7 posts • joined 19 Oct 2012
CR test did not refute Unbox video
The problem with the CR test method was that it applied a uniform force across the entire width of the iPhone 6+ (the structural strength of the device was sufficient to handle reasonable load). The Youtube video revealed that a non-uniform force applied to the side of the device adjacent the button cutout would result in a structural failure. Further analysis by iFixit.com revealed the internal steel reinforcement plate is anchored (screwed) too close to the lower edge of the button cutout. This has created a stress-point. When force is applied in such a way that this point becomes the center of moment (fulcrum), the device's ALU case plastically deforms.
It's a design flaw that seems to be revealed in plausible use scenarios and therefore well below acceptable industry/consumer expectations. Let's see how Apple will respond as more relevant data is accumulated.
I wonder if these three executives were part of the HTC group that testified to inadvertently copying Nokia's Rich Recording technology when they bought Nokia's exclusively designed HAAC microphones for use within the HTC One's "Distortion Free Recording". I wonder if, as a result of these charges, this will aid Nokia in its patent infringement suit against HTC, currently with the ITC. Clearly it puts in question how truthful they've been to the court, when it comes to stealing IP.
Yes, change orders are where the big margins are always made. A good bid leaves as little money on the table as possible by guesstimating how many unforeseen, unspecified future requirements will recapture higher margins after the low balled deal is already done. Regardless of the industry, this game is a common one. However, when there's collusion in the process (whether its between suppliers or even between procurement personnel and suppliers), the opportunity for massively fraudulent gains are significant.
An excellent article that finally captures the technical achievements behind this incredible smartphone. I suspect this article will become the simple hyperlink response to the army of trolls that have chosen to attack rather embrace this level of innovation.
I understand his point, but it is completely misguided. Instead of diverting minscule funds away from sapce exploration, we should be diverting a portion of funds away from defense. The US spent 3% of GDP at the height of the Cold War. Now its spends ~ 7% on defense (~700 Bio DoD + 400 Bio defense related). If only a portion of that money (50 Billion) were diverted to alternative energy tech, like the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor, we could be on a zero carbon emission trajectory within a decade...at costs at or below coal (without even including coal's true costs on society). LFTR relies on a fuel which could power the global population at US per capita consumption needs for over 1,000,000 years. It produces 1/10,000 the waste of conventional nuclear and its waste decays to background in less than 300 years, NOT 300,000 years (like conventional nuclear). It's fuel is NOT suitable for nuclear weapons fabrication and it operates at atmospheric pressures...so its much much less costly to build. The USA also successfully ran this tech as a prototype for over 7 years at ORNL (a national lab). Top scientists for the Manhattan project as well as the inventor of the H-bomb are all on record stating THIS is the technology for a safer future. Unfortunately, the corporatists and war mongers had the final say.
The N97 had a critical design fault that was rectified with the N97 mini. It had too little C drive space, so when the OS updates came later with Qt...the N97 free C drive space became so constrained that the product became almost unusable.
Needed Correction, me thinks.
I believe the Nokia Develop Support blog amended its first statement by saying the following:
"...When we were talking about maintenance mode we were referring to our earlier Symbian releases. We do have new feature development for PureView 808 product and we periodically evaluate what updates are needed to attract the end users."
I think this comment is relevant to what was previously stated in your above article.
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