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  • Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

    When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, it didn’t just tell its users that they should go out and buy any wireless earphones. They 
    a) offered an interim solution in the form of lightning to audio jack adapter
    b) offered another interim solution in bundling lightning earpods
    c) offered their vision of the future through the introduction of AirPods
    The only minor blemish is that (c) wasn’t available immediately and in large enough quantities to satisfy demand. 

    When Android manufacturers removed the headphone jack, how many of them provided all of the above choices to their users?
    To my knowledge only now are they starting to copy......to naturally evolve their offering to function like AirPods.
     
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  • Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on App...

    airnerd said:
    thedba said:
    Another point many forget is how every pundit and their grandmother was deriding the iPad for having a 4:3 aspect ratio. How it was not great for viewing movies etc.

    Now all you get is crickets chirping when asked about Android and Windows tablet aspect ratio. Guess it’s natural evolution or something. 

    For a good laugh, try reading this little gem I came across, explaining why Android makers switched to 4:3 ratio. Do this away from any hot liquids like coffee or tea.

    http://www.tested.com/tech/android/467213-why-android-tablets-are-finally-going-43-screen-ratios/

    From the article. 
    Why is now the time for mainstream Android to go 4:3? Why not two or three years ago? Frankly, it's because Android won.

    Now try not to laugh. 

    I don't understand the part where it says that China copies a lot of iPhone looks, but "respected Android OEM doesn't want any part of that".  What???  Do they not want any part of that because Android OEM's actually ARE the chinese crap that is copying the look of the iPhone?  
    I posted it for its comedic, not informational, value. 
    There really is nothing to understand. 
    watto_cobraargonaut
  • Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on App...

    Another point many forget is how every pundit and their grandmother was deriding the iPad for having a 4:3 aspect ratio. How it was not great for viewing movies etc.

    Now all you get is crickets chirping when asked about Android and Windows tablet aspect ratio. Guess it’s natural evolution or something. 

    For a good laugh, try reading this little gem I came across, explaining why Android makers switched to 4:3 ratio. Do this away from any hot liquids like coffee or tea.

    http://www.tested.com/tech/android/467213-why-android-tablets-are-finally-going-43-screen-ratios/

    From the article. 
    Why is now the time for mainstream Android to go 4:3? Why not two or three years ago? Frankly, it's because Android won.

    Now try not to laugh. 

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  • Survey calls Android buyers "more loyal," but more users are still switching to iOS

    aknabi said:
    maestro64 said:
    Android users have no choice but to be loyal they can not afford anything else. Except for the hard cord Android people who think open systems is the next best thing next to slice bread. Most all the people I know who choose android, their primary reason is they get a free or low cost phone from their provider. They taking what is given to them and they keep doing it over and over again.

    Another survey which telling you thinks which are not true, but there folks would have predicted a Hilary win as well. Do yourself a favor, do not trust surveys.
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I'm an iOS dev that can afford any device I'd like... and I've just moved back to using Android as my daily driver... my X was driving me nuts (I'm not a white guy living in sunny CA so Face ID was constantly not working given skin tone and in winter need to wear a cap and scarf)... even then you still have to take your gloves off to navigate. Frankly I first went back to my 6s which was working better, but now has become rather laggy... I'd get an 8, but frankly as Apple has gone downhill on both software and UX quality I'm not going to throw more cash at them. I also some Android dev work so have the latest of those sitting around... and I hate to admit right now they're a smoother experience (not to mention unlike the iPhone I don't have to constantly cycle WiFi off/on when the connection gets stuck every 10-30 minutes).
    Nothing you’ve said makes any sense. 
    You live in a colder climate thus Face ID is a no go for you because of cap and scarf. 
    Well if it’s that cold, then I would suggest that your number one priority should be getting out of the cold and somewhere warm, before thinking of using your phone. I live in a cold climate too and not using my phone for a few minutes before the bus arrives is no big deal. 
    Then you have to take your gloves off to navigate. So are you suggesting that’s an iPhone problem only?
    Why do you have to cycle WiFi on and off. If there’s something wrong with your phone take it to the Apple store and have them diagnose it. 
    tmaywatto_cobra
  • User satisfaction, refurbished device prevalence may hurt future iPhone sales

    NY1822 said:
    just wait for that 5G Super Cycle
    Many of us are still waiting for real 4G  to kick in, the one before the carriers started watering down with their marketing talk. 
    When LTE and WiMax were just about to come to market, I remember hearing promised speeds of 100Mbit/sec. 
    To my knowledge this still isn't the case.  Not even close. 
    tmay