I'm astonished that the trolls have forgotten their usual line: real Apple chargers are made in China too, and ALL products made in China are the same, therefore real Apple chargers are just as dangerous! Don't let me down, guys.
I can see the need to use unpleasant measures to protect a game that depends on servers, since pirates can sometimes destroy such a game and put it out of business. This game is single-player, though.
But I can understand why they did it. Jailbreakers are a vocal minority, but a minority nonetheless--and many (most I'd assume) are honest, but a lot of them ARE pirates. (More than will to admit it: what's even easier than piracy? Lying about piracy!)
Would have been nice...
Pretty cool. But I'd rather have Apple wait 10 months to study, document, and preserve any ruins and artifacts, than settle for some vague "symbolism" hidden within the seldom-seen modern basement's floorplan!
The most we ever find here in basements here in the States is arrowheads
For what it's worth, I use a slightly older WD portable drive much like that (1TB) and so does my friend who travels a lot. Neither of us has had any trouble.
It's a terrific companion to my MacBook Air: fast internal SSD with the important stuff; tons of external storage that I attach only when I need it (games and video storage mainly).
I like the short but heavy USB3 cord mine came with too. (Works fine with my old USB2 Mac.)
I give AppleInsider full credit on the headline: this is just one of a zillion random patents, and the headline doesn't make it out to be any more than that. AI could have easily said "Apple Patent Points to Future Tactile Screens in Cars" or some such bait.
My next car will have iOS in the Car. If that limits my choices, so be it. It's that high on my list of requirements. (But I don't need WiFi: I'll be plugged into USB for power anyway.)
(Yes, it would be nice to see Subaru moving on this--and others moving more quickly.)
They'll refine things one by one. Even after release: this is a SUPER high-speed job that began only 7-8 months ago. iOS 7 is so new, so quickly, that it is guaranteed to have growing pains.
I think I could have used iOS 7 for years and never even SEEN those lock screen arrows. They're certainly not the right solution. Maybe no solution is needed: the home screen and other apps have no indication of those gestures; why should the lock screen? Unless the lock screen is...