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bloggerblog said:AppleExposed said:
I'm not part of the brain-dead "fire Cook!" crowd but those 2 events are reasons to get him or someone at Apple fired.
Keep in mind at the time Waze was not a great mapping app, but getting full access to the Google APIs made it so. Waze requires constant user attention, it's distracting and not a great fit for Apple's vision, but it is perfect for Google.
ihatescreennames said:cornchip said:Admitted? was it a secret?
EsquireCats said:It actually doesn't matter what Google shows during a presentation regarding latency, and I'd expect it that latency to be low since they would be "close" in geography and infrastructure to the server. Latency is a byproduct of the individual's (frequently unique) combination of hardware and connective network services - it's why Youtube is fast for some and not others - not because Google's Youtube servers or CDN are poor.
People still can't understand why their battery loses charge performance over time, some can't even grasp the basics of day-to-day network traffic. So while I congratulate Google for having the courage to put out a service like this (and the demand it will create for improving network latency) it's just not something which aligns well with the target market of gamers. Especially when considering that this is a service which will enable people with lower disposable income to get involved (typically the same people who have budget internet.)
I'm not saying that this will fail or cannot be technically done, I'm just saying that there are some things that Google cannot control so users have to be prepared for some letdowns.
EdmontonGuy said:The shape and rigidity hurt my ears and like the standard set included with the iPhone, i threw them out. My hope is that new earbuds from Apple will see the introduction of soft silicon type in-ear buds like some of the competition. I am using a competitors now - and happy, but wish Apple would produce something for people who don’t like the fit, feel or rigidity of the the current Apple products.
anantksundaram said:Honestly, I am failing to see why this spat about used phones such a big deal on all sides. Really, do we think that this is somehow the centerpiece of Apple's long term entry and growth strategy into the seventh largest -- and one of the fastest growing -- economies in the world?
randominternetperson said:Good point. Does seem like the review should mention how well they work for phone calls.
goodbyeranch said:My celluar data use is on lockdown due to some $300+ bills. I just be playing this on wifi thank you very much.
AppleInsider said:The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.
To move up the launch of the Note 7 by 10 days and steal more of Apple's thunder, Samsung executives pushed suppliers into meeting faster deadlines despite the phone's significant feature advancements, sources informed Bloomberg. One supplier commented that Samsung was unusually difficult to work with this time, as the company would repeatedly change its mind about specifications and work flow.
One of the upgrades in the Note 7 is a 3,500 milliamp-hour battery, up from the previous Note's 3,000. Until recently the main battery supplier was Samsung SDI, a company 20 percent owned by Samsung Electronics which also makes batteries for clients like Apple, one source said.
Once the fires began, Samsung Mobile blamed SDI, which initially went on the defensive and suggested that the problem could lay elsewhere, whether in the phone's design or in insulation. Officially Samsung Mobile has since claimed responsibility for the situation. The decision to do a full recall is said to have been instigated by a Samsung engineer asking for one on an internal BBS post, which quickly gained support.
In reports to the governments of Korea, China, and the U.S., Samsung has indicated that a production error resulted in pressure on plates within the batteries, bringing positive and negative poles into contact -- in turn generating excess heat. U.S. regulators have specifically suggested that the battery was too big for its compartment.
New Note 7 models will have a battery from Amperex Technology, a subsidiary of Japan's TDK.
The iPhone 7 is generally considered an evolutionary advancement like the iPhone 6s, above all featuring a better processor, water resistance, and new camera technology, including a dual-lens camera on the 7 Plus. Apple is thought to be saving a major redesign for next year's model, which could have an edge-to-edge OLED display with an embedded "virtual button."
To me, this story is more about Samsung racing to beat Apple to market and not doing their homework. Maybe some of the blame lies with rumor sites like these that feed Samsung's needless race to market too.