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Nearly all the television I watch is DVR'ed. I usually will skip most commercials but sometimes they play while I check something on my iPad. Commercials that have a song I like I tend to purposefully not skip in the future just to hear it again. I realize Microsoft is failing miserably with most of their ads and certainly with sales of their devices but that one with "I just want to see you be brave" is at least one I will not skip because I like the song. Samsung's very...
I don't get their rational either. I think the biggest difference between an iPhone an iPad is not so much the display size as it is the type of device they have. By that I mean the percentage of people with wifi only type iPads is way ahead of iPads that include LTE for data. A wifi iPad won't do you much good unless you have wifi which is not always the case if you carry it with you. Another factor is also data plans. On an iPhone phone plan you can get unlimited calls,...
Apple is also acutely aware that over half of Americans over 20 have poor vision. Once you go up to over 30, over 40, the percentages get far higher than 50%. Zoom on the current iPhone is not a good solution. It is annoying and makes you feel like half your display is missing. A larger display would appeal to anyone with less than perfect vision which is a majority of people over 30 years old. This reason alone likely trumps them all. 
If the rumors are true that Apple would let you use any ordinary pencil as a stylus I can see these appeal to a lot of people who need the accuracy and precision that a stylus would offer. Apparently a pencil would not leave any marks or scratches on the screen. And unlike stylus that you have to keep with you or are sometime hard or expensive to replace you can always get a new pencil. I am sure some people will buy a 5.5" in place of an iPad but Apple wouldn't mind that...
Instead of incorporating Shazam into Siri, I would prefer them to add it to the swipe up settings panel. In fact I would love to have some options to add or change the default options there. I have never used the portrait lock button even once so would happily replace that with something else I would use if given the option. For example replace portrait lock with a Shazam icon that I often use. I also have never used the camera icon there since I have the camera app on my...
People sure figured out pretty fast how to download Google maps when all the bad press started. We are not talking about some hard to find hidden setting buried deep in the bowels of the GUI so don't exaggerate. I just counted, 3 easy taps. Settings>Safari>search.  Normally people would never have a reason to ever go there but that is because Google is now the default. If the default is switched to Bing or Yahoo that would make huge news so there would likely even be TV...
I have thought the same thing. Not so much the same Sherlock as long ago but a new reincarnation that could also be useful for app searches especially since the app store and iTunes suck at finding apps unless you already know the name. Siri is lonely and Sherlock would make a great companion for her for showing results. 
They could do it but most people would switch back to Google. All it takes is one simple click in Safari settings so then Google would still get most iOS users but wouldn't have to pay Apple a billion a year. Not a good move
If Apple manages to make  Not all states in the U.S. have state sales tax. I think 4 or 5 still have none. Also rates can vary a great deal from around 4% to around 9% or even more in other states. But certainly nothing close to 20% like the VAT in Europe. As I posted earlier you can also buy a 16GB iPhone 5c off contract much cheaper. Here is a pict of the prices. These are not with a contract either. This is off contract prices 
 No, the new framily plan rates are open to anyone including individuals, you do not need a family to get family rates. To get the $45 unlimited rate as an individual all you do is join a plan that already has 6 other people which is easy to do now since there are websites/facebook sites for people to share their ID's. Sort of similar to the way DirecTV offers reduced rates for sharing account ID's. You can check the framily ID before you join to make sure 6 are there...
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