Not a huge fan of Consumer Reports and their tests, but in this case it’s highly better than this guy’s. The end result, the iPhone 6 and many other smartphones need at least 70 pounds of force to cause deformation and at least 90 pounds of force for case separation. If you are putting that much force on your phone, it’s not a defect, you’re just an idiot. There might be cases with defects in manufacturing but this is not the normal and the media reporting this like a widespread issue is just trying to get viewers.
This whole bendgate seems ridiculous to me. From what I have read, the issue has only really affected a handful of people. Everyone else is just echoing the news. If this were a more widespread issue, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners would be at the Apple Store returning or replacing their phones but I don’t see many doing that.
He’s been at the helm for 37 years, that’s a long time. And although he’s stepping down as CEO, he’s still very much involved in the company. He will still remain chairmen of the board and is taking on the role of CTO for company.
This is a fantastic deal! Kids love playing with tablets and this one is full of content that will keep them busy. And best of all, parents can rest assure that their $150 investment can last them at least two years.
I don’t understand how they are doing this. It’s essentially a $200 router with a couple of QOS tweaks to prioritize voice calls and they’re giving them away to their customers for only a $25 deposit. Are they trying to offload traffic that bad. Great deal if you are a T-Mobile customer, i Guess?
I can’t see Apple paying the sub-$400 million valuation that Path last raised capital at for a failing social platform. Maybe for the talent, but that’s still very steep. I hope it’s at least more than the $100 million Google offered when Path was still barely a product.
Marco della Cava interviewing Tim Cook in USA Today:
"We didn’t make the first mp3, smartphone or tablet. But you can say we made the first modern mp3, smartphone and tablet"…
Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both feature larger screens reminiscent of competitors’ devices. By design, says Cook. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to switch people from Android to iOS. So yes, this is epic. It is epic,”
Tim Cook being honest. There’s lots of pent up demand, iPhone 6 and 6+ with iOS 8 will closes a lot of gaps.
The Telegraph in an interview with Boss of Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot:
Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks “too feminine” and its design will not stand the test of time, luxury giant LVMH’s watch guru has said.
It’s not ment to stand the test of time. It’s a piece of technology, it becomes obsolete and they want you to upgrade. Reads like he’s threatened. I Don’t know why? it’s not like most people who buy an Apple Watch is in the market for Tag Heuer.
Apple may finally make mobile payments a reality in the US. Others have tried and have largely failed to gain any traction, but it looks like Apple has found a way to get both banks and retailers onboard. The company is working with American Express, Mastercard, and Visa as well as top bank issuers that cover 83% of the credit card purchase volume. They also have over 200k merchants onboard, including Subway, McDonalds, Disney, Walgreens, Macy’s, Sephora, and many more.
Most of the leaks were spot on. We got two new iPhones today. The bigger of the two, called the iPhone 6 Plus, sports a .8 inch larger screen, larger battery, and optical image stabilization over digital. Both will have Apple Pay, which is what I am most excited about. I’m still not a fan of these huge screens, going for a run with a 5.5” device is no fun. I’ll probably spring for the 4.7” this Friday.
They’ve packed a lot of technology on your wrist but do we even what this? Battery life on devices with a lot less tech can’t even last a day, how long will this last on a single charge? It’s also way too big for many people and looks borderline like a house arrest bracelet.
Compared to the other smartwatches we’ve seen, I still think the Moto 360 looks the best by far. I might even be able to live with the black bar on the bottom that’s an eyesore, but not being able to last a day on a single charge is a huge deal breaker.
Interestingly this is replacing Samsung’s Galaxy S line as their new Flagship device. I got the chance to play with the Note Edge today in New York and I thought the build quality was quite impressive. The all metal chassis made the device feel really solid. The curved screen looks really cool, but I’m not sure how useful it will really be. Right now, it more or less acts as a dock with a couple of Samsung customized apps that offload controls on to the side. Samsung said they will be be offering a development kit for it, but I don’t anticipate many developers jumping to develop for this particular screen.
That’s a surprise. The deal with Google read nearly like a done deal. It’s a great pick up for Amazon and it also seems like a good fit for Twitch too. It’s a huge loss for Google. I wonder if they will home-grow more Twitch like features into YouTube since one of their largest segments of the community are gamers.
The edge to edge display looks really futuristic and I’m even more impress they were able to bring this to market at such a low price point. Since he whole top-half is screen, where’s the the earphone? Are all calls on speaker?
I book through OpenTable when I can because it’s just easier than having to call an human being. Paying through their app provides similar connivence to settling the check. I don’t have to ask and wait for the waiter to give me my bill and I don’t have to part with my credit card which makes the whole process more efficient and maybe a little safer. If they add the ability to split the check, I would use this on the regular.
He was an Apple geek and a very creative individual. It always made me happy to watch his live shows. I regret I never got the chance to meet him personally, but every one tells me he was generous and humble. Rest in peace Robin Williams.