[Chugalug] Apple announces the new iPhone...its gold.
boodaddy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 17:23:41 UTC 2013
Here is an interesting tid bit that Tim Cook didn't mention:
It appears the chart they shown in the presentations could be
Chad, to counter your argument that "iOS is the most widely used mobile
operatng system" and "iPhone outselss all Android phones combined" is just
simply wrong. Android has a much larger market share than iOS in the
United States now, and has held the lead world wide for a while now. There
are many sources out there to confirm this, but here is one:
On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:
> So to chime in here after reading the tech specs:
> Why is there a M7 co-processor? To offload motion and positional
> functions from the main A7 CPU to conserve power. The M7 supposedly uses
> 1/10 (no real facts to back that up yet) the power of the A7.
> 64-bit memory space update is also related to graphics functions as higher
> I/O rates boost performance.
> I would use the sh!t out of the finger print scanner to keep from typing
> my 16-digit Apple ID password or as a 2-factor for a password store on my
> The additional camera features are a big deal to me as I Facetime my girls
> from all over the country and the light sensor would help them be able to
> see me wherever I am.
> Lastly, the LTE enhancements are LONG overdue. I get better data rates
> out of 4G using my AT&T iPhone 5.
> Just my 2 cents, digest as you see fit.
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am going to disagree. The fingerprint scanner has been on mobile
>>> phones for a while now, so its nothing new. The Motorola Atrix had one
>>> that worked pretty good. To me, they are kinda useless, and seems gimmicky.
>>> 64 bit is "meh" for me right now. it will be a few years before
>>> developers take hold of it, and by then something better will be out
>>> anyways. This won't pull me away from Android.
>> Epic Games said it took them less than 2 hours to change their 32 bit
>> game to a 64 bit one.
>>> Why does the compass, gyroscope and acceleromoter need a separate
>>> deidcated processor? My 2 year old Nexus handles all of them great right
>>> now, without a dedicated processor.
>> Why do graphics need their own dedicated processor?
>> Seriously, I can't believe this is even a question. If you have a
>> dedicated processor handling that stuff, then your main CPU can deal with
>> what it has to deal with. If you can't appreciate that, just think of it
>> as adding another core.
>>> As for your "faster CPU" and "desktop level apps" comment, I honestly
>>> don't use my phone as my desktop. Until someone does true device
>>> convergance well, I will never use my phone as my desktop, regardless of
>>> how much horsepower it has. I need at least dual screen, high resolution
>>> support, with full keyboard and mouse connectivity. It also needs to do
>>> USB devices (Think storage) well.
>> Oh well, I guess since *you* don't use your phone like a computer, then
>> the whole concept should be scrapped, because obviously if you aren't using
>> it that way then no one else is, no should they, no could they ever.
>> I don't use Instagram, so it shouldn't exist. I don't use Debian, or
>> VIM, so those shouldn't exist either.
>> There are people who use their phones as remote workstations, creating
>> and controlling content from the palm their hand. I don't have an iPhone -
>> or even a smartphone, but I do have an Android tablet (several, actually,
>> but I only really use one) and an iPod Touch. I've used both to do some
>> pretty work-related type computery stuff.
>> Regardless of whether you personally use your phone to do anything other
>> than make phone calls - there are millions of people who use them for
>> things that need processing power. And, scoff if you will, playing games
>> is one of them. Mobile gaming a billion dollar industry - and has been for
>> at least 5 years.
>> Games drive growth in computing power - they did for the desktop (and
>> still do, so I'm lead to believe) and they are for phones.
>>> I was really hoping the Ubuntu Phone would have become a reality. That
>>> is true innovation. To me, this new iPhone is indeed a speedbump of
>> The Ubuntu Edge was a pretty cool system - but it was basically a speed
>> bump of a Nokia N900 (which I had for years). The N900 could run full
>> fledged desktop Linux apps. (My current Android tablet has OpenOffice on
>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andropenoffice&hl=en )
>> And could basically become a desktop computer with a really tiny screen.
>> If they had HDMI out, then bam, desktop in my pocket.
>> The Atrix, that was already mentioned, pretty much did the same thing.
>> In fact, any Android phone with video out and BlueTooth and/or USB OTG
>> could be used that way. The Ubuntu Edge was just a speed bump.
>> You can trivialize anything - "My Commodre 64 played games - the PS4 is
>> just a speed bump." "The ENIAC could perform math, the Tianhe-2 is just
>> a speed bump."
>> There was far more to the iPhone 5s than an improved processor. Just
>> because you don't like, aren't impressed by, or wouldn't use those features
>> does not mean they do not exist.
>> But, as I said, I won't be getting one. I am in the market for a
>> smartphone, but I don't want a contract, and I want things the iPhone
>> doesn't offer (like the aforementioned HDMI out, USB OTG, and expandable
>> storage). But that doesn't mean it's a useless piece of junk. Like it or
>> not, iOS is the most widely used mobile operating system. That means the
>> iPhone outsells all Android phones combined. There is a market for what
>> they are offering.
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