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  • Apple Arcade is well positioned to take a slice of booming gaming market, analyst says

    What kills me is Apple is the only one allowed to create an iOS app to promote and use their own gaming platform, called Apple Arcade.  Yet no one else is allowed to create an iOS app to run their gaming platforms.  Apple came out with some ludicrous rules and policies that purposely hinder and stop anyone from trying to compete on Apple's iOS platform.  No wonder why Apple has lots of litigation going against them.  Talk about a company being unfair, well that would be Apple to a tee.
    williamlondon
  • Apple's iPhone 13 is significantly faster than Samsung's latest Galaxy S22

    This Geekbench chart only proves what a crappy benchmarking tool Geekbench truly is.  Especially when many ignorant users actually think those scores work across different platforms, and different hardware.   GPU's on Android devices use both OpenGL, and Vulkan.   Where as all iOS apps now use Apples Metal APIs.  Not comparable at all.   It use to be comparable when Apple and their developers could still create OpenGL apps, but Apple hasn't supported OpenGL for many, many years now.  Then those graphic scores mean nothing across other platforms.

    Also GeekBench ML scores are complete nonsense, especially when you can go to the Geekbench ML browser pages and look up the scores for lots of devices.  I love how the iPhone 7 (released 2016) ML score is 354, and the Pixel 6 (released 2021) ML score is 309.   The Pixel 6 Tensor SoC has dedicated AI hardware, yet the iPhone 7 gets a higher ML score, even though it has NO AI hardware on board with its A10 SoC.  So how can that be?   The S22 has a Snapdragon 8 gen 1 SoC and its embedded AI hardware (Hexagon) is rated at 52 TOPS, and for some other ML tasks it can go up to 104 TOPS.  Yet the iPhone 13 A15 SoC embedded AI hardware with its Neural Engine is rated 15.8 TOPS.  Yet Geekbench is saying that the iPhone 13 ML score is more than twice as fast as the S22 ML score?   How can that be?  If those scores were real across other platforms, then Qualcomm, Samsung, Google, and any other SoC OEM could be brought to court for false advertising of their specifications.   However I know for a fact that my Android AI application which uses Object Detection is much faster on a number of Android devices, compared to any iOS device that I have tested.  So clearly Geekbench ML scores mean nothing.
    williamlondon
  • Apple, others seek to obscure sensitive data in Google antitrust suit

    Of course Apple and others want to obscure sensitive data between the agreement between Apple and Google, because who do you think negotiated the agreement between Google and Apple for the 9.5 billion.   Does anyone here think that Google wanted to pay Apple 9.5 billion to be the default search on Apples platforms?   You would have to be an idiot to think anyone would want to pay that much to become the default on Apples platform. 

    Don't kid yourself, Apple was in full control, and knew that they had Google by the balls, so Apple could leverage their platform, and make Google pay 9.5 billion to be the default on Apples platforms, which doesn't look good for Apple.   Especially since Apple has antitrust cases as well.
    williamlondonmuthuk_vanalingam
  • Apple preparing for folding iPhone with Samsung screen order

    That’s why Android tablets have always sucked and failed. Apps need to be different for the different screen sizes etc. 
    Clearly you're not seeing the problem.  If you make an iPhone that can switch into an iPad, and back again.   Then there is already separate iPhone and iPad apps that are basically the same app, only they support different form factors (iPad, or iPhone).    Which app do you run?   Will it be the iPhone version, or the iPad version?  If you think you can run both apps on the one device, then you have an app continuity problem.   If this new foldable Apple device is in an iPhone mode, and the iPhone app is running, and then the user opens up this foldable Apple device to be an iPad device, then if the separate iPad app is running, and that user was in the middle of an email on the iPhone version of the app.   How will continuity work between the two separate apps?   When they are two separate apps today.

    As much as you might hate the way Android supports phone and tablet apps, it's because of Android and Google encouraging it's developers to make one app, that can be any form factor, and it's why continuity still maintains what that user was doing on the same app, when the user was typing in a smartphone mode, and then switches to a tablet mode.   Nothing is lost, only the app resizes and adjusts itself into a tablet mode, and vise versa.

    I hope I made that clear enough for you to understand.
    FoodLovermuthuk_vanalingam
  • Apple preparing for folding iPhone with Samsung screen order

    Apple has to fix iOS and they way developers create apps first, before trying to use foldable displays.

    Think about it.  Apple today encourages it's developers to make separate iPhone and iPad apps.  So when a device like Samsung's galaxy fold, or LG V60  opens and closes, it can easily switch between tablet and phone mode, and keep the apps continuity in tact, because it is the same app.   Android and Google from day one encouraged their developers to make one app that supports both phones and tablets.   So if Apple is trying to make a foldable phone that switches between iPhone and iPad, then I can't see that happening anytime soon.

    Now I can see Apple making a foldable device like the Galaxy Z fold, or Motorola Razr, which always stays as a phone, but it folds up to be smaller.   That I can see Apple working on, because apps don't have to change.
    lkrupp