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creek0512 said:crowley said:I probably access CC for music controls more than anything else, so it'll be a bit annoying. Would be cool if you could invoke the different panes depending on what part of the screen bottom you swipe up from - i.e. bottom left corner area is Music, bottom centre is the main control centre, and bottom right area is Home.
I do get dropped calls with Tmobile and always in the same spots. Sadly my commute from work goes through mountain passes where every carrier drops but Tmobile drops a bit sooner. Likewise it seems they have a day a month where their whole network just doesn't do well.
That said the remainder of the time I get the best price, $138 for four smartphone lines with 10 gigs each plus Binge-on, international service, etc.
I'll take the trade-offs for now. This last Memorial Day weekend I was watching SlingTV on my phone and enjoying the Western Conference Finals all with no hit to my data cap.
I hope Tmobile will keep growing and improving. I'll suffer a few slings and arrows to have the reduced cost and the increased competition.
JDP81 said:EsquireCats said:Since Apple doesn't charge developers a cent to have their video subscription services on AppleTV, we can see Amazon's idea of "acceptable business terms", involves either handing over iTunes account information or paying Amazon a stipend.
Apple is not the leader here in innovation, marketshare or profits. They are not the most innovative streaming box. They do not have the most marketshare. They collect no profits from videostreaming.
How are they in a position to dictate anything? They need Amazon more than Amazon needs them. Apple can declare they should set the terms but they haven't been hitting homeruns and crafting solutions that allow their age old demands for a long time. Apple TV will end up like iBooks if Apple doesn't wise up.
People have been justifying what Apple does for quite a while declaring they are high end versus low end. Apple has moved beyond the high end though. They are in the realm of boutique. I love my mid-2010 MacBook Pro and with a birthday coming up I'd love to upgrade. However I have 8 gigs of RAM in my laptop and a 1.5 TB hard drive. I enjoy putting together videos footage with the action cams I have on my bike.
iMovie at this stage has become a joke. It used to be my favorite program to use. Final Cut Pro was revised, reviled and has been dying on the vine every since.
I can't buy a new laptop from Apple with any sort of any expandability. They've locked the SSD's to the computer. They don't offer any sort of combination with large SSD and even larger HD. They don't even offer the larger sizes of SSD for the money they are charging.
It isn't just about updates of processors. The value proposition has fallen behind competitors. The software that created synergy around the Apple solution is neglected or second rate. Finally you can't even presume the computer is just a starting point. There is no RAM expansion, no means of adding a larger HD, nothing.
Had a visit from my niece today who is very slight and small in build. In her hand she was clutching her iPhone 5S and you'd probably have to kill her to get it away from her. She had no desire to upgrade to any larger iPhone due to her small stature. She was thrilled to hear that the iPhone SE now exists for her. I'm still tempted myself to go back to the world of easy one handed use. I just don't know if my eyes can hang with it.