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Apple advertises a 16 GB device... because it has 16GB of storage in the device. That's why they say it.Now... should Apple start advertising how much end-user storage it has? Maybe... but then everyone else should too.We're talking about an entire industry that has this "problem"... not just Apple.If I bought a 128GB Surface Pro 3... can I store 128GB of my own files? Of course not. So... Microsoft should be sued too, right?And EVERY other manufacturer.Look... I...
That's true. Apple's numbers are the same as everyone else's numbers... channel shipments.But unlike other companies... Apple has no problem shifting that inventory to actual customers.When an Apple product reaches a store... it will find an owner within a day or two. Or it's already got an owner from a pre-order. Apple has thousands of iPhones an hour coming off the assembly line right now that already have an owner. There are very few leftover Apple products.We've...
I'm a Downcast user since the iPhone 4S days. My regular listens: Go Creative Show Macbreak Weekly Tech News Today PC Perspective This Week in Computer Hardware This Week in Photo This Week in Tech My occasional listens: Adam Carolla Show (most but not all episodes, depending on the guest) All About the Gear (depending on the camera they're reviewing in a particular episode) ExtraShot (a videography podcast that only has maybe one new episodes a month) Nerdist...
I hear that... but then I hear talk about Apple selling a record-setting 70 million iPhone this quarter.So do they really need to sell "more" phones?
Agreed. You and I know how modern electronics products get made these days. The average consumer may not.Now wait a minute. It doesn't make sense to single-out Apple and other American companies to say they don't manufacturer anything.MOST companies don't manufacture anything themselves either. Foxconn and Pegatron do.And it's not only for American companies... Foxconn assembles stuff for Taiwanese and Japanese companies too.
My claim?You're the one who said the original iPhone was NOT a smartphone.So what was it?WIFI, data, email, web, maps, etc.... it was clearly not just a feature phone.There were Palms and Blackberries that didn't have some of the things you keep mentioning... were they still smartphones?
Alright man... you lost it with the toaster quote.
No... I do not think that flip-phone was a smartphone. But I DO think the original iPhone was a smartphone.The inclusion of... or lack of... certain features isn't what makes the difference between a smartphone and a non-smartphone.You need to look at the entire package and what it offers.Yes... the original iPhone didn't have native app support or video recording... but it did have many other things. It had WIFI, GPS, visual voicemail, IMAP email, a desktop-class web...
You said the original iPhone was not a smartphone because it didn't run user-installed apps.I said there is much more that defines a smartphone than user-installed apps.One feature... or the lack of one feature... it not the difference between a smartphone and a non-smartphone.
The OS on that flip-phone was some crappy flip-phone OS. I don't think it even had a name... it's whatever Verizon flip-phones had on them. It was basically firmware anyway... I honestly think we're giving it too much credit by calling it an "operating system"Anyway... here's my point:Let's say a smartphone can be defined by 6 things.But if a particular phone only has 5 of those things... is it not a smartphone at all? Because that's what you're suggesting.Yes... the...
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