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  • Review: Apple's 4" iPhone SE is better than we deserve

    Brendon12 said:

    n June 2012 I purchased the Retina MacBook Pro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43QzpyCMbGE)  as soon as it was announced. I maxed it out: 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel 3rd generation i7 2.7GHz. It was the most incredible computer.

    This machine is now 4 years old and  out of warranty. I’d love to buy a new one -in fact, I would have loved to buy one a year ago which is my typical cadence (2.5 years). But Apple have effectively released the same machine continuously in all the time since June 2012 (admittedly with faster SSD bus speeds). Intel had released 5th gen processors (i7-5950HQ) when Apple refreshed its MacBooks last year that would have allowed 32 GB, and also SSD over 1TB was possible. Instead, we got a new touchpad – whoopty do.

    If Apple doesn’t come up with a Mac-related announcement today, they’d be making a serious mistake. Especially with regard to Pro users. The iPad Pro was a pretty cherry to the iPad cake last year, as a content creator next to the more consumption-oriented iPads, but it cannot make a dent for the desktop/laptop crowd.

    Those who have remained with Apple nowadays are doing so out of habit. The crowd that they won over from the PC camp years ago have started to go back due to Apple’s stagnation. That’s the worst risk with depending on a single hardware/software vendor model. Unhappy with Mac hardware choices? Tough. If you’ve bought into the ecosystem, you must buy whatever Apple offers because there is no alternative …other than to complain on a forum. Apple’s and other technology giants decay - essay on effects of technology .

    I'll be pissed if the next MacBook Pro's RAM isn't allowed to be maxed out to 32GB.
    It will be repackaged with the same inside from last year. The only difference will be the soldered ram, and going back to one port. That's the Apple of today. Seems they've more bankers working for them then industrial designers and software developers. 
    tallest skil
  • Didi Chuxing president hints at tech link for Apple's $1 billion investment

    foggyhill said:
    zoetmb said:
    The entire population of China is 1.36 billion, so it's not 1.1 billion commutes per day even if one is counting two commutes per person per day.   40% of China's population is not going to use such a service.   There are 25 million people in Shanghai, 21 million people in Beijing and eight other cities where the "urban area" population is greater than 10 million.     But most people will use the extensive public transportation systems in the cities.   While a ride system might get some cars off the road, I doubt it's going to be enough to substantially reduce pollution in the biggest cities and it's only practical for those who have relatively high incomes.   In fact, unless the number of drivers is controlled, it could put more cars on the road.    I'd say the market is probably those with the top 20% of incomes -- closer to 30 million people - 60 million commutes a day.  That's still substantial obviously.   

    Furthermore, I think Apple's investment is not really about cars or technology or creating a market for whatever car Apple produces, if indeed they do so.   IMO, I think this is probably mostly political.   It's about making a big investment in a  Chinese company in order to get the Chinese government off of Apple's back using cash they don't want to bring back to the U.S. anyway because of the tax implications. 

    Apple doesn't need to serve everyone, just like the Iphone is not for everyone. If they get 50%+ of the profits in public transport, they're quiet Happy to only transport 10% of people.
    I think foggyhill and I have a very different view on Apple. I want to see Apple make premium (the best) products for a premium prize. Seems like foggyhill is only concerned about how much profit Apple is making despite its mediocre products at the moment. If Apple doesn't invest their profits (= money from their customers) to be the best, lots of people (myself included) will be disappointed in time.
  • Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

    NY1822 said:
    on another note, according to Asian component suppliers, Apple to double IPhone 7 memory to 32gb, 128gb, 256gb, up from 16gb, 64gb, 128gb.....
    About time. That's what competition does and Apple can't allow themselves to charge premium prizes anymore. Let's hope they build there next generation iMacs with upgradable RAM, no more 5400 rpm drives and a big prize decrease so you actually get bang for the buck.
  • OLED iPhone with curved screen could appear in 2018, research forecasts

    foggyhill said:
    SnRa said:
    Displaymate's review of the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013:

    "OLED display technology is now challenging and even exceeding the performance of the best LCDs across the board in brightness, contrast, color accuracy, color management, picture quality, screen uniformity, and viewing angles. OLEDs are also considerably thinner than LCDs but still cost considerably more to manufacture."

    Challenging is not fucking statistically significantly beating it and those screen still had horrible burn in; so what;s your point buddy.,
    OLED has truly not been competitive in most metrics until 2015 and 2016 : that's it.

    You do notice that's this is god damn 2013 and that turd master Samsung introduced the tech when in that a flaming piece of crap. Apple doesn't do that.

    Why do you take it so personally and can't be just objective at what's best. I truly wish it was the iPhone with its lcd screen. But when you're objective and really compare you'll have to admit that Amoled has the advantage here. When Apple comes out in 2018 with an super Amoled display (made by Samsung or LG) you probably praise the iPhone again. Apple is falling behind and the numbers won't lie. I hate seeing this happening but they're too slow with new introductions. At least be respectful and tolerate other opinions. 
  • Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

    As long it doesn't understand/work with Dutch I don't even understand why it's being sold in the Netherlands. What's taking them so long?