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That is wayyyy too sweeping a generalisation to make from your personal experience. From mine, I would say quite the opposite - I find several things (including battery life, bluetooth control and sound quality, plus folders) working much better in iOS4. I do notice (and expected it) slower application start-up times, too imperceptible to trouble me (I also have a 3GS to compare with). I spent around 3 days using the upgraded 3G alone and to be honest, I'd be happy using...
The difference is that Apple has opened up its FaceTime protocol to the Open Source community, which means, pretty much like its major contribution to the WebKit browser engine, anyone can develop it and extend it in any direction freely so long as they document and make available the changes they have made to it. A world of difference to the still-proprietary Adobe Flash software
Ah! Good question, that... Think about it. On the iPod Touch, it would probably have links to the upcoming Game Centre (or whatever it's going to be called). So there would probably be an element of Social Networking about it, possibly allied to iChat, and there you have it... FaceTime as a visual, real-time, gaming FaceBook will sweep the floor with the youthful crowd and save their cellular minutes as well by using Wi-Fi / VoIP. My $0.02.
Agree. His departure probably fits in to a long-term Apple strategy to seed the 'Web with open, platform-independent technologies to nullify all the 'Web's proprietary content in the future. Watch out, Adobe et al...
Such malevolent naysayers never had it on their minds for one moment to present the cold technical facts, except where it suits their ill-hidden agendas. They are for the main paid shills of opposing corporate forces and rivals who would stoop to any base and unethical tactics to undermine their rivals. Companies whose philosophy is summed up by the maxim: "It is not enough that we succeed - others must fail". The Western corporate world is chock-full of these abominations...
Damn right you are, and there is absolutely no way that other rival handset vendors and networks will stand idly by and see this vaunted consumer feature unmatched by their offerings. Expect a number of "knock-off Nigel" handset vendors to either adopt FaceTime or come up with a common protocol of their own. I do hope they can stimulate competition by not just coming up with a "me too" implementation of the zero-configuration video calling feature as introduced with the...
That's the clever thing about the Android-padding "facts" pundits... they switch from "smartphone" to "OS platform" to "devices" so deftly and adroitly that you fail to notice (and counter) that mobile "OS platform" or "device" for Apple would certainly include the iPod Touch and the iPad, if not the MacBook Air and other notebooks (the latter two would come under "devices"). And this is one market statistic where Apple and NOT the competition have the much-vaunted...
Super AMOLED seems to be the way to go, but I'm sure a quick glimpse at availability would have revealed insufficient production capacity to sustain a new iPhone model launch. My bet is that the capabilities of Super AMOLED are being finely examined and tested even as we speak.
Not entirely true.. Google the word "Cyanogen" and read carefully...
It's a never-ending and ultimately pointless game. However, Apple must be seen to actively protect the integrity of their devices, if only to insulate itself from liability and retain the trust of those content-creating partners (developers, Record, Film, TV and Print Media industries etc) that expect Apple to do so, not to talk of consumers' expectations of privacy and safety. From a purely technological point of view, the challenge posed by jailbreakers is not all...
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