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  • Teenage iPhone ownership rises as intent to buy stays high

    lkrupp said:
    This report does not jive with what the AI naysayers have been predicting for some years now. They say the iPhone is no longer “cool” and teenagers, along with hipsters, are abandoning it for Android in droves. What’s going on here? And the Watch? But, but, but... young people don't wear watches these days and smartwatches, especially the Watch, are market failures. And this has all happened because Apple has lost its market in education with ChromeBooks taking over. Sorry, but the end is near for Apple and the AI naysayers pegged it all along. /s
    What makes you think that isn't the case (in spite of the /s)?

    This is a small, geographically restricted sample that is not very representative of the world reality.
    muthuk_vanalingamphilboogie
  • Compared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+

    avon b7 said:
    The storage size wasn't mentioned at all? Is this not an important metric?

    For $1099 the iPhone gives you 64GB while the Note gives you 256GB, big difference when you can simultaneously shoot with 4K on multiple cameras.

    As for the screen, until the iPhone 11 came about, the Note was recognized as having the A+ screen.
    Then the Galaxy S11 will come out, and it will considered the best.

    Then the Note 11 and then the iPhone 12 will be top until the next Galaxy flagship or until the iPhone comes along with its new micro led screen perhaps, who knows? It's swings and roundabouts.

    To say any of the screens or cameras on any of these phones is significantly better than the other is rubbish really, they both have strengths and weaknesses.

    Personally, I'd want more memory on an iPhone, 4GB in 2019 flagship costing up to $1499 is just being cheap. Sure, iOS does better with less ram but it also seems to struggle keeping certain apps open in the background.

    Look what happened when apple threw a big battery in their new phones, instant battery god phone, why not double the memory, it wouldn't cost much and you'd make a lot of people happier, even 6GB would have made a difference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CusxWlCsTfQ

    Anyway, both phones are great, choose the one you want.
    iPhone doesn’t need more RAM. Android knockoffs need the RAM because they’re less efficient due to their base system architecture and require more RAM to make up for it. 

    As for storage space for videos, basically irrelevant if you’re using iCloud Photos; and at 99-cents a month, you should be. Past few years I’ve had the entry-level 64GB model and use half to two-thirds of it, since photos, videos, music, and messages are all on the cloud and keep only pointers on the device if and when space runs low. 
    A problem for many people is they run short on local storage. AFAIK, content it isn't saved directly to the cloud. It goes local and then is shunted up to the cloud. The shunting costs many people money and the more you shunt, the more it costs over a data connection.

    And when people take more photos and videos is often away from home (no wi-fi).

    Either way, 64GB is now below what should be shipping as a base configuration on flagship phones in this category.
    It's shot locally, synced to the cloud. When your device's space runs low iOS will delete older pictures, music, and apps, freeing up local space so you can continue filling it. You can control what is done via cellular. Most people with iPhones have wifi available to them at some point during the day, so your manufactured problem is not a problem in the real world. 

    And no, you're absolutely wrong, 64gb is definitely an appropriate place to begin. I'm using two-thirds of that currently -- the same as I have the past two years. Why should I have to pay for additional storage I don't need, thanks to how iCloud works? 

    I'll just chalk this up to you not knowing how iOS works.
    I know how iOS works but do not use iCloud for anything other than low data synching.

    The only wi-fi anyone should trust with their photos is their home wi-fi. Hotel and other WiFi hotspots are ok for web use etc but people are reluctant to use it for anything else. You should understand that. That is without even getting into the subject of how long it actually takes to shunt the data around.

    There are non wi-fi solutions for the lack of storage space beyond cloud storage but they are also paid.

    The base 64GB is woefully inefficient for anyone taking photos and videos in large numbers. In fact, if you go back through iPhone releases, it is a constant complaint (along with upsell, of course).

    Your only defence for this situation is for the user to work around the problem. A problem that simply shouldn't exist.

    You've given your opinion. Here's another iPhone user:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/dear-apple-64gb-is-the-new-16gb-for-iphone-11-storage/

    I'd say his experience is closer to the norm than yours.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Apple doubling bailout funds for iPhone screen supplier Japan Display

    lkrupp said:
    Apple now makes its own SOC so why not make their own screens too? Maybe I’m naive about the engineering and costs involved but relying on a company that regularly mocks you and your customers to make your OLED screens doesn’t seem like a good business decision. And it would seem that building an OLED plant in the U.S. might be more feasible because it would be mostly automated. After all, South Korea is not China in terms of its democracy and economy. It’s more like the U.S.
    Apple and Samsung are frenemies but, technically speaking, the Samsung that makes the screens for Apple is not the same Samsung that mocks them.

    Apple doesn't make its own SoCs, it designs them. They are manufactured by TSMC.

    There probably aren't enough iPhone sales to enable the company to get into the screen research and development (manufacturing) business in a competitive way.
    bonobob
  • Tim Cook offers tribute to Steve Jobs on 8th anniversary of his passing

    Tim is right about time. One of the things we waste more than anything else. Something we take for granted almost every day. 

    Of all the things I do or could do, there is still nothing that satisfies me as much as getting down by a nice lake and fishing for hours and hours. Catching something is irrelevant when you are simply taking in all the tiny things around that go unnoticed for almost all of us, virtually all the time. Those moments are priceless.

    Then, from out of nowhere you could be told your life will be far shorter or far more different than it is and you are made savagely aware of what those priceless moments really represent and I'm sure many regret not having taken more of that precious time to do the things that matter to them. 

    I wasn't a fan of the Jobs I 'knew' but when anybody receives news which sets a premature end date to their life, it is always a reminder of the importance of time. Jobs will have had the same regrets because all of us take something for granted - and always will.

    Sadly, but also luckily, it is these situations that make some people find a little more time for the things that matter to them, however insignificant they may seem to others. 

    When my wife was in hospital and the surgeon came out  to tell me there was 'nothing more they could do' but they would keep trying for a while, I spent twenty minutes thinking about time in an isolated, cold white room with nothing in it except me. 

    I was lucky, after those twenty minutes he came back to announce a miracle and she would live. That was 2011 and I still haven't done enough to take advantage of all the time since then. Human nature perhaps.

    Jobs didn't get the miracle. Neither did a friend who recently died at 50 due to lung cancer and another who had prostrate cancer but these cases and all the others, serve as reminders that when we're doing those things that really satisfy us, we should reflect on how important they are and try to find the time to squeeze all we can out of them.


    anantksundarammld53aphilboogiemuthuk_vanalingamFileMakerFeller
  • Apple increases orders for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro


    avon b7 said:
    I took the 'grandparents etc' to be a simple generalisation with no ill will.

    As a generalisation, I think most people will agree that it's a valid statement. There are going to be exceptions but grandparents are less likely to be tech savvy (as a group), than later generations who have grown up with the technology

    Funny how you conveniently left out his 5G argument which everyone bashed him for. Something you're always a proponent of and claiming Apple needs because Huawei.
    Re-read the thread and count the 'everyones'.

    I commented on the part I considered more people were taking issue with. It's my opinion. Nothing else.

    My stance on Apple and not having 5G is very clear. It's also my opinion. Which part didn't you get?
    muthuk_vanalingam