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Isn't one of the strengths of Apple's connectors that they are big enough to have some strength, and allow you to drop the device into a docking station?
Does that work with micro-USB? Or could/would Apple put a micro-USB as well as their fancy docking thingie?
I wonder if Apple could/would push their socket to BE the standard.
Would be ironic to video it using iPhone slow-motion...
Is it weird that this video did more to advertise iPhne to me effectively than all of Apple's adverts? I kind of want one now!
make hopeless geeks look totally ridiculous
You'd kind of hope a technology site would be a little more forward thinking than to pooh-pooh prototype technology because "it looks stupid". The same could have been said about early mobile phones.
So the reason Android users don't update the OS to fix bugs and security flaws is because they're too smart?
Desktop App Stores
Have even Apple convinced their users that buying desktop applications through an App Store is the best route? I don't really like it but I don't know many Mac users to ask their opinions.
Re: 3 different code bases was a mistake
While mobile apps are generally limited compared to what a full blown desktop application CAN do, that doesn't mean you'd never want to install a mobile app on our PC. I think it would be useful in fact because a basic tool costing a quid is sometimes all you need, not an application for £30.
Even being able to play some mobile games on your Mac/PC would be nice at times.
Are most people updating deliberately, or because their device asked them if they wanted to? I only ask because my iPad only told me yesterday that iOS7 was available - that was the first notification I got on the device.
Since when can unwashed masses afford an iPhone? I am clearly in the wrong career.
Re: Watching with interest
"And consoles like that are the reason that modern games have to be deliberately dumbed down. PC game development is stagnating because of the constant need to make them run on outdated hardware."
That's totally untrue. For a start 90% of the extra power is used for prettier graphics only, which doesn't make the game less dumb.
Then, PC games have to support a range of hardware. This means it has to be as 'dumb' as the minimum spec allows. You don't get games which have better AI on faster machines, or gameplay features.
A fixed spec forces developers to work to get the most out of the hardware. This takes time... on a PC you don't get time to fine-tune to your hardware because it keeps changing. Take a release title from PS2/3 and the most recent games and compare them.
I know Steam/Valve have been promoting Linux for a while now, but aren't most steam games still Windows-only? Has supporting Linux on Steam actually been enough to get developers to do the extra work or like most PC games outside Steam, do the developers spurn Linux as not being a big enough market?
A proper Linux platform will presumably make supporting Linux more attractive but you need a critical mass like WP8 appstore all over again).
Any [Linux] Steam users able to comment on the current state of affairs?
Upgradable, run on any hardware, etc
Did they just invent the PC?
Who exactly are all these people who want to buy a tablet and have even heard of UEFI? A few geeks who probably wouldn't buy one anyway.
Re: LostALLFaith: Will they still be around next year?
MS is STILL profitable even with all those losses. Even if they make NO profit, that means they have paid all their staff and kept the business running and their cash-pile intact.
When you can 'waste' $5bn and still be in profit, you're not about to disappear.
Re: The maddness continues
They've said that converging the OS is on the cards already.
So apart from being able to actually interact with it, it was just fine? I think that's part of my argument... non-RT apps (i.e. all those Windows applications) will look crappy on 8" and be hard to use.
Re: Oddly, airlines can work better than Easy Jet/Ryanair.
If a plane is late, is this actually EJ's fault? They don't run traffic control...
Re: Yeah right.
Hey Andy, 5 people apparently were there and as eyewitnesses have downvoted you.
Or, the typical Reg commentard believes it is their right to be a complete prick to anyone and that being called on this in anyway is a breach of their freedom.
Doing a lot to dispel the angry social-inadequate nerd stereotype guys.
Yeah if you were a lawyer you could have bleated about your human rights and put him in his place.
Re: "It's called free speech"
The point is, the employee didn't know if they were legally allowed to deny him access or not. Nobody has commented on this. But being a typical arrogant lawyer he uses this as a threat. Lawyers do this all the time and since the person they're doing it to is rarely a lawyer, they can get away with anything. Nobody dares deny a lawyer.
I knew you lot were a bunch of whinging sad-cases, but seriously sticking up for a LAWYER?
Re: Poor form, Larry
Important to who?
Re: this should give everyone a pretty clear idea ...
If I owned an A.C. super-boat I'd damn well be watching it rather than attending a conference too. Those things are incredible.
I think Pro on a 8" screen is pushing too far. OK for the common W8 stuff it's fine but you can do all that on RT, and I don't think regular apps will suit a small screen. Plus trying to fit a fully fledged x86 PC in an 8" case is really sounding hard to me.
Re: Curved, hmmmm
A tie in with Pringles on the cards?
Re: Nothing wrong with the editor
Maybe go back and read what he wrote again.
"It's called free speech"
Well then sir, here's your £8.70 back. Didn't you read the small print which says we don't legally have to carry you on our plane?
Typical, a lawyer trying to scare people to get what he wants.
What do you expect the EJ person to be doing, pushing the plane? Perhaps out with binoculars looking where it had got to?
Re: I'm getting divorced so I need 18.8 million Euros
Or, her lawyers will tear him to shreds if he voluntarily accepts less, because it affects what she'll get.
Re: Nipples are "like snowflakes",
Fun when you first see them, but boring once you've been staring at them for a week and you need to go outside?
Re: Waterproofing is pretty cool though
I was thinking the same... add a feature that was a joke and get all the media coverage.
Diddums, so it's OK for you to call people names but not for people to call you on being an obnoxious jerk?
PS: I've never owned an iPhone.
Sometimes what is best for Google is better for users too. They may be doing it for business reasons, but I like the idea of conversations in comments, and seeing if anyone I know has commented, more than what 46000 poeple who can't spell think.
If you can talk out of yours, they can probably use theirs as fingers.
I see three provider-specific links, but what is the actual RSS URL for me to plug into my preferred podcast tool (Juice)?
just a 15-minute walk from El Reg's bureau in the city
I hope you've sent your man down to question them about this in person?
So all this "nobody is buying a 5c" talk is nonsense... even in America in in 4 people choose a C over an S?
I'm not sure about the colours, but don't they do a white C - perfect for someone who wants a cheaper iPhone? It's basically a 5 after all.
Re: CD/DVD drive
You're going to say it's not all-in-one because it has a MOUSE? What kind of retard ARE you?
Re: all-in-one iMac
I bet it doesn't include a modem either.
Re: Next gen WiFi???
Andy Prough... that could be anyone.
John Downs, age 24 3/4, 56 Poplar Drive, Guildford. (left off postcode to protect my privacy)
Re: Can we PLEASE get to grips with this "Apple are expensive" line?
I think they are still very expensive on pure spec. £1750 for a PC with 8Gb of RAM and an i5 seems a lot... this is not a top spec for a desktop PC.
I actually believe design is worth something, and that screen is very pretty too, but I don't think arguing "it's a reasonable price for the spec" is tenable.
Just for laughs I spent 30s on Dell and got a 12Gb i7 & system for £1050.
Re: Did you really need to explain what an iMac is on a tech site?
Actually, I just did go to the Apple store.
Since there was no i7 model listed I assumed El Reg were correct. Hiding it as a final customisation offer wasn't something I spotted until I double checked.,
"We will still surprise people with leading-edge hardware."
As in, it'll be a surprise if they produce anything leading-edge?
Did you really need to explain what an iMac is on a tech site?
I do some iOS development on my 2008 MacBook which is starting to show its age. I have to remind myself more and more frequently that a Mac Mini would be a more than adequate replacement, rather than splashing out on a 27" iMac.
Shame there's no i7 version though. If you're going to splash out, you might as well do it properly!
Your old photos aren't going to be much use to advertisers. One assumes if the advertisers needed these photos they couldn't be stored in this way!
Very interesting tech, but moving to such vibration-sensitive drives seems like a step back. The benefits must be significant to outweigh such delicate hardware...
Re: Campaign for real English words...
I'm sorry but in a complaint about new words being devised, you use 'buzzword' without irony?
Re: They still don't get it.
Pro isn't aimed at the masses but as a "business tablet".
Actually looks quite nice
...I just can't see any reason to buy one (RT that is). Perhaps styling and design is an area they hope to score points on. In my personal view, iPad is still a mile ahead of even top Android tablets in terms of "how pretty the box is" and sells a lot of units on that basis.
He's not even looked at the multiplayer yet.
It's too early.
Still seems more secure than a PIN to me.
Re: This is the most assine article ever....
How has it been proved wrong? Creating a 2400dpi latex fingerprint copy is not exactly an easy process.
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