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  • Apple's Swift developers discuss enhancements coming in Swift 4.1

    georgie01 said:
    Ok ... this is one thing I don’t like about Swift being open source. Progress is great, but it’s updated frequently enough that it’s a little bit of a pain without a lot of gain. Not everyone is a geek who feels they constantly need the latest and greatest in language developments. Swift is great and I really like the updates, but I don’t like having to alter code and wonder about deprecated or changed syntax as much as I’m having to.
    Such a nascent language was always bound to have these types of changes. In maturity languages find their stability. Considering how much Swift pioneered in joining so many different programming techniques into a cohesive, unified language, there was a lot of early learning that could only come through use. This is unrelated to the fact the language is open source - most of these changes, eg the Generics Manifesto and Constrained Conformances were driven by Apple themselves, not the open source community. And the additions from the community have tended to be additive, not changing things that break you. Those changes were driven by the Swift Core Team in pursuit of their goals for the language.
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  • Google ships first beta of Flutter framework for developing both iOS and Android apps

    Cross platform tools generally always suck. I will take quite a bit to be convinced that this one bucks the trend set by literally every cross platform tool. It's a dev-focused solution, not a user-focused solution.
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  • Apple Australia airs four wedding-themed 'First Dance' ads for iPhone X

    Is this ad going to be divisive? Yes, just like the vote Australian gay marriage vote was divisive.

    Apple tends to be on the socially liberal side of the bandwagon, so hey, it happens. And they've got to accept that some may not like that. That's their decision, and shareholders can act accordingly.

    Nevertheless, take a look at the posts here spouting "lifestyle choice" and "personal preference" and wonder to yourself why people keep killing themselves when they realise they're gay and they can't help that. Even on an Apple-focused site we can't be civil and respectful to others just because some find the acts in an ad personally distasteful...

    Thanks guys.

    - From a married gay Australian guy.
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  • Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pago...

    Rayz2016 said:
    pg4g0001 said:
    I work around 500 meters away from the site, and was actually there today.

    Honestly, some protection from the summer sun might be helpful, but the design is completely out of touch with the area. Granted, even when Federation Square was built, it was an odd architecture. This however doesn’t event suit that. I’m not sure what Angela Ahrendts was smoking when she said it was in keeping with the area...

    To be honest, an Apple Store in the city centre is long overdue. But the public sentiment is very strong against this. This is a civic space and Apple is seen by the majority here as the antithesis of that. I can’t see a Union Square “Town Centre” store working here. There are plenty of better places for this store. Burke Street comes to mind...

    This isn’t to say that I dislike the idea of an Apple Store. Would help me out a lot. But this placement and design is a bad decision by a company that doesn’t understand the culture here and that this is really a slap in the face to Victorians.
    So the store design in itself isn’t the problem. The problem is that Apple is building a store at all. 

    It certainly isn’t my favourite Apple store design, but where you think protection from the sun might be “helpful”, I think it should be a major design concern. 

    There are 2 issues at play here.
    1. It’s a completely inappropriate place to put a retail store. I’d compare it to Apple setting up a megastore in the centre of Central Park, New York. It’s a public setting Apple is appropriating for their corporate use.
    2. If you have to put it there, at least make it fit in, which it doesn’t.

    I’m sure they can find ways to deal with the heat that doesn’t look like an inverted Pizza Hut... like everyone else in Australia seems more than capabale or doing...
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  • Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pago...

    I work around 500 meters away from the site, and was actually there today.

    Rayz2016 said:
    Australian banter is quite well renowned. As for the building design itself, what function is served by the pagoda wings? Why couldn’t the same function be done with traditional Australian architecture?
    My first guess would be so the people inside the building won’t be  blinded by the sun. 
    Honestly, some protection from the summer sun might be helpful, but the design is completely out of touch with the area. Granted, even when Federation Square was built, it was an odd architecture. This however doesn’t event suit that. I’m not sure what Angela Ahrendts was smoking when she said it was in keeping with the area...

    To be honest, an Apple Store in the city centre is long overdue. But the public sentiment is very strong against this. This is a civic space and Apple is seen by the majority here as the antithesis of that. I can’t see a Union Square “Town Centre” store working here. There are plenty of better places for this store. Burke Street comes to mind...

    This isn’t to say that I dislike the idea of an Apple Store. Would help me out a lot. But this placement and design is a bad decision by a company that doesn’t understand the culture here and that this is really a slap in the face to Victorians.
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