39 posts • joined Monday 24th September 2007 19:26 GMT
iZettle supports Chip and Signature - so Visa, quite rightly doesn't support it.
No one supports NFC, because it's not worth it. Not all cards have it, so why reject cards which haven't been replaced yet, or the bank isn't bothering yet. Maximum transaction value is £20 usually, so that eliminates that. All in all Chip and Pin is the best solution!
Google+ is like one of those Chinese cities that are built, but have no residents, no business or commerce and are overgrown with weeds, but have great adverts (no pun intended) to draw people there, promising the utopia of the future. All along knowing when you do move in, if you do, it's a holiday home at best, and you're tracked and your data sold at every opportunity.
Re: Apple: "You MUST have Retinal display!"
Tether the iPad to an iPhone and the iPad uses the iPhone GPS. Clever.
The article states that in the US Apple used to provide 90 day warranties. This is not true.
Apple provides 1 year warranties, and 90 days phone support. They always have.
In the UK on their computers, if you buy through their education store, you get 3 years warranty at no extra charge, but not phone support. Same if you buy it through John Lewis.
What a silly thing to write. If you actually understand simple English, you'll know that people who buy iPhones are happy with them. People who buy Samsung phones (etc), not so much. The implication is that whatever phone you have, and it's clearly not an iPhone, you are less happy with it than I am with mine. That must really comfort you.
There is no 'slide' in sales. They are up on the year-ago quarter. So they are up, not down.
What's clear here is:
1. The Register has no idea on financial reporting
2. The 'analysts' that cover Apple have absolutely no clue and should, apart from that one guy that got it almost right, be fired immediately.
Did anyone notice that Apple beat THEIR OWN projections?
Re: What's most amazing
It's changed quite a bit, and iOS 6 updates it again. Granted some of it is just better graphics, and updated UI, but why change something that works as perfectly and as well as it did 5 years ago?
Apple got this so right, they don't need to change many things. They may not lead on specs all of the time, but they do lead with the things that matter, like that retina display, battery life, ease of use.
Re: Not the first time
Your iPad will charge from your internal USB port, but only when it switched off and very slowly. Its actually because your PC doesn't meet the USB specifications requirements.
Or actually supporting old devices.
Why not let 'cheap' phones run the latest and greatest. The 3GS will run IOS6 according to Apple. How on earth can you justify cheap Android phones are better because they run older software is beyond anyone with any common sense. The 3GS is free remember.
Re: Maps- Great if you're in the US?
As they are using TomTom for global mapping, why wouldn't it work in the UK?
They've never said Siri will work in the UK for location based services. So no problem there.
Re: I suggest...
Sadly IOS6 won't be working with the original iPad, and only 4th gen iPod Touch. However it will support all the way back to 3GS according to http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/
Re: US Government Agencies Ignore Security Threats...
Where does email go before it arrives on your BB? Canada. Whilst surely not a big worry in terms on global threats, the fact it is in someone else's hands at all worries me. Single point of failure beyond my control.., no thanks.
I wonder how many Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry etc apps have routinely done this for years too?
Apple have done the right thing. They couldn't have acted much more quickly could they!
@Mosquito iMessage is indeed turned off by default. This is a bit daft, but no doubt will be addressed in a future update. Hardly anything to worry about.
If an iMessage cannot be delivered it usually is then sent by SMS or the sender is given a choice.
How someone can, less than 24 hours later, that the battery life is 'worst' means that that they have, in fact, not tested the fix. I didn't have a big issue with my 4S battery life, however I have noticed that it is improved after a day of use as I have at least twice the remaining as I have in the past.
Did you even see the announcement?
The antennae is not the same - it's actually now two for mobile comm - and the iPhone 4S will automatically switch between the two depending on which gives better reception. Not that the iPhone 4 had an issue that was worse than any other phone!
You hit the nail on the head.
You hit the nail on the head. Apple's products are cleverly designed. They feel different because someone has put the effort to actual care about how people use these things.
They may be controlling, they may be borderline communist in their ideals, but they certainly design the frustration out of the software and hardware, and design in beauty. No one can deny their products are beautiful, and are, solely responsible for the current designs of Windows, Android, KDE, etc, etc, etc.
A 1439% increase isn't descriptive of the reality of the situation, given that Android platform phones sold poorly the previous quarter, any large number is meaningless.
I'm sure Apple are very happy their performance; more people have bought their phones than last quarter. They have in fact, increased market share, jumped ahead of a rival and struggled to keep up with demand. Manufacturers making Android phones, with the exception of HTC, are yet to make a profit, and most of them are being sued by all the other major players.
Windows Phone 7 has launched, with little fan fair, and certainly no queues for phones. From what I've seen, I'm impressed, but in the market, MS haven't exactly won the war so far with phones. They have never been the market leader, and it doesn't appear they will be for any length of time yet. I'm sure their new platform will do OK, but perhaps it's also doomed to the same result as MS have had with Zune. Hardly the success of the decade.
There is little to no facts in this article, and clearly the author hasn't seen the phone, so should not make comment on the iPhone 4 screen. Nor does the author reference the sales number error by Sprint, which makes the Evo less popular than he suggests. Nor, does the author reference the battery nightmare of the Evo.
IT people like to focus on features, 5mega pixel this, 12 mega pixel that-but consumers know that, for example, those numbers are meaningless. The 3MP camera in the 3GS is significantly better in many scenarios than much higher MP cameras in other phones. Apple focuses on results, not acronyms much to their dismay, but given the 4 isn't even out yet, leaves much to actual usage.
Let's remember the things IT people value, are not the things everyone else does.
I've got one of these babies and believe me, they scream. The sheer speed of the processors just doesn't get touched with video encoding (H264 5 times faster than real time - love it), and yet the machine is responsive like it's doing nothing. It does show that the bottleneck is the disk, so you'll need a RAID to get maximum performance out of it!
Running Great Here
I'm running Parallels 4 and have been since release day, and I can't find fault. It's significantly faster with Vista, and whilst I didn't install Internet Security, I can't see any slowdowns at all. Vista speeded up significantly for me with SP1 - so it might be SP1 or it might be better compatibility with Parallels.
All in all, no complaints here.
What is it with so many iPhone/Apple haters... they tell us that the iPhone is crap, it's not suitable for the enterprise, how closed it is, why they hate iTunes, that Mac OS X is last years news and so on.
Why is it, if all these products are awful, and they would never buy an Apple piece, that they are simply clamoring for products like this hack? It's beyond me. Get over it, and just buy one!
For the love of God!
@Anonymous Coward RE: clueless fanboi comment... I don't usually rise to the bait. You can lock the iPhone just like any other phone, and it's quite impossible to use without being unlocked. It's filesystem is completely encrypted, and generally inaccessible to a desktop machine so no worries there. Both just as effective as Windows Mobile/Blackberry - if not more so. Please don't comment if you haven't actually used one (which you clearly haven't).
@Gulfie - the 3G dock is £19, quite a steal when you look at the cost of other handsets docks, e.g. HTC Touch Diamond where it's £29.99 at Expansys (although not yet available). You can get plenty of car chargers for those of you how are "really mobile"... just like any phone, e.g. an old O2 XDA of mine, it was quite impossible to get a day of full on use out of it.
Of course full on use of the XDA was limited to very slow browsing on a crummy version of IE, on the other hand, with the iPhone, blimey I get stuff done! Imagine that.
Running 3rd Party w/o Jailbreaking
What is exactly the point of jailbreaking an iPhone 3G...? All version 2.0 users can get all the 3rd party apps you want from the App Store, directly to your phone by pressing the button on your phone. Seems a little pointless to me. I'm sure that older apps that were not created with the SDK, will be transitioned over so MORE people can use them!
Who has legitimate reason to complain?
Who has legitimate reason to complain. O2 are allowing people out of their contracts for service, and get a new phone with a contract just like new customers. Since when have operators done this before? O2, as far as I know, is unique in this offer, after allowing O2 customers out of their previous contact with the first iPhone at no extra charge.
The price point is excellent, the contract is fair, who can complain?
How is this different?
How is this different from any other legal agreement? Let's face it, MS put all sorts of things in their EULAs... not tranferring licenses, not running in a VM. Symbian has similar - don't screw around - gotchas.
It's called good business. If developers prefer to distribute apps through cracked phones that's fine, but if they prefer the advertisements and the listings on apple.com which, no doubt, make a massive difference to sales - that's fine. Apple have always done a great job supporting developers, and I'd prefer to see a stable platform that is somewhat shy of perfection, than a nasty looking Palm or Series 60 brought down in seconds because the app didn't respond, or better, Windows Mobile brought down by it's own - built in, no less - sucky apps.
@ Stu Wilson
We know from announcements that there are at least 190,000 iPhones on O2, probably more by this point, so it does indeed seem likely that iPhone users combined use more data than all other phone users on O2 combined.
The reason? It just works.
... O2, in the UK, just changed the tariffs. Not that they where *that* bad anyway, but they've just tripled the minutes, and 2.5'ed the texts for the same prices. Check out o2.co.uk
In other words, now the tariffs are actually very competitive, with UNLIMITED data via Wifi-The Cloud and EDGE, it's pretty good.
Less for the complainers, to complain about!
PS: Silence is golden
Has anyone thought that Apple wants silence because they want to be the ones who announce good news?
It seems that the stats from Google, and websites in general is that iPhones must be selling like hot cakes... otherwise why would these companies be spending money on creating technology for them? Why would web stats say that there are more users with iPhones on the internet in 6 months, than all other smartphones combined?
Silence is golden indeed.
Re: every post (almost)
Do anyone replying, rather hysterically, here, actually have an iPhone. Or used one for more than a few minutes? It's obvious that you have not.
I've had Symbian, Windows Mobile, and other phones, and the iPhone wipes the floor with them all. The interface is a pleasure to use, better than the horror of predictive text, even a "full size" keyboard pales into the pleasure of the iPhone's auto correction of my typing. Full size video is watchable, and the headphones are great, so even on the large small screen it's quite immersive. Wifi is SO simple to us, automatically managing my connections, and EDGE is practically as fast as 3G (although not HSDPA). The best thing ever however, is the browser. Who needs to cart a laptop around when this thing is just perfect.
With regard to the tariff, do those £35 a month tariffs, with the N95 (for example) free, include data. Err, no. You pay more for that. I'm happy with the £35 a month I pay for, when much of my utilization is data, not minutes, or even texts. I mean, who texts these days? It's so last year, when I'm using IM via Safari. It's a shame there is little choice in tariffs, but really unlimited EDGE, really unlimited Wifi almost everywhere via The Cloud, and an amazing interface, including an iPod, is quite possibly the best combination of technologies, and tariffs available.
Good Deal - Excellent Contract
The £35 a month contract is good! The figures from "anonymous vulture" are misleading at best. Here's the *real* figures:
£35 a month over 18 months: £630 (200 mins, 200 txts, unlimited data + wifi)
TOTAL 18 Months: £899
Nokia N95 - Option 1
£25 a month over 18 months: £450 (250 mins, 100 txts)
£45 a month for unlimited data: £810
Nokia N95 - Option 2
£35 a month over 18 months: £630 (750 mins, 100 txts)
£25 a month for 250MB data (more realistic?): £450
These are the real figures. Which is better? For me, I'm a data user, not a talker or texter - so the iPhone can't be beaten. The Wifi access is included with the iPhone, but rumors are that O2 will introduce this too with other contracts, so I've ignored it in the Nokia pricing. Should it not be included, then add this cost in.
Either way, the iPhone price is not anything but good! The data makes it worth it!