936 posts • joined 11 May 2006
A perfect example of why
Getty Images does mad business.
1.7 Million sold in 3 days.
Show me a forum thread stuffed with 170 angry people and I'll show you a product with a 0.01% defect rate.
The man in the white suit
He say's no.
Voice & Data
Until Verizon has a network that can support voice & data simultaniously I can't see it. Of course the 4G Network will be capable but coverage will be spotty and there's no 3G network to fall back on.
Lastly, I'd imagine branding to be a major sticking point, I can't see Apple ever allowing an iPhone out the door with someone elses logo plastered on it.
Don't forget to also install
A flash blocker, for all those tasty flash ads you've been missing.
Oh the Naivety!
For bollocks, I go away for the weekend and some scoundrel has turned £60 pounds worth of ink and a ream of paper into a stack of viagra adverts, how utterly shocking, I am dumbfounded that such a thing could happen in this day and age and so on.
Many years ago I created an Applescript that printed an email if the subject contained a trigger word. I can't remember what that word is, which is a good indicator of just how often I've ever needed the capability*.
* standard internet solipsism, but for fucks sake, it's obvious gimmickry isn't it?
This is actually a step forward
It means we're past the stage where the Telco's thought they had so much bandwidth they just advertised it as unlimited. Now we're at the stage where they'll compete on bandwidth packages.
It's just another step in the path towards dumb carrier status like the ISP's.
It's about the iPad
Very few people not armed with microscopes are going to notice the difference between 160 and 320 dpi on a 3" screen.
Almost everyone will notice how much better an iPhoneHD app looks running on an iPad, bigger buttons for sure, but they'll be as crisp as the native iPad apps rather than current 480x320 apps which are pixel doubled to drop the iPad display down to an apparent 80dpi.
Can't argue with IPS though, that's just pure win.
Don't you people recognise
Linkbait when you see it?
Could I add my vote for
Sack the muppets responsible.
Too many choices
If you're looking at an iPhone/iPad you know when it was released and when the next better one will be released, buy it when it's released and you'll have the top of the line product for a year.
Compare with the android market where a plethora of choices mean the top of the line phone/pad is debatable and is supplanted every month or two regardless.
In the new mobile business it's only Apple and HP (since aquiring Palm), that can offer this to consumers, everyone else is on an upgrade treadmill with Android and (assuming it gets finished), WMP7S.
"Prices include VAT. At current exchange rates, the £429 iPad is priced at the equivalent of a sales tax less $536, so you may still be better off buying in the US - it costs $499 plus sales tax"
Which would be $543.29 (New York City). a saving of minus $7.29, and I guess you'll also get to save a further minus £50 in import duties when you fail at petty smuggling.
Want one, can't afford it, hopefully later in the year I'll have more cash to be easily parted with.
LOL at the last twitch
Soon they'll realise they have the exact same business model as the gas, water and electric supply 'industries'.
Mostly Hackintosh owners, seeing as iPhoto isn't included in Retail OS X.
The Mother of all non Issues
Anyone with a 2G is well out of contract and can just get the new one as a free upgrade in June.
Which is what I'll be doing, assuming it holds out a few more months, WiFi's dead, and there's a band of dead pixels on it's 3 year old screen, Battery is still good though.
The thing is
If I were El Jobso and I'd had to endure another company's buggy shitty code making my products look bad for an entire decade, I'd bury the wankers the first chance I got as well.
You would have to be retarded to trust that company to not screw you over again no matter what they promise.
I just want to say
That was Awesome, more of this sort of thing please
Great names though
Fairplay DRM onboard.
Yes but moot point
They mean their users could restore a Mac Pro Image to a G5, which is going to work about as well as restoring a Mac Pro image to a Hackintosh, which is to say, not at all.
Sent from my HakMac
+1 for Alternative 3 ref
Does it have useful upstream bandwidth? is it going to be throttled/shaped/capped? anything on contention ratios?
In short, is there any point to it besides winning the big number pissing contest?
Infected like a USB Stick
Just another Autorun file on a USB Mass Storage mount, absolutely no device OS interaction whatsoever.
Only a loon would claim a USB Stick is "riddled with bots"
It's also only one phone, So personally I would have gone with the "Vodaphone sells ex-demo phone as new, comes with malware" angle, but I'm just crazy like that.
lol at the moat
Half Moat and earthwork embankments, it's a 21st Century castle.
Lets Get Loaded
"The Adobe Download Manager is an ActiveX script that is invoked when people install or update Reader or Flash using Internet Explorer"
Adobe, ActiveX, Reader, Flash and Exploder all in the same sentence, what are the odds?
Not Impressive, unbelievable.
And totally at odds with the product margins Apple reports at each quarterly earnings call.
Still, gets iSuppli's name in the press eh?
100 Million Dollars?
Did the marketing droid pull a Dr Evil pose when he demanded that budget?
Depends on your definition of tablet
But that looks to me like a thick heavy laptop with the screen installed backwards, It's no surprise that guy's holding it with two hands in that press shot.
Mozilla Is missing the big picture
Which is that like it or not the world is moving to H264, day by day more flash content is being translated, no one that matters is announcing any Ogg Theora content.
IE users aren't going to switch to a browser that 'won't play' video on ideological grounds, they're just going to stick with IE or download chrome instead. Stop worrying about what's going to happen in five years time and concentrate on making sure you don't become a rounding error in the interval.
If FF is dominant in 5 years time, and it could be, then they'll have a lot more sway for dealing with any licensing situation, threatening to disconnect billions of users from video sites makes for really bad, really public PR.
You've got five years, make them count.
No other company in the world ever thought of making this years product better than last years, a clearly evil, greedy concept that was totally unknown in the mobile space before Apple invented it.
Deserves it's own post I think
I'm guessing someone somewhere got a P45 for that no comment.
An awful lot of hate
From the IT industry for a device that's going to allow the majority of our customers to finally use a computer as effortlessly as they use their TV.
It's not a big iPod, it's the tip of an iceberg.
A strong correlation between expensive data packages and file-sharing.
Almost as if the only reason people bother spending extra on the larger packages is so that they can download more stuff, more often.
Is traditional print slowly killing itself by giving it away for free online? yes.
Did they have much of a choice? no.
Consider that when the Music industry ignored the web they basically lost a shedload of money as their stuff was shared online for free, but when someone* finally put together an ass saving solution for them, all that nasty sharing meant the demand was still there for their stuff, which was nice.
Print was in a far worse situation, if they ignored the web people wouldn't pirate their stuff, people would simply read something else, exactly like they did when there was a problem and the paper didn't hit the stands, worse though, as the alternatives*** they googled into were almost certainly going to be free. So even assuming someone** finally figured out a way to monetize their content there was a good chance no bugger would want it anymore.
Print couldn't ignore the Net, they've been competing with free from day 1, praying that someone** will work this getting paid shit out before it all goes titsup.
** [s]Google[/s] Apple
*** Like this fine website for instance.
Nothing works anymore
"apparently killed 99.99 per cent of the tooth-rotting invaders."
So it missed a bit eh?
Every time I see an advert for a cleaning/medication product these days I notice there's always one bit of flu left clinging to the back of your throat, one dodgy green blob left untouched under the rim of your toilet etc.
I'm pretty sure that when I was a lad the products were better and cleaned up all the scum*
* This comment created in a nut free environment, comment can not be guaranteed to be free of nuts
"When Apple launched the iPhone, it decided to go it alone, believing that punters would pay top dollar for the Apple product. It is one of the few mistakes Steve Jobs made"
Curious, because what I remember is long lines round the block at launch followed by 6 months of supply issues.
Apple releasing the phone like that was about setting the table with the networks, showing them how fucking lucky they were that Apple was allowing them to sell their überfone.
To Recap: No Network Subsidy, but Apple takes a cut from the Network subscription plan. Apple handles user details and phone registration. Apple handles all extra revenue services such as music & ringtones, Apple defines design and operation of device. Apple maintains and updates phone firmware, Network must include unlimited data with all iPhone plans. Network must heavily advertise device. Network must provide support for users of device. Network must never make direct eye contact with Apple.
This is also why it took so long for MMS, it was never technically hard to implement, it was simply another kick in the balls for the networks so they knew their place in the relationship.
It's coming up for 3 years since Apple went it alone and now they still have all of the above but now the network buys the phone up front, and all it cost Apple was adding MMS lol.
Oh, the tablet, it's going to be initially strong in the education market then branch out from there as specialist apps become available. You shouldn't read anything into any subsidies other than as an indication of Apple's stronger negotiating position.
Reading my ever reliable tea leaves I can tell you...
It's designed for students, who are increasingly being tempted from Apple laptops by more portable netbooks, Students of course represent future purchasers and while they may not be able to personally afford Apple kit right now, they're damn good at getting it gifted to them all the same.
That's the target market, pretty much everyone else is going to be non plussed and start the doomage, but in a years time it'll be clear Apple just made/stole/defined another computing platform.
This is a guess
1) Guy gets paid to run the city CCTV network.
2) Maintenance on the aging system is costing way more than anticipated.
3) Decides to fake some of the backwater broken cameras with old recorded feeds.
5) Police CCTV viewers eventually notice.
6) Jailarity ensues.
Reserving a core for the OS and core apps (phone messaging, GPS), is not only a farking brilliant idea for a dual core phone, but would also be totally awesome on a desktop OS, I have 8 cores here, I'd happily lock one out if it meant I'd never see a GUI freeze, under any circumstances.
yeah but no but yeah
Assuming there's some overlap in the mechanics of this with DLP projectors and laser projectors (which is exactly what this sounds like), you're unlikely to get a single unit anywhere near as thin as an LCD, of course the screen and laser gubbins don't have to be connected so it could just be a small box projecting (lasing?) onto a fixed screen, wall or 2" steel slab with attached secret agent.
I remember reading about this
Back in 2007: http://webkit.org/blog/126/webkit-does-html5-client-side-database-storage/
I think there are iPhone webapps that have been doing this (sans trumpeting), for a long time.
calm down dear
Actually, chrome is built upon webkit, largely maintained by Apple, and I'm 99.99% sure they're very happy google picked it instead of Firefox's Gecko.
You can't steal Linux, or any open source code, that's the whole point, anyone can take the code, reuse or extend it and everyone else gets to see the changes* and incorporate them if wanted.
Google is just another corporation, they have an agenda, sometimes it aligns with we the punters, sometimes against us, you really don't have to use them (yet), if you don't want to though.
*ish, depends on the licence
Absurdly complicated landing FTL
The nuclear mars tank lays on its back, its belly cooling in the weak sun, spinning its wheels trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that?
iPods & iPhones
"the iPhone and iPod Touch are computing devices, not merely phones and media players"
I assume this is true because underneath that oh so beautiful UI they run UNIX, a proper computer OS and no mistake, but if simply running *NIX makes something a computer then surely there are a whole host of gadgets & devices that also qualify as locked down computers that nobody thinks twice about; routers, external HD's with media serving capabilities, PVR's, TV's, games consoles, washing machines etc.
Fact is that pretty soon every internet connected product is going to be running either a cut down *NIX, or some other less capable OS, and pretty much everyone is going to want those things to run reliably, just like they did before they became computers. That your new toaster could run MS Office or the Gimp is unlikely to be seen as a feature if all the toast comes out with a cock motif burned in*.
*own up, whose been browsing porn on the toaster again?
I hate to say it
But this doesn't strike me as a vulnerability at all, if you decide to allow file uploads then you had better be damn sure that your code can separate the wheat from the poison.
<tone="sarcastic">A hot tip from Bill Ray regarding the iPhone?
Does this mean you managed to buy one before they quietly discontinued it?</sarcastic>
Looks pretty damn good
there's a few 'spot the soldier' shots here:
I thought the whole point of a bits being fixed in one of two possible values was that you could write some data to them and be pretty sure it would be the same when you read it back in later.
Could someone explain (in numpty terms please), how 'all states at once' is a useful thing?
also, where is the *whoosh* icon?
"The popularity of Adobe software has made it a favoured target for hacking attacks over recent months"
Bullshit, Adobe software is a favoured target for hackers because it's both crammed full of bugs and suffers from Adobe's retarded focus on bloating with daft insecure features.
Reminiscent of MS in the 90's, and the reasons are the same: EEE
We interrupt these comments to bring you important news about a new computer that's allegedly Dee Oh A.
Our on the spot reporter Henry Bell is at the scene, "Henry, do we know if this is an Apple computer yet?"
"Not yet, the police have cordoned off the scene, we're expecting word any moment though, as you can see the crowd here has swelled considerably since the first "My new comp is DOA!!111!" tweet 15 minutes ago, although to be fair a lot of these people were already in the neighbourhood after reports of a bear defecating in the woods"