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Yes, and so my question is, why not put phone capabilities in the mini too (or the air for that matter)? Apple seems fixated on using these devices with one hand, but only if a phone's built-in. They seem to be clueless at how many people are using them to make FaceTime, Skype, and other VOIP calls everyday using the cellular radios already built-in to many of the iPads sold. So what's with restricting the capabilities? Is it to force people who want a pad and a phone to...
The 5/5s/5c will all access Apple Pay with the Apple Watch. And it seems Apple Pay will work via the Internet, so that aspect of it may work without the Apple Watch. But frankly I think it's going to be moot. Most places most people shop will not b able to use Apple Pay for at least a year if not longer as the credit industry beat merchants over the head to upgrade. The one thing Apple has going for it is that it's customers are some of the wealthiest and most avid...
Yes and no, which is why my whole point with this line of debate is based solely on expressing my desire that I HOPE Apple does not forsake the 4" screen for those of us who prefer our phones on the smaller side. And while I can buy a 5s which will likely be perfectly serviceable for several more years, that doesn't address my desire to take advantage of the latest technology. Just like I would love it if my iPhone 4 could exploit Siri, and do FaceTime over cellular. So...
I'm sorry, but who here believes Steve Jobs had NOTHING to do with the Watch, or Apple Pay before he died? Plans for both things had to have been on the books for years, and some division was surely working on them well before Jobs died (iPod nano watch anyone?). The iPhone 6 is something else altogether, at least the size decision. Regardless if Jobs would have approved of these gargantuan phones or not, it was also likely heavily discussed around Apple, and being...
Yeah I was thinking about that. I don't want the watch per se, and I would only want it if it's actually water resistant from more than just sweat. But I'll need to know more about how it works. Right now, I carry my phone and a credit card, so I was thinking I could carry the watch in my pocket. But that seems like an expensive way to manage my credit cards, especially when NFC is not likely to be widespread for at least a year or two. And I think Apple Pay will work...
Typically speaking. However, my point is more to the fact that there might not be as big a rush for the larger phones as anticipated. Anecdotally, I know many people who don't want a bigger phone. Given that the 6, aside from the NFC antenna is mostly a performance boost in a much larger size, there might still be a significant demand for the 5s, especially at the lower price point. Then again, Samsung may have anticipated the consumer trend much more accurately than Apple...
Let's see. In order to continue using their services, on which I have become dependent, I must upgrade to their current product, or transition my needs to another platform. Hmmm. How about coercing? Either way, Apple is FORCING me to make a decision, if NOTHING else, by taking away my options. So there you go. We can parse semantics all day. Bottom line is, in order to continue using the Apple ecosystem of products and services, I must adapt to their current offerings...
I wouldn't presume to guess what Steve would say. Besides, he was notoriously fickle with respect to many of his "proclamations". He might very well have said "move on", and he might have said, 'the original iPhone dimensions were the best, and Apple will continue to offer that alongside everything else'. Who knows. I can still wonder. The fact is, the Plus is designed to compete with Samsung, and their "reachable" solution in particular is not only kludgy, but completely...
I really don't.  There's a guy with a Galaxy 5 which he bought to replace his iPhone, even though he prefers the iPhone because he needs glasses to see his 4" iPhone screen, takes a lot of digital notes, and needs more space than the screen allows. In fact I was jealous of the stylus input for jotting down quick notes -- with all due respect to Steve Jobs, the finger may be the best pointing device we have, but it is not the best stylus. But that works for him and his job....
Seeing the iPad mini in comparison, there's really no reason not to put a phone in it. I have no problem with Apple catering to people who want to carry something like this around. But short-changing those of us who don't want to carry a tablet around in our pockets is just cruel. I'd like an iPhone 6, but the reality is it doesn't offer much over the 5 aside from screen size, better camera and faster processor. It does offer NFC, but Apple Pay is not likely to make a...
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