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post #3031 of 3200
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I'm a moron that didn't realize the Pixel was fully unlocked. Does it work on all bands? As you know, the various iPhone 7 models don't work across all bands - well the AT&T one anyway, which makes no sense why they did that.


I feel like the days of buying locked phones are basically over, no? Aren't most carriers switching to month-to-month plans? I know my parents saved a bunch of money switching to Verizon's. 

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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post


I feel like the days of buying locked phones are basically over, no? Aren't most carriers switching to month-to-month plans? I know my parents saved a bunch of money switching to Verizon's. 

If you sign up for their 0 interest installment plans though the phones are still locked, at least with ATT.
post #3033 of 3200
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I'm a moron that didn't realize the Pixel was fully unlocked. Does it work on all bands? As you know, the various iPhone 7 models don't work across all bands - well the AT&T one anyway, which makes no sense why they did that.

T mobile and att models have the intel chip whereas sprint and Verizon ones have the Qualcomm chip.

Supply chain leverage so that apple can pit the two companies against each other to lower component costs.

The Qualcomm chip is arguably better because it supports both GSM and CDMA. I'm using a Verizon phone in fact with my t mobile sim just because there are no t mobile 7s in stock.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

T mobile and att models have the intel chip whereas sprint and Verizon ones have the Qualcomm chip.

Supply chain leverage so that apple can pit the two companies against each other to lower component costs.

The Qualcomm chip is arguably better because it supports both GSM and CDMA. I'm using a Verizon phone in fact with my t mobile sim just because there are no t mobile 7s in stock.

Interesting and spot-on point on supplier leverage. I'm guessing neither company has an issue with fabing, so that likely a non issue.
post #3035 of 3200
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Unless they need a non exploding phone today. Are we at the point where you can walk in to any store and get a 7+ without waiting?

Pixel XL would be several weeks out, especially if you didn't preorder. And the marketing for it is a little confusing... Makes it sound like the pixel is Verizon only.

Yes. Just walk into a Best Buy, Target or even a Wal-Mart. They almost always have stock in when the carrier stores and the Apple store are on waiting lists. It's a bit more a a hassle dealing with the general phone reps in these stores, but they can get you the same phones, under the same carrier payment/installment plans that the carrier stores offer. I was easily able to get my iPhone 7 128 gig in matte black at a Best Buy Mobile store in a local mall. I know several Targets near by had them in stock too. This includes the 7 and the 7+.

EDIT: Only thing you won't find is the Jet Black version, but there is stock for all other colors.
post #3036 of 3200
Regarding the exploding Note 7's there has been some interesting talk about what the underlying cause may be and it may be similar to what's causing the "touch disease" on some iPhones. The belief is it's all related to the lack or adequate shielding, of which is directly related to how thin these phones have become. It's becoming harder and more expensive to implement proper shielding for certain components with the room available within the phone's bodies. So as we see the bell curve continue to shift towards thinner phones with more powerful components there will be an increased risk of these issues. You have to wonder if we will see more exploding phones in the future?
post #3037 of 3200
build them back up to "Phone with case" size. Fill the space half with physical protection and shielding, half with larger battery.

Bonus points for no more camera bumps.
post #3038 of 3200
The official galaxy note 7 return kit from Samsung. Can also be used to transport infectious disease samples to the CDC.
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I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but some banner notifications I get on iOS 10 don't disappear. They just sit there at the top until I manually swipe it away.

Why the fuck does it do this? All notification settings have them set as banners so they disappear after awhile.. and I've even noticed notifications from the same app behave inconsistently (i.e., will disappear one time but stay floating the other).
post #3040 of 3200
I'd say this is starting to look very likely.
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Hmm. I wonder if we will soon see a quarter when one phone maker captures 100% of the profit in the industry.
post #3041 of 3200
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but some banner notifications I get on iOS 10 don't disappear. They just sit there at the top until I manually swipe it away.

Why the fuck does it do this? All notification settings have them set as banners so they disappear after awhile.. and I've even noticed notifications from the same app behave inconsistently (i.e., will disappear one time but stay floating the other).

Same here - annoying when you wake up in the morning and have a bunch of notifications.
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

I'd say this is starting to look very likely.

Thankfully Google stepped in at the right time. The Pixel looks really solid.
post #3042 of 3200
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


Thankfully Google stepped in at the right time. The Pixel looks really solid.

Pixel looks great, but it won't sell in enough volume to really impact the overall numbers in the industry. Not this generation. In the future, if Google plays it's cards right the device range could be a huge hit.
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I want Google to help the game. As I've posted in the car thread, competition is good. There were a ton of empty promises from Blackberry - a company with two co-CEOs and Nokia went the way of the dodo.

Google coming into the picture directly is great. Unlike Tesla, as I posted in the car thread, Apple likely hates it, but it will help the consumer.
post #3044 of 3200
I didn't see your posts in the car thread.

Walt nails it here. Siri is still a joke.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/12/13251068/walt-mossberg-apple-siri-is-dumb
post #3045 of 3200
Seen lots of anecdotal evidence of people noticing the pixel (as opposed to the Nexus phones which most people didn't know existed).

The verizon only marketing (when the phone is actually available through google for any provider) is not helpful, but I hear that it might show up on AT&T in november.

Unfortunately, it is all a little bit too late to completely capitalize on the Note 7 disaster. How slick would it be if they had Pixel XLs in stock and a sales rep on hand at stores when people try to bring their Note 7s back?

They even offered to give Ken Bone a free one.
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