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whittonm said:Oooh, a credit card, this is an insanely great Apple innovation! Canadians must be going crazy waiting for it! /sarcasmoff
I think the reasoning for this being an Apple-targeted suit is that Apple has a patent (at least one, maybe more) to detect and lockout the device of the driver specifically. Here's a link: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=%28455%2F456.4.CCLS.+AND+20140422.PD.%29&OS=ccl/455/456.4+and+isd/4/22/2014&RS=%28CCL/455/456.4+AND+ISD/20140422%29
I'm not saying I agree with this (other than people shouldn't be idiots when driving), just trying to provide some context and clarity.
blastdoor said:EsquireCats said:This highlights an interesting phenomenon – Apple's technology is hamstrung by the necessity of producing in the 10s of millions. While other manufacturers do not have this problem and could implement lower-yield, cutting edge technology... yet they don't. When it comes to smartphones, we really don't see any genuinely original or innovative technological firsts from anything but the iPhone.
Gruber makes an interesting point, which is that color accuracy with OLED kind of sucks. That could be a legit reason for Apple sticking with LCD.
OLED feels like just another spec race that Apple hasn't played to date. And I think that's okay. The screen on my 7 Plus is fantastic and my battery life rocks. Why do I need OLED?
thewhitefalcon said:14nm vs 10nm isn't going to 'save space' in an iPad. Manufacturing process has nothing to do with physical chip size.
fastasleep said:crudman said:I don’t have a HomePod but have seriously considered one (I’m loaded up with Sonos and love them but choice is a good thing). One question I’ve got related to phone calls is Skype and other VOIP apps. We use Skype and Jabber at work and I’d love to use HomePod for those - how well do they work? Unfortunately my work machine is Windows based but Skype I can (and do) route through my iPhone.
Personally I also use FaceTime audio all the time as most of my family and personal contacts have iPhones. While this article doesn’t mention FT-A or FT-V calls I assume that’s the same as regular voice calls, correct?