291 posts • joined Friday 7th March 2008 04:11 GMT
Man, I'd hate to be the screen supplier for Apple at the moment.......I'm guessing they weren't able to ramp up production and keep quality at the same level as the 'test' batch that would have been signed of.
Jobs will be chewing them out on a daily basis no doubt.
Perhaps the new delay is Apple finding themselves a new supplier? Risky though.
Does what I want it
I understand some people want to multitask but I don't. I want to kick back on the sofa, rest the thing on my knees and have a play - surf the net or whatever. To me multitasking = working. If I want to work I go use a "computer". When I want to relax, yet still consume media, this pad thingy seems perfect. There is something refreshing and slightly retro about doing just one thing at a time. A fuck you to the fast world around us maybe.
To all those saying 'my laptop can do all that'. Well for some (i.e. me) I don't want a laptop on me all the time get it? The keyboard is superfluous when watching something or reading something. Get it?
I would LOVE a bigger iPod Touch*. I use my touch more than my netbook. Netbooks? Now there's a pointless product.....
* However I HOPE this new iPad thing runs OSX and not the iPhone OS. Not likely though....
Poor little linux boy...
...didn't get his driver. Sniff.
For those making comments about the end of the decade, please read:
This bit applies to you:
"Insisting that the decade ends on December 31, 2010 is not pedantic. It is dumb. And wrong. Spare yourself the embarrassment and don't do it."
I agree that the iPhone looks dated now (esp the interface). But ooh'ek the google phone looks beyond dated. The case? LOL. The interface we seen in the vid? ROFL. Seriously. Deee, aahe, teee, eee, aytch. These google guys really are in a different plain design wise with everything they do. Not a good plain either.
Not the only one....
You've obviously got the wrong medium here. Nobody on the internet reads things more than 140 characters long. Something to do with attention spans and idiocy. I think you'll find a newspaper will work better, but only if you can find the 3 people that still read the things.
Anyway, good luck with whatever it is you're going on about.
Total bland blah. HTC can do better. But I guess Google was involved, and their design is about as clunky as they come. I mean come on, the GMail logo/icon? Looks like it was whipped up by an IT guy and okay'd by IT guys. At least Mozilla have some design sense (in the logo/icons at least - FF itself is super clunky as well).
LCD and EPD?
Wasn't there an outfit making laptops with both an LCD and EPD display, sitting on top of each other (with a transparent LCD on top)? It was designed for lighting/power issues as described above. That tech in a tablet would be pretty sweet. Switch to LCD for the full razz, switch to EPD for just 'reading'.
It's about the weight of a Lotus Elise and you don't see them being tossed around in the wind or by passing trucks etc. Put four American's in it and you'd triple the weight so it'd be even less of a problem. Of course the car wouldn't be able to move in that case.
Of course 695kg is how much the average car 'door' on an American "automobile" weighs, so I'm sure it's a confusing concept for them.
This low weight concept will never fly. Can you imagine soccer-moms getting out of their 'safe' tanks to get in something like this, only to be crushed by other tank driving soccer-moms? I can hear the shreaks of horror now....
Me? I'd get one in a flash. Low weight rules.
Bandwidth? Usage Capping?
The article starts off talking about bandwidth and then moves to usage capping. So what does this meter do, tell the user how much bandwidth they are using, or how much data they have downloaded (towards the cap). Shirley they are different things?
Smokers smoke by choice yes? So If I shit (by choice) in/on/around my computer and it stops working, Apple should repair or replace it because of that? Yes? No? Didn't think so.
There is no difference really - both cigarette smoke and shit are excrement from filthy fuckers.
@The Big Yin
You can tell you haven't joined the HD Bandwagon as you clearly know nothing about it. You might want to read up on what 'HD Ready' actually means before posting. Unless you want to keep looking like an luddite that is.
@Read the details
"10 meters, I'd have issues with authentication farther than 10 mm. 10 meters puts the attacker still two rooms away with full access."
10mm? They have to stick a probe pretty far up your arse to get within 10mm of the device.......
Region Free BD players?
Some of you mention a desire for one of these, so here's one for you:
It's expensive - not the sort of thing you will find at Tesco's.....
People who have any interest in videophilia will know the Oppo name.
"Why Palm hasn't gone the RIM route and developed their own iTunes-syncing utility remains a mystery."
It's probably the beancounters fault. There was a meeting with beancounters where costs were discussed. To 'to a BlackBerry' was going to cost X. Beancounters not happy. A developer recklessly throws out a "Well we could just pretend to be an iPod, which would be quick easy and super cheap to do, but Apple would..." (cutoff by beancounters) "Just do that then", "But...", "DO IT!"
Either that or they are lazy fucks
So it comes out that Palm are the ones breaking the 'rules' rather than Apple. How embarrassing for them. Will they give up quietly now, or turn this into some groundless freetardlike moral crusade.
From another news source:
"The Light Peak technology handles multiple communication protocols at the same time, with quality-of-service provisions to ensure high-priority traffic such as video get preferred treatment, he said."
"You can tie a knot in it and it'll still work."
"can carry data at 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously"
Hopefully this means you can still pipe USB1/2/3, FireWire, ethernet etc etc down it, with the relevant translators on each end. One cable to rule them all?
Wireless sucks*, Cables - oh I mean 'this' cable rocks!
* Because it's not 100% guaranteed to work all the time everytime everywhere
Pah - silly
Who'd pay for something like this when the camera in my phone (which I got for free, natch) is 24 mega pixels. What? The sensor is only a 1/1000th of an inch in size? Pah, everyone knows it's all about the pixels baby.
Phone cameras rule!
@Used file-sharing sw
Legal use of file-sharing. Hhahahah. You mean things like 'linux distro's right,
Being a 'pirate' is 'cool'*. What pirate is going to admit to anyone that they using some legally, and for linux at that.
Oh and thanks El Reg. Now I know that the number of file sharers may only be between 3.9 and 5.6m rather than 7m has made me feel much better. Everyone knows as soon as you go over 6m people start to take notice......
Stats rule! (95% of the time, based on a sample size of 1 with an error % of -+ 14.69)
* That's surely the point - being cool? I mean what else are you going to do with the 4 million MP3s and 1.2 million movies you've now got on your home network. Listen/watch them all?
Hhahaha. Hahahahhahaha. Twats.
My N95 has been able to do this for years....
Early in the year we bought a 'netbook' (the now defunt Dell Mini 12) as we couldn't afford a MacBook at the time. Well what a stupid call that was. The Dell is so freakin slow that it's now gathering dust in the corner. Stupid Atoms. Shoulda got a MacBook with a processor that can actually do stuff.
Watch them all go crying to mummy about this.
"Apple, sniff, won't let me open, sniff, my toy! Waaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaa"
This new thing by Apple might be a problem if people where forced to buy their products. But they're not. It's called choice. So anyone who buys their stuff and complains can shut it. If enough people get sniffy over this and don't by their products, then maybe Apple will change their ways. But I think most normal people won't give a stuff.
The wailing of Alpha-geeks is to be laughed at, not listened to.
@It's your computer, not Apple's
Since iTunes went DRM free, I don't see anything stopping you putting that music on any mp3 player you choose. iTunes doesn't encrypt all music into it's library into some unreachable binary you know. You can go search through your file directory, pull out the music and drag it onto your mp3 player. Real simple stuff yes?
So you must be getting upset about iTunes 'the music organiser' only allowing handy syncing with Apple products? Dude, that's just lame lame lame. Why doesn't someone just write another music organiser that can read the iTunes library (like Palm) and sync with any old mp3 player?......
Oh wait - I know. Because then you'd need one app to download the music and then another to sync it on your mp3 player. Not very efficient is it. A bit...lame. So instead people are wanting to leverage (for free in Palm's case) off Apples hard work.
All these people are sheeple! There must be something wrong with it for all those 'mainstream' people to buy one - I mean don't they know anything? The [Nokia/Gandroid/HTC/etc] is far better because of [insert reason mainstream people couldn't give a toss about] and isn't make by Crapple etc etc
But it's all okay - calm down calm down - stop your frothing iPhone haters. 'Your' phones are now the minority - certainly not mainstream, and that's far 'cooler'. You can tell yourself that each time you pull out your phone "I'm cool, I'm cool, I must believe".....
* Did anyone notice the terms I stole from Webster? I didn't use odd capitalisation though. Where is that rabid frothmeister anyway? Hope he didn't pop a vein in his head
@So it's iPhone vs Pre because...?
Not sulking in the corner I hope?
And the point is?
I read this article expecting to find some conclusion at the end thus making it worth my time. I know us Reg readers are meant to be clever, but do we really have to draw our own conclusions?
Iphone costs 9$ more than Pre and...and....um....?
I'm lazy - can you fill in the gaps please?
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