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I hope you're right, but the same Apple ID won't be why. I use that ID when I get iOS and OS X apps, and I still have to pay twice. I'm assuming that developers will need to rework their apps for the Apple TV. After all, it doesn't have the same UI as an iPhone (no touch screen, no gyroscope etc). So they'll need to make quite a few changes. Apple is rewarding them by offering a new sale. That makes sense. But it would be good if owning the iOS version would give us a...
Alas, a separate app store means we'll have to buy again apps we already have. That negates one of iOS's better features.
Why upgrade? Apple isn't doing enough to distinguish their latest tablet hardware from earlier models. They should add: 1. GPS to non-cellular models. 2. A broader range of USB connectivity. 3. An SD/HC slot. Absent #1, there should be a built-in way for an iPhone to share GPS location data with iPads and Macs. That'd set the entire product line off from their competition.
How irritating. Apple seems to be creating a nanny operating system that treats users like children who need to have their every step guided by someone wiser. It also reminds me of Microsoft's irritating Clippy. It'd try to type something and Clippy would come up asking me if I wanted to write a letter. Oh, I I hated it.
Jobs "brutal" behavior is well-documented. It's easy to suspect that the fond memories these Apple executives have for him now flow in part from the fact that he made them stupendously rich and that he's now dead, unable to trouble them any more. It's also probably true that Apple's upper ranks were a self-selecting group of those who could handle his abusive speech. Less thick-skinned but perhaps more talented people left. It's also true that the angry young man of the...
Kremlinology over actual facts? Sorry, but that make no sense. What are the actual sales of Apple watches? Apple's not saying and is bundling that income with other items. That suggests that they're less than spectacular. That's not surprising. Apple did its best and what it did is impressive. But a tiny touch screen simply isn't that useful for the vast majority of iPhone users. The UI is too constrained.
Quote from potatoleeksoup: "Anyone here use Overcast as their podcast player? Heard good things about it, though I'm plenty happy with Apple's player." It's not feature rich, but the smart audio processing it absolutely marvelous. Before getting it, I was frustrated by the wide variations in sound level between podcasts. Now I hardly ever need to adjust the volume. Even better, its ability to shorten pauses and adjust the playback speed in small increments makes almost...
There's another option the budget conscious might consider: get a used iPhone 5 or 5s for your favorite cellular carrier. You get a similar feature set, plus a cell phone without the hefty cost of a cellular contract.
Do I care about 'designer' packaging? Not at all. It's quickly ripped apart and discarded. Those who "oooh" and "ahhh" while they open a box are just being silly.
Some of the plans are, shall we say, not very impressive. You'd think that, with such a large potential market, GigSky could have worked out better and more consistent plans with these cellular providers. What they're selling looks like a hodge-podge.
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