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  • Jony Ive disappears from list of advisors for Saudi 'megacity' project [u]

    Appleish said:
    Good. Nobody should be doing business with such a repressive, bloodthirsty country. There are other predominantly Muslim countries much more deserving of his attention. 
    Please enlighten us: how many individuals did the USA kill, in the last two decades, compared to Saudi. Would love too see your "bloodthirsty" comparison.
    I'm no fan of the Saudi leadership, but I'm no fan of racial ignorance either.
    Well granted, the USA has killed a lot of people in the last two decades. Especially using drones in anarchic regions of the world.

    But what MBS (the Saudi boss) has just done is an order of magnitude worse. I ask you ... Have any American citizens been killed (and their bodies dismembered) during a routine visit to an American embassy just because they have dared criticize the people in power in the home country ?
  • Apple wants major newspapers to join new subscription service

    I would prefer to pay by the article. We would be talking about micro-payments here ... a few cents per article. 

    I spend between one hour and two hours everyday APPLE NEWS and wouldn't object to paying for these hours of amusement.

    Perhaps there are technical reasons why paying per article is not possible. But I would think it should be possible in this day and age ... with Apple Pay and everything.
  • How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

    I have always liked D.E.D.'s articles. I remember through the dark days of 2016 when Wall Street gave AAPL a P/E of about 10. I used to start to doubt. How could the collective wisdom of Wall Street be totally wrong ... maybe AAPL is slipping down a slipper slope to irrelevance.

    Then I would read a piece D.E.D. and think ... that guy's got it right. No need to worry ... it will eventually be alright. 

    And it has come right ... in a big way.

    Thank you D.E.D.
  • 'Profits will follow' if Apple can nail AR & VR experiences, Cook says

    The iPhone X has potentially all the functionality of AR glasses ... well apart from the ability to balance on your nose.

    I find the Face Tracking very interesting ... also the bezel-less design.

    Face ID has the ability to track your eyes. By fast processing of the camera signal a seamless copy of reality could be displayed on the screen of the phone. A copy of reality that fits in exactly with the actual reality around it (a very small seam being caused by the bezel). Over this copy of reality, anything could be written or drawn.

    Face Tracking is great, but it is not doing much useful at the moment ... animating lumps of poo ? OK it also unlocks your iPhone but that was done well enough with the old Touch ID.

    I have a feeling that Face Tracking will suddenly become a lot more useful in the not so distant future.

    Also AR on iPhone X would avoid the social problems that Google Glass engendered.
  • Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater for 'iPhone 8'

    I put everything I had into AAPL 9 years ago. I have never touched it and last week my investment passed the 3 million mark. I was feeling a bit guilty ... the old pretestant work ethic you know ... getting money for nothing. But now I am told that I am an ACTIVE investor. That's makes me feel good  ... an active, hardworking investor deserves his dividend :-)