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avon b7 said:Soli said:As the largest NAND consumer this is heavily dependent on their ability to source the necessary components.
If they do move to 64GB I think we'll likely see less concern for IOS 11's size, which could impact those with older devices.
sog35 said:Soli said:sog35 said:These fake wireless charging is useless.
I'd rather just plug in and get a faster charge. Plus those 'wireless' chargers are HUGE and take up a ton of space. I need to charge 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, and my Airpods. I don't have room with those big charging pads that Samdung uses.
2) You'll still be able to plug in the device to charge. This isn't an either/or situation so there's no reason to complain about it.
3) Personally, I look forward to not having to manually line up plugging in or using two hands unplug my phone. even with a weighed dock with a sticky bottom it can still require two hands to keep the dock in place. This can resolve that limitation.
tundraboy said:We need solar power supplementation as a way of recharging and extending battery life dramatically. Apple already has the patent for it.
A glass front and back, with dozens of receptors, absorbing natural and artificial light. Virtually every time you pick up and unlock your phone (the only time the battery is draining significantly) it will be recharging. The net result is a battery that could potentially last a LONG time. The potential isn't known. It could be a few more hours, or it could be days, or longer.
kevin kee said:metalcase said:kevin kee said:Echo sounds good on paper - a centralize device that search the answers for your questions online and play music. But that's it. The idea is simple, but very limited. The novelty wear off in a few months and the device is collecting dusts in the corner of your living room.
Compare that to Siri, it's not visible but everywhere when you needed it. In the car, in the train, in the shopping mall, it's in your phone,watch and airpods. In the living room, it's in your AppleTV. In the kitchen, your office, it's in your Mac. It's not the main actor in all of your devices, but it's there when you need quick search, call up apps, control hardware and play your music. Its function is not as limited as Echo. It has potential that is very realistic.
Personal case by case aside, asking Siri to read your last email is 4 steps less than doing them manually. Obviously there are some tasks that are easier to do manually, but surely you should know that people don't use Siri to brighten their screen for example.
One great feature with the Echo products is that I don't have to go into my iPhone to pair to the old, dumb speaker that I have in the bathroom. I can quickly switch from my BT headphones after a jog to the Echo speaker with "Alexa, connect to iPhone*" without missing any of a podcast or having to waste time to go into Settings and connect to it manually. This even gets more problematic with wet or dirty hands.
* Technically all you need is "Alexa, connect" to have it reconnect with the last paired device, but I'm in the habit, and one day we might be able to name multiple BT devices so that it can be even smarter, like it can already due with innumerable timers which are great for the kitchen, while Siri can only do one.
hmurchison said:I truly fear for this company. When the iPhone fades it's hard to see what is going to keep this company afloat.
I dont feel like Apple has had a SW or HW hit product in years. Cook keeps rambling about how amazing AI is, please just shut up and prove it.
Anyone that doubts the the efficacy of voice assistants for the home clearly didn't pay attention to the holiday season and the momentum Echo has.
Siri is not omnipresent. I have 2 Google Home and an Echo dot and both crush Siri