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  • First look: Hands-on with Apple's iPhone X

    tshapi said:
    schlack said:
    Interesting to see that Apple now has a phone lineup that spans from $350 to $1150, wow. That $1150 price point feels just absurd. Will be interesting to see how this sells. I guess I'll be holding on to my (perfectly awesome) iPhone 7 for at least another year or two.
    The sad part is believe it or not the iPhone X will probably be successful.  Take into account how many people here blindly decree "wallet open,take my money Apple" on simple rumors. 
    Simple rumors? What are you reading? iPhone X is chock full of new hardware and software to match. Take it from this system engineer who bought the first iPhone in 2007, waiting 11 hrs in a line: if you can afford it, get it!!
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  • First look: Hands-on with Apple's iPhone X

    Ischlack said:
    Interesting to see that Apple now has a phone lineup that spans from $350 to $1150, wow. That $1150 price point feels just absurd. Will be interesting to see how this sells. I guess I'll be holding on to my (perfectly awesome) iPhone 7 for at least another year or two.
    It will sell. Apple come and get my money!!!!!. Life is short. Enjoy it with the best devices in the world. Can't wait until Oct 27 to order the 256G black unit for me and the silver one for my wife. 
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  • Acoustic testing finds HomePod's adaptive audio tech delivers highly consistent sound

    Now let’s send the Consumer Reports testing to the trash. Another major failure for CR to add to their history. 
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  • Apple Pay likely to get boost from Visa & Mastercard mandating contactless payment termina...

    mknelson said:
    Slower speeds of chip card transactions? Do you guys process them "weird" in the US?

    Insert card, hit OK, enter PIN, done. Doesn't really take any more time than signing.
    Your description does not replicate the actual experience. The first time I used the chip, I could not believe it. Instead of the fast swipe of the card, the long time, relatively speaking, of reading the chip and waiting until the reader says that the card can be removed was and is still ridiculous. Mind you, I am not entering a PIN and still I asked "Is this progress?." No, it is not and the contactless method will be a big improvement. 
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  • Samsung teases first foldable phone in new promo video

    I am trying to think what does folding your phone bring to its usability. I don’t know how thick the folded phone would be but it’s obvious that you reduce the height but increase the thickness. A previous post had it right that for Samsung this is a race to say they were first.
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  • Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

    I don’t understand all this blather about connectors to Apple devices. Apple makes well considered decisions on the type of cable to use on each device. I am sure that they spend lots of time discussing the pros and cons of each connector type. 
    We trust Apple on making many more significant design decisions about the device so why not trust them on the connector decisions. 
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  • Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging mat, citing quality issues

    Since it was unveiled, I have wondered about the utility of wireless charging in the home especially if you have an Apple Watch or an iPad Pro in addition to your iPhone.

    For me, the solution is the Anker wired charger with one USB-C output for my iPad Pro and four lightning outputs for my iPhone and the Apple watch puck. 

    Outside the home in a coffee place, placing your iPhone on a mat without wires is fine but for home use, wireless charging is unnecessary. That is my opinion but I would be interested in seeing comments on this subject. 
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  • Apple announces thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Touch ID, USB-C ports starting at $1799

    A USB-A to USB-C adapter is quite inexpensive. 

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Resistor-ChromeBook/dp/B01AHKYIRS/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1477602932&sr=8-6&keywords=USB+USBc

    I don't get it. People are honestly critical of the 4 TB3 ports!! I would rather rather have the functionality and bandwidth of TB3 than an old USB-A or DVI port. TB3 is more than worth having to purchase an inexpensive adapter. 

    I was actually impressed by the new machines. OLED still isn't mainstream and I like the touchbar. Discrete graphics in the higher end machine is a plus