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Here is an article that explains how Apple is missing the boat and will continue


By CaptainShuddup   Follow   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 11:43pm PST   5,040 views   58 comments
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...on a downward spiral.

Apple just announced 128gig iphone. That is their idea of innovation. Yet there's not one appliance, car, or any non apple device that has the Apple iOS on it. More over Apple seems to go out of their way to thwart manufacturers from creating devices that communicate with the iOS, let alone docking devices. Hello lightening.

The remote for your life
http://techcentral.my/news/story.aspx?file=/2013/1/14/it_news/20130114130231&sec=IT_News

Patrick   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 10:05am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 1

When my iPad refused to let me control the volume during a commercial on Pandora, the spell was broken: http://patrick.net/?p=1220062

I don't plan on ever buying anything else again from Apple.

Patrick   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 11:30am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 2

Patrick   Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 8:44am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 3

Bigsby says

Shouldn't you be complaining about Pandora rather than Apple?

Nope. It's Apple's fault that they exposed an API that lets sleazy companies like Pandora control the volume.

If you bought a car that would sometimes disable the steering and gas and instead automatically drive you to McDonalds, wouldn't that be a shitty car to own? What would you think of that car maker?

bmwman91   Mon, 4 Feb 2013, 7:38am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 4

SFace says

13mp camera

This really irks me. Even in pocket digital cameras, anything over 6MP is effectively useless because the CMOS sensors in those are so small that your SNR (signal to noise ratio) of incoming light to sensor noise swamps out any benefit from more pixels in the same surface area. Megapixels are just marketing mumbo-jumbo outside of digital SLRs that have 4x - 20x the sensor surface area for gathering light than even the best pocket camera (the Sony ones with APS sensors are not really "pocket" sized).

Then you get to the phone space, where the sensor has 10%, at best, of the surface area of a cheap pocket digital camera. Software noise reduction can only do so much to try to make up for the physical limitations of the camera hardware.

CaptainShuddup   Mon, 4 Feb 2013, 10:08pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 5

bmwman91 says

I doubt that Ubuntu would ever get put onto production hand-held devices.

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

Call it Crazy   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 11:54pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (2)     Comment 6

Haven't you learned yet... don't question.....

Just run right out like a good zombie and stand in line for hours to get your new 128gig iPhone...

It's your American duty!!!

Now go!!! :)

mell   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 12:33am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 7

Good post, esp. the fact that Apple is completely missing out on the car and appliance market which RIMM is trying to repopulate, Thought RIMM was done, but it's getting interesting again. But I hope Apple will keep making money because if they tank eventually we will have to bail them out because we cannot afford an entire nation of boomers riverboating and gambling in the market to lose their retirement - but, but my stockbroker said it can only go up!!

SoftShell   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 11:18am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 8

Ipad is way too heavy compared to any phone on the market...
Android is the wave of the future.
Get on the train, or get out of the way!

robertoaribas says

nevertheless, it isn't a problem. I just plug it in my car, or my office. However the damn ipad will run for days and days without being plugged in, and I watch movies on it all the time with amazon prime or netflix.

thomaswong.1986   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 11:30am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 9

CaptainShuddup says

Apple just announced 128gig iphone.

not the iphone that is innovative.. nor is the 128g iphone..

but the whole 128 gig nand memory market is very innovative..
The Koreans and Japanese GET IT... but we dont make nand
like the Korean and Japanese have so dominated the market.

Vicente   Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 5:28am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 10

CaptainShuddup says

So I see these as a PC companion, among other things, and not the PC replacement.

Different tools.

What you are missing, is that lots of people have more interest in CONSUMING information not doing complex manipulation. Even those of us who work in computer science, when I'm not working I want things as simple as possible. Remote control simple. Apple mastered that, Microsoft never did. For some people the only interactions they have are simple and easily handled by an appliance device. My parents for example I used to have a ThinkNIC device to give them a SIMPLE bulletproof computer. Do you need a full computer to check prescriptions or MediCare website or send a few emails? Nope. Replaced the ThinkNIC when it died with my old 1st-gen iPad. There are some people who will NEVER own a desktop computer but will have a smartphone or tablet. Hard to believe but true.

The laptop/desktop will not die. However say in 2004 you wanted to do some trivial interaction like transfer money between 2 bank accounts to avoid overdraft. You might have whipped out the laptop you packed around everywhere. Did you need a laptop for that job? No, but it was the "least" tech you could carry around that would easily accomplish those tasks. Now you no longer carry that laptop everywhere, you carry a smaller device that is handier. I do expect laptop/desktop to decrease in numbers. They last longer than they used to and frankly we've hit a point of diminishing returns for "faster/better" in terms of next year's model. The desktop I'm using I put together in 2006 and will probably use it until 2016!

I doubt you've listened to anything I say Captain, but I had to try.

CaptainShuddup   Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 5:36am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 11

I read everything you have to say Vince.
And I agree with everything you said, especially the "The laptop/desktop will not die. " part. But I do agree that their numbers will diminish, and you are right, Moores law seems to have plateaued, and the interest in defeating Moores law has diminished with it.
It will be interesting to see how the PC market plays out in the future.
Since critical mass wont be a price point factor, we could very well see the return of $3000 entry level PCs and laptops. That the few PC holdouts will have no choice but to carry that burden, as the Facebook users wont be sharing the load of volume production setting a low price point.

I also see Android OS or some flavor there of, being a standard fixture in any appliance or electronic device that needs a control panel. But I also see Android splitting from Google and becoming their entity.

JodyChunder   Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 8:55am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 12

Sounds a lot like that Black Mirror episode:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=buhQ_864GoI

Check it out. Also, a nice glimpse of Kevin's ideal future.

Patrick says

When my iPad refused to let me control the volume during a commercial on Pandora, the spell was broken: http://patrick.net/?p=1220062

I don't plan on ever buying anything else again from Apple.

Bigsby   Fri, 1 Feb 2013, 12:21pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 13

Patrick says

When my iPad refused to let me control the volume during a commercial on Pandora, the spell was broken: http://patrick.net/?p=1220062

I don't plan on ever buying anything else again from Apple.

Shouldn't you be complaining about Pandora rather than Apple?

JodyChunder   Sun, 3 Feb 2013, 5:35am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 14

bmwman91 says

For the record, my wife is Cantonese (from HK), so people that buy into the "Asian girls love iPhones" stereotype should be extra shocked. lol

My ex-wife had a Macaw that could say "cocksucker" in Cantonese.

...btw - interesting assessment of Apple.

Mick Russom   Sun, 3 Feb 2013, 12:25pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 15

robertoaribas says

bullcrap, apple products seem to have legendary battery life, compared to their competitors.

Ive had a galaxy nexus and a nexus 4 that proves you wrong. And its unlocked. And it works with prepaids like Straight Talk which leads to unlim talk text data for $45 a mo.

And you walk around with a siri thats a joke, a locked phone, a contract, pay for data, and a jailed OS that prevents you from doing anything that the rats at apple dont want.

And defending apple after than maps fiasco, man , thats as sharp as a bowling ball.

One button interface, lol.

bmwman91   Tue, 5 Feb 2013, 3:13am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 16

Well shit, you learn something new every day! I gotta check that out!

thomaswong.1986   Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 1:12pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 17

bmwman91 says

So, what says P.net about rumors of an iWatch?

someone at Apple picked up an old Dick Tracy comic book and had an earth shattering idea...

anyway.. underneath it all, end of the day.. its all about the semiconductors.. he who controls the semiconductor can create many many things...

taketheplunge   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 12:11am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 18

I didn't realize Apple was launching an 128GB iPhone, but that's great news. I would eventually like to have all of my music, podcasts, educational seminars on my phone with me without running into my carrier's bandwidth caps. One more step in doubling flash memory might not be that innovative, but it goes one more step to solving problems I'm having with storage.

SoftShell   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 12:57am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (2)     Comment 19

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3...
Never have drained the battery in one day despite heavy usage...
Usually have half charge left when I start charging at night

mell   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 1:00am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 20

robertoaribas says

apple products seem to have legendary battery life, compared to their competitors.

I agree with that but I doubt it will help them much going forward.

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