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  • Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

    tele1234 said:
    evilution said:
    If you are one of the 30 people who have genuinely charged and listened to music at the same time, buy the dongle.
    This honestly sounds like you are saying "Well, I don't PERSONALLY do it, therefor NO ONE does"

    Have you ever travelled? Ever taking a multi-leg flight or a long car journey? Of course you'll have one end in the charger, one end plugged into headphones. Heck even just driving to work I oftentimes put the charger and the audio jack in. It's a pretty major inconvenience. And wireless headphones, whilst cool and all, are the biggest pain in the butt going. it's just one more thing that needs charged unnecessarily.

    Dude, you sound like someone whining about missing a dvd drive in their MacBook. "I have to lug an external drive and use up a usb port. QQ" How long did that argument last until you invited the future of flash storage and streaming? Same applies to the audio thing. You cry for another year until nothing has an audio jack anymore and you've welcomed the future once again. Wireless headphones are not "cool", it's the new standard. I hardly ever actively charge my BT speaker or wireless headphones. Most of the time they just get left charging on a table until I grab them. It's not a chore, it's an afterthought.

    As far as traveling and charging and listening. I'm sure in a month you'll see backup battery packs that include an audio jack as well. Because if anyone travels as much as you do, they definitely carry backup juice. Build crappy ports into that thing...don't fill my phone with junk I won't ever use. 
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  • Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

    $5/mo = $5 + remote rental + streaming fee + viewing surcharge + non-bundle penalty + federal taxes + state taxes + head injury fund = $117.99 for a limited time*
    GeorgeBMactenthousandthingsboltsfan17
  • Legrand Radiant Wireless Charger offers in-wall power for Apple's iPhone 8 & iPhone X

    This is so dumb. For tech that is called "wireless", this product makes you more tethered than using a wire. I keep 10 ft cables near my couch so I can use my devices comfortably while charging.
    randominternetpersonwatto_cobra
  • Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

    Make you you split Walmart from selling their own store brand. They have an advantage over national brands.
    bshank
  • Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

    I just don't understand the metric. Let's say Localytics has a tracking code in FB app. So it notes that you logged into FB on a given device. I got my SE on Sat. So I logged into FB on my 5S and my new SE on the same day. Wouldn't this negate penetration rate as a percent? You would need to know which models came into the market and which models left (if they even left at all). Does this metric just keep all the previous phones listed as active and just add the new ones? Similar with the iPads. You don't throw away an old iPad, you hand it down or push it to the side a bit. So selling 5 million in a sea of 25 million existing is greater than 5 million in a sea of 50 million existing. 

    My other note. I suspect the reveal of the SE pushed some to upgrade to 6S. Perhaps they were waiting to see if the SE has that one killer feature. Seeing it did not, they splurged on the 6S. I almost did.
    kevin kee
  • Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

    misa said:
    tele1234 said:
    evilution said:
    If you are one of the 30 people who have genuinely charged and listened to music at the same time, buy the dongle.
    This honestly sounds like you are saying "Well, I don't PERSONALLY do it, therefor NO ONE does"

    Have you ever travelled? Ever taking a multi-leg flight or a long car journey? Of course you'll have one end in the charger, one end plugged into headphones. Heck even just driving to work I oftentimes put the charger and the audio jack in. It's a pretty major inconvenience. And wireless headphones, whilst cool and all, are the biggest pain in the butt going. it's just one more thing that needs charged unnecessarily.

    Dude, you sound like someone whining about missing a dvd drive in their MacBook. "I have to lug an external drive and use up a usb port. QQ" How long did that argument last until you invited the future of flash storage and streaming? Same applies to the audio thing. You cry for another year until nothing has an audio jack anymore and you've welcomed the future once again. Wireless headphones are not "cool", it's the new standard. I hardly ever actively charge my BT speaker or wireless headphones. Most of the time they just get left charging on a table until I grab them. It's not a chore, it's an afterthought.

    As far as traveling and charging and listening. I'm sure in a month you'll see backup battery packs that include an audio jack as well. Because if anyone travels as much as you do, they definitely carry backup juice. Build crappy ports into that thing...don't fill my phone with junk I won't ever use. 
    I dare you to stream video while on an airplane. You're comparing two different things.

    iPhone/iPod users fall into two categories: Commuters, and Travelers

    Commuters listen to their phone only while they are in their commute. The size of the battery in the phone supports a one hour commute and an 8 hour work shift. This is fine.

    Travelers listen to their phone all day. If they are driving, they need access to the device's charging ability as well as the ability to have it plugged into the car kit. Apple could have easily solved this by actually having a Analog+Digital FM transmitter built into it, because ALL cars can receive FM radio.
    I stopped reading when you mentioned FM transmitter. What is this, 1996? 
  • Kuo: Demand for new MacBook Pro models tepid due to high prices, disappointing specs

    A tricked out MacBook Pro to a college student is still less than than the cost of text books. Price is fine.
    williamlondon
  • Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly in line with earlier iPhones, data suggests

    Wait for the iPhone 7S. Word on the street is that it is exactly like the 7, but they're adding an audio jack :smiley: 
    larryamac-daddy
  • Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note 7, AT&T and T-Mobile stop offering replacements

    Attack of the Apple fanboyz. Since when is exploding phones something to celebrate. It's the equivalent of Russia cheering every time a NASA astronaut dies. It's not cool, it's tragic. The competition AND cooperation with Samsung has kept innovation running and also carved the rules for doing business internationally. It makes both companies step up their game at a higher level while also keeping each other in check on a corporate level. This is good.

    When a tragic flaw takes shape, all it does is hurt this spirit. Samsung tried to get a jump using new technology and fell on their face. This is not good for anybody. It gives Apple a small boost on their ESP for a minute, but the impact to progress takes a hit. Instead of spending 2 billion on new technology, Samsung now has to spend money on putting out this fire. (intended)

    Someone also mentioned Tesla. This is another company trying to shape the future. Again, we should celebrate their accomplishments and not demonized their failures. It seems like as soon as anyone becomes a challenger to Apple, they immediately get tossed into the bad guy category. And Apple can do no wrong.
    dewme