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MercuryPenny
Posted on 08-11-16 09:09 PM Link | #76023
Posted by StapleButter
however, on typical (non-Apple) smartphones it doubles as an USB port for tethering to computers. tethering would only work via Bluetooth or wifi.

all the more reason why it's possible they'd do it :^)


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cros107
Posted on 09-08-16 03:48 AM Link | #77005
Well guys, iPhone 7 is confirmed to have no headphone jack. RIP Apple.

https://www.theverge.com/2016/9/7/12758236/apple-iphone-7-announced-features-price-release-date

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StapleButter
Posted on 09-08-16 05:24 AM Link | #77008
The reason for that is that... the 3.5mm jack isn't proprietary!

It allows usage of non-Apple earphones and other shit with iPhones, and that's very bad. Apple's profits are doing fine already, but come on, there's quite a lot of money they aren't making there!

Therefore, Apple has found the courage to replace a well-established standard with proprietary technology. We admire it. Er, Apple fanboys admire it. It's complete fucking bullshit.


Anyway, iPhone 8 spoilers:

* proprietary SIM card format
* proprietary screen technology requiring special Apple glasses or eye implants to see screen
* proprietary phone network, can only phone people who own an iPhone 8. Apple sues any ISP that tries to offer cross compatibility.


Please, do the world a favor. Boycot Apple. They're full of shit.

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cros107
Posted on 09-08-16 01:22 PM Link | #77018
* Will only connect to macs for backups and charging

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LeftyGreenMario
Posted on 09-08-16 02:27 PM Link | #77024
Ah, I love proprietary, closed source stuff :/ so simpler to manage, no need to waste brainpower on it.

There's a reason I love Nintendo and console gaming in general as well as Apple instead of PC gaming and Android and such.

I don't know if this person was being sarcastic, but I said

Have fun with them restrictions then. Especially with Apple. I don't see how removing headphone jacks or working with iTunes music management makes it "simpler to manage". In fact, Apple products are designed to make it a total pain in the ass to manage. Got something broken? Can't do anything about it, because everything is locked by a proprietary screw so screw you, buy a flipping new one. Apple is the grand master of planned obsolescence. Nintendo products are also a pain in the ass to manage, but they don't come with their own headphone jacks or SD cards or USB slots or some *bleep* like that.


Posted by StapleButter
* proprietary SIM card format
* proprietary screen technology requiring special Apple glasses or eye implants to see screen
* proprietary phone network, can only phone people who own an iPhone 8. Apple sues any ISP that tries to offer cross compatibility.


Please, do the world a favor. Boycot Apple. They're full of shit.

Good one.

I don't see any of those being really far off. What proprietary crap did they do already? I'm aware of .flac files, charger ports, the proprietary screws, and iTunes music management.

StapleButter
Posted on 09-08-16 02:30 PM Link | #77025
Apple makes it all easy if you stay within their way, and a huge pain if you ever stray away from it.


For people who only browse social networks and talk to people, Apple crap is fine.

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MercuryPenny
Posted on 09-08-16 02:33 PM Link | #77026
i pretty much only use my iphone to waste time during my mom's piano lesson, i have yet to receive or start a legitimate non-spam phone call with it lol


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Yami
Posted on 09-08-16 05:04 PM Link | #77042
Not to mention that Apple's own earphones are anything but comfy.

I liked OS X before they introduced their first step to port Mobile features to the PC, which in their case was the App Store.
Since then, they not only kept fucking up OS X (and now macOS), they also started to fuck up their Hardware.

I mean, removing the DVD Drive? Removing the ability to Upgrade RAM on an iMac? Force Touch Track Pads? What the fuck?!

Now the only thing Macs are good for, is for running Linux on them.
I mean, Macs are very popular among Linux distros, so chances that everything works on a Mac is quite high.

Lunarius
Posted on 09-09-16 12:08 AM Link | #77060
The sad thing about Apple is that they are declining a lot in creativity. It's so bad, it isn't even funny. :P Yet, Apple still has loyal fans and somehow gets profit.

Something that just pissed me off was that many Apple fans said that the iPhone 7 was waterproof. There's no fully waterproof smartphone yet. There's many smartphones that have high water resistancy. The Sony Xperia Z5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are some phones that have high resistancy to water but not quite waterproof. Just because Apple says its “water resistant,” don't goddamn assume it's waterproof.

On another note, Apple can make consumers believe they have the “latest technology,” just by redesigning the same damn thing. Personally, the tactics Apple uses to trick consumers into buying iPhones is genius. They can have a ton of money with those methods. (Personally, I want to know those methods…)

I can believe that Apple could go bankrupt in the near future. :P




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StapleButter
Posted on 09-09-16 08:51 AM Link | #77072
easy. market your shit as amazing, revolutionary inventions, with hip names. you reinvented videos? call it LivePhotos.

all the idiots will buy into it.

make it sleek and cool. consumers will love showing it off to show that they're hip and trendy and rich.


the unknown is how many idiots there will be, and how many would be enough to keep Apple afloat.

but well, considering that the capitalist system itself is digging its own grave...

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LeftyGreenMario
Posted on 09-11-16 11:21 PM Link | #77150
Apple is pretty creative in the ways it can somehow get away with all of its fermented shark swim bladders.

cros107
Posted on 09-12-16 04:04 AM Link | #77154
Apple: *removes phone capability*
Apple: "Get the iPhone 9- talk to people across the world, WITHOUT internet."

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MusiMasta
Posted on 09-12-16 11:49 PM Link | #77237
Posted by StapleButter
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Please, do the world a favor. Boycot Apple. They're full of shit.


Which will be quite impossible. Consider their fanbase. I asked random people why they liked iPhone, and most of their answers go like this, "Because it's made by Apple and is an iPhone, that's why." But, what the...? That's not even a logical explanation. The fanbase doesn't even know what is going on. Apple probably already embedded proprietary software in their brain forcing them to remain loyal to Apple forever. They can't even reason. Thus, why this is impossible, on the most part. Though people who have never gotten into Apple can boycott them easily.

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NightYoshi370
Posted on 09-12-16 11:53 PM Link | #77238
Posted by Lunarius
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So true.

Android is way better. But don't be an idiot like me and turn your PC ito Remix OS, an android derpfork

C-lector
Posted on 09-12-16 11:59 PM Link | #77239
True in that, Apple usually sells outdated technology at very higher prices and people don"t even care about that or if they can get the same or even better (for example in computers where it can be a direct comparision) for a lower and more fair price.

StapleButter
Posted on 09-13-16 06:06 AM Link | #77244
Posted by MusiMasta
I asked random people why they liked iPhone, and most of their answers go like this, "Because it's made by Apple and is an iPhone, that's why." But, what the...? That's not even a logical explanation.

they're idiots who just like showing off shiny and expensive things.

if it weren't for our overprotected system, natural selection would be ensuring they don't survive.

it's like, have you ever noticed, how people talk about their phone:

* non-iPhone: yeah so I took my [phone/cellphone/etc] and texted her...
* iPhone: yeah so I took my iPhone and texted her...

you don't see people brag about their Samsung Galaxy or Sony Xperia or whatever. yet, iPhones get the special treatment.

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cros107
Posted on 09-13-16 07:58 AM Link | #77245
Nah, everyone I ask just says something along the lines of "BECAUSE SAMSUNGS ARE BAD"

Why does everyone I know call all Android phones "Samsungs"?

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LeftyGreenMario
Posted on 09-13-16 02:47 PM (rev. 2 of 09-13-16 02:47 PM) Link | #77263
I call Android phones "phones".

P.S. Samsung is an adjective. Have a Samsung day.

MusiMasta
Posted on 09-14-16 12:25 AM (rev. 2 of 09-14-16 01:56 AM) Link | #77278
Also, something to note, since the release of Pokémon Go now, at least here, you can literally see tons of elementary school children with their own iPhone 6s and occasionally even a 6s plus that looks like it will fall out of their hands any moment. Damn.

And yeah, the Note 7's defect is gonna be a big toll for Android as well. Samsung is basically the main branch of Android out there so...hopefully they recover. Also really curious to see what happens at the iPhone 7 release...like the response to no earbuds and the other stuff. Be pretty interesting too see how many people have already been transformed into apple sheeps.

Edit: Oh, and an iPhone 7 ad on the YouTube homepage.

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Yami
Posted on 09-14-16 07:16 AM Link | #77288
When I'm talking about Android phones, I refer them to Android phones.
Simple as that, and no confusion is involved!
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