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To: QuantHead who wrote (32142)10/4/2017 4:12:07 PM
From: sag
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The old man admits to knowing nothing about technology, but he does understand income statements! Selling over priced products into a walled garden ecosystem, well???

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To: sag who wrote (32143)10/9/2017 9:15:42 PM
From: QuantHead
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True, their ecosystem is sticky, but I still don't see it being a "forever" play like he seems to typically prefer.

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From: sandeep10/27/2017 8:52:32 PM
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Something is wrong with apple and its partners. I got watch 3 today. It asked me to call the f’ing phone company to add watch to the plan. Waiting on the phone for 48 min - the pairing with phone is now lost! Wtf? Who writes software for this company?

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From: Jon Koplik11/1/2017 12:39:03 AM
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3 (or more) negatives on new Apple Crapple phone (from a Forbes contributor) .........

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forbes.com


Having spent a month since the launch of the handset reminding everyone that the screen was ‘all-screen’ and how Apple had managed to remove the bezels, there’s a juxtaposition with the reality. The percentage of surface area occupied by the screen is less than that of the Galaxy Note 8, and the screen’s brightness is lower than that of Samsung’s competing handset.

But when your yardstick is not the competition but previous iPhones ...

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What is clear with the screen is that the inclusion of the forward facing sensors has robbed Apple of a genuine ‘all screen’ forward display. The notch is an obvious iconic element, but one that serves Apple’s marketing first and users second. Most reviewers have suggested that it becomes ‘invisible’ after use, but it is going to remain an awkward reminder that this silhouette is an Apple smartphone’s silhouette. Nilay Patel at The Verge looks at the notch and how it is badly handled in third-party software:

Apps that haven’t been specifically updated for the iPhone X but use Apple’s iOS auto-layout system will fill the screen, but wacky things happen: Dark Sky blocks out half the status bar with a hard-coded black bar of its own, Uber puts your account icon over the battery indicator, and the settings in the Halide camera app get obscured by the notch and partially tucked into the display’s bunny ears. It almost looks right, but then you realize it’s actually just broken.

Apps that have been updated for the iPhone X all have different ways of dealing with the notch that sometimes lead to strange results, especially in apps that play video. Instagram Stories don’t fill the screen; they have large gray borders on the top and bottom. YouTube only has two full-screen zoom options, so playing the Last Jedi trailer resulted in either a small video window surrounded by letter- and pillar-boxing or a full-screen view with the notch obscuring the left side of the video. Netflix is slightly better but you’re still stuck choosing between giant black borders around your video or the notch.

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Apple dropped the home button and TouchID from the iPhone X, as well as forcing the notch onto the screen, just so it could implement facial recognition. In the hands of the tech-savvy reviewers FaceID is getting a tentative thumbs up -- it's great indoors and in dark environments but put it in sunlight or under fluorescent lights and the accuracy drops. You also need to have the sensors in a ‘sweet spot’ close to your face.

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From: zax11/2/2017 5:36:42 PM
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From: Heywood4011/8/2017 6:04:16 PM
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Does AAPL 900 Billion Market Cap warrant a header update?

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From: zax11/13/2017 12:18:16 AM
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The iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone ever

dailydot.com


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To: QuantHead who wrote (32144)11/13/2017 12:53:48 AM
From: sandeep
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It is a forever play. If you have had an iphone for 3+ years, you have purchased a ton of songs, a ton of apps. You will have to purchase them again on another platform. Not gonna happen. I think that one should be able to sue someone to get the songs in the ecosystem you want without additional charge. I think apps is another story.

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To: Heywood40 who wrote (32148)11/13/2017 9:38:03 AM
From: sylvester80
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Looks like your post marked the near top yet again... it never fails... ROTFLMFAO... too funny...

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To: sandeep who wrote (32150)11/13/2017 9:44:22 AM
From: sylvester80
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The same apps and songs and videos and movies exist on both platforms. The way "Movies Anywhere" did away with movie platform dependence, there should be an equivalent for apps. As far as music there is already Google music, Apple music, Amazon music, Spotify, Pandora etc exist on both platforms, so music should not be a reason not to switch, as your account and all its music works on either platforms. The issue is ONLY paid apps. And 99% of apps are on both platforms. Google and Apple should be forced by the FTC to come up with a method that once you paid for an app and you switch platforms and that app exists on the other platform, you should be able to get it WITHOUT having to pay again. Then there will be no reason to move from one platform to the other.

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