... and then you lose out on security updates, forcing you to manually check?
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
"Normal" updates I would normally accept to have, because they're typically small (<100MB), but this thing is nearly 5GB. Some of us have data caps.
But of course, with everybody at Apple being super-rich, they don't bother to think about these things, and just assume everybody can afford whatever GB's-worth of stuff they want to push on us.
I used to walk the 1.5 miles to school when in first grade; came home for lunch and same when getting home (though once in a while one of my parents would drive us home). I never went 'missing', nor did my parents freak out (obviously) at my being out alone.
As for recess, I remember my first day of grade 8, the school board had decided we no longer needed recesses - I always was a bit bitter about that because I liked the break from the monotony of being taught, but also because that was the start of 'us' (my grade level students) getting screwed over the next few years with additional changes (like having the option to not take the final exam if your grade was high enough in later years, etc.) throughout high school.
That's a weasel phrase used by people that don't like the outcome.
Kinda like "It's total political crap"?
How much (in %) do you pay. How much does Apple/Corporate America?
Therein lies the answer.
Apparently you didn't get the hint of my post - Apple is deliberately skirting the spirit of the 'tax rules' in order to avoid/evade paying taxes (the difference is wether what tricks they used were illegal or not - see what I did there?)
To go around and claiming "courage" for things they do while purposely keeping their hordes of cash for themselves/investors just makes them look like the jerks they are.
But of course, all the fanbois come to Cook's rescue, so why then should he bother justifying himself, it's far easier to call it 'political crap', right?
The moral thing to do is pay your fair share of taxes.
But instead Apple feels entitled to pay as little as possible (wether the tricks they used are illegal or not remains to be seen, I guess).
The iPhone seemed snappier.
You obviously didn't try an iPhone 4S running iOS 7-9. What makes me laugh the most is how a while back some online mags did a study of how much faster the iPhone screens were compared to all other makes; yeah they might be faster, but when the UI can't keep up with user touches, it really means nothing in the end.
in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year
You can't have an "adult" conversation with a child like Comey.
The IBM 2250 is impressive ... if you compare it with a system selling for a tenth its price. -- D. Cohen