Uh-huh. Very open minded.
Uh-huh. Very open minded.
I checked out a few different websites last week to see how readers reacted when "liking" articles, and the results surprised me...
As a few examples...
Dr.Mercola.com... Facebook 271 likes; Twitter 39; Google+ 6.
The Diplomat... FB 200; Twitter 32; G+ 16.
Mercola (GM Corn article) FB 9,753; Twitter 421; G+ 63.
Asbestos Daily News FB 80; Twitter 1135; G+ 0.
Daily Mail on-line FB 324; Twitter 44; G+ 0.
Mercola (Bacteria article) FB 305; Twitter 36; G+ 4.
What surprised me was that Facebook had many times more action than Twitter... and more so that Google+ was vanishingly unimportant despite the fanfare about 100+ million users a short time after launch 18 months ago.
And you have a computer, but you still need proper grammar.
Well to start off:
1) The dock connector is 80% smaller. Which means iOS devices can be made smaller and improvements like moving the headphone jack to the bottom can now be done.
2) The new connector is reversible and easier to plug in. This doesnt seem like a big deal, until you actually use it. As a person who owns both the iPhone5 & iPad2. I can tell you plugging in the iPhone5 to charge or sync is an absolute joy. Its a huge improvement and makes much more sense. Hell I can plug in my phone in complete darkness.
3) The new connector is all digital. And it can dynamically assign pins. The only thing we've seen so far is a USB 2.0 cable & old connector adapter. But both of these upgrades bring "next gen" abilites to the Apple connector. In the next year expect to see plenty of new acccessories able to use the new digital, dynamic pins. Like Firewire & Thunderbolt cables.
4) Apple used the last connector for 10 years. Seriously.. they have changed the connector once in 10 years and you are crying about that?
Sure it wasn't.
I hope you understand it's 2012, not 1979.
So yes, but no, is what you're saying. It's good, but it's bad.
The part where you said that Apple doesn't support anything, which is blindingly evident given the response I gave to that specific part of your post.
Your belief is subjectivity passed off as fact. It's refuted by reading about the new standard and having knowledge of the modern state of electronics.
Exactly, so analog output made sense then.
Yes, the port that has been available for twelve days on one product has not made old technology obsolete. It is a COMPLETE FAILURE and should NEVER HAVE BEEN RELEASED.
How does a blatant troll like you keep posting here? The world has its mysteries.
At no point did I say or even imply that, so enjoy your strawman.
Not for like FIVE YEARS, there hasn't been! And it couldn't pump at 800 speeds in the first place!
Guess what Dock Connector can't do? USB 3 and Thunderbolt. Huh. Wonder if those're faster.
So explain, then, what you mean. You're afraid they won't support the connection of external hard drives? Or those tiny Bluetooth/Wi-Fi dongles. Maybe one of those bendy lights or fans. And the USB humping dog is always a support necessity.
Since the port was introduced in 2002.
Okay, we are done, I guess.
Guess what has been rendered obsolete by digital stuff. Guess what, if you want to think it hasn't yet, is now actively being obsoleted by Lightning.
What is wrong with "airplay". Apple is moving more and more to wireless technologies to replace previous "cabled" only functions. Or haven't you noticed?
I'm screwed by this change more than most as I manufacture an Authorized MFI iDevice accessory using the 30 pin connector and have over 100K of inventory . But you know what, it has only spurred me to accelerate development of a Bluetooth version which I planned to do anyway as I saw the writing on the wall.
Its insignificant to YOU, because you have not seen or know what future for the new connector holds. Its about the future, not the past. You are labeling the new connector as inferior because it has dropped support of some older analogue products & interfaces. But reality is that every degree of medium absorption (audio, video, storage, connectivity).. has already moved from analog to digital. In the audio world it was from cassettes to CDs. In the video world it was from VHS to DVD. In the storage world with was from tape to optical/electrical/mechnical. And in connectivity component & RF cable.. has given way to HDMI & SPDIF/Toshlink optical. Even live TV broadcast channels have moved from analogue to digital.. and you need a digital tuner to watch. Even in cars, pretty much every car sold today technology would be considered "inferior technology" to you.. because none are able to play cassette tapes & 8-track tapes anymore.
Stop looking back & start looking forward. In the home.. computers, displays & stereos are all moving away from analog connectors. Yet you seem surprised and disappointed Apple has moved away from analog, even as someone else pointed out that Apple has set the lead moving away from old tech (5.25" floppies, 3.5" floppies, PS/2 Ports, Parallel ports, VGA, Optical drives). Whats more surprising to me, is that Apple stuck with the 30pin connector for 10 years. But Airplay seems to be the final nail in the analog coffin.
At the end of the day, you always have the option not to purchase new Apple tech.. because it uses the new connector. If you truly believe the 30pin was so great. And Id love to come back revisit this topic a few years from now about your belief that the old connector was "technically superior". Nothing like watching a random guy off the internet teach Apple a lesson or two about technology. After all.. when they dropped support for the floppy, PS/2, parallel, VGA port & optical drives.. that surely turned out to be a huge mistake for them. Right? And the whole consumer electronics market revolted against them and those "limited" connection decisions that Apple made. No way Apple became the most successful company (not just most successful tech-company) after making such horrible limited & inferior decisions about connectivity. Right?
To Tallest Skil, Daekwan and Vaelian (and others to a lesser degree):
Not sure if this debate will fade out from here or if there is still good material coming, but I just had to say you all totally made my day. I love good discussions like this that are full of tech knowledge and personal opinion, presented with correct grammar and intelligent thought. Most threads here devolve into stupid fanboi-isms (if they didn't start that way from the beginning).
You guys kept it civil and didn't even use much profanity, and kept insults to a minimum. I am fairly tech savvy, but not on your levels. In any case, I just wanted to say thanks. Very interesting and informative. Appleinsider needs much more of this in the forums. Personally I am a huge fan of the new Lightning connector and iOS 6, but I can't wait to see where this debate goes next. :)
Proof? Seen any Dock Connector to Thunderbolt cables lately? Or even Dock Connector to FireWire 800 that transfers at 800 speeds? Nope.
Perhaps it's that triviality that led Apple to drop it.
Thanks for keeping my own pessimism about New Apple in check by going all out and discrediting absolutely everything they're doing.
And now they're here to be state of the art. Kind of like USB when it was introduced. And all the kvetching in the world didn't stop that from happening.
And I often look to the future. Perhaps that's where our visions for the standard differ.
I don't understand. At no point did you show that Dock Connector can handle FireWire 800, USB 3, or Thunderbolt. You made this claim.
Not trivial ≠ unnecessarily complex. The world of standards is not black and white.
Not unless your point has been "ignore all the old crap in favor of modern alternatives".
I find it stomach-churning that super-rich Mark Zuckerberg was sent a free iPhone.
Excuse me.... [ ] .... I'm back...
Apple's Cook would have not been repulsive if he had given it to a destitute hero or heroine... or someone very deserving yet not able to afford it.
Excuse me.... [ ]
I guess I can speculate that because FB's stock is down 66% from where most people bought it, Cook maybe thought he could ease poor Zuckerberg's pain with a free iPhone. (Did he get the 2-year Verizon plan paid-for too?) But maybe not.
My 'beef' is not that Apple is so wealthy that it can throw money where it wants to... my gripe is that it is a trivial gesture between two wealthy people so it's just irritating that it gets news coverage.
Now if Apple started a program to give free iPhones (with paid 2-year plans) to deserving and stellar needy... _that_ would be newsworthy.