- 09-10-13, 06:25 PM #57
Say all you want about the uselessness of a 64bit OS and chip. Doesn't that mean they have future proofed this phone for a good long while? Thems the breaks people. Apple has a large following and people will open their wallets and allow Apple to play the spec race. Simple as that.
- CrackBerry Genius
09-10-13, 06:31 PM #58
- 1,805 Posts
I own zero Apple products and don't have a dog in this fight.
Even people I know under contract that were sent ****ty Apple phones (and trust me, not shortage of that happening), got decent service. The stupid captive battery of the iphone is a major pain in the *** when things go south. What happens is the phone locks up until it kills the battery, then you charge it again and it works. I'd hate to do anything mission critical with an iphone. You can ***** all you want about battery pulls, but any engineer will tell you that is how you can get a system in a known state if all else fails.
In mission critical applications, you use a hardware "watchdog timer." These things are cheap, but the consumer electronics customers always act like their software can walk on water and doesn't need such a device. In enterprise applications, the hardware watchdog is common, or at least a software watch dog, which is nearly as good.
- 09-10-13, 06:40 PM #60
Why is it, when Apple announces a new product, all I can think about is that Malibu Stacy episode on the Simpsons.
You know, that one where the new Malibu Stacy is exactly like the old one, but has a new hat?
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- 09-10-13, 07:04 PM #63
People need to realize what the actual issues with BB10 are. It isn't really the OS itself. Android sucked up until 4.x but it sold well because Google's services ecosystem sold that platform. You can be bad and still sell if the tradeoffs are worth it for consumers. The only underrated thing about Blackberry at this point is how terrible their ecosystem is (on Crackberry.com). People here don't seem to get just how bad this platform looks to the average consumer compared to Android, WP, and iOS from that perspective. It looks really, really poor by comparison and it completely overshadows much of the ground they have covered in the OS migration/upgrade.
- 09-10-13, 07:12 PM #64
That is why Nokia developed Pro Cam for their Lumia devices, cause the Stock Windows Phone 8 Camera software is generic and doesn't really target their devices.
It's also why I do not use Nexus Android devices. Great hardware with generic software is a waste of value. Sense and TW devices do a lot more with the hardware in terms of delivering value and exploiting the device's capabilities than Stock Android ever has.
In many places, Sense and TW reduce the need for 3rd party applications, which is why I have tended to settle on Samsung devices.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-10-13, 07:23 PM #65
- 379 Posts
IPHONE 5S is in line with my expectation - nothing impressive from Apple every year. I was tired of having an iPhone in the last 3 years. Needless to say, my Z10 is still superior
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