Please read my statement once again. I never said Apple was perfect and that nobody ever had to complain. Plus, I was talking about iOS. You know, context and all...
I have an iPhone 4S since october 2011. I installed iOS8 last week and everything is fine. No slowdowns that I noticed yet. Apparently, it takes 2 more seconds to boot, but I don't really care as I reboot it less than once a week.
Prior to that I had an iPhone 3GS, updated always to the latest versioon. I've never had to complain about Apple's software upgrades, except on one occasion (I don't remember but I think it was iOS4). This was quite horrible in terms of performance and an update came a couple of weeks later and fixed most of it. Another update came two month later and fixed the rest.
YMMV, but all in all, Apple's support for old hardware is miles and light-years ahead of everyone else. Bar none.
Of course the court could just order you to turn over your password.
Isn't there some self-incrimiation thingy that makes this impractical? Like, the court cannot ask you to incriminate yourself.
I'm not American, so I forgot the details.
It's pretty much the idea, which is terrible in my view. But then again, how else are you going to prevent bruteforce?
He makes a fair point. The data stored at Apple does not generate revenue for Apple, at the contrary of Google - where your emails are scanned for content to target ads at your eyeballs.
Now, jumping from that to "We cannot do it even if we wanted to" is quite a leap forward. I'm not sure I trust that part of the statement.
This is a no-contract phone, no strings attached. I subscribed to a contract after having bought the phone.
I just bought €50 phones for my kids. Android 4.4. There are plenty around where I am, so I don't really know what the fuss is all about.
Hey, since you're talking about contract, can you point us to it so we can see if:
- The users expectations is on par with what the user agreed to
- If there is a failure of the accepted usage contract.
Are you being obtuse on purpose? Probably... but I'll feed your nice troll one last time, by helping you compare a bag of crap with the latest album from U2, so that you will see that your comparison was overly excessive.
Probably more than 99% of the world population doesn't like a bag of crap. So the chance of pleasing someone by leaving one in their front porch is about less than 1%. Can you guess if the percentage of people that don't like the latest album from U2 is higher of lower than that?
You have roaming charges and let iTunes download everything automatically? And somehow it is Apple's fault?
In your view, the fact that people were given for free a piece of music is something they should rightfully complain about? Without us making fun of them?
Strange view you have there.
I don't know about Android, but on iOS, you can be mislead to click on an in-app purchase, but then the very familiar dialog pops out and you KNOW you're about to spend money. No, my kids at least cannot be fooled by that. I've seen them ask me if they could do it, so no, they are not that easily fooled.
How did it go ?
There's also something called trust. Children are not idiots (at least most of them.) Instead of giving the phone to your kids hoping they won't find the purchase button, tell them exactly where it is, what it does and that they are very specifically NOT allowed to tap on it. And that you'll receive an automatic email if they do (which is true at least for Apple) so that they can't hide it.
Worked for me - early versions of iOS had the same issue. Never had to complain. Additionnally, I respect my kids a little more now that I know I can trust them for this as well. And respect goes both ways.