You mean because Steve Jobs would never ... ship a phone without physical dial pad? ship a laptop without a CD/DVD/Bluray drive? ship a computer without an RS-232 port? put a useless RF-45 connector in for networking? only connect to printers through a network connector? build a graphic user interface? base all printing on post script? ... I think you get the idea ...
I was a little concerned because I still saw preparing order until this morning, but it appears that my iPhone 5 was already in transit and is already on the last leg to Los Angeles tonight, then to my house in the morning.
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More on the whole computer mapping space,
"It’s safe to say that Google is going to continue to push to monetize Google Maps and bank on the substantial investment it has made to develop the service. That’s probably not going to mean higher fees for apps and services to use Google Maps; however, it’s more likely that Google will continue to tweak terms of service so users of Google Maps will increasingly have to accept advertising from Google pushed along with...
Your comment looks absolutely backwards to me. Apple moved to using OSM, an open standard. If they add data to OSM, they are providing it as open source. Google on the other hand has built their own mapping system and apparently is keeping it proprietary. They are in the business of collecting and controlling data, and they are doing the same thing with their maps. The map app is a simply a container for the OSM initiative, with innovation built into the imaging side of...
I don't think this is that far off of what Apple has already been working on. The smart cover was built to allow the cover to be folded back to give partial access to the screen. I am just not sure that I have seen anyone take advantage of this functionality.
You do realize that once you pay for a 24 month contract at £46 you will have paid approximately $1800 US for the phone and 2 years of service, right? Or if you sign up for 6 months without service at £63, you will have to shell out £378 pounds or approx. $625 for a 16 GB iphone.
If Facetime is a data application, it brings up the question ... if you are not in an LTE area, can you still use FaceTime on Verizon? And if you are actually running LTE in an AT&T area, will FaceTime work?
Actually, on anandtech they mentioned that it wasn't just an antenna, it is the full transmission path including a power amp and filters, "What it really boils down to is that by using this single Tx chain, Apple is able to support a ton of LTE bands (more space for PAs and fewer transceiver ports used on SVLTE for CDMA networks) and also do it without making the iPhone very large. Moving to an architecture that works with SVDO and SVLTE would require an additional...