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Comment: Re:no wonder apple dropped 16GB machines (Score 1) 196

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47930381) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

Actually I'm willing to speculate that the reason why it's 16/64/128 isn't for any insane conspiracy theory reason, but rather that Apple may have just gone overboard on the 8 gig chips in their supplier chain(Keep in mind, iOS devices use flash in pairs; so a 64gb phone is really 2x32; etc). Given that at their size, they need to order their parts well in advance, it's easy to get trapped with an excess of parts.

They figured most people wouldn't notice or care. The 6s probably will go 32/64/128.

Comment: Re:Is this why they call them "smart" phones? (Score 1) 222

it's about how aware to the rest of the system any given thread is to the rest of it. Android's implementation of keyboards is incredibly unsafe.

As far as intents vs iOS extensions go, you're right, but the reason why is that Android doesn't do much of anything to keep things playing cleanly.

Comment: Re:Non story (Score 1) 203

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47912839) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

They sell between 20 and 40 million iPhones in a quarter. at 600 bucks a pop. Granted, unsubsidized, but, let's be frank; they're not letting the carriers off the hook for the 400 bucks in revenues. Worst case scenario, 20 billion times 600 is 12 billion. A quarter.

Investing half a billion over time for production of key components for the camera, watch and touch id sensor makes a lot of sense. especially considering how tricky sapphire manufacturing is.

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 2) 324

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47908671) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Yeah, but you're missing out on a few things like the value of the name Minecraft.

Minecraft has spawned a lot of merch, as an example of brand value. Shirts, hats, toys, blind bags, key rings, foam swords and pick axes, etc. etc.

That 2.5 billion isn't going to pay off right away. But it will pay off.

Comment: Re:Is this why they call them "smart" phones? (Score 3, Insightful) 222

As a bitter partisan, I'd hate to say that the things that Apple is playing "catchup" on are things that by getting right now, they don't have to worry about everything going to hell later.

For instance, how iOS implements third party keyboards is that the keyboard itself is sandboxed away from the rest of the running process. In comparison, on Android, keyboards are basically key loggers running onto of the current running process.

Intents vs Plugins? Similar.

see: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2...

There were reports that Swiftkey was going to be announced for iOS 7, funny enough, as a third party keyboard. However, it seems like all of the XPC stuff Apple has been doing, Google has a LOT to catch up on. Apple now just has the low hanging fruit.

Comment: Re:Legacy Support (Score 1) 730

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47864799) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Wow. Major Poe here. I'm not sure if you're a troll or serious.

If you're not a troll, then what the hell are you doing stuck at 10.1? The intel transition was 8 years ago. What kind of lazy software vender are you using that hasn't updated for Intel? Also, 10.6 runs most PPC apps via Rosetta.

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