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StrangeDays said:georgie01 said:ttollerton said:Let's not get too pompous here. Apple was quick to tell us we were just "holding it wrong."
The red screens are a technology failure, and Samsung is dismissing it as user preference. How we hold a phone is mostly a preference, and Apple did the right thing by modifying the design of the 4s to account for more user preference. Fixing colour issues is not simply satisfying user preference because it's a failure whether the user cares about it or not (unless Samsung isn't aiming for colour accuracy...)....he shows at 18:45 that carrier data proved it dropped <1 % more often than the 3GS, and had 2/3s less returns than the 3GS, and while <1% was more than they'd like it to be, it showed the death grip signal attenuation wasnt actually a problem IRL.It was a media hoopla over nothing. Which is why they continued to sell the 4 unchanged for years to come. Dropped off tech media news cycle and kept on selling.
sog35 said:Its time to charge Uber 0.5% of all sales on the app.
Its ridiculous that Uber gross BILLIONS in sales and yet pays Apple $0.
While struggling app designers have to pay Apple 30% on every App sale.
2a) Just Uber? How is that fair?
2b) if you don't like, say, Amazon, should 0.5% of their revenue go to Apple, too? How about other services, like, say, DirectTV that also offers an app to watch shows with your all-you-can-eat monthly subscription?
brucemc said:2old4fun said:bitmod said:I looked at one last week. The Apple store employee was touting the health feature of tracking pulse.
I told them my phone can also check my pulse. I then proceeded to show them how as they had no idea you could.
As the watch still needs to be paired to the phone - the only advantage of the watch is a little bit of convenience.
I could see it being handy for the fitness enthusiast who wants to monitor pulse while working out, (you have to be still for phone to work).
At this point in time thou, I still can't find a compelling reason to get one.
Anyone who is going to drop some serious cash on a watch for fashion isn't even going to consider a techy watch. They are going to get something mechanical that can be passed down to grandchildren. What's the shelf life of these watches? A couple years?
I think it would have to replace a phone to be compelling - and that tech is at least 10 years away.