It is an amazing spectacle to be sure.
Reminds me of Kafka's "The Castle" sadly.
It is an amazing spectacle to be sure.
I started trying to get in at 13 min past midnight.
Took a couple days to even get a login that would allow me to fill out a form.
Once I filled out my stats, it told me I couldn't proceed to find out what plans were available because my identity could not be verified.
I tried to upload a document to verify my ID, but it wouldn't let me do that.
So I called the ID verification folks who verified my ID, but told me it would take about 24 hours to go through so I should check back then.
I checked back, but no verification.
After about 5 days I finally was able to upload a document, but 7 or 8 days later I still have my ID confirmation as pending.
Fairly messed up process, but I realize there are millions more in the same predicament. Hopefully things will get ironed out before the thanksgiving.
Who is the tyrant?
Just tried to get on again.... down again for maintenance.
Have been trying around the clock since 13 minutes after it went into effect.
I have called in 3 times and have inched along.
Right now I am at the impasse of it can't confirm my identity for the last couple days and have been unable to upload my document to confirm it.
Called and had my identity verified, but still my process says it can't verify my identity.
Bummer about the iOS7 for you.
Good thing you could get a replacement with iOS6.
Perhaps once they allow you to turn all the movement stuff you will be able to install iOS7 if you liked anything about it.
Yippie... 9 years and you will pay nothing for unlimited everything.
Cheers... wish I had that kind of deal.
I preferred the window shade kind of animation.... that way, all the bars were on the desktop where I arranged them nicely. This was great in Linux...and I always made my desktop this way in windows when I had to use it.
I preferred win2K and used it far more than XP. It is only recently that I have installed XP in a VM.
Personally, I like the parallax and the other zoomy things.... but I don't have a phone that will do iOS7.... looks nice though.
I think they may have ignored people with color blindness. Now the toggles just have a green color or not. There is not word indicating on or off.
I can't say for sure if this is a problem with color blind folks, but I could imagine it might be a bit of a problem. Hopefully, someone who is color blind can comment further on this issue.
If it was truly affecting 35% of the people over age 40 then Apple would most likely have known about the issue before now. But this seems like it is something that affects a relatively smaller segment the population.
The more likely scenario is that some small number of people are affected in the general population and even amongst the 35% over 40 with acute vestibular dysfunction. Since most of these folks are not likely to be amongst the self selecting population of product testers at Apple who spend countless hours looking at screens with moving objects for months on end, the problem was not really apparent.
"While perhaps no longer quite top of the line, it is still a rather competitive device and, on par, I would argue with the iPhone 5."
Equivalence is a hard thing to measure between platforms to be sure. I agree, The Nexus 4 is definitely a great phone and highly equivalent to the iPhone 5. Specs can tell certain things, but overall function of the device is in the end more important to the end user.
Largely end users will pick not merely based upon specs of devices, but they will pick based on what the device can do for them.
Questions like.... does it do what most people need it to do and does the device do it well are more apt. The Nexus 4, the galaxy 4s, the galaxy 3, the iPhone 4s all succeed well and satisfy the needs of consumers. Even older phones do well meeting peoples needs. I grabbed an old 3gs that was broken and fixed it for $20 bucks. It does more than I need it to do. All of these phones do more than most people will ever need them to do which makes these phones such versatile computing devices.
"There was at one point the perception that the iEcosystem had all the apps that you wanted and you didn't get the same apps on other platforms. "
Yes. But that time has passed a while ago I think.
" I suspect that a mass number of people just go to the store looking for a phone, don't want to spend the money on an iPhone and get some Android phone instead because the salesman says 'it is basically the same'."
I suppose, but in the US if you can get a free iPhone 4 or 4S vs a free Android with your phone contract... the choices are are pretty equivalent now. People are free to choose cheap or expensive options depending upon what they want these days in the US.
I'm just really glad there is a choice. I am hoping Microsoft can get things going with their windows phones so there is even more choice. That is great for everyone because healthy competition drives technologic evolution and helps all of us who use these devices. Competition is a great thing.
But I don't understand the fanboism that runs around these inter webs
I don't get why some people feel personally invested with the platform they prefer as if their life depends on it being better than what the other people have chosen. We all like to feel like we chose well, but
These are phones folks. Choose the device you like. 10 years from now none of this arguing will matter because the paradigm will have shifted and we will be arguing about something completely unknown to us now. The current phones will be quaint reminders of a bygone era.... like those big brick phones from the 1990's.
How did you get a zero score?
Speaking truth will get you flamed I guess.
Is it spin to acknowledge that PC's sales globally are down and most folks who know anything about the issue will tell people that mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are ushering in a new Post PC world?
So why is it spin if apple acknowledges that some people who would have bought a mac might buy an iPad instead?
That seems to be an acknowledgement of what is actually and generally happening in the electronics world.
People are buying tablets and phones and maybe putting off the purchase of new PCs or may even decide that they don't really need a PC anymore.
I know of several folks who have switched out their notebook computers for newer dell tablets. Those tablets are really nice and I would prefer something so light compared to my clunky old beast of a laptop.
Will I buy a clunky old laptop next time? Not likely. I will get something lighter with a lower power footprint. So yes a tablet will likely cannibalize one more PC sale for me as well.
And yet I read a study that found that mac sales account for 45% of total PC profits world wide even though they are only 5% of the total market.
I find that amazing.