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elijahg said:So it does affect the use of the phone, as you can no longer see the battery health, despite the phone knowing that data, and it seemingly will not go into "peak performance protection" mode. Ok then.
This article is pure hyperbole. It was a good quarter in spite of iPhone which is now less than 50% of Apple’s quarterly revenues. Sure Wall Street loves services revenue but would anybody here really call services a great product from Apple? Tim gave no color or numbers on Apple News+ which leads one to believe it’s not doing that great. I’m not surprised. The News app isn’t that great and bolting on magazines and a few newspapers for $10/mo didn’t make it better. Honestly I think the only place where people need to eat crow is with the Watch which has become a big hit. 75% of sales this quarter were to new Watch owners. That’s fantastic.
if you want good analysis of the quarter https://sixcolors.com/ is a good resource.
kevin kee said:rogifan_new said:Which is still less expensive than the HomePod.
avon b7 said:sflocal said:As a developer myself, it just irks me how other app developers are whining about Apple's curated App Store. Look at the cesspool that is Android and it's easy to see why Apple has NOT adopted such an open model. I find it hard to believe that any app developer worth their weight would complain about Apple's App Store and its policies. They were probably still in diapers when the "old" way of marketing one's own software independently and hoping that marketing would be enough to actually sell it, and in any decent quantity to make a profit.Apple makes a lot of money for developers. If you're not making much - or any - money, it probably has something to do with your app being crap, and not Apple. The ability to make an app and have it available to hundreds of millions of people with little to no effort by the developer still amazes me to this day. There is no way I would ever want to go back to the "old days" of going to CompUSA and buying software in big boxes.Whiners should just go to Android if they want the Wild West. I'm happy Apple keeps the store to themselves. To open it up to 3rd party stores would open the iPhone to the limitless security problems that is Android.No thank you.
The issue is if Apple's store should be the only store on iOS devices.
We'll see how the different investigations come down on that question. It isn't a given that they will rule against Apple but the question needs to be asked and answered at a 'competition' level.
Apple just announced they’re going to allow competing messaging apps to be the default with Siri. I suspect that will happen with audio apps soon too. And I’ll bet within the next year or two Apple will allow users to set default apps. If they do all that I think the complaints about the App Store will fade away.
Modern TV shows suck. I wish Apple would get the rights to some older/classic shows. One of the reasons I subscribed to Netflix is it was the one place you could stream The West Wing and The Wonder Years. I’m sure others were there because of Friends or The Office. Amazon Prime had the show Thirtysomething but it’s currently unavailable. The hard part is a lot of these classic shows are owned by media companies with their own streaming services coming. 20th Century Fox is owned by Disney, WarnerMedia is owned by AT&T, Paramount will be owned by CBS, and of course NBCUniversal owned by Comcast which has the Peacock stream service coming.
I just don’t see how Apple TV+ can be successful with just original programming or well known franchise. People aren’t going to sign up for all these different services. They’re going to pick a couple and ones that have a back catalogue of stuff will be more enticing. I still don’t think Apple has done a good job explaining why Apple TV+ exists. Does Apple think there’s not enough TV content available? Do they think the TV content from everyone else is crap and they’re going to do TV programming better? Wall Street will say it’s a way to extract more $$ out of existing customers. But that’s not why you design and build a product.
mobird said:Taking wagers of how soon this discussion will be closed...