macinthe408 wrote: »
Wait, but Jobs, in 2007, said the finger was the best stylus in the world. They can't possibly renege on what was said eight years in the tech industry.
jameskatt2 wrote: »
A bluetooth stylus is SILLY. Why would Apple want to make things more complicated? You would have to keep the stylus charged also. And USB 3.0 peripherals like hard drives will interfere with the stylus.
With Force Touch, there is ZERO NEED for a bluetooth stylus.
With NFC, there is ZERO NEED for a bluetooth stylus.
agramonte wrote: »
It is called a cintiq
So your comment was sarcastic? In that case, I withdraw my criticism of your comment. I do suggest however, that in the future, you should make your sarcasm more extreme, so that it's easier to detect on the internet.
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magman1979 wrote: »
I highly doubt Apple will dump the Lightning connector, as it's a gateway to a multitude of accessories that are shareable amongst all the iOS devices.
This one part already makes me cast serious doubt on the validity of these claims, and as always, it's from a source "close to Apple", so someone could actually be talking out of their posterior and there'd be no way to verify this.
I suppose this was inevitable, as we're past the release of the ?WATCH, and there's still not much known about the upcoming iPhone, so they had to start spewing rumours on something!
suddenly newton wrote: »
There's another reason to believe that "dump the Lightning connector" is probably unlikely in the near future: it's part of the MFi program.<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> </span>
knowitall wrote: »
That would be nice, but the biggest issue of the iPad is iOS in its current form.
It would be nice to be able to actually use the thing without its current artificial chains and be (for example) able to use it to compile a thing or two (XCode would be a bonus) and have a Unix shell to do some actual work.
(For those who think that's unrealistic: the A8 processor has more power than my current iMac and that device has more than enough power to run Xcode and anything else I can think of.)
jungmark wrote: »
Don't be a troll. Note Sammy had a billion different phone connectivity ports in the last 10 years.
Apple isn't replacing lightning anytime soon.
Having "Pro" in the (possible) name is likely a clue, y'think....??It does seem inherently a bit of nichey product.... ....but a niche that could be nicely profitable, fairly large and perennial. Artists, animators, photographers sure.... ....but also in health care settings, all kinds of business settings (retail checkout via Apple Pay/NFC, wholesale, manufacturing, real estate sales, etc., etc. where some of all of the hypothesized feature set could be useful in various ways.And many new possibilities for the Enterprise apps that Apple and IBM are jointly rolling out.
I hope not.
It is proven that multitasking has a detrimental effect on productivity.
I think you are talking about a person multitasking, not a computer multitasking. There are many situations where not having multiple windows open on my mac would kill my productivity. Having multiple windows open on the screen at once, either within the same app or multiple apps provides far greater productivity than having to switch between them to accomplish the same task.
iPad sales have been dropping, Apple needs to find a way to make it more powerful. By powerful I don't mean faster CPU, I mean the power to do more things that desktop and notebook computers are still used for. It needs to be more than just a bigger iPhone if they want sales to start growing again.
A big iPhone was great back in the day when iPhones displays were small. But since I got my iPhone 6 Plus I don't use my iPad nearly as much as I used to. Typically if I need more then my phone to do something, I need to use my Mac. A larger screen iPad is only going to do so much for sales unless they also give the iPad more functionality. It needs to do more than be an iPhone with a larger screen for people who have an iPhone with a large screen.
200 years ago, the best way to travel was by horse. Things change.
Steve/Apple said a lot of things they later adopted. Bigger screens on iPhones. Video on iPods etc. This would be just another. I'm not sure why people make a big deal about this or take it out of context.
michael scrip wrote: »
Steve Jobs meant that you didn't NEED a stylus to operate the iPhone. It was designed to work with your finger as the primary input method.
dasanman69 wrote: »
Don't flatter yourself thinking you know what Steve Jobs meant. He's not here to clarify it, so they must be taken at face value. Btw pertaining the iPad he said "If you see a stylus they blew it."