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Re: iPhones
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 12:36:17 pm »
Does your phone have enough storage to put music on? Do you use it for that?
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2016, 02:57:20 pm »
Nope, cheapest model, smallest size.  if I want music, I have all that space in my beloved iPod.

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2016, 02:59:39 pm »
Lenovo teases flex phone of the future (CNET News)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKVsT7EoqJQ

This is insane. It may be tacky as f*ck and I'd NEVER wear my phone on my arm as they demonstrate in the video, but the idea that this is possible is pretty damn cool. Same goes for the tablets as well.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2016, 03:12:58 pm »
I heard about this last week. Lots of buzz.

This thing is going to explode. I think more so than that freakin little smart watch.

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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2016, 01:11:34 pm »
My Mom is lovin' her new phone. It's her favorite toy now and she uses it all the time, especially as a Music Player.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2016, 06:14:45 pm »
That's very cool to hear

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2016, 10:07:28 am »
How To Spot A Fake iPhone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqCq8SvMWC4

Good stuff to know. I certainly wouldn't know what to look if not for this video. I did find that Spotify app particularly funny.
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2016, 09:19:16 am »
Wow... That's amazing how they copied the look and feel.

At work we were talking about headphone knock-offs. I heard they exist, but wouldn't have a clue to know the difference. Maybe we should have a thread on 'Fake'?
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2016, 09:29:10 am »
A Bootleg Thread is a great idea. I'm always having to do research on stuff before I buy because of Bootlegs and need to know that I'm getting what I paid for.
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2016, 11:38:52 am »
Apple iPhone 7 Plus hands-on: new cameras and no headphone jack!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5dagVHAgzM

FAIL!

I'm not a fanboy or consumer of Apple Products. Never owned an iPhone in my life. But I always had it in the back of my mind that one day I would probably get one . But removing the headphone jack just cemented the fact that they will never get my money. These AirPods look stupid. But the fact that Apple is forcing people to pay $150 extra in order to use something that was free with the old setup just smacks of a lame, weak excuse to price gouge loyal Apple consumers. I feel bad for them. I do. I for one will not take a bite out of this rotten apple. Ever. On a personal level, I hate earbuds. I'm old school and like over the ear headphones. It's more comfortable for me to wear instead of cramming something into my ears.
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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2016, 04:25:08 pm »
I read somewhere, the jack removal is to collaborate a long range plan for wireless Beats?

I kinda let out a laugh when he said stereo speakers.
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2016, 04:59:36 pm »
It's to make the iPhone slimmer.  Not that it needs to be any slimmer.

It's about control.  The new standard has DRM, so you can't record or copy sound coming from them.  It's also a proprietary format, to keep you from using anything Apple disapproves of.  They don't like that anyone can make headphones, earbuds, iPhone cases, external speakers or anything that they don't get some cash out of.  So instead, this.

There's no reason for digital wires, or wireless. The standard audio jack is universal, it's great, everyone can use it, it has high fidelity.  If you want wireless, there's bluetooth and it's awful.

Now, it's possible that they'll put this in all the new Apple gear (I will be P*SSED if I can't get a headphone jack in my computer-- might have to go Hackintosh!) and give you the ability to switch between sources on the fly, that could be cool.  And I guess it fits with Apple getting rid of extraneous elements (floppy drive, ethernet ports, etc) to keep things streamlined, but when you do that, you want to keep the most UNIVERSAL ports.  USB, headphones, the lock, etc.   And when you have double-use ports (like one port for USB AND charging and that's it) on a device where most people use both?  That's overkill.

The thing is, the Apple minimalist design is reaching the point of diminishing returns.  You can't really make an iPhone or a lapto much thinner before it becomes too frail or just generally unusable, I don't think.  So what are they supposed to do?  The next laptops will have an OLED screen replacing the function bar, which I guess is cool (though it does look a bit iffy), but that's about it.

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2016, 10:04:10 am »
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2016, 08:33:37 am »
Tour of a fake Apple Store in China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLXJBYbuV8w

How am I just now hearing about this....a video that is 5 years old? Yes, I know people sell fake Apple products out of the back of vans, in swap meets and whatnot. But I never knew that anyone would be bold enough to create a fake Apple Store. Really not sure why this video even popped up in my YouTube Suggestion feed since I don't want or browse Apple products. Since this just popped up, I thought it was a brand new story. It's not. But still fascinating to see here.
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