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 I don't know anyone that has dropped it into a toilet either.  I never said toilet.  And I never said these folks tried to claim a warranty repair. I appreciate that that you and your friends are so perfect and exacting that you never dropped, lost, or broke an iPhone.  Or dropped it in water.  But in the real world, the rest of us clumsy people aren't so lucky. Here's just three quick example's of people I know who lost their iPhone's to water (none claimed warranty,...
 Really?!  If you don't know anyone how hasn't bricked their phone due to water damage, then you don't know very many iPhone owners. I know several people who've damaged their phones due to accidental carelessness or even [in a couple cases] circumstances beyond their control.  It happens.  Accidents happen.  Just this weekend I was caught in a rain storm and couldn't get to a shelter.  I wasn't worried about getting wet, but I will admit I was more than a bit paranoid...
   Fun fact #1–Email is typically only encrypted in transit, where it is considered "more vulnerable" to 3rd party eavesdropping. Fun fact #2–Typically, mail on the server is not encrypted by ANY service.  Or by companies, schools, or otherwise.  That is the norm.  It is generally too computationally expensive to encrypt the entire mail server database, and expect performance from said mail server.  (Witness, for example, reports of even security firms getting hacked, and...
 Nope, I meant the word disingenuous. Had the original poster said something like "but it's already working in IE!", I might've assumed (due to his ignorance) that something else is at play-- that he had Windows 8.1, or perhaps is computer came pre-loaded with Silverlight and he was not aware of it.  But instead, he authoritatively proclaimed that Netflix works in IE 11, implying all platforms.  It was a rather trollish post to begin with, I'm pretty sure he was knowingly...
 Yes, that's exactly right-- encrypted media extensions essentially replace Flash (and Silverlight).  And yes it is simpler.   1. For starters, everything you need will already be baked into the browser. No more having to separately download a plugin.   2. It also means that we no longer have to rely on Flash and Silverlight. Both of which needlessly slow down your browser, cause fans to kick in, and drain the battery faster than necessary.  There's a reason why Flash...
   The point being was, saying "Netflix already works in IE 11!" is disingenuous. If that were true, then it implies that Netflix already works with over 60% of the internet population TODAY.  Instead, Netflix is only working for 5~6% of internet users.  Big difference.  It would've been more accurate to say that Netflix is already working in Windows 8.1 today, not IE 11.
 in broad general terms, I agree with you–– a company is certainly entitled to a profit.   However, the way Google monetizes from us is not by a straightforward transaction, but from insidiously and relentlessly collecting data on us, our surfing habits, and so on.  If you’re comfortable with that… well…
 Curious about this, I fired up IE 11 on my Windows 7 VM and was immediately prompted to install Silverlight.  A bit of Googling, and learned that Netflix supports the HTML5 player on IE11 on Windows 8.1 ONLY. So, sure, it works in the Windows OS that has barely 5% of the Windows market... Just say'n.
I have two "smart" TV's (one's a Sony, the other a Samsung), and I will never connect either one.  The reasons are simple:   The user experience on both are terrible. I much prefer the AppleTV, thankyouverymuch. More and more articles are coming out showing how either these smart TV's are getting hacked by hackers, or the TV's themselves are leaking data back to the manufacturer.  For example, LG TV's were caught scanning and uploading file names and network shares...
 Just a small correction:  Apple isn't going to make you upgrade.
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