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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by hi-rev View Post
    And how is that different from any other item on this planet ?
    It works, and then at some point it stops working
    Eh, that's exactly my point. Same as any other mainstream computing platform, win 10, Android and Ubuntu all work out of the box, until they don't. The stuff that doesn't e.g. More specialised flavours of UNIX/Linux will be used by someone who knows what they're doing anyway and has no fear of compiling a Kernel

    Br1an - I'm referring to laptops. I can get 64GB into a windows laptop, but you can't go beyond 16GB in a macbook pro. Now this would be fine with me if they didn't call it a "pro", its a nice Ultrabook, but not enough differentiation in focus from a MacBook or MacBook, there's no true workhorse machine in the vein of a thinkpad. No expandability, no dock, no little hole for a Kensington lock to secure a very nickable piece of kit, no Ethernet port, only usb-c. Everything is sacrificed for aesthetics, fan less operation and power consumption (which is why the ram limitation, they use Intel architecture but their own branch of the chip, so development of the hardware moves slower and they'd have to use a higher power consumption Chipset). You end up with a nice looking machine but a mess of dongles and lots of wiggly impractalities in a work environment. Even if Ram increases, it will go to 32GB...maybe. There's no true mobile workstation model, so its alienating the design/video/sound/dev people that adopted it initially as the spec available isn't just lower, but not even increasing at a similar rate, iT's like they lost interest.

    but hey, touch bar!
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  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by -alan- View Post
    zzzzzzzz...........

    If buying a Mac saves you from having to listen to folk having those kind of conversations - I'm going to get a couple more
    Actually, it means having to have more of these conversations with devs who desperately try to rationalize their decision. I don't argue with them, I give em their choice. The rationale for a mac is supposedly the UNIX environment, but that reason is getting less and less all the time. MS have moved past the OS being the centre of their business and embrace Linux these days, because it makes business sense, but they've always been ruthlessly pragmatic that way, they released software for the "rival" Mac OS even during the OS wars because it made money.
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  3. #33
    1200 is madness... All I phone's to me are nearly the same sure all the gimmicks are cool to show people for about 10 mins but really how much will they be used.

    The face I.D thing isn't that secure as fast as I recall is it? or has apple perfected it. If it's not a full iris scan can it really be secure... would a high res image fool it?

    I'm also sure I had wireless charging on a Nokia I had about 5 or 6 years ago hardly groundbreaking tech here.

  4. #34
    I have an iPhone 6. Still working fine three years in. It's beginning to show its age slightly in terms of performance and iOS 11 will possibly slow it down more. I expect to get another year out of it.

    The iPhone 6 heralded the worst iPhone design to date. The iPhone 4 and 5 in particular were beautiful creations that you could justifiably pay a premium for. The iPhone 6 had the same non-descript design as any other Android handset.

    The iPhone 7 jet black added a little bit of appeal and the dual lense camera is very cool but then they went and deleted the headphone jack which is just braindead.

    While I don't think I've ever actually seen one, the high end Samsungs with the edge screens moved things on significantly. It's the first time I've (in pictures) seen an attractive Android device. I don't think I would buy one for a variety of reasons but I get why some do. Not very many do I take it.

    The iPhone 8 doesn't seem to move the game on at all. Maybe the glass back adds a bit of premium. It certainly did on the iPhone 4. The much faster CPU would buy future proofing also.

    The iPhone X. Looks ok but no getting away from being a Samsung clone at a ridiculous price. I like the camera improvements and having a large screen on a smaller device is nice. But it can't justify the price.

    It's a bit theoretical as I'm not in the market for a phone. If my iPhone 6 were to fail, I think I would go for an iPhone 7 but not sure it's cheap enough over an iPhone 8 with its more future proof hardware that could last me another 3-4 years. I can't see any reason to upgrade while my phone still works. Just like I see no reason to upgrade any of my other Apple devices. Maybe the speaker will do it for me, we'll see.
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  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by crank_case View Post
    Actually, it means having to have more of these conversations with devs who desperately try to rationalize their decision. I don't argue with them, I give em their choice. The rationale for a mac is supposedly the UNIX environment, but that reason is getting less and less all the time. MS have moved past the OS being the centre of their business and embrace Linux these days, because it makes business sense, but they've always been ruthlessly pragmatic that way, they released software for the "rival" Mac OS even during the OS wars because it made money.
    Not quite true....

    Apple was so close to going bust that Microsoft invested $150 million in them...

    One of the conditions was that Apple had to let Microsoft office on the platform. And that internet explorer was the default web browser

    They did it to try and avoid legal sanction around dominance on platforms

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/microsofts-...edium=webfeeds




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  6. #36
    1179euro it's ridiculous amount for a "phone" , I've been using apple product for a while now from work & home but I find the price for iPhone X quite offensive... Another insult is that 999 dollars somehow convert into 1179euro in Irish magic calculator.

    What I would love to see is the same scheme Apple has in US for their iPhone subscriptions. People pay monthly for their iPhones directly to Apple and they can exchange them every time the new comes out. I would love to do it in Ireland and stick Pre Pay sim card rather than pay crazy price for bill phone.
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  7. #37
    Eh... Apple have 6,000 employees in Cork, all of whom are entitled to the employee purchase scheme which is for something like 20+ Apple products including 3 iPhones annually. If you want a cheap, new, unlocked iPhone then I suggest network, network, network.
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  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Flet View Post
    Eh... Apple have 6,000 employees in Cork, all of whom are entitled to the employee purchase scheme which is for something like 20+ Apple products including 3 iPhones annually. If you want a cheap, new, unlocked iPhone then I suggest network, network, network.
    I'd say between donedeal and the cute Cork hoors, that perk is fairly well sewn up!

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by alan996 View Post
    Not quite true....

    Apple was so close to going bust that Microsoft invested $150 million in them...

    One of the conditions was that Apple had to let Microsoft office on the platform. And that internet explorer was the default web browser

    They did it to try and avoid legal sanction around dominance on platforms

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/microsofts-...edium=webfeeds




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    Aye, but they could have let their rival go bust too, but even before that MS have a history with Apple products even earlier than that like a cp/m soft card for the apple II that let it function as a serious business machine and not just another hobbyist toy.

    They also developed BASIC for the first Macs, which gave them an insight into how Mac OS (then called system 1) worked which helped them develop windows to sit on top of MS-DOS.
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  10. #40
    I got my first iPhone in January, after remaining loyal to Windows phone until the bitter end. I notice that iPhone and Android are both comparatively full of ads. Iphone at least doesn't crash all that often, but I can't see how it's possibly worth the price, and not letting me plug in an SD card is just ridiculous.

    I miss my Windows phone.
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