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Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Scott Forstall posted:

iPhone SE is best phone. will replace it when thereís a SE-sized iPhone X

if they make a waterproof se i'm gonna buy 3 and never buy another phone for the rest of my life

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Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

The Management posted:

I once filed a bug against iTunes for some similar issue and an iTunes engineer told me to log out and log back in again, which fixed my problem. I asked him why, since iTunes knew there was a problem, couldnít it just do wherever it was logging out and back in again accomplished without making the user have to do it. naturally the response was a blank stare as if logging out and back in is a perfectly valid and normal thing that users are supposed to do and he couldnít comprehend the concept of doing anything other than throwing out a mysterious error and making them struggle to figure it out.

iTunes is staffed by morons and is a flaming piece of poo poo. most Apple employees learn pretty quickly that filing bugs against iTunes is pointless because they never get fixed. they disappear into a void where you canít see them and assigned to a robot and no one ever looks at them.

this is the same company that decided that when iOS grasps on to the slightest remnant of a wifi signal for dear life instead of figuring out smoke signals would be faster and switching to LTE, you can now manually disconnect from that wifi while keeping wifi on. you'd think a device with enough processing power to run the space program could figure out that these packets just aren't gonna show up no matter how long you wait, but nope.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

The Management posted:

this is a very hard problem to solve in practice. and people get angry when you use their data when you should be on WiFi.

then those skinflints should turn off cellular data

if i've got it enabled switch the gently caress over already

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

macbooks pro

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
just 2 iPads with a hinge

take my loving money

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

carry on then posted:

do you mean when they are all fullscreen spaces? turn off "automatically arrange spaces based on most recent use" in sysprefs

holy gently caress I thought this was a bug

turns out it was loving intentional

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
i got an iphone 8

it's nice i guess, expect it to last several years before dying like my 5s just did

that's my story

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Polo-Rican posted:

the new stores are very bad. wandering salespeople are no more: now you're asked to form one big single-file line as soon as you enter the store, and once you reach the front of the line an apple employee assigns you to a specific salesperson. i just wanted a mighty mouse and had to wait in lines for like 20 minutes

what the gently caress are you talking about

i went to get an iphone 8 and as soon as i walked in someone took my name down and told me to go browse and someone would find me. then they found, me i told them what i wanted, and 60 seconds later i was walking out with a phone

the layout is retarded though, giant 30' square tables with like 18" of product on it

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

The Management posted:

there are two ways to make a chip fast: high clock speed and bigger chip area.

power usage increases with the square of the frequency, so high frequency burns much more power and gets much hotter. but itís ďfreeĒ for chip makers in that there isnít a per-unit cost.
bigger chip area can do more things in parallel but it costs more to make. they stay cooler and therefore run longer at that same performance level.

apple went all in on big area with relatively low clocks. they made a chip that is very expensive to make, and at the same power consumption as competitors it murders them in performance. they are paying for it in chip price, but they thought it was worth it. because of this design it canít clock up much higher. so even with active cooling you canít push it too far, although it will be able to maintain performance.

fun fact, it doesnít support 32-bit ARM at all. even if iOS didnít drop support for ARMv7, this chip couldnít run those old apps.

also forgot to quote this cool and good post

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

FMguru posted:

here have the whole set



"schlong swallowing cock goblin" kills me every time

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Endless Mike posted:

lol what is qualcomm even doing?



apparently doing transcoding by hand

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

touchid on my 8 is loving absurdly fast

can't expect 1st gen faceid to be that quick, but even so that's not terrible, on par with touchid on a 5s i'd say

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

The Management posted:

the non poor version Apple Watch uses a sapphire display. the sapphire phone screens were scrapped because their manufacturer couldnít scale their production. apple wouldnít have committed that much money if they didnít already test prototypes and verify that it works for them.

gotta figure you're also not as likely to drop your watch

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Poopernickel posted:

but what if I took their face.....off....

Joanna Stern had a face mask made by a prop company and it didn't work, so, no

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
how does it work when you just want to look at your notifications or does it just unlock all the time

because that seems annoying

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Trashman posted:

yeah this. iPhone 8 owns and no doubt second edition of iPhone X will also own.

touchid on the 8 is ridiculously fast and good

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

sleepwalkers posted:

i have multiple people in my family who did manual labor for their entire lives and have absolutely ruined their hands meaning touch id is more or less useless for them. they can set it up, but the failure rate is north of 50%. shame theyll never know the beauty of it.

they should take up a life of crime

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Bulgogi Hoagie posted:

if you forked out a grand for iphonex you might as well use faceid which has actually been made with a lot of thought and care put into its security implementation

that way if you get arrested leo have no problem accessing your phone

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
guess you could take a picture of your dilz as the unlock, don't know how good the zoom is on the front camera tho :newlol:

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Generic Monk posted:

are you implying they wouldn't just trap you in a room and spend some quality time with the rubber truncheon until you squeaked out the passcode?

well, they still might do that just because those sociopaths think that's a good Friday night.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Astoundingly Ugly Baby posted:

somebody needs to try out FaceID on a dead person (that previously registered their face) to see if it works. could be a huge breakthrough in criminal investigations.

iPhone X2 with IR sensors so you can't have a Weekend at Bernie's sitch

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

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Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
enjoy getting your face ripped off :black101:

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

emoji posted:

For me it doesn't even work for timers. Well it does but acts like it doesn't and will add a bunch of steps to replace it if you ask again. Every time.



charge your phone

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
ffs why is iOS still such poo poo when it comes to switching keyboards

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

new apple mothership must be powered by the tortured soul of stebe

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Generic Monk posted:

the amount of blogger thinkpieces screaming about how IT IS APPLE'S MORAL DUTY TO AVOID AS MUCH TAX AS LEGALLY POSSIBLE is loving sickening ngl



i wouldn't say they have a moral duty to do so, but they do have a duty to their shareholders to maximize their profits within the confines of the law. if the law lets them do so then change the law.

now i'm no expert on tax law, so if all this is illegal, nail them to the wall.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Chris Knight posted:

they literally don't but thanks for keeping this stupid meme alive

please tell me then why anybody invests in a company, certainly it's not with the expectation of making the least amount of money?

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
did apple backpedal in 11.1 on how the the wifi toggle works in control center? when i toggle it off to disconnect from a weak signal it should reconnect when i get to another wifi source but it doesn't any more, i have to go into control center and manually turn it on.

also reading messages on my mba or work imac won't clear the unread notifcation in osx my iphone, i have to look a them on the iphone for them to clear on all devices.

thanks tim.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Dixie Cretin Seaman posted:

and if that's too hard, just put touchid in the notch, instead of that faceid stuff. its probably more comfortable if the notch is on the bottom in that case tho. and that might make the swipe-up gesture awkward so maybe put a haptic-simulated button in the bottom-notch, that you press to go home or activate siri or whatever.

sell it for $2000.

build touchid into the edge, it's where your fingers sit anyway

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Poopernickel posted:

do you guys remember when apple changed the scroll direction for no goddamn good reason at all? alienating people who have to switch between windows and mac on the reg?

i switch all the time and don't even notice it anymore

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Poopernickel posted:

yes but why did they even change in the first place

its not better or worse, just completely unnecessary

that would never have happened before they took the Jobs

for the same reason ctrl-f is hosed in Outlook to this day

the guy at the top said so

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
hmmmm just realized my win10 is natural scrolling but I don't remember setting it to do that

in fact, i can't find out where to do that.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
just used applepay online for the first time, gently caress that owned.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Schadenboner posted:

So my 6 is dying (screen is dead and it's like 2 years old), seriYOSPOSt: is the 8 a good phone to get or is it a piece of poo poo?

it's p much the X internally

so if you want to keep touchid and don't care about a slightly less good camera get the 8
if you want to keep touchid and want the same camera as the X, get the 8 hugephone

i like my 8 :shobon:

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Dixie Cretin Seaman posted:

i just went from a 6 to an 8. glass back is very nice, if you don't care about that or wireless charging then it's hard to justify it over a 7 tbh


the UI element that shows what's currently playing is just weird to me, it morphs from an info bar thingy into a scrolling panel thingy. when you pull down on it the top edge gets pulled along with it like it's physically connected to the content, but it also has scrollbars that scroll content without that top edge moving. it's a mess

considering how instrumental they were in making buying music not a total shitshow, everything apple does with regard to actually playing it back is dogshit garbage.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Amethyst posted:

company with $9b annual profits should have some social responsiblity, what a shocking idea

they do, they're issuing security patches with every release while supporting 4+ year old devices

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Generic Monk posted:

i feel like it wouldn't annoy me so much if it didn't always take a second to load whenever i wanted to skip a track within the app. i also find it a bit weird that you have to go into an overflow menu to 'love' a track, which also takes a second or two to load. the older ui was kind of cluttered but it seems like the kind of thing that should really be front and centre. then again i listen to a fair bit of music on my mac, and have a widget that lets you easily favourite the current song on itunes and last.fm at the same time, and the itunes recommendations are 90% stuff that i've already listened to, or just very very generic. so i guess they're just not surfacing a feature that doesn't really work well, rather than actually fixing it. the artist specific curated playlists are quite good though, i'd love more of those.

talking of features that don't really work right, how is connect still so bad? i forgot it even existed until i went actively hunting for it just now. the spotify 'show me what my facebook friends are listening to in a sidebar' concept isn't exactly a difficult idea to understand

repeat after me, everything apple does with regard to the playing back of music is dogshit garbage, regardless of the platform.

Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003
like, i'm sure there are people who will defend itunes but i assume they're the type of people who are legally required to be heavily medicated to be allowed to move about freely in society.

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Just-In-Timeberlake
Aug 18, 2003

Soricidus posted:

you must be happy that iPhone X has optical zoom

ain't an electron microscope brah

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