After Apple Inc. dodged the iPhone 6 Plus BendGate bullet, detractors wounded by ricochet

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  • Reply 421 of 429
    nargnarg Posts: 4member



    Lots of nice facts.  Way too much opinion.  Clean it up a bit next time and it might fly farther.

  • Reply 422 of 429
    elehcdnelehcdn Posts: 388member

    Here it is ... the people in glass houses ultimate result,

     

    http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/10/samsung-galaxy-note-4-bendgate/

     

    Wonder how Samsung is feeling about that bending QA video now ...

  • Reply 423 of 429
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,388member
    tuxie wrote: »

    Exactly.

    My suspicion is Samsung or some other brand had some special morons purchase the 6+ so they could show the world how "easily" they "bend".

    That said aside from their latest *fail* in dishonest ads and hype is the fact that Apple seems to be the only company that is concerned about their users security:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/03/opinion/schneier-apple-encryption-hysteria/ 
    The author either didn't know or forgot to mention that Android has offered encryption for several years, and like Apple will make in automatic rather than opt-in with Android L.
  • Reply 424 of 429

    I'm not surprised that Samsung is hurting. Makes sense to me; they've made so many phones and devices this year, each one failing more and more than it's predecessor. If it's one thing that apple does right, it's that they have good timing with their releases.

     

    The bending of the phone was obviously a design flaw, but they still are rich as can be, which means they must be doing something right.

  • Reply 425 of 429
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post





    The author either didn't know or forgot to mention that Android has offered encryption for several years, and like Apple will make in automatic rather than opt-in with Android L.



    Riiiiight.

     

    All smart phones offered encryption as an option not just Adenoid.

  • Reply 426 of 429
    tuxietuxie Posts: 10member
    46 millionQuote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

     

     

     

    Again, you're too black and white. 

     

    When I said that most people don't think they will never bend their iPhones, it doesn't necessarily correlate that it means that everyone thinks that they will bend their iPhones, but leaves open the possibility that they think their iPhones might bend. 

     

    Why would they buy them? Well, the 10 million initial sales happened before Bendgate. Either Cook will give us an update in the coming weeks on sales, or he will give us precise figures at the next earnings call. 

     

    The infamous 6 Plus Bend video garnered 46 million views, which is orders of magnitude more than tech videos typically muster. So it would appear that quite a few people are watching the video, like it or not.

     

    The final truth about the bendiness of the 6 and 6 Plus may not be revealed for some time. But the reputation of the 6 Plus, in particular, has been coloured by the controversy, and we shall see whether it blows over like Antennagate or lingers. I fear the latter, due to the alarming and convincing nature of the videos.


    "I fear the latter, due to the alarming and convincing nature of the videos."

     

    Really?

     

    Than you must have think that the "Alien Autopsy" vid is the real deal.

     

    46 million views may seem big unless you look at the fact that it is probably the typical butt hurt Andenoid fan boy or girl scraping it for their friends on Fail Book and the media posting them with their articles trying to create a meme.

     

    The proof that contradicts what you wrote are the sales figures which seem to be soaring thanks to all these free ads courtesy of their main competitor Samslung.

  • Reply 427 of 429
    tuxietuxie Posts: 10member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by elehcdn View Post

     

    Here it is ... the people in glass houses ultimate result,

     

    http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/10/samsung-galaxy-note-4-bendgate/

     

    Wonder how Samsung is feeling about that bending QA video now ...




    Yeah well you know Sumsang. They'll drop all those attack ads down some memory hole.

     

    Yeah I know MicroSoft and Apple tend to Orwellian at times but this quote from Sangsum gotta rank up there on the doublespeak scale:

     

    "Samsung was scheduled to launch the Note 4 in the UK on October 10. But due to an “amazing interest and demand” for its new phones, the company had to push the release date to Oct.17. Notably, the Note 4 is also scheduled to hit the U.S. market on Oct.17."

     

    Uh huh.

     

    What they're really saying is that our blatant hypcrocrisy will be exposed and that we need another week to pull our ads and brief our magicians working the Social 'Nets to stop scraping those Youtube vids showing Magilla Gorilla bendin' iPhones.

     

    Karma's a bitch.

     

    I also noticed that while Apple released a new OS with their hardware or bendware ;) while Samstung is sticking with krappy kit kat which sucks up more power than Fort Meade.

  • Reply 428 of 429
    elehcdnelehcdn Posts: 388member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post





    The author either didn't know or forgot to mention that Android has offered encryption for several years, and like Apple will make in automatic rather than opt-in with Android L.

    iOS8 includes "Secure Enclave", a hardware component to encryption. This is new to mobile devices.

     

     

    oth,f

    http://nelenkov.blogspot.com/2014/10/revisiting-android-disk-encryption.html

    "Android has included full disk encryption (FDE) support since version 3.0, but versions prior to 4.4 used a fairly easy to bruteforce key derivation function (PBKDF2 with 2000 iterations). Additionally, because the disk encryption password is the same as the lockscreen one, most users tend to use simple PINs or passwords (unless a device administrator enforces password complexity rules), which further facilitates bruteforcing. Android 4.4 replaced the disk encryption KDF with scrypt, which is much harder to crack and cannot be implemented efficiently on off-the-shelf GPU hardware. In addition to enabling FDE out of the box, Android L is expected to include hardware protection for disk encryption keys, as well as  hardware acceleration for encrypted disk access."

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