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Comment Re:No, I have one, and I think I own it. (Score 1) 366

And if you look at the terms from the Apple fanboi Daring Fireball blog, it says you can't "resell" it. So even though it only cost me a dollar plus tax, I still interpreted that as a purchase.

You took the fact that you're not allowed to resell it as proof that you owned it? Most people would come to the opposite conclusion.

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Comment Re:Nice speculation. (Score 1) 366

It's not conjecture, Jackass. RTFA. iFixit admitted it:

"The developer unit we disassembled was sent to us by Apple. Evidently, they didnâ(TM)t intend for us to take it apart. But weâ(TM)re a teardown and repair company; teardowns are in our DNAâ"and nothing makes us happier than figuring out what makes these gadgets tick. We weighed the risks, blithely tossed those risks over our shoulder, and tore down the Apple TV anyway."

Comment Re:Unauthorized teardown (Score 4, Informative) 366

No it isn't. Apple LENT them a unit, and they tore it down. If I lend you a lawnmower, and with out my permission (unauthorised) you pull it apart, then I'm going to punish you too.

If iFixit waited till they could buy their own in store, then tore that down, then there wouldn't be a problem.

Comment Re: Why? (Score 1) 182

And still you're guessing. This isn't a specific streaming technology, it works for every kind of data.

It is shame that Apple doesn't document its stuff any better and keeps everything secret.

There's no need to document, when neither the app developer nor the web service provider needs to do anything. It works transparently. The only documentation it needs is what it allows the user to do, and how to turn it on and off.

Comment Re: Why? (Score 1) 182

"But the claim I am trying to refute is that this works with ANY application doing ANYTHING."

"And yet it moves." -- Galileo, responding to the people of the day who argued that the earth was the centre of the universe.

The fact is that WiFi assist works. So clearly the problem is in your inability to work out how to do it. That you don't know everything as you think you do. It's not that it doesn't work.

So what BasilBrush, and the press releases from Apple imply, is that OS9 has a new feature no other OS has: it can transparently make streams continue, on another interface, with no support from the application software.

I've since been informed that Samsung have implemented the same thing on some of their phones this last few months.

Your idea of what's not possible is wrong. You have a flawed model.

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman