring back fond memories.