887 posts • joined Friday 12th October 2007 18:11 GMT
Funny - I don't recall Apple ever doing up commercials about beta software before, or figuring it so prominently on the front page of their website. Face it, they really honestly meant it when they said that this was what IOS7 looks like. Trying to cover their (and your) asses by retroactively claiming that it's just beta just makes you look like an apologist.
Re: Please for God's sake!
He's also not a rocket surgeon, but the article never claimed that he was an engineer
Re: People forget: Icons should be iconic!
I'm not sure how a bunch of coloured bubbles represents 'Games'. Also, the new Settings icon looks like a floor drain cover.
@Justice Re: Really?
Apple invented it, MS proactively copied it. Evidently your RDF is out of alignment. Please report to the nearest Apple store for RDF recalibration.
Re: Fair comments, but....
I think the distinction is the lawsuits and claims from Apple (and iFans) that those dirty rotten scoundrels Google, Samsung, Moto, HTC.... stole Apple's ideas and they must pay, but then Apple turns around and does a fair bit of 'blatant copying' of their own. Good for the goose, etc.
Re: Revenge of the Mac Cube
Hello. Do you have Maverick in a can?
You'd better let him out before he suffocates!
Nope, it's the old Ford family hauler. Next up, the Pinto, then if we're lucky, the Granada
Holy crap. What the hell are those icons?
I think you're absolutely right with this article. Not good news for Apple
Re: wow innovation or is it recycling?
Even 'prettier' is debatable.
Re: Battery Life
Possible use case for the iPhone charger that downloads malicious software to your phone? Plug it into the wall beside the machine with a little official looking sign that says it's there as a convenience for ATM users with dead phones, and voila!
And the winner is...
Nice one guys
Sorry, still sounds like an acne breakout to me
Too bad they don't pay tax on any of that $150B
I'll bet every US carrier you can name is 'giving away' iPhone 4's with a 2 or 3 year contract. Killing that entry-level deal would still hurt Apple and the carriers.
Re: Let me get this straight...
Or you could plug one into a wall in a public area with a little sign saying 'Charge your iPhone for FREE'
But - as pointed out above, iProducts will refuse to charge from it without accompanying data signals
This. I'd hardly call a 'dual or quad core' phone a cheap phone.
Re: Neck cord pagers
Yeah, they're great, if, unlike my mother, the person actually wears the damn thing around their neck.
Re: Yup - Me too!
I've been known to go out of my way (at least a small amount) to shop where there are automated tills. Even with the inevitable twits who can't figure them out, and the questionable design choices, they're still faster than waiting in line for the normal tills
Re: The generic unit probably applies...
Also, 'metric fuckton' springs to mind
Re: There's only one way to measure data usage
I hereby vote for the 'mop' as the official Reg measure!
Re: not sure i see what Apple has to 'fear'
On the contrary, I'd imagine a lot of 4's are still being 'sold' - In the US and Canada (at least) they're 'free' on a 2 year contract, which I'm sure pushes more than a few out the door.
"It's a soft G because there's a I after it" - Just like in Git, Give, Gift, Gimp, Gig
RE: SATA is still, definitely, "Sarter" (not "Satter").
Where'd all those R's come from?
How could I have forgotten that?
Old age sucks
Actually, the scheme is a raging success, for exactly the reason you mentioned in your first paragraph. These companies aren't in business to make your life better, they're in business to squeeze every penny possible out of you for their shareholders.
A good way to do that is to sell you something multiple times because OMG Pirates!
er, I THINK you meant 'Beware of jeeks bearing JIFs'
I'm confused. How did we get the Lancaster to the moon again?
Re: Surface Pro to hit Blighty priced the same as MacBook Air
Might as well complain that the iPad costs six times as much as a base model Kindle
Re: Quite Cheap
It'll be $810,000 if you want enough memory to actually recall the meeting
Still don't see the appeal
You get a cheaply made, seriously low powered laptop for abut the same price as you can get last year's (or the year before's) Core i3 from the clearance bin. Plus, it comes with Windows, so you can decide which OS you want without any extra cost.
Re: round objects
Can we please have an end to the drivel about "I don't like it so it's totally shit"? And how does the selection of apps define the OS as a 'nearly' OS? Does that make iOS and Linux 'nearly' OSs too?
So you can't post pics of your breakfast with the official Instagram app (yet). The app selection is growing steadily.
Re: I just think it's sad that Nokia have removed colours as an option
Well, it IS thinner and lighter, so you could do the iPhone thing and get a plastic or rubber case in any colour you wanted... And I love that the AC after you is getting more downvotes for thinking that everyone's downvoting Nokia and WP8
Re: Missed marketing angle
Make edible ones for those romantic evenings too
Re: I can only WISH we had this show
Netflix is your friend
That's where I was introduced
Re: @ AC 1934GMT - Apple uses alternative to FoxConn
Plus, you can almost see the steam shooting out of the iFanboys' ears when they see someone slagging their idol. It's just too hard to pass up.
"enjoin the sale of innovative and technologically complex products based on the incorporation of trivial patented features without evidence that the accused features drive sales of the products."
Never heard it put better than that.
Re: Use Case?
I agree 100%, and I also take offense to the "too impolite or lazy to bother coming to the door" remark. We answer the door when we're expecting someone. Life's too short to deal with door-to-door salesmen and telephone solicitors.
Re: Fruity Firm
There you go - glad to help
Re: "Sticky" customer base?
I think nsld has it right. The ones who would buy an Apple product no matter what (as above) getting all hot and bothered thinking of their iThing
Re: Am I just cynical?
Wonder if he was involved in the 'same but opposite' scheme that has been playing out with Blackberry... Where analysts and investors go on and on about how Blackberry is days from bankruptcy in an effort to drive the share price down so that they can buy their short-sold shares at rock-bottom prices.
@Turtle: Microsoft have a problem
I agree - one of the first orders of business after I do a new Win7 install is a quick Registry patch to disable Libraries. I'll sort my files the way I want to sort them, thanks very much.
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