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The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Moto has some cheap phones that still provide a good experience, so it must be Samsung's crap, or hardware that looks good on paper but which hasn't had much firmware optimization.

    My 2013 moto x is starting to show its age, but it doesn't feel that much worse than my gf's brand new SE (although I did notice that her uber app started up twice as fast as mine this morning). I clearly have an Android boner, but I've spent plenty of time using iPhones (set up with my accounts and everything)... Several times I have been close to buying one (I would have really enjoyed having a 5s had the timing worked out). They definitely win the snappy UI battle, although only barely against "real" Android, and upon release, they usually have the best form factor and hardware.

    But something always kills it for me. This headphone jack thing almost certainly kills it for me on principle unless they pull out something mind blowing. The top of the line Android experience has pros and cons, but overall it is at least equal to the iOS experience.
     
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    Thinking about this lightning headphone adapter... Will it emerge from the phone at a right angle?

    If not, how far out is your headphone plug going to stick? 90%of my headphone use sees the phone in a pocket... Often a tight pants pocket that bends when I sit.

    Stick some inch long adapter out of the phone and I'm going to start breaking stuff with the leverage
     
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    He's incorrigible
     
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    This post is full of sexual innuendos that someone needs to tap.
     
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  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    otc needs the 3.5mm headphone jack so he can jam his cock into it for docking purposes.

    Let's just say that "information" is disseminated one way.
     
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  6. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm sure a lot of it has to do with Samsung's modifications to Android and all the bloatware they add. Keep in mind they somehow manage to even make a top of the line flagship phone have spotty performance compared to the competition.

    http://www.xda-developers.com/with-...delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/

    The biggest issue I have with the Android platform is how hard it is to get "real" Android. We get a couple Nexus models a year and if we are lucky a couple more make it to market without modifications. I also don't want to deal with rooting a handset just to get it to perform how it should and get timely updates.
     
  7. NaTionS

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    True. Or they could have made 64 the base with flash memory prices plummeting over the past few years.
     
  8. otc

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    I agree with that. I still can't tell 100% what's in it for Samsung to keep doing this shit. Why spend money developing this crap when google is willing to develop better versions for you at no additional cost?

    Although I haven't rooted a phone since my original Galaxy S1. The moto X isn't bone stock android, but motorola's additions are unobtrusive and some are actually pretty nice (and they are more like "added features" than "replacements for perfectly good stock features"). Simply having a standard OS has its benefits--although you have to wait for AT&T to stop fucking around and actually provide updates, you also don't have to ever think about "should I update to version .3.2.012??? Will I have to wipe my phone to do it???". Rooted my Nexus 7 at some point (pre-marshmallow) to allow it to read SD cards from a USB reader...but that only required visiting a website and clicking "root me", and that functionality is now built in to android >6.0 IIRC.

    The apple update system is really nice because they can bypass the carriers and aren't dealing with idiot OEMs. Although If I wanted to read SD cards on my iphone, I'd need a $30 official lighting reader (that I can't reuse on my computer) and they only started supporting it on phones with ios9.2. There's something to be said about it being possible on android for many years with a $2 usb cable instead of a $30 single-purpose dongle :)

    But hey, I'm waiting to see what happens. My company's phone reimbursement money is burning a hole in my pocket and is going to get spent in the next month or two.
     
  9. Jr Mouse

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    Branding. The skinning of the OS helps Samsung brand their phones as their own and make them look and feel different then the competition.
     
  10. GreenFrog

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    Harambe makes them do it.
     
  11. GreenFrog

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    So excited for tomorrow!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is unbearable.

    Update - throw up mode now.

    Update 2 - how much time can you take to say it has a fucking new camera?

    Update 3 - Phil, shut up. This is a set of wandering words. Now the head of Instagram. You're fucking saying the same shit that Phil said.

    Update 4 - a terrible presentation by all involved. Going to get some food. How the hell do you use 200 words when one would work.
     
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    fixt.
     
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    Lol
     
  15. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    From The Verge live stream of the event. Nilay nailed it.

    They didn't make a strong case at all. All we got was some talk about it taking courage to do so and how it would make for a better future for iPhone users. Then they showed off some strange looking wireless earpods that are a $159 purchase and offered us free adapters.

    :foo:
     
  16. sonick

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    #courage #iphone7
     
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  17. GreenFrog

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    I'm super fucking stoked.

    Getting the 7 plus in jet black 128 gb and dat airpods!!!

    The two disappointments I had were the lack of true tone in the display and that you seemingly have to "connect" the airpods every single time. And it looks like you can only connect them when you take them out of the case. Weird.
     
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  18. Jr Mouse

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    Also the AirPods look like they use the same general shape of the current Apple headphones. While I find them super comfortable, I am not at all sure I would trust them to stay in my ears during a run or bike ride. With the wired headphones you know it's safe if one falls out. These wireless ones? Not so much. Quick way to be out $159...
     
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    What's the claimed battery life on the AirPods?
     
  20. Jr Mouse

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    5 hours and the case is able to charge them when they are put inside it. I believe the case itself carries 25 hours of extra charge. The real question is how long will the case take to charge them?
     

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