2157 posts • joined Tuesday 13th April 2010 14:17 GMT
"I'd just pull out. You can't sell that much in a country full of inbred catholics and drug dealers."
Typical iPhone owner, hasn't got a clue. Siri giving you a baised view of the world again?
Your phone doesn't make you clever clearly.
Re: Hey Hombre
"Maybe that's why they are all trying to get over the border, to buy an iphone?"
Who would want to do that for a limited feature phone at best! Do they not run ads for manufacturers who have leap frogged Slackle? Plenty of them now.
"Li Ka-Shing - the eleventh wealthiest person in the world"
Re: Apple are thinking of existing users on this one.
"If you consider that iPad 2 and even iPad 1 are a more usable size then"......why did Apple release a smaller size?
"A touch of brilliance by Apple."......Another punter blinded by Apple.
This reality distortion field is stronger than the force (to the weak minded).
Re: They removed a useful iPad for a smaller less useful one.
"They removed a useful iPad for a smaller less useful one.
Surely without the maps GPS etc it now has less appeal than the older bigger and easier to use one?"
Neither have any appeal!
Re: Wrong street
Looks like your picture is of West Nile Street in Glasgow.
Apples store and main entrance is one block over on Buchanan Street"
Are you using crap maps app? iFail.
Re: Apple: "You MUST have Retinal display!"
"Apple: "You MUST have Retinal display!"
How about a GPS chip?
How about the latest processor?
How about an iPhone 5 aspect ratio?
How about a transformer! There, MUCH BETTER!
How will the fannybois live it down? Apple are not so innovative and their products not so premium/desirable.
Re: 2014 is a lifetime in Apple years
"2014 is a lifetime in Apple years
By then won;t the iPhone 5 be in museums - replaced by the iPhone 7 or 8?"
Exactley! iPhone5 is a limited feature phone at best! iPhone is dead, let us bury it for ever, in the halls of shame. Why give this article to a fanboi to write? Honestly?
Re: A wonderful list
"A wonderful list
of next to useless tech. Obviously!"
Maybe, but at the top of that list is iPhone 5!
Re: Not a fan
" I detest the Android model"
Which android model? They don't all look the same! Something that can't be said for iclone.
Re: Not a fan
"At the last launch, I tried to point out that the last couple of iPhones had seemed iterative at best and was resoundingly shouted down by Crapple fanbois. What is the point of the standard Crapple push for yearly handset churn when:
1) Most users are locked into a 2 year contract."... for which they paid peanuts for the phone, yet iPhone users site "desirability and premium product" as a major selling point. (the iPhone is cool and expensive therefore I am cool factor)
Really, all the chavs have an iPhone. Every pikey and their chavvy lass have one.
If you see iPhone users, you know to s p e a k s l o w l y so they can undertsand what is going on around them.
Re: maybe tired seeing others getting real innovation quicker
The 7" market was non-existent when the iPad was launched and the 10" was what punters wanted (proof by iPad sales v. all 7" tablets combined). The market has matured a bit since then and now there is in fact a market for a medium sized device (not sure how big though). No fail by Apple here, then or now.
The bigger screen iPhone is bigger without materially compromising the objectives of the single size doctrine - single hand operation and identical interface experience for apps. No fail there either.
Who supplies your information, Al jazeera?
What an absolute wacking pile of shite!
Stop your poor attempts at justifying your folly.
Re: Empires Rise...@nonesuch
"They all look and function equally badly and I don't distinguish between the versions that much. Since I wouldn't dream of actually buying anything running Android crap, I have limited myself to crashing other peoples devices (tablets/phones). YMMV"....with an undeserved smug look on your face not realising just how blinkered your though processes really are. You don't work in academia by any chance?
Re: Empires Rise...@nonesuch
"An Android 2.3 phone? Worst crap I ever used. 2.4 second worst. 3.0 in a moment of singularity 3rd worst. Winphone 6.5 a tie and so on down the list."
Funny, my 2.3 offers the same features and functionality of the iPhone 5.
Could you not learn how to use it? Is that why you chose FisherPrice OS?
Re: Empires Rise...
"Given that Google make the only other mobile operating system that has mass market appeal I'm not sure I follow you..."
1,000,000's of windows phone customers may disagree.
I suppose you own iPhone by the ridiculous comment.
Why no wireless charging?
Ah, Nokia beat them too it.
Why no NFC?
An, Samsung beat them to it.
See a pattern?
And people wonder why Apple are not seen as innovators any more (not that anyone with 1 brain cell thought otherwise).
"Samsung could fall quicker than Apple. People are loyal to Apple / iOS - partly as they go hand in hand. Samsung are just another Android maker - Google could upset them with their purchase of Motorola or HTC / someone else could come out with the new 'best' Android phone = bye bye Samsung.
If I were Samsung I would be feeling more vulnerable than Apple."
Or in the real world, Samsung are not tied to one product/ecosystem and are partners for various OS suppliers. More eggs in more baskets.
Apple have only a small user base and they have to work harder to make them believe that their purchase was not folly in the first place.
Re: It's the current adverts (and the phone)
"This is the market they target, higher income bracket as they know all too well that people who have a lot of money and care about their image want premium brands."
The very same people who do not realise that their image is tarnished by being seen with an underwhelming limited feature phone such as iPhone.
Its dead, get over it! Move on, nothing worth seeing.
"iPopularity is in a state of decline, with "Apple loyalty" said to have fallen for the first time since the iPhone's 2007 release. "
iPhone is dead. Simple as that.
What may have been innovative in 2007 is not 5 YEARS later.
"Apple is happy to occupy the premium segment of the market"
An old phone and UI with limited features compared to todays offerings. And that's the premium segment of the market??
Re: A reasonable priceplan
"I currently use about 5GB a months in total on my Galaxy S3, and dont stream, youtube or watch Iplayer etc"
WTF? I never exceed 500MB.
4G is great, everyone, up on board, quickly!
Re: United Nations website offline too
"Conspiracy theories about the hurricane being a man-made weather weapon, like a bad S(ci|y)-F(i|y) Channel movie?"
People watch and believe everything they see. They know its a telly program and is fictional but still believe what they see/read/hear.
I believe nothing humans tell me. 99.99999% are thick as pigs shite.
"Jonny Ive will now "provide leadership and direction for Human Interface across the company," while also keeping his chief designer job."
Lets hope he can do something with the current god aweful UI!
Usually the asian countries are way ahead in the tech stakes.
Why are they going for backward/inferior tech? Other than the illusion of increased social status of course (which is, after all, the main reason plebPhone owners run for one).
There are much mor technically advanced handset on the market, plebPhone was overtaken a while back now.
Been using 7 for ages. its great. never had any problems with the OS ever.
I never have.
You hear horror stories on here all the time and I can only think, WTF are your doing??
XP, ok, still wearing flares? or still have a mullett, or still banging on about iPhone? Hello last decade, the fanbois are on hold, waiting for you!
Why would anyone want a phone with last decade's features?
Get with the times! Nice antiquated iphone you have sir!
And to think people like you have the right to vote."
If "people" like you didn't have any rights, perhaps the world wouldn't be the shite hole it is!
What a p ick!
".......and an undertaking that Apple will never act in such an underhand way again."
Good luck with that one!
Yahoo should be punished for not adhering to standards.
Consumers know that windows 10 will send DNT and expect that to be respected!
Yahoo are deliberately ignoring this choice and should be beheaded.
Re: Latest Android may be secure
"Exactly - if ever - I have an Android handset that is basically junk as no updates available and it was literally 12 months old. Now wishing to harp on about iPhones but a mates 3GS is now 4 years old and still going strong and runs the latest iOS 6."
I had a droid for years now and never EVER had any issues!
So that free cavity wall and loft insulation is paid for by me!
Well done. Very well done!
You couldn't get anyone to insulate their homes. You offer "Free" insulation and take up rockets.
So in reality, I have paid for my insulation, and then some.
Sneeky like an apple apology or any tory policy.
"Where can I find your blog posts ukgnome?"
Your iPad doesn't help you problem solve, does it?
"Have you got any orifices left that Google hasn't probed ukgnome?"
Re: Apple really are slimy scumbags
"Don't forget the epic Idiocracy, where the world is full of braindead idiots they buy what the television tells them to buy..."
".........Samsung wilfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."
So in saying that Samsung DIDN'T copy, the very last part of the scentence says they DID????
Re: Called it
"In what way are they showing contempt for the court? "
Are you blind? That retina display doesn't seem to be paying for it's self.
Contempt of court!
""So while the UK court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognised that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung wilfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."
Its not difficult!
Instead of a start button on a desktop, its a start screen and the desktop is accessed via a tile.
Rocket science stuff!
"I can't understand why they don't architect the OS to allow the user to choose a GUI paradigm which suits their workflow."
they do, you can still use the "desk top".
" The risk in Windows 8 is not lack of innovation, but that for some long-term Windows users it is simply too different."
But moving to a different OS would be totally different again!! Bit silly really.
Lets push 4G and get "the plebs" onto 4G plans asap.
Less congestion on 3G networks will improve speeds and reliability, and I won't have to pay stupid prices!
Similarly fibre, lets get as many as possible onto fibre as possible, to reduce the contention ratio on copper BB and improve service.
Re: @Spotswood "those who bag Windows 8" I realise that this question is a touch off-topic....
"we also say to 'bag' something is to 'put it down/insult it'"
BYOD will die a death!
It costs more to secure someone elses device and/or to secure multiple devices on multiple platforms.
All it will take is a security failing or ICO breach. Time will tell.
only open to US citizens!
4 in brits are dumb!
I'd make that 9 out of 10.
If you would not drive a car without instruction, why do people use the internet without guidance?
I suppose you can blame those who have been scammed for their lack of care and attention.
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