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egreene59 said:Apple is ... overly focused on improving hardware instead of focusing on software and the user experience they were once known for.
dacloo said:Way to go Nintendo, but a big middle finger to Apple.
"If the draft determination of the Australian competition regulator stands, effectively there will be no competition against Apple for mobile payments on the iPhone,"
Bull. You can pay on your mobile phone multiple ways: type in a credit card number, use PayPal, etc. Apple's solution is just faster, easier, and more secure. That's innovation, and Apple deserves to profit from that innovation.
Would this force Apple to open its Secure Enclave to 3rd parties too? That'd be dangerous.
The (future) ruling probably would not require this, since the article says nothing about it, but Apple Pay uses the Secure Enclave, so I could see 3rd parties crying, "We want to use that too!" Forcing manufacturers to allow 3rd party access to their assets is a very slippery slope...
rogifan_new said:So this issue gets a free battery replacement but the so-called "touch-disease" requires customers to pay for Apple to fix it? Is that because it wasn't brought to Apple's attention by a Chinese consumer watchdog group?
I like the 60 second spot. The shorter ones were not enough for my tastes.
After 1 week with the AirPods and my iPhone 6s:
Pros: convenience, fit, stay in ears, freedom from wires, sound quality, case with battery, tiny size
Cons: disconnects from phone calls when using 2 AirPods; frequent brief sound-dropouts during music playback
Others on the Apple Support forum have reported similar cons. Hopefully Apple can fix these with a software or firmware distribution (no hardware replacement). We all love the AirPods design and just want them to work as advertised.
Apple: buy Tesla, thereby:
- Leapfrogging into the leader position (probably in units-sold and industry mindshare)
- Regaining key employees
- Shortening your time-to-market
- Gaining vertical integration of the full solution (HW + SW)
- Building enthusiasm around Apple (by consumers and Wall Street)
This would be equivalent to Google buying YouTube in 2006. After struggling with their own video-on-demand solution, Goggle adopted Plan B and bought the industry leader. Good decision. I'm not suggesting that Apple is struggling, just that Apple can reach its goal faster via acquisition.