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

    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.
    Way too niche of a product category let alone product, will never happen. 
    At today’s Apple, yes it is.  I remember when iPod was also “niche”...yet it saved Apple’s @ss from going under. And that outcome was not Apple genius, it was pure luck. 
    williamlondon
  • 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
  • Fifth-generation iPad mini coming in the first half of 2019, says Taiwan suppliers

    The talk of a “cheaper” screen is my only reservation.  I have the 4, and downgrading the screen from here would make what should be an easy sale to me, suddenly much harder to justify. 
    williamlondon
  • Google could be paying Apple $9B or more to stay Safari's default search engine

    Google and Apple. I love em both. Great companies. Great products. Great stocks to own for the long haul.  My awesome goes-everywhere-with-me iPad wouldn’t be nearly the indispensible, and well used tool is for me without Google software. 
    gatorguyclaire1
  • YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

    tekfranz said:
    Another issue with Google Music is that it is not as high quality audio as iTunes and Apple Music.

    If they would make some nice apps for Mac and Windows  (iOS is decent) and make their Audio Higher Quality they might get somewhere.
    They stream mp3 in 320 mbps, pretty high resolution for a compressed format. Apple is standard 256 mbps, but in AAC format, which is lower rez, but AAC is more efficient than mp3. Frankly, I don’t detect a great deal of difference between my Google Play streaming and my iTunes download library on my home audio equipment. 
    GeorgeBMacgatorguy