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  • Editorial: If you can't see a market for the new iPod touch, you aren't looking very hard

    Still rockin’ the Classic.  Luv me some clickwheel goodness. Best device ever. 
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  • Early 2019 iPad mini reviews call it evolutionary, but best small tablet available

    dewme said:
    People who already have a previous generation Mini and are now buying the Mini 5 aren’t doing a lot of deep analytical rationalization prior to clicking the Buy button. If you have a Mini and love it, comparing it to other sized iPads isn’t even part of the purchase decision. Same goes for what Apple coulda shoulda woulda done with the new Mini if they were Joe Apple calling the shots. The Mini is the most personal iPad with the lowest space and weight demands on its owner. Deciding to carry it everywhere is easy. If Apple put full phone functionality into the iPad Mini a lot of people would use it in lieu of a phone, i.e., iPhone XXL. 
    Load any one of the calling apps available in the App store, and you have exactly that. I have Talkatone and MagicApp on my mini, and it is a phenomenal addition. Cheap too. I dropped my calling plan and “real” phone altogether, and now have the convenience of a single device, and the best “phone” I have ever owned. Unlimited data with at&t is 30 bucks a month. Making voip calls barely uses any data,  and it is even better on wifi. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

    lkrupp said:
    ike17055 said:
    Honestly, if Apple is lurking here, how about an Apple-improved version of the Sony HAPS-1, high capacity, component-style digital audio hub as a new hardware device.  A lot of us have invested many bucks over the years in an AAC, and/ or Apple Lossless library, with few good ways to integrate it into a decent audio system, we have also invested in.  Such a device could also stream Apple Music (or other services, as the Sony does), so it is not just “old school” solution for those of us dinosaurs who still purchase our music.  Sony’s concept is good, but needs Apple’s perfectionist approach to really shine.


    Well since the cat is out of the bag about Apple management visiting Apple tech blogs I suppose we’ll see a big increase in crazy ideas for products that have no reason to exist. Oh lordy, lordy.
    Really? Honestly? OK, the idea may be "niche" as one reply stated, but it is far from "crazy."   For years, Apple sold (and still sells) music tracks in digital format. Why would it be "crazy" to ask for us to be able to play them on something other than an iPhone (which is pretty sh*tty sound anyway)?  Apparently, Sony is "crazy" as well.  I guess Apple doesn't improve other people's half-based products anymore, just makes its older and well-established  products (like iTunes) obsolete and expects us to pay again to stream music (we probably already own) to a second rate HomePod...who is really crazy here?


    cgWerks
  • Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

    Honestly, if Apple is lurking here, how about an Apple-improved version of the Sony HAPS-1, high capacity, component-style digital audio hub as a new hardware device.  A lot of us have invested many bucks over the years in an AAC, and/ or Apple Lossless library, with few good ways to integrate it into a decent audio system, we have also invested in.  Such a device could also stream Apple Music (or other services, as the Sony does), so it is not just “old school” solution for those of us dinosaurs who still purchase our music.  Sony’s concept is good, but needs Apple’s perfectionist approach to really shine.


    cornchipwilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

    PHIL!!!

    I WANNA NEW IPOD CLASSIC!

    DID YOU GET THAT?

    PHIL!!!

    ARE YOU THERE??

     :) 
    repressthisariecornchipwatto_cobra