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First of all, that big bump on the top/side of the screen for cameras and sensors is an incredibly clumsy and un-Apple like solution.
Secondly, gestures instead of home button/power button? Really?! Not sold on the idea at all.
How do you switch apps if you're in the middle of a game? How will the game know if it's you're 'Swipe up' to get out of the app or to jump? How will the browser know if I'm swiping to get out of the browser, or to move down the webpage quickly?
Seems like an incredibly frustrating user experience, and very, yes, un-Apple like.
bluefire1 said:As long as Apple continues to only hire the best, the brightest and the most creative, then everything else is secondary.
And what do you think happens if you have an average black candidate and an above average white candidate?
Or heck, an average black and an above average Asian applicant, since Asians aren't the "right" kind of minority...
mike eggleston said:evilution said:When 802.11ax and 5G become actual things, Apple will move people onto this project. There is no point having experts sitting around not working on a product so they may as well be improving future products. These people haven't been fired.
Also, bear in mind, there is a whole lot of people who like using that ecosystem for their networking because it "just works". From Macs, to Phones, to Pads, and TVs; their system just works. Also, people do use AirPlay a whole lot, unless that has become open sourced, they will not get out of the networking business for that reason alone.
I know now it sucks, but that's how it is.
It makes no sense to disband an entire networking division, only to put it back together again when there is a new standard.
You don't disband an entire division unless you don't plan on making that hardware again, period.
designr said:Not sure what all the hand-wringing is about. This make sense (like the display decision only probably more so). There are plenty of other products that are likely cheaper and better. As for the "ugly" comments...come on...I just have stuff like this behind or under something anyway. I'm not interested in my router as a piece of artwork or furniture.
I view this as a good sign that Apple is evaluating and focusing more. They've (almost) gotten to the point of product diversity and complexity they were at when Steve Jobs returned to the company and radically streamlined the product family. That was clearly a necessity then and I don't anticipate such a move today. But some more focus is in order.
In terms of whether Apple customers want these products, it seems obvious the majority don't. I haven't used a Air Port for at least 5 years (just used the combo DSL modem, router and WIFI access point I got from CenturyLink) and have been quite content.
Are you kidding me? Obvious troll is obvious!
I don't know anybody with a Mac who doesn't have an Airport. Usually in combination with the crappy DSL Modem/router combos your cable company gets you.