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JFC_PA said:Of course being enrolled in the Apple Upgrade program makes it a no brainer: my monthly cost remains virtually the same and I get to enjoy the latest iPhone. Love that program.
Honestly I’m not judging; I’m not the target for this program and only upgrade every 3-4 years. But if you like always having the latest device, then the premium is undoubtedly worth it to you. I just think it sucks that Apple (or the carriers, if you use one of their upgrade programs) charges the full sales tax when they’re going to turn around in a year and sell it as a used device charging its new owner sales tax again.
Appleish said:When will 'peak streaming' occur? Who wants to subscribe to a dozen $12 to $20 streaming services, much less Hulu's overpriced Live TV. Collect them all together and just call it "Comcast."If you want to call anything overpriced, it’s Comcast and its predatory bundling.
Not sure that diminishing App Store submissions directly correlates to diminishing Mac development. Given a choice between buying from the App Store and going direct to the developers’ stores, I nearly always choose the later. While there’s a certain convenience to the App Store, I also know that many of the developers I buy from will release updates with discounted upgrades, something that’s more difficult to offer when buying through the App Store. In fact, I honestly can’t remember the last time I purchased software without going direct to the publisher.
Maybe my buying habits are unique? I suspect many others feel the same, which means there may not be a lot of incentive for developers to publish through the App Store, especially considering some of the limitations Apple imposes on apps distributed that way (notwithstanding the exception in that iCloud-enabled apps must be distributed that way).
AirPlay as a receiver is going to be handy when white-boarding over Zoom. Now I can use my Apple Pencil to sketch out workflow diagrams live and meeting participants can see them in real time.
I’ve been looking for an app that does this without much success. Keynote is kinda close, but not very feature rich.