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  • What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017

    Wow..... what a complete load of tosh. To think that a so-called 'journalist' gets paid to write such drivvel is quite staggering. I've read quite a few of Daniel's articles and they are fanboy fodder at best, but this really takes it to a whole new level.

    Excuse me while I go and lie down to recover from the insult my brain has just taken....

    Oh and before anyone accuses me of Apple bashing, I write this on my iPhone 6 while my iPad and MacBook Air charge downstairs.
    Instead of telling us how much apple gear you own (what, no stock too?), why don't you cite what you think is factually untrue? Because DED nailed it. I know trolls hate to read them tho. 
    janeshepardwatto_cobra
  • What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017


    avon b7 said:
    sog35 said:
    avon b7 said:
    copeland said:

    On the one hand Apple stands as the lighthouse for green energy in data center usage and on the other hand they force customers to trash their computers because they cannot be updated and thus have many more years of useful life in them (creating a horrible carbon footprint; unfortunately these effects are never calculated).

    Total Bullshat. I just took my mother's Macbook from 2009, tossed in an SSD and some RAM and installed Sierra on it. Nearly 8 year old computer. 
    I'm sure he's referring to the more recent models that can't be upgraded.
    when was the last time someone grumbled that they could not upgrade their RAM on their iPad or iPhone?

    People just need to realize upgrading tablets/phones/laptops is a thing of the past.
    Not sure if upgrading laptops is a thing of the past. It's more a question of direction. Things could change at some point in the future if new management is appointed.

    We've already seen cases here of new BTO MBPs failing and being unrepairable. Still under warranty, the last case I read had a three week wait for a new machine. Out of warranty (remember, one year in the US), repair would seem to be limited to a few components. Beyond those repairs, the potential bill might mean the machine gets dumped. If you find yourself in that situation you won't be happy.

    It depends on the overall reliability of these machines but right now that is unknown.

    If they prove unreliable, it won't be long until upgradeable models show up.

    This isn't such an issue on iPads because the outlay is less. iPhones are more expensive but not as expensive as the new MBPs.
    What sort of repair? Logic boards are around $600, so if this is a multi-thousand dollar pro notebook that's not worth trashing the machine over. Tho if this is a business machine that generates revenue i'd sure have apple care as well. 
    watto_cobra
  • Larry Jackson, Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John interview addresses ambitions, goals for Apple...


    Apple Rap One DBA "Beats One" has exactly how many active daily listeners? I have yet to meet anyone who owns up to listening to this pretend radio station and renting their "music" in low quality DRM files. 

    If I were king for a day at Apple I would fire Eddie Cue, the Beats crew, the hangers on and shutter Apple Music faster than you can say market failure. That Apple has destroyed the music experience of over a Half Billion people who actually bought their music through iTunes chasing after broke hipsters with rental rap is rarely mentioned and is not appreciated.

    i would wager Apple would have a hard time filling a small conference room with paying customers that actually listen to Beats One.
    What on earth are you talking about? I don't listen to rap, and my household loves AM -- because there's a ton of music on it. My weekly playlist and suggested lists, as well as related content, has turned me onto countless hours of music. My SO as well. Not sure if you realize it but Beats Radio has many shows by guest artists and DJs, all available on-demand (Deadmau5 does a nice one).

    And Beats is the #1 accessory in Apple Stores, it's immensely profitable and popular. Apple is killing the wireless headphone market. Why would they get rid of it!?

    I'm not sure why some of you get so bent out of shape over rap and Beats. If I were forced to my own conclusions.... 
    cali
  • Verizon to redirect calls in last-ditch effort to deter Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users

    Innovative solution to the problem of Samsung's hardware innovation.
    cali
  • What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017

    avon b7 said:
    copeland said:

    On the one hand Apple stands as the lighthouse for green energy in data center usage and on the other hand they force customers to trash their computers because they cannot be updated and thus have many more years of useful life in them (creating a horrible carbon footprint; unfortunately these effects are never calculated).

    Total Bullshat. I just took my mother's Macbook from 2009, tossed in an SSD and some RAM and installed Sierra on it. Nearly 8 year old computer. 
    I'm sure he's referring to the more recent models that can't be upgraded.
    And yet these non-upgradable notebooks already have the common upgrade -- SSD and a ton of RAM.  Just as with the iPhone and iPad, the appliance-computing model says "Get the size you think you'll need, and use it for years and years". That's why I'm still on a maxed out 2011 iMac for my desktop. With SSD and 20 GB ram (I didn't even max that out), it still works very well. Six years later.
    ai46watto_cobra