Originally Posted by Rokcet Scientist
Yep, you're a hardcore disciple.
Apple's technology is supreme and people, users, 'biologically challenged' or not, should adapt to it
, rather than the other way around. Because Apple's technology is divinely perfect of course.
People are a nuisance. "They shouldn't be holding it that way", after all.
The funny, and at the same time sad thing is: you'll grow older too
Let's see how happy you'll be with Apple's consideration with the 'biologically challenged' when you're one of them.
The funny thing is you aren't reading. I AM
one of them. I earlier stated (4th post this thread mr reading challenged) I am also far enough over 40
that my lenses have transformed to their semi-crystallized state too.
Basic human physiology, same for everyone give or take a couple years. Once we are there, our lenses are screwed for fine detail inside ~1 meter distance. Simple reading glasses handle the majority of the fix, if they don't the eyes have other focusing issues beyond simple lens crystallization.
My livelihood used to be inextricable toed to my eyesight, I was an Aviator, but an injury unrelated to eyesight put the kibosh on continuing that line of work. The Navy takes a lot of care in making sure Aviators know exactly how our eyes will and won't work over the years, lest we create flaming piles of spectacular video. In as macho a culture as carrier aviation is you would think showing weakness like reading glasses would be something everyone would avoid, but with education and a desire to keep flying and staying alive people just used them because they had been told for 15-20 years that it is OK. The culture even made it easy to get prescription reading glasses for those that needed them, not just drug store generic magnifiers.
Too bad for you that basic physiology isn't hard core Apple disciple-ism. Maybe it's time to drop the faux indignation and roll with basic reality. So if you can't read, get the right glasses, or address the correct vision issue. I've put in the hours, training and near death experiences to not have to cede any part of the moral high ground to someone who doesn't display adequate knowledge of the situation.
My lenses are as over-40 screwed as anyone else could ever be, yet I can read the iTunes and App store fonts quite comfortably, others in the thread have said so too. I guess we are lucky enough to have had 20/20 or better vision previous to hardened lenses, but that just leaves you with needing appropriate lenses to correct to baseline to start with, or use any one of the other available absolute size of screen feature adjustments that are available (and I listed a couple of them above too, which apparently you didn't like or pay attention to).
Besides: not taking care of the over 40s is the stupidest thing Apple can do, because that's where their growth markets lie in the next decade. That's where the big money is. Not with the young. The young are numerically, and economically, almost insignificant compared to the over 40s.
Stop acting like a cranky old bastage. Your implied facts about willingness to spend disposable income is wrong too. 18-38 is the motherlode market for tech. Don't hate them, you were there too. Are you going to try to twist that into your perceived Apple over 40 conspiracy theory now?
Maybe you should help redefine the marketing boundaries and let them follow us up the ladder as we were the ones who created the 18-38 mega-market in the first place.