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22july2013 said:For WWDC 2021 I'm hoping Apple decides it's finally time to compete with Google's search engine and FaceBook's social network. Apple's advantage over those companies will be that Apple doesn't collect personal information. WWDC seems like a good time to announce new services like these. Apple could choose to require a subscription, eg, Apple One, to be able to access these services. Or Apple could require a subscription only for creating content, not accessing content, on these services.k2kw said:
By forking iPadOS off of iOS they can always say they didn’t merge them.
The thing is, I think there will always be differentiation, if nothing more than 'modes' the software goes into. They could certainly put MacOS on an iPad and iPadOS on a touch-screen MacBook, but both would suck if they didn't go into a proper mode that fit the 'ergonomics' of the device and use-case. A touch-based system is just plain different from a keyboard/input-device system. As far as I'm concerned, it always will be.BroncoMac30 said:No new hardware, what else is new? What good does new software do, if don’t have a computer that can run it, plus other software one needs? WWDC 2021 is a non event for me now.
If we’re truly worried about waste/pollution (which I think we should be), there are much lower hanging fruit, but my main issue is the hypocrisy of the ‘green’ movement being so insane over gasoline cars while not realizing stuff like this is petroleum driven (including most of the packaging of what they buy at the grocery store, or product packaging, or the zillions of boxes Amazon uses to deliver one gadget per box, several per day, etc.).
robin huber said:What dream world is this analyst living in? Have they been following Apple for more than a year or two. Its share price moves inversely to good news. Apple posts record profits? Stock price drops. Goes back to the old “Apple is doomed” meme.
It’s a casino, and the majority of players aren’t informed. I think it’s that simple. If you’re good at gambling and human psychology, you’ll increase your odds.
… Another thing these people also say is “well... Apple probably does it too!” And that’s another problem. Anything negative they can claim Apple probably also does.Loralye2 said:This is just ONE reason why I hate and never use google and I’m barely using FB as well.FileMakerFeller said:
… More damning for Facebook is the requirement to surrender your copyright to any materials you upload to the service. That provision (which I last checked several years ago, so apologies if it no longer applies) is abhorrent because there is literally no user benefit for that requirement.