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I think Apple waited until they reduced the power consumption on the chip enough so that they get decent battery life without having to bulk up the device. If you look at the benchmarks on the A8, they're not a huge leap above the A7. But, according to Apple, the A8 cut the power consumption in half. And I think that was the design goal that Apple had in mind before going to the larger screens. A lot of what Apple does nowadays seems driven by the performance/watt.
It seems that everything Samsung does nowadays is some sort of reaction to what someone else does.   What's funny about this is that Samsung announced the Note 4 a week before Apple revealed the 6 and 6 Plus. But, unlike Apple's announcement where they also announced the pricing and release date, Samsung did not announce the cost or when the Note 4 would actually be available.   Yet, after the Apple event, Samsung plastered the airwaves with those "I WAS HERE FIRST!"...
The update went fine for me. Aside from some minor lagging and an occasionally oversensitive touchscreen, I haven't seen much in the way of stability or functionality issues with iOS 8. The keyboards do feel slower, but I thought that had more to do with the new predictive typing feature. I don't know if this is relevant, but I restored my phone to factory settings before installing iOS 8. I also did the installation using a wired connection to iTunes, like I always do...
The funny part is that the Galaxy Note 4 still doesn't have an actual release date or price, nor has anyone seen any final specs about the (presumed) U.S. and overseas variants. Yet, Samsung's claiming that it's "already here"?   This is the first of Samsung's recent attack ads that I've actually seen on TV, and it reeks of desperation. Declining unit sales, declining revenue, declining market share. And that was with Apple's A7-based iOS device debuts already close to...
iOS beta testers report that the 5s works, but only if you have a T-Mobile postpaid account. I don't see any reason why the 4s and above would not also have wi-fi calling when iOS 8 GM comes out next week.
Lack of taste and tact aside, I can't see this as anything but a big backfire. It does nothing other than remind people that "Oh yeah, Apple has two larger screened iPhones coming out next week -- let me set up a reminder to preorder on Friday!" Focusing on past quotes from Apple does nothing to help sway consumers to go with the Galaxy Note 4 instead. This kind of juvenile "We were first!" rant might be a brief salve on Samsung's bruised ego. But, this kind of...
That's what I've been thinking as well. I've only seen one of these Samsung attack ads on TV or any other paid placement. Generally, they're not very well made and seem aimed at a very narrow audience. Putting this crap out right after Apple's event is like introducing feces to maggots, as the various tech sites put out the clickbait.
The issue I see is having the photo storage enabled by default when you activate iCloud. I only activated iCloud because I wanted switch on the Find My iPhone activation lock. I had no idea when I did this that all my photos were also getting duplicated locally and uploaded to iCloud. With other cloud services, I choose what to store and what to automatically sync. But, those are not services that I enable as part of a device activation. My point is simply that I can see a...
One issue I see is that IIRC setting up iCloud enables Photo Stream by default. Not long after I activated my iPhone, I checked its contents on iTunes and wondered why it made two copies of every photo. I found that Photo Stream was responsible, and promptly deactivated the service since I had no use for it (photos that I want shared are already on Facebook and Flickr, and I do all my backups using iTunes).   I deactivated Photo Stream because of how much storage it...
Coming at it from another angle, Anand commanded considerable respect and credibility from the tech community, which is why his reviews of Apple products carried far more weight than those from just about anyone else. Unlike someone with an up front pro-Apple bias like Dilger, Anand's praise of the iPhone 5s and A7 SoC could not be readily dismissed. And that's what made fandroid heads explode -- they had no rebuttal (other than ad hominem attacks and outright lies) when...
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