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Comment: Re:iPhones do use Gorilla glass (Score 1) 189

by Ecuador (#48481543) Attached to: Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle
Hmm, looking into it I do read that at least the original iPhone had the Gorilla Glass. However, I am not "making shit up", several iPhone 4 and 4s in the office had very scratched screens to the point that they were replaced, and we found out this was a very common replacement. The Galaxy phones do not seem to scratch. I have a Galaxy S3 with no screen protector with me for the last couple of years and it does not even have a minor scratch. Coincidence? I don't know. But why are Apple products not listed in the Corning page with the full list of products with Gorilla Glass?

Comment: They don't seem to care... (Score 3, Insightful) 189

by Ecuador (#48476445) Attached to: Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle
They don't seem to care about losing customers. Perhaps they know that their customers are mostly fans who will always buy whatever overpriced gadget they throw at them, as long as the new product carries a new buzzword or two. That's what the sapphire screen was, a buzzword, and that is made clear by the fact that instead of switching to something about as effective like Gorilla glass, they shipped a scratch-able glass screen instead. It was not about using the best material for their screen, it was just about using the most marketable material. When the plan failed, their response was to change the marketing campaign.
In the meantime, at the office, all iphones without protectors are full of scratches, while the Samsungs have mostly pristine screens...

Comment: I don't get it... (Score 4, Insightful) 152

by Ecuador (#48469075) Attached to: Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case
Every slashdot reader and their mother, to say nothing of the dog, hate reading these inane Haselton blog posts, why do they keep being posted? I mean most of the posts on these "stories" are about how stupid the "story" is, showing it is probably the only Slashdot feature that is more annoying than the beta, and yet they keep on coming... Is there some sort of strong affiliation? Is slashdot simply paid by this Bennett guy? If it is, I would probably be more understanding - I know how the world works - just tell us it is so and we will move on...

Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor. -- Edgar R. Fiedler