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DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012

jaysones Re:Not likely (232 comments)

"Apple is not going to enter a market that is already in an aggressive price reduction war." Like the 2007 cell phone market?

more than 2 years ago
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DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012

jaysones Re:What a steal! (232 comments)

Some people don't want a cheap piece of crap from Wamart. I don't mind paying a little more for something that works well and doesn't look like plastic garbage. That said, Apple is incredibly price competitive these days. The old "Apple is expensive" trope needs to be retired.

more than 2 years ago
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DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012

jaysones Re:Oh good (232 comments)

How do you think that Apple logo got so famous? Also, marketing is a lot more than advertising.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Increases Dominance of Mobile Shopping

jaysones Re:Different demographics (136 comments)

Or pet kittens or perhaps donate to charity. Android just makes you better!

more than 2 years ago
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An iPad Keyboard You Can Type On and Swipe Through

jaysones Re:It's because they don't need a tablet (93 comments)

So your position is "the 30 million iPad buyers are rich idiots because I can't imagine needs beyond my own."

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken, Hack Enables Siri on iPhone 4

jaysones Re:You mean the hack "re-enables" Siri (148 comments)

I was being glib, of course, but it's difficult to believe that this needs explanation. Apple liked this app and wants it to become a core feature of their products, differentiating one from another. They couldn't very well allow it to live on as a free option if they're relying on it as a feature, you see? I understand that people feel upset that it's been taken away but Apple is betting that the outcome will be favorable to them. One could also argue that Siri will get better and improve over time now that it's been elevated to an A list feature of their flagship product, not just one of many free apps in the app store. Better long term outcome for everyone, though it's a loss for the early adopters.

about 3 years ago
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iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken, Hack Enables Siri on iPhone 4

jaysones Re:You mean the hack "re-enables" Siri (148 comments)

It's almost as if they're just in this for the money. Apple paid for that company, who the hell are they to do what they want with it? They have some nerve!

about 3 years ago
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Apple Denied Trademark For 'Multi-Touch'

jaysones Re:Good News (217 comments)

Fun fact: if you don't defend any patents you are granted, you lose the rights to them. So patent holders in the current system effectively have no choice but to pursue defense. I know this isn't as much fun as the "Apple is a big meanie" argument but it's an inconvenient truth.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Bans Game App That Criticizes Smartphone Production

jaysones Re:This is so reassuring... (213 comments)

You're a shop owner and I've written a book about how crappy your shop is. Are you obliged to sell this book?

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

jaysones Re:Good bye apple (1027 comments)

Not so fast -- last time he was much younger and taken out by surprise. This transition has been in the works for a long time, I suspect.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

jaysones Re:This is a sad day for the tech world (1027 comments)

I'm curious what your source for this is. Every first hand source I've ever read on him disagrees with you and says that he was an absolute perfectionist with regard to product details and direction. He was a great salesman too but to say that he had no impact on the product design is just demonstrably false.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

jaysones Re:This is a sad day for the tech world (1027 comments)

Did you mean some other "closed" smartphone OS? I read your comment in the context of the comments above it, which were about iOS and Apple specifically. A straw man argument actually is an analogy which sets up a fundamentally flawed comparison. People seem to be enjoying iOS devices very much, based on the sales figures and every consumer survey that I've seen. Are those flawed also? Calling someone a "fanboy" only means you can not rationally rebut their argument. Do you disagree with that too or does it just apply to "haters?"

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

jaysones Re:This is a sad day for the tech world (1027 comments)

First of all, I doubt that the average smartphone purchaser is voting on this issue with their dollar anyway (though I realize this is sort of ducking the whole argument in a wussy way!). I think there will always be a market for more than one phone platform, just as in computing. I'm mainly disputing the gp's assertion that people are rejecting iOS devices because of the curated OS. For instance, iPad sales are killing all the other tablets -- is that despite the average person's supposed hatred of the closed environment? Are you willing to make that argument?

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

jaysones Re:This is a sad day for the tech world (1027 comments)

Aircraft safety versus iOS? Seems like a pretty huge straw man to me. The average person has jumped enthusiastically into the world of "closeness" as you can see by iPhone and iPad sales. How soon is "quick smart" getting here? Where are the complaints, outside of niche techie sites? Where's the rejection of the "closeness?"

more than 3 years ago
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More Photoshopped Evidence In Apple v. Samsung

jaysones Re:Apple's old-hat at doctoring photos (345 comments)

Wow, that's the most outrage I've seen in a "jpg editorial" in a long time. Only the combination of Star Trek and Apple can inspire that kind of fury over some pixel minutia.

more than 2 years ago
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OS X Lion Ships With Faulty NVidia Drivers

jaysones Censoring (284 comments)

The link to "Apple censoring posts" leads to a 30 page discussion on Apple's site. They're terrible at censorship, apparently!

more than 3 years ago
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DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables May Be Recalled Over Licensing

jaysones Re:Easy (417 comments)

Good luck competing with my newest invention, the Higher Definition Network \ Interface, or HDN\I cable!

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

jaysones Re:USB flash drives cost more than DVDs (206 comments)

Pretty sure that this isn't about the cost of printing DVDs. They want to encourage adoption of the Mac App Store and digital downloads. Apple draws a line in the sand when they feel it pushes development forward -- no floppy on the iMac, no Flash on iOS devices. I welcome not having to stand in line for a DVD or wait for the Fed Ex guy.

more than 3 years ago

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