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Wonder how iTunes Match fits in with this picture. Will that end up as another abandoned Apple service, or will Apple continue to offer a music locker option alongside the streaming service?   About one-third of my music on iTunes Match is not available in the iTunes Store, and I have a lot of other high res music files that have been uploaded to Apple's servers (my transfers sound much better than the versions on iTunes). Does the transition over to Apple Music now...
Quote:Where are you getting this information? The iPhone 5 display cost $18 at the time of introduction. Are you saying that the iPod touch display cost more? And your other points about bulk pricing don't make sense either, since the iPod touch shares multiple internal components with other iOS devices. These purchases are made in bulk, and booked and paid in full way in advance. Apple's dominance of the supply chain and shared components is where their high margins come...
I seriously doubt Apple would use the 32-bit A6 processor on a refreshed iPod touch! They would likely go with the A7 at a minimum because the rest of the iOS product line will complete the transition to 64-bit this year.   Do those "really decent" smartphones run iOS or cost "under $50" without a service activation?
Apple acquired HopStop in summer 2013. HopStop was a decent app for transit directions that was available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. No surprise that after the acquisition, Apple pulled the Android and Windows versions.   With the acquisition, I thought Apple would integrate HopStop into Maps, or at least keep improving it and start aligning the app more with what they were looking to do with Maps. But, HopStop hasn't been updated since November 2013, and I...
Launch Phone app, tap "Contacts" tab to view contacts = two stepsLaunch Contacts app to view contacts = one step Like I said, it's simply counterintuitive to launch a phone app if I simply want to find someone's address or contact them by text or FaceTime them. And why should accessing contacts work differently with my iPhone compared to our iPads and iPod touches? Sounds like you got used to one way of doing something, and now presume that it should be the only way.
The big difference is that many of the apps that Samsung pre-installs will duplicate the functions already built into the Google Android OS installation. Instead of having one built-in app for music or photos and other functions, you end up with both Google AND Samsung's apps installed by default. And on the S6, even if you "remove" an app, that merely deactivates the app and does not free up any storage space in many cases. You're citing the lack of free space left over...
If I'm not making a call, it's an extra step to open the phone app first in order to access my contacts. All of that extra functionality you cite is superfluous if I just want to e-mail or text somebody, or get directions to their home or office. For me, it makes more intuitive sense to have Contacts as a separate app, since over 90% of the time, I'm not looking somebody up in order to call them.
Not everyone uses the phone as their primary way of communicating. The Contacts app saves the extra step if you're texting or e-mailing someone. Contacts also stores the snail mail, FaceTime, and other social media links. I don't think I've ever accessed contacts within the Phone app. I just go to the Contacts app first, no matter if I'm calling, texting, e-mailing, or FaceTiming someone.
The base mode GS6 at least gets 32 GB of storage for that $660 asking price (much needed because of how much additional crapware Samsung already adds to Android before they even get to these new preinstalled third party apps). But, all of the other configurations cost $10 to $110 more for an equivalent iPhone 6. I guess this is the built-in cost of the BOGO offers that past history suggests will start right around the launch date.
High price does not equal high end. B&O is a textbook example of this. They pack a lot of gimmickry into their product lines. Some of it sounds decent. But, you're paying more for the brand and the styling than the actual sound quality.  Most studio monitors are also optimized for near field listening, so B&O (and most home audio speakers) wouldn't be on the shopping list to begin with. And in the larger rooms, recording engineers are not going to use monitors with a sound...
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