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I use my iPhone to track my walking assiduously, and would totally buy a fitness tracker, (especially if it was more accurate and less expensive than the Apple Watch). However, they all seem to be just like this thing, which is ugly, clunky, and just something you just generally don't want to have stuck on your arm.
Why doesn't someone make a small, subtle fitness tracker that isn't constantly screaming it's design language from your wrist? One that perhaps sits un-noticed in your pocket or under your clothes and communicates with an app on the smart phone? Why do designers assume that everyone is comfortable with some jazzy, plastic do-dad that escaped from a 1970's design studio strapped to their wrist?
The citizens of Logan's Run might find this attractive, but not me.
tallest skil said:rogifan_old said:Sorry, MBA is not going retina, it's being phased out. Get a thinner and lighter rMBP when they drop later this year.
iPhone. Comes in three sizes: 4”, 4.7”, & 5.5”.
iPad. Comes in three sizes: 7.9”, 9.7”, & 12.9”.
MacBook. Comes in three sizes: 12”, 13.3”, & 15.4”.
iMac. Comes in three sizes: 21.5”, 27”, and 42”.
The MacBook Air was something remarkable and very deserving of the "Air" qualifier when it came out. The "iPad Air"? Not so much.
jakeb said:Say what you want about better lightning audio quality, ditching the 3.5 headphone connector would be marketing suicide. People like their headphones and sometimes spend a lot of money on them. Very often from Beats. It will be seen as a negative, not a cool new feature. Has to be a false rumor.
In any case, whatever they decide to move forward with, it's a fairly safe bet that everything you are hearing about the lightning headphone jack will NOT happen this year. It's a wild rumour at best, and sites like this keep publishing about it mostly because it's so controversial it drives clicks, and not because it's actually likely to happen.
The biggest argument against it is that the iPhone (currently over 7mm thick), will likely take a couple of years to shave off the two millimetres necessary to get it down below 5mm when the headphone jack will finally not fit into the chassis. Remember the iPod touch is 5mm thick and handles the headphone jack just fine.
There is no current crisis. It's a problem "on the horizon" only.
monstrosity said:Exactly. 'Positive discrimination' is racism in disguise. Not only that, but it actually helps to FUEL racism and make it worse.
Advocating getting rid of all the black people in your community so it's more white? == racist.
Advocating getting more black people in your community so it's more diverse? == not racist.
Denying black people jobs even though they are qualified? == racist.
Making sure that qualified black people get a shot at that job? == not racist.
I could go on, and then you could drag up some bullshit affirmative action example from the middle of the last century, but nothing will really change your mind anyway.
It seems like most of their arguments are basically conspiratorial in nature. That is, they require Apple to be a sort of underhanded "evil" corporation to be true and repeat conspiracy theory nonsense about Apple's purported intentions and aims.
It's a shame because the central complaint about the 4s might actually have some merit, but no one is going to listen to them with all that other nonsense they are spouting about planned obsolescence etc. which is almost certainly unprovable (even if you believe it). The fact that the lawyer(s) allowed that shit into the complaint is probably an indication that they are just literally writing down whatever the complainants are asking them to and that the whole thing lacks basic reason or sense.
Emotionally driven complaints like this hardly ever succeed.