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  • Apple disables Walkie-Talkie app due to iPhone snooping threat

    This feature is still not working. I'm getting a lot of flack over this, as it is one of the main features used by wife and one of the very few reasons she even wears the Apple Watch.

    I am getting really tired of this ridiculous overreaction to meaningless "vulnerabilities" (a term completely coopted and used to describe things that are nothing of the sort). We're now a week without one of the advertised features of the device.
    libertyforall
  • YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes

    crowley said:

    crowley said:
    iOS_Guy80 said:
    crowley said:
    It used to be that Apple made things that looked better from the back than their competitors looked from the front.  I really hope they've got something special in the works for 2020, because that bump is grotesque.
    Really. When you use your phone what side do you look at? What side matters the most? When was the last time you looked at the back of your phone? Does it really matter why it looks like. What matters is that IT JUST WORKS.
    WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

    It's ok that aesthetics don't matter to you.  Other people think differently.  I like for things to look nice as well as work, especially when I'm paying as much as an iPhone costs.
    No, other people don't. Unless you can demonstrate that any measurable amount of users spend any measurable amount of time looking at the back of their own phone, then you're spouting nonsense...utterly predictable, reactionary nonsense.
    Wtf?  I'm not claiming to represent anything other than myself.
    Ha! Is that so? -->
    crowley said:
    iOS_Guy80 said:
    crowley said:
    iOS_Guy80 said:
    crowley said:
    It used to be that Apple made things that looked better from the back than their competitors looked from the front.  I really hope they've got something special in the works for 2020, because that bump is grotesque.
    Really. When you use your phone what side do you look at? What side matters the most? When was the last time you looked at the back of your phone? Does it really matter why it looks like. What matters is that IT JUST WORKS.
    WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

    It's ok that aesthetics don't matter to you.  Other people think differently.  I like for things to look nice as well as work, especially when I'm paying as much as an iPhone costs.
    That new bump with the three lenses does look nice and aesthetically pleasing. We agree to disagree.
    I think you're in a tiny minority.
    Literally 1 post later.

    As I said. Your posts in relation to the camera housing are reactionary, and predictable, and completely unimportant, and forgettable.
    watto_cobra
  • YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes


    crowley said:
    iOS_Guy80 said:
    crowley said:
    It used to be that Apple made things that looked better from the back than their competitors looked from the front.  I really hope they've got something special in the works for 2020, because that bump is grotesque.
    Really. When you use your phone what side do you look at? What side matters the most? When was the last time you looked at the back of your phone? Does it really matter why it looks like. What matters is that IT JUST WORKS.
    WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

    It's ok that aesthetics don't matter to you.  Other people think differently.  I like for things to look nice as well as work, especially when I'm paying as much as an iPhone costs.
    No, other people don't. Unless you can demonstrate that any measurable amount of users spend any measurable amount of time looking at the back of their own phone, then you're spouting nonsense...utterly predictable, reactionary nonsense.
    tmaywatto_cobra
  • YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes

    Ironic.

    Every non-marketing photo of the devices circulated by the techblog whores is of the back of the device, because this is the only thing visually changed so it is the only thing worth discussing/generating clicks.

    Yet, no one really cares what the back of the device looks like because users of iPhone spend precisely 0% of the time looking at the back of their own phone. They also spend 0% of their time using their iPhone outside of a case, so even any tactile difference is rendered moot.

    Then every comment on every techblog whore's post is "how ugly!" because commenters spend less than 2.3 seconds formulating their reaction to any post.

    For once, Apple is choosing function over form for a better user experience, and the only reaction anyone can muster (to the thing they clamor for the most) is an aesthetic criticism.

    ----

    As an aside, what I wonder is: if Apple was willing to forgo aesthetic concerns for their camera and take up so much space with the housing...why not just give us 1 big retractable lens and give us the biggest leap in iPhone camera performance since the first 5 element lens?
    tmaywatto_cobra
  • Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

    sflocal said:
    Hahahaha. 

    Whoever sold you on the lie of USB was doing you no favors. 

    Hold on while we run out and swap all the PS/2 ports in everything. 
    Fixed that for you.  You want to live in the early 2000's, go right ahead and get out of the way for the rest of us that haven't looked back.
    No you haven't. The entire world is still using USB-A, and no one outside of the little tech bubbles has even begun to care about USB-C.

    It is not the savior you were promised: There are at least 15 different cable specs that have a USB-C style connector on them. So much for 1 cable to rule them all.

    I'll sit here in the "2000's" as you allege while I await all the vehicles, airplane seats, charging stations, and more to have USB-C deployed. I'll still be waiting in 5 years. It isn't going to happen until USB-A is literally no where, and that will be another solid 20 years.
    racerhomie3