Originally Posted by CMF
Can someone give me a good argument as to what was wrong with the buttonless Shuffle?
It was totally not consonant with the Apple "it just works" mantra - an opaque device controlled by an arbitrary series of click gestures which had to be memorized. About as intuitive as memorizing keyboard commands for early DOS productivity programs like Wordstar! And like a sick baby. If it wasn't happy with your input, it couldn't tell you why. I called it a flop and a dead-end the day it came out.
For that matter, Apple's lucky there are alternatives to its 2, 3 and 4 finger trackpad swipe gestures. I have friends who love Macs and have been using them for years. And who, until I informed them were blithely unaware these things even existed.
Originally Posted by gwmac
I think Apple will have to eventually settle on a better naming scheme. What about calling the next one iPhone 12, for the year? At least with the year in the name it makes things a lot less confusing. You could even add the storage number to be even more precise like the iPhone 1264 for an iPhone released in 2012 with 64GB of storage.
Nooo! Not the year naming thing. Even MS has recognized the folly of that, except in its Office line where real advances have gotten harder, so planned obsolescence by ancient sounding years is a marketing tool. I'm glad my car is a Camry XLE - it's in perfect visual condition - and I'd be most unhappy if it had badging that said Camry 04.....
..and I'll buy you the first "iPhone 1264" that comes out. Speaking of non-Applish naming conventions. (tho PS, the iPhone's 12th iteration, if it's not implanted, may be more measured in TB's of storage rather than GB's) (But hey, that
would be a good name for a retro/hi tech club in NYC - "TBGB's"!
)(You get it or you don't, so don't worry if that's a head scratcher.)
..and in other news, I'm amazed at the passion of people claiming there will be no iPhone 5 because it's illogical for this reason or that. Once you go from "phone" to "3" then 3GS, 4, 4S you're not exactly counting in numbers (or numerology to read some of the more over-the-top comments) at all. As long as it's not named after fattening junk food treats I'll be happy.....