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  • Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group

    Few questions to ponder for huawei haters in this forum:
    1. If trump gets a better trade deal from China, would that automatically exonerate huawei of all these security threats posed by them???
    2. When it actually happens, what would be your reaction???
    3. If ip theft by Chinese companies is your real concern, then why are you not asking the question to trump administration - "why huawei alone? What about the likes of xiaomi, bbk sub brands Oppo/vivo/one plus??? Are they all saints?"
    4. What is the real issue with China and huawei? Is it Trade imbalance? Or Security? They are both mutually exclusive. If security is an issue, what about ZTE?

    Is the bigger picture really being looked at by trump supporters in this forum??? As a neutral person from a different country, it does not look like so to me. 
    dysamoriarcfaspice-boyluxetlibertas9secondkox2n2itivguyavon b7caladanian
  • 2019 iPhone predicted to have triple-lens camera with super-wide lens, improved selfie cam...

    tmay said:
    gatorguy said:
    hentaiboy said:
    gatorguy said:
    tmay said:
    melgross said:
    Not innovation. Already in LG V-series phones since 2018. In fact they have 5 lenses/cameras now.
    And they take mediocre pictures.

    Long story short, Huawei didn't build a color model to work with their imager.
    LG is using the Huawei camera module? I did not know that. Seems like everyone uses Sony. 
    The P30 uses Sony sensors.

    Thanks for that link. Tmay had indicated otherwise, but perhaps was confused about what was being discussed. 
    Sony does have the 48 MP IMX586 sensor designed to "bin" to 12 MP but I don't think those will be available until 2H 2019. I would think that this would be the sensor of choice for premium cameras in the next generation of smartphones.

    IMX586 is already present in at least 2 Android phones that I am aware of.

    1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro at $200

    2. Honor View 20 at $500

    avon b7tmaygatorguy
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 fires first salvo against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 'Infinity' display, AR...

    brucemc said:
    No, we are not copying Apple in the naming.  We named the larger version the "Plus", because it is obvious there is no other name it could be called.  All trolls everywhere immediately began vehemently nodding their heads.

    So you think Samsung "copied" the plus naming convention from Apple??? Samsung is using Plus in naming their devices for many years already. Samsung SII plus was released in 2013 - just to give an example. There are MANY more Samsung phones with plus naming convention, much before iPhone 6 plus came in late 2014. In fact, Samsung releases so many phones with so many names every year, it is very difficult to come up with a new name which does not have any resemblance to any of the existing Samsung phones. You can accuse ANY OEM of copying name from Samsung phones blindly and it would not be far off from the truth. To claim that Samsung is copying name from Apple is - pure ignorance and lack of knowledge.
    singularityavon b7calidasanman69
  • Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10 Mobile end of support date announced

    Bad news for the 5 people using this iKnockoff.

    I remember my Apple hater friend(who thinks he's the smartest person in the world) praised Windows Phones for intergrating XBox Live accounts.

    Seriously though, Microsoft can still support and develop new phones even with 1% marketshare. They waved the white flag back when they had something like 5% marketshare. Apple never folded under this kind of pressure. Shows how feeble these companies really are.
    Couple of points:
    1. Since when did Windows phones become knock offs?
    2. Apple never gave up with 5% market share - true. But why would they give up when they have the most valuable TOP 5% of the market? And why shouldn't Microsoft give up when they had the least valuable bottom 5% of the market? 
  • Apple may face even higher iPhone taxes, import restrictions in India market

    JWSC said:
    The epic economic mismanagement of the Indian economy continues.  Apple needs to keep expectations low here for the foreseeable future.

    I wonder what council member Rathin Roy uses for his personal mobile phone?  Just wondering if it’s a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ scenario.
    foggyhill said:
    Modi is heading India towards authoritarianism and graft and corruption in India has been on the way up. So, that just means they want to be greased even harder.
    The Indian market is very heavily protected by tariffs which means Indians have to pay an exorbitant price for extremely shoddy goods (that's what the lack of competition means). Supposedly tariffs protect the small players but in fact its a gift to the big companies who have complete control of the Indian market and can charge whatever they want. Only the richest or the rich can afford the to buy the highest quality goods from all sources . 

    darkvader said:
    India has an election coming up next year.

    Hopefully the people will realize what a horrible mistake they made with Modi, and toss him out.

    And I'm not talking about Apple here, I'm talking about how absolutely horrible he is for the country.  Religious extremists do not belong in government, no matter what religion it is.  And he's intent on wrecking the economy.

    I am from India and I agree with the above comments. The larger question remains - Do majority of Indians understand this? I don't know an answer to that question right now. We will come to know about it in another 8 months (May-2019 elections). Our PM Modi has been a divisive force, so I won't be surprised if some of the long timers (AnantKSundaram, BestKeptSecret etc) from India in this forum disagree with me and above comments.

    We (people of India) are a long way to go in terms of maturity in upholding/implementing the spirit of democracy. Recently our Supreme court made very good verdicts on contentious issues (decriminalizing homosexuality, adultery as crimes), but MAJORITY of the people are criticizing the Supreme Court, without even understanding what the cases were about and what was the rationale behind SC's verdict. So it is going to be a long journey towards change for the better in my country.

    avon b7JWSC
  • Apple unveils 5th-gen iPad mini with Apple Pencil support, better Retina display

    eightzero said:
    Nice. But at $399, count me out. 
    Can you name JUST 1 tablet which costs less and provide similar features as iPad Mini 5? Just one would do.
  • Editorial: Super Frenemies - why the world is better off with both Apple and Samsung

    cornchip said:
    knowitall said:
    In what way is Samsung a customer of Apple?
    First sentence after intro.

    I think his question is - Apple is a customer of Samsung since Apple is buying components from Samsung. What is that Samsung is buying from Apple that Samsung can be considered as a customer of Apple?
  • Editorial: Super Frenemies - why the world is better off with both Apple and Samsung

    Excellent article DED!!! One of the best DED articles I ever read, in a long long time!!!
  • Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

    Here's some more "oxymorons" I've noticed from the iKnockoff crowd:

    "Apple is too expensive"
    But criticizes Apple for not adding more to the XR. Like how it needs a 1080p screen(for some reason), OLED etc. which would drive the price much higher.
    Ostrich and sand??? With the benefit of hindsight, it is now easy to figure out that Apple got it wrong with respect to features and pricing of Xr. Xr is supposed to be the successor to iPhone 8 plus, but it was a side grade (design and SoC upgraded, display and camera downgraded), not a proper upgrade. It still would have been fine if Apple had priced it accordingly. But that didn't happen, hence Apple trying hard with promotional offers to increase sales. And revenue shortage purely due to lack of iphone sales. To even deny these basic facts is to keep the head firmly in the sand like an ostrich. 
    "Not a proper upgrade"

    So you're asking for more? iPhone XR starting at $899? Better idea?

    iPhone XR is the most popular iPhone right now(according to APPLE not the Verge or some fat youtuber). So not sure why you're denying the facts while giving your opinions?
    Am I asking for more? Yes. For an additional $150? No, thanks. It should have had those for $750 to begin with. I am sure you will say that "people like me who ask more from Apple have a wrong entitled mindset" and Apple was spot on with features and pricing for Xr. This is where the real problem lie. Apple and its shareholders might have an mindset that Apple is entitled to 38% margin, even in a "matured" smartphone market. But ordinary customers seem to disagree with that entitlement in large numbers.

    Disagree with what I say and need proof??? Don't look anywhere beyond last quarter original/revised guidelines, Apple CEO's letter to investors, unusual heavy promotions this year which was NOT seen in previous years. 
    iPhone XR outsold the other X models.

    So the customers have spoken. If you ran Apple, guidance would have been much worse since you believe Apple should have erased most of their XR profit.

    "iPhone 5c is a failure" deja vu?

    "Xr outsold the other X models" - It is pure PR talk, which doesn't mean much. With its lower price compared to Xs and Xs Max, It was obvious from the beginning that Xr would outsell Xs and Xs Max. That is besides the point. The key questions are:

    1. What was the expected total number of Xr units that Apple expected to sell during the Oct-2018 to Dec-2018 quarter?

    2. Did it meet those Apple's own expectations (Not some random analysts or internet blogger's expectations)????

    Customers have spoken? Really? Then, why did Apple miss "its own guidance"????

    williamlondonavon b7
  • Qualcomm still wants to cooperate with Apple on a 5G iPhone

    1st said:
    Ha, Qcom want to set standard for 5G?  without Apple on board, even it is set a standard, not enough string to pull for such money mine (like VZ CDMA, on its way out eventually).  Apple better learn the lesson (fool me once... ).  Besides, for what ever the reason, Qcom design is usually power hungry compare to the others (just my personal observation, could be wrong), that would impact 5G a lot (unless they don't want backward compatible or reuse some of their prior block...;-). 
    I think you got the part about QC modems being power hungry wrong. Just compare the iPhone X Vs iPhone Xs battery endurance ratings for 4G talk times in gsmarena with QC and Intel modems respectively. You will understand the reality.