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All of the people here who are complaining that this "article" is really an advertisement in disguise.  The entire media industry in North America (and in pretty much all capitalist societies) is built on funding from advertising, and most media has embedded product placements or other hidden (or not hidden in the case of this article) ways to sell you things.  Most of us already know and understand this, so why do we need a whole (derailed) discussion about it?
So for those of us who have already moved past analyzing and realizing the fact that the vast majority of things in a capitalist society are being done for money, can I put forward a different discussion...   Personally, I just pass my old phone on to my son when I get a new one.  He's old enough to realize that it's not the latest-and-greatest, but after a short period of envy, he's ok with it.  For me, this is an even better alternative to buying used (at markup)...
 Exactly what I figured -- it's a young developer who is just learning the right way to go about things.  But I'm sure no one here has ever made a mistake while growing up and learning the conventions of the world. /s
So if they had everything in place since 2013, why didn't they create a watch with that UI until now then?  It's one thing to have pieces of a puzzle scattered around, it's another thing to have the whole puzzle together.
I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that so many people here don't see the copying (other than being paid shills).  I mean, seriously, can anyone show me a Samsung watch that, for the user interface part (not the physical watch itself), looked anything like the Apple Watch prior to the release of the Apple Watch?  Now suddenly their user interface looks very similar.   Sure Apple may not have patents on circles or icon styling, but just because the law doesn't say...
 Let's compare the two.  Exploiting TouchID requires: 1) Having physical access to someone's phone/tablet2) Having a very high quality copy of that person's fingerprint3) Having the technical skill to scan and enhance that fingerprint and reprint it at very high quality4) The person having not realized their phone/tablet is missing during this process and remotely disabled it Exploiting Stagefright requires: 1) Creating a special video file (I'm sure there are already...
 The bigger problem is trying to have one OS target many different device types.  Win 8 gives you the worst of all worlds -- desktop users can't get at anything easily without a lot of custom configuration, and Surface users get a hodgepodge of apps designed for desktop or tablet use (or both).
 Yeah, HFS is definitely long in the tooth.  However, changing your underlying OS filesystem isn't exactly something which happens overnight.  Not sure what happened with Apple and ZFS a while back.  It looked like they were going to switch, then it dropped off the radar...
 He's talking about ReFS.  From what I've read, it sounds quite nice (similar to ZFS and BtrFS in a lot of ways) but has some limitations including not being able to be used for a boot drive, not allowing conversion from NTFS/FAT, and not being able to be used for removable drives.  Though I haven't checked to see if Windows 10 solves some of these issues or not.
 Too bad most of the Windows world is still running Win 7 and older.
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