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  • Why Apple is expected to stick with Lightning over USB-C in the new 'iPhone 8'

    ireland said:
    A bag of hurt, not a bucket.

    And yes, Lightning cables are one of the flimsiest cables imaginable and are not near durable enough for their intended purpose.
    Have not run into that. My Apple lightning cables work great on my desk, and my canvas Ankers work great for behind sofas and whatnot. 
    What? :open_mouth: Your the only person that have ever heard that havent run into this. I have had about a dozen 30-pin apple cables and non have ever stopped working. Lightning cables on the other hand... 60% ( about 6 cables of 10) and no I´m pretty strict with cable handling. Actually its pretty funny that the ones that have worked the longest/still woking arent manufactured by apple, 5/6 of the ones that broke were...  :smiley:  
    argonaut
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

    Let the investigations play out. If the police were guilty of murder, throw them under the jail, then, capital punishment is a good method of stopping murderers. 

    Also, 4 police officers are dead tonight, anyone think we'll hear from Tim Cook on that? 
    Violence promotes violence. We have neither police murdering nor the other way around here in Finland (well extremely rare cases), even if we have violent felons. People respect the police and they are friends of the people and people themselves. And what happened to diplomacy and negotiating?

    Treat others like you want yourself to be treated. What is happening in the US is a spiral down to total anarchy. If people don't trust the police who will they trust. Themselves of course, and their right to use their own hands, if they think they will not get a fair trial. If a felon thinks he will most probably be executed, what has he to loose if he shoots some cops?

    So is the GTA going to be just jailtime after a fair trial or is it going to include murder as well. Chose for yourself...

    Desperate people do desperate things. A good question: Is this the result of upper IQ limit on people on the force and lack of gun control?
    londorAnicnocbuiradarthekatsphericronnnikon133
  • Google faces $9 billion in damages after ripping off Java in Android

    gatorguy said:
    melgross said:
    I recently read that the court is expressing extreme skepticism over Oracle’s valuation of Java. It’s very likely that if Google does lose this, the amount of money involved will be far less that what Oracle is demanding.
    I dont think so. Google clearly understood the value of java. That will be proven on court and the damages will be mindblowing. They will be because of willfull infringment. Basically willfull infringers arent supposed to make a good deal out of the infringment (econimical awarding), the question really is would Android had sucseeded with a new language. Probably not. Hence  the economical aspects belong to Oracle.
    Wouldn't damages typically be based on fact rather than guessing? I doubt any monetary consideration at all will be given to a question about whether Android would have been successful or not today. But courts are fickle things. I suspect there will be a Round 4 unless one of the two finally says enough. 
    gatorguy said:
    melgross said:
    I recently read that the court is expressing extreme skepticism over Oracle’s valuation of Java. It’s very likely that if Google does lose this, the amount of money involved will be far less that what Oracle is demanding.
    I dont think so. Google clearly understood the value of java. That will be proven on court and the damages will be mindblowing. They will be because of willfull infringment. Basically willfull infringers arent supposed to make a good deal out of the infringment (econimical awarding), the question really is would Android had sucseeded with a new language. Probably not. Hence  the economical aspects belong to Oracle.
    Wouldn't damages typically be based on fact rather than guessing? I doubt any monetary consideration at all will be given to a question about whether Android would have been successful or not today. But courts are fickle things. I suspect there will be a Round 4 unless one of the two finally says enough. 
    Show me a product that borrowed some very large portions from others and that didnt pay the others for their work and made a big hit economically. I dont think iknow any such cases where the company even when infringing didnt have to pony up the dough in the end. Now Google is terrified since they actually know the value of Android to their business. And it is a fact that Android would be no business at all if it had not secured those app developers.
    watto_cobrajony0
  • Here we go again: Apple's iPhone battery service terms igniting complaints from users

    mike54 said:
    Apple being so picky stems from the "suing and litigation" culture in the US, which thankfully, not as yet anyway, the rest of the world hasn't copied.
    Ok, so how will that work outside the US where the opposite might happen? Private customers have better rights outside the US and protection with dealing with big companies (active measures helping private customers). Is this a cultural thing that is hard to understand for some US companies (their leaders), since its pretty well known outside US how things are there and expectations differ? Its not always optimal to solve two problems with one policy, especially if the targets are so widespread. Here Apple has drawn the line closer to US policy and are in trouble (and have been for years) because its further from expectations "outside US" == eg. EU from a legal point of view.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Tim Cook Duke commencement calls out to Steve Jobs, urges grads to think different

    Soli said:
    1) Jobs was a visionary, I don't think anyone would deny that. I also think it's arguable that no one else could've turned Apple around, but I also think it's arguable that without Jobs having Cook there's no way Apple could've grown at the level they did or operate as efficiently, all of which have led to their amazing success as a company. An idea without execution is a fruitless endeavour. As it's already been stated, Jobs picked Cook for a reason.

    2) I'm not a fan of the think different mentality. I'm a fan of what Jobs said in a Q&A months before the "Think different" campaign launched. As I recall, it was a Macworld Expo circa 1997 when one guy asked him about Apple dropping AppleTalk in favor of Ethernet. This gentleman made a comment about Apple thinking different and clearly didn't care for Apple falling in line with the rest of the industry for networking. Jobs replied something to the fact, "It's not about thinking different, it's about thinking better. If there's a better option out there we'll use it." Being different for its own sake will ultimately lead to failure. (I'll see if I can find the clip.)


    edit: Go to 12m:17s for the specific part I'm referring in the gentleman's follow up question. His first question is at 09m:25s where Jobs then references networking.




    Bonus: Right before he takes that guy's question Jobs states that when the media shorts Apple that he buys AAPL stock.
    I think you have just coined the magic that is Apples success. There are two sides to the coin. "The think different" which really means thinking "what should we do" vs "what could we do". The other side of the coin is execution and taking it to the limit in every "possible" way (possible is Apples version of the terms meaning in this case). Apple is about balance. "What we can do" refers to emotional side while "what we should do" is all about the pure reality and reasoning/logics analysis and risk assesment in a more "risky" way thank most corporations really like to work. They just try to minimize the risk involved in taking the higher more demanding route.

    Apples "after Jobs era" I see that the value is shifting here a bit towards the more traditional corporate risk taking values (still not at the same level yet though) and weight is not equaly distributed in a balanced way on what in "we can do/what should do" vs executional perfection with the later getting more and more attention at the loss of the other. I think Jobs best qualities were vision and strategic ability and keeping difficult things as simple as possible. The first iteration of apple cloud services was a good example of how not to do it and Jobs ultimately took the initiative to fix it. The problem after Jobs is that things are getting too complex and really need simplification. The icloud is a good example of how difficult things are to use now.  

  • 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.
    You can't even use radio equipment on some airlines.... atleast you have to keep it shutdown during takeoff, and even then no radio is allowed.
  • Bluetooth streaming problems introduced in Apple's iOS 9.2 remain, have wide ramifications

    lkrupp said:

    Um... Did you have trouble following the reasoning I gave you in my original post? Or the ones following that? What part of 'advancing a conversation by providing a valid counterargument' (I am paraphrasing) are you having trouble figuring out?
    Does this mean you think anyone who dislikes a post should be obligated to respond to it instead? I dislike a post is when an opinion is presented as fact, positive or negative. No response is needed to such hubris. For example, "As everybody knows this is a massive issue for all users..." would get a dislike from me. As for your original post about the reasonableness of a member's post about wireless headphones that member called those who support the removal of the headphone jack "apologists" and that got an immediate dislike from me. You talk about reasonable conversations and debates. That post was a troll, period.
    BUT equally or more just trump down issues as not an issue (by pressing dislike) on the same ground even if the "fact" is not an opinion. The reader just interprets it as just an opinion. Take on the headset that's (well 2 different ones) that come with the iPhone. I know that many don't use them because they simply don't work for their ear geometry. My personal polling shows that its probably at least 50% of users globally My test group showed about 90% couldn't use them. The thing is that I got a few more negatives doesn't mean that is wasn't like I was wrong. Clearly only the fact got downplayed by a handful of people who prefer not to hear bad reviews/news and this fact disappears in the background. But keep putting your head in the sand and press dislike...
    elijahg
  • How the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple

    reefoid said:
    crowley said:

     The Leave side still have no plan whatsoever 
    I keep hearing criticism of Leave for not having a plan, but it wasn't their responsibility to put forward a plan, just an argument to vote Leave.  It was a cross party campaign so even if they did have a plan they wouldn't have had any authority to implement it, it would have been down to the Prime Minister and his government to implement any plan.

    The blame for a lack of a plan and the political vacuum we're now in can be placed squarely at Cameron's feet.  He (and probably Osborne as well) shouldn't have taken a side in this campaign (which is what Harold Wilson did in the 1975 referendum) and had a plan for whatever the result was which could have been put into action immediately last Friday.  Instead he put his lot in with one side and now his side has lost he's left himself with no authority.
    What strikes me is HOW THE F*** can proexit camp  talk about a vote in this matter if you don't present your _PLAN_ and the consequences and how you need to deal with them. This is plainly about feelings and the subject has nothing to do with logic. If the leave vote was anchored in logic it would reflect exactly HOW things would have to be and would reflect the real world scenario in a realistic manner. The risks would be discussed and there would be a plan to deal with this. But now the exit voters have forced the 48% (or more remember that only some 7x% voted) of the people of Britain to deal with all the risks and if you haven't thought of them before the vote would maybe have been a little different than it was now.

    Its like observing a kid who says: "I wont brush my teeth because I don't like it", just to be angry at himself later for having 9 holes in his teeth later and his moral hangover about the fact that it was his own choice and he now needs to have massive drilling.
  • Alleged 'iPhone 7' chassis shows symmetrical speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

    romanmar said:
    I definitely don't want a headphone port, I'm looking forward to lightning headphones with noise cancellation, like the JBL ReflectAware , but hopefully from Bose instead. Bluetooth does not work for me, I hate charging another device.
    The lightning socket is just so crap, How often do i need to buy new headphones when the lighning connector isn't working correctly?!? All my apple cables have stopped working. I buy some 4 pieces a year for my family members. And it isn't about proper usage. The old 30-pin connector i had absolutely zero issues or failed cables...
  • Apple might launch wireless earbuds with power saving Bluetooth chip in September


    Apple is widely expected to announce a pair of new iPhone handsets at a special event this fall, with rumors pegging a debut in the first week of September. Unlike past iPhone product cycles, this year Apple is thought to carry over the design language introduced in 2014 with iPhone 6.
    What a bunch of morons if they use that design. IT SUCKS LIKE NOTHING ELSE. I mean people have different ear sizes. But apple thinks one size fits all.

    The old ones where even better, atleast you cuold upgrade them with standard old meshing to snug the fit so they dont constantly drop out of the ear. So annoying.... I wouldn't pay a dime for those. NOT even if i buy the phone because i still pay for them in the phone.