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Nah. This has 50% more transistors. It uses correspondingly more power, and has got to be a fair amount larger. Perhaps next year, if they go to 14nm, they could fit it in, but maybe not, if they go to 16nm.
I directly said it was a POS, with Square, or some other device. But that's completely different from being on line, and holding an iPad out to a scanner. It's the opposite side of the transaction. One is holding an iPad vertically, or resting it on a table, and moving a small card though the scanner, using the ipad to type in the rest of the transaction, as you would with a cash register, and the other is holding the iPad out, horizontally, and pushing it towards a...
Only people who dislike it think they're announcing it as a great perk. Gold is very popular around the world, and even here. One out of nine cars in the USA are gold tone. Close to 40% in India. Gold watches are very popular as well. I don't even see why you thought it was necessary to comment on it. And it's far more tasteful than the gold look phones Samsung has been coming out with over the years. The champagne color is understated. I'll still be upgrading to a Space...
Can you tell one end of a transaction from the other? Do those with Square hold it up to a scanner? Well, no, Square is a scanner. It's an entirely different function.And a Square isn't a POS. It requires either a smartphone, an iTouch, or a tablet to turn the unit into one. By itself, the Square device is nothing, it's not much more than a card scanner.
One thing has nothing to do with the other. I really can't see myself holding my iPad by one end, up to a scanner. It's clumsy, to say the least.
I disagree. I see people taking pics, and even video with their iPads all the time. Some people love to comment on how terrible this is, but screw those people.
Then you have very limited thinking.
No, Shiller said that. Same unit for China.
That's what I'm thinking. I wonder where the extra oomph in CPU performance came from.If you look at the A8 X-ray photos, you'll see that, as usual, there is between 35-40% of the area used for unknown functions. I can see some of the extra transistors in the A8x going to the extra graphics, but surely not all of it. A small extra for the CPU's enhanced performance. What else could account for the huge increase in graphics performance?Possibly, for the first time, graphics...
I haven't been there yet today, but they didn't have the phones early, so I figure they don't have this either. But I'm sure they were there today, so they will at least have an impression of how it feels in use, as should ArsTechnica.
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