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Comment: Re: In other words... (Score 3, Insightful) 302

by Karlt1 (#48010309) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

In other words, iphone6 chose looks over function, a common design problem. Like it was said, looks like Jobs is sorely missed in Cupertino.

Right because.....

1. Jobs wa never known for engineering products for form over function with disastrous results -- i.e. the Apple ///, the Lisa, the Cube, etc.

2. That must be why Apple's profits, stock price, and volume have been down since Cook took over....

Comment: Re:Just what apple does... (Score 1) 277

by Karlt1 (#47976217) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

No, they didn't plan it optimally. They got broadsided by Android capturing 85+% of the market, a lot of that led by Samsung's charge into phablets.

The reason that Android got 85% of the market is not because of large screens but because they are on average much cheaper. If Apple wanted a large chunk of the Android market they would have been selling low end low margin phones and been as "successful" as all of the floundering Android manufacturers,

Comment: Re: Definations (Score 1) 206

by Karlt1 (#47970525) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

You can only argue which has the better model(Short term profits vs Long term Market share), I personally think Androids is better long term.

Right because chasing after market share by selling lots of low profit margin products seems to be working as well for the Android OEMs as it did for PC manufacturers.

Even Samsung is reporting lower revenues and profits and that use to be Android's shining star.

Comment: Re: Sales figures are news now? (Score 1) 206

by Karlt1 (#47970075) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Can we get this in perspective please?
How many phones does Samsung and Google sell every time there is a new Android phone


  1. The only phone that Google sells are Nexus's and they don't really sell in volume.

2. Google has said numerous times (including in front of congress) that they make more of their mobile revenue from iOS devices than Android.

3. Samsung's revenues and profits are declining because more high end buyers are buying iPhones and more low end buyers are buying Chinese phones.

Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 504

by Karlt1 (#47963655) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

The release date is not relevant. Relevant is the end of production date.

Okay, the 3GS was last sold as new until the 5 came out in September 2012 and got a security update in 2/2014. So even if you bought the lowest end iPhone available you still got 18-24 months of support -- the same as the top of the line flagship Android Nexus. I'm not aware of any security related patches that have come out since then that weren't released for the 3GS.

Comment: Re:confused (Score 1) 358

by Karlt1 (#47950525) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

They'll go back to DRM because they can make it so they have the only music store on many peoples' phones and tablets. No choice in vendor, helping insure they get their music from apple, then no choice in players so they must buy apple devices to listen to iTunes music. It's not a cornered market, but purposeful vendor lock-in isn't exactly unheard of.

1. So are they going to take away support for mp3 and aac files?
2. Are they going to make Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Amazon Music, and Google Music, etc. take their apps of the store?
3. Are they going to remove mp3/aac support from Safari?
4. Are they going to remove all of their API's for streaming music?

Comment: Re:confused (Score 4, Interesting) 358

by Karlt1 (#47944833) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Why would Apple -- go back to pushing the full album when they pushed for single song downloads over a decade ago or why would they push for DRM when they encouraged the music industry to get rid of it.

(And before anyone says they were forced to get rid of DRM by the competition, check when Jobs published "Thoughts on Music" and when the other stores started selling DRM free music.)

Comment: Re: The most important features... (Score 2) 208

by Karlt1 (#47902369) Attached to: Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Google keeps providing security updates for older devices. I'm not sure how far back it goes but Gingerbread still occasionally gets patches, so that's 2010. They are provided via the Play Store app, and can patch OS level issues just like iOS updates.

That only helps for frameworks and API's that are covered by Google Play services. Anything else is up to the vendor/carrier to actually send updates to your phone. How many vendors would send a security update to a phone released in 2009 four years later?

Comment: Re: The most important features... (Score 3) 208

by Karlt1 (#47896523) Attached to: Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Updates should keep coming for years, although realistically 5 years is a stretch. Apple tend to release crippling updates after a couple of years so that you either get stuck on an old version or are "encouraged" to upgrade your device.

Google only promises upgrades for 18 months. Apple provided security updates for 3GS released 6/2009 in 2/2014. The iPhone 4 released 6/2010 will have the latest OS until 9//2014. I used iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 and it works fine.

What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away.