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  • Wish List: 7 new features we'd like to see in a new 'Apple Watch Series 4'

    Seems a bit tame if hardware form-factor changes are on the table for this wishlist?

    On a phone curved screens are a solution looking for a problem, but on a watch they offer the possibility of something which is both *thinner* and potentially has a higher internal volume for more battery life or a camera (not sure I want a camera, but more room means more options). If the screen were flexible as well as curved, that would open up a massive design space. As would smart bands with additional sensors.

    At the other end of the complexity spectrum:
    Making the Activity app realize when I've stopped a workout and prompt me to end it would be a simple software upgrade. I've lost count of how many times I've been sitting on the train on the way home and the app is still recording it as a workout. It's smart enough to figure out I'm sitting down but it should give me a tap on the wrist and ask if I'm done.
    watto_cobra
  • HomePod, QuickTime Player now support FLAC audio files, iTunes still doesn't

    As noted on the FLAC homepage, it requires only integer hardware to decode. I expect ALAC had more to do with keeping the "m4a" packaging format for consistency with AAC encoded files. Or just plain old 'not invented here'
    cropr