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One observation about all this.
In the iPad line-up, Apple sells the recently upgraded iPad Mini for *MORE* than the new iPad 2019. So, there's no reason that Apple couldn't charge a premium for a smaller iPhone SE 2 with newer tech than the iPhone 8.
Indeed, I'll predict that’s exactly what they're going to do!
lkrupp said:charlesgres said:As Apple fanboy believing in the ethical Apple, this shakes me a bit, I must admit.. They are not into illegal stuff, but into 'barely legal' stuff.. I don't like it..
“You and I do “barely legal stuff” every time we exceed the speed limit, “forget” to report some income to the IRS, or jaywalk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with walking up to the line and taking a peek.”
Hardly “barely legal” stuff — it is illegal. Plus, speak for yourself. If you are “forgetting” to report income, you are a scofflaw, a law breaker, and costing the rest of us. If you jaywalk and break speed limits wantonly, you are crossing the line, not walking or driving close to it!
The law should not be used as a cover for skirting the law. I agree with Charles 100%. It was appalling to read the lawyer's statements; indeed, one wonders if it won't lead to an ABA or state bar investigation.
Note: Just because there are investors doesn't mean that anything goes for them! The SEC has rules you know!
As your case, hope the IRS and the local police catch you and dole out consequences.
I have both a MacBook Air and an iPad Air 2.
Gave serious thought to switching over the iPad as my main computing device. However, what held me back were several things.
1. The typing experience is far better with a laptop than with the cobbled together external keyboard-iPad combination.
2. The combination of good keyboard, indeed, a real keyboard, and a good trackpad and/or mouse cannot be replicated--YET--with an iPad.
3. I use Word and Excel extensively with both customized greatly (something far less possible now in the latest versions even on the Mac)-- and I use the trackpad or mouse all the time. Both keep me sticking to an older MBA. (I have tried Pages and Numbers and while they have some good features, the overall experience and capabilities are lacking in comparison to decades of Office use.)
4. I am able to fully backup my MacBook Air (Carbon Copy Cloner) and know that, if disaster strikes, I have a *complete* full restorable copy of my hard drive.
Alas, one cannot do that with an iPad. There is no complete backup from the iPad to a drive (or the Mac). Instead, one synchs via iTunes, which is only a partial backup and gives priority to what's on the Mac. I cannot, e.g., have *ALL* my photos, ebooks, etc. copied to the Mac; instead, I have to sync them in a process that can be quite convoluted. I have ToDo apps, news reading apps, and ebooks apps that do NOT make mirror copies of all settings, bookmarks, categories, etc. You may wish to blame the developers, but Apple should provide a way of backing up the ENTIRETY of an i-device to a Mac or hard drive.
One could respond by suggesting using iCloud, but I do not want my taxes, business and medical information, personal letters, political material, private notes, etc. stored on a 3rd party server.
Apple needs to create a Carbon Copy Cloner type app that will make an exact duplicate of an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad on a Mac or external hard drive.
5. For many people, an iPad is fully-functional, useful, computer, one that takes care of everything they need. For me, it is an excellent complement to Mac and even does many things much better--ebook reading, newspaper reading, tech forum browsing (but not commenting), running various apps pertaining to my hobbies, etc. But neither can substitute for the either!
Agree 100% with those extolling the iPad Mini.
We'd buy 2 in a heartbeat if they came out with a new model -- with upgraded camera, flash, more RAM, and faster CPU.
It's the perfect form factor for photography! Easy to hold, easy to use, not awkward like using an iPad to take photos...and much better for showing photos to others than the iPhones.
To those who say that ¨big" phones are a substitute for the Mini; think again!
The iPad Mini's screen is nearly 2 1/2 times as big as the screen on the iPhone 6+!
The iPad Mini is also the perfect form factor for ebook reading, stargazing, web browsing, etc. It's far easier to schlep around, hold, and use than the full sized and larger iPads.
Come on, Apple! Remember your Field of Dreams!
If you build it, they will come!