blastdoor wrote: »
A bigger battery, a faster CPU, and more flash would benefit everybody too. But with every benefit comes a cost. Apple has to find the right mix of benefits and costs. There are no free lunches.
edit -- just to clarify, I'm not arguing whether adding more RAM to the iPhone 6 is the right thing to do or not. It might be, it might not be. I'm arguing that Apple is better positioned to make that decision than anyone here is.
I would also say that many companies are not able to make these types of decisions about tradeoffs as well as Apple, and instead just produce every possible permutation of features until they find one that people like -- that's the Samsung way, for example. Both approaches have advantages. I personally prefer Apple's approach, and I think they implement it well. But I can definitely understand that others might prefer the Samsung way.
You don't have to say it -- I already did. I just think that when Apple and any given individual posting to AI forums disagree about what the best decision is for apple to make (where "best" is defined in terms of what's best for a majority of users, not a specific individual or subgroup), Apple is much more likely to be correct.
'Battery anxiety'... sounds more like an issue for a therapist.
Why is it that any time someone notes an area in which Apple could improve its products, or suggests that Apple's choice in a trade-off situation may not have been the right one, the response is that the person expressing that opinion must be the only person in the world to think that way?
Take for an example the general topic of Apple making computers thinner with the trade-off being that they are more expensive and difficult for users to upgrade. Anyone who says they think Apple is making the wrong choice is told Apple knows better and that theirs is a fringe opinion. Same with battery life vs. thickness and screen size vs. one-handed use. How do we know the dissenters are a minority? Maybe those people are the majority, and many of those who choose to buy anyway do so in spite of the trade-offs, not because of them.
The truth is we don't know, and dismissing dissenting views with the assumption that Apple always knows better is indefensible. I've posted examples in the past of how market research has been 100% dead wrong, even when the data leaned overwhelmingly to one side, because what people SAY they will do (or THINK they will do) is not always what they wind up doing in real life.
It seems to me that the savvy fan or investor would do well to hear such criticism, since it's coming from people who are making real-life decisions about whether or not to open their wallets, not some focus group in a meeting room with nothing at stake.
Actually at the time they did know. Look at what you could do with that 256MB RAM at the time. Ever played Real Racing 1? That was a phenomenal achievement for such low RAM requirements.
But we need more now because people keep pushing the limits of a "consumption" device more and more. Hell, me personally I'm doing almost as much on my iPad as I'm doing on my MacBook Pro.
Even if there is only 1GB RAM look at what's being achieved. If you have talented programmers then the lack of system resources isn't an issue and iOS seems to have produced far more talented programmers than any other platform and I believe it really does come down to the "limited" resources on the platform.
suddenly newton wrote: »
Expectations of "enough RAM" expands to fill available RAM. I remember surfing the web with desktop PCs equipped with only 1GB of RAM. And my 2010-generation MacBook Air has only 2GB RAM total. What's changed? Did web browsers become memory hogs?
I hope they've done something in software then, because I often seem to be bumping up against a lack of memory, especially with Safari tabs needing reloading.
I'm sure they won't even have thought about it; why would you possibly grant Apple such intelligence? No doubt, you'll have another year of throwing your hands up in horror at the reloading of your Safari tabs.
I feel the same, but don't forget that they may have made iOS much more efficient RAM-wise, thereby negating the need for more, resulting in improved battery life.
This is horrible.
How expensive is 1 extra GB of RAM? $5?
I can't stand that Saffari has to constantly refresh after I switch to anther app, especially on my iPad
Stop fretting. You sound like Constable Odo.
If you've nothing nice today, don't say anything at all. The subject matter has absolutely nothing to do with this thread.
Your desire for a thick iPhone is misplaced. That would spell bad news for Apple. Unlike you, I have faith in Tim Cook.
Most of those criticisms could be applied to any writer and are impossible to legitimise or refute because of their vagueness.
Why don't you write articles yourself if you're so wound up about it? Submit them to AI.
Wonder away; we all do it. Remember, though, that Tim Cook uses his iPad 80% of the time to run Apple; it's not as though he's in an ivory tower wondering what all the fuss is about.
Just get a battery case or spare battery; problem solved, and no more need to write five paragraphs whining about it.
That's not how I read his statement at all. He wrote a very simple sentence, anticipating the worry trolls that always infest a subject like this, stating the simple truth: Apple obviously know what they're doing and will create what they feel is the best phone possible overall. He didn't shut down the debate, but left it open.
Give him some credit; he's not a drive-by troll.
No, Apple didn't stay with 256 for too long.
Nonetheless, your other points are reasonable. Patience, grasshopper; I'm sure the iPad will gain more support in the fulness of time.
Because Android lead the way on future-proofing.
Try engaging your brain...nah, just shut up and go away.