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You know what else is a visual downgrade, using the iPhone 5 after a couple of months with a Galaxy S3. The text and graphics are just a little bit too small. Why couldn't Apple have done a 4.3 inch iPhone? It would provide more legibility, it would still be above the 300dpi Retina threshold at the current 1136x640 resolution, it would simply be more comfortable to use, and it would still be narrow enough to meet Apple's requirement that you can text one-handed. Apple...
I'm honestly not sure who is being more unreasonable. A pox on both of them. I think Google shades Apple for the stupidity prize simply because of the penny-wise, pound-foolish attitude to exclusivity. What's really important is exclusivity of the crowd-sourced data and Google, unbelievably, forgot that in this case. They will regret it. Just like GLONASS with GPS, there's now a second player in town, only this time it comes with a huge amount of advertising dollars...
We know from Apple's previous statements and third party research that the profit margins on iPhones are stratospheric. The same, I suspect, is true for other smartphones. You're looking at something like 60 percent margins on the iPhone even after R
I am still not impressed. First, because it's underwhelming in my view from a hardware standpoint. No increase in storage capacity. No water resistance. No push for a bigger display (4.3 inch with the same resolution and still keeping it at above 300ppi for the Retina claims would have been more legible and more finger-friendly than what they chose). Not enough battery life (apparently shaving off two millimeters instead of one is more important than adding four hours...
By far the most important feature -- the choice of LTE bands on the different versions of the phone.  Verizon, Sprint and potentially US Cellular customers will be delighted -- all current and future LTE spectrum on these carriers is represented along with a healthy dollop of international coverage, a feature that simply isn't replicated on any Android device at present.  AT&T and potentially T-Mobile customers have been screwed.  Only the lower 700MHz band and AWS LTE...
I am completely fed up with Apple's behavior.  Five, six years ago, we had a company that was in a serious spurt of innovation, doing things like for the first time making sure software developers had the proper tools to economically develop applications for smartphones, and aggressively pushing Intel Core processors into the marketplace, while still maintaining a very high quality standard with Mac OS X.  We now have a patent trolling company that funds R&D at a notably...
Sorry Ohnka but I can't let your ill-informed remark go.   Let's take a typical European market -- Spain.  OK, it's not Ireland, but it's better than that -- it's the same population as California spread out over a significantly larger area.  Spain's biggest carrier, Telefonica, has more than FIVE TIMES as many towers as California's biggest carrier, AT&T, for about the same number of subscribers.  It's an especially good example of how European wireless networks in...
Well, if the rumors are true, it makes me very comfortable about buying an iPhone and very uncomfortable about buying an iPad.  The iPhone has the great virtue of being something that stays on the market for a long time, as it gradually migrates down the price points.  Not so the iPad.  In general I wish Apple would be more communicative about setting out some general parameters for roadmaps of their products.  (For exhibit A on this, see "Mac Pro")
Apple's initial approach to resolution independence has been about simply doubling resolution.  That's pretty easy to implement.  I suspect what we'll see is some applications that simply use this as a crutch (e.g. Adobe), and others that can truly support resolution independence.  Which is also why the initial Retina displays will be approximately double existing resolution rather than 50 percent better, 70 percent better, 150 percent better and so on.
Apple got three things right.   Tactility.  The ability to actually try the gear out on your own without navigating through a portcullis of bulky security devices, WiFi passwords and so on.   Design.  Keeping the interior layout and visuals of the stores very simple and not distracting from checking out the products, as well as placing the product at a regular desktop height instead of cramming it in on shelves that require the customer to reach up or...
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