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#41 of 69 Sam Posten

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Posted July 03 2014 - 07:15 AM

Regarding 1 handed use, check this:
http://appleinsider...._medium=twitter

And in one-handed use in the included video, the user is able to reach the sides of the larger 4.7-inch display, but it appears that reaching the bottom and top of the screen with one-handed use would be extremely difficult for most users.


Bummer if true. Had hoped the overall thin-ness and tiny bezels would make the 4.7 more 1 hand friendly.

It's going to be really interesting to see Apple's messaging here. The way I see it they have 3 ways to spin it:
-Not even mention it at all and let people make up their own minds
-Claim that in fact the size and small bezels DO let people use it one handed, possibly add software to assist
-Claim that it's worth giving up 1 handed operation and that their research shows this to not be a big factor for most users (and that Samsung was right)

If they go with #3, that could be an even bigger argument from them for the ultra big 5.5 if that does in fact materialize. Go big or go home. Speaking from my own perspective I don't like the idea going in, and in a world where Apple did not exist I think I would still avoid the Note form factor in an Android only environment. We'll see. I'll be sure to bake some crows in a pie for the eventual keynote...

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Posted July 07 2014 - 09:14 PM

Holy shnikes:
http://thetechblock....splay-iphone-6/

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Posted July 07 2014 - 09:38 PM

Impressive.

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Posted July 07 2014 - 09:45 PM

Been reading the articles about the sapphire glass.

 

It is very impressive.

 

I have never had an issue with scratching the glass on any

of my phones.  I always make certain to place my phone in

an empty pocket void of keys.

 

But I squirm when I see my brother (who is not as anal over

taking care of things as I am) putting the phone in the same

pocket that is being shared with his screwdriver.

 

It's going to be a very tough choice over phones in September.

 

(Wow we are only two months away)

 

Obviously, the bigger iPhone 6 is going to be tempting.

 

However, reading early spec leaks, I think the Galaxy Note 4

is going to edge out the iPhone in specs.  In some ways I care

about specs when it comes to memory and camera.  Image

stabilizer is rumored to be in the Note 4.

 

...and I love my Android operating system more than I did iOS.

 

However, I keep coming back to compatibility and handoff features

that iOS and OS X share.  If you own multiple Apple products, the 

iPhone integrates perfectly with them.

 

Really, I don't know which way to go.  The watch will be the thing

that teeters that decision one way or another.


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Posted July 11 2014 - 07:46 PM

Shnikees part 2:


The only way you will break sapphire iPhone is by running over it with your car. Impressssssaive!

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Posted July 18 2014 - 09:12 PM

Is it more or less impressive if not sapphire? I say more.

http://www.macrumors...s-not-sapphire/

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Posted July 18 2014 - 09:14 PM

If the larger Iphone is delayed until '15 I'll be getting another Android in september.


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Posted July 21 2014 - 07:52 PM

If the larger Iphone is delayed until '15 I'll be getting another Android in september.


What if there's no "delay", but instead all the analysts are just wrong in their predictions? Apple may have no plan to release a monster iphablet in 2014.

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Posted July 21 2014 - 09:21 PM

That's the same thing, no larger Iphone or delayed another year.

 

BTW I refuse to use the iphablet word, sounds silly. Like those soap opera names of couples that get combined into one name.

 

Just call it what it is iPhone.


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Posted August 05 2014 - 09:32 AM

Lock calendars for stun, Eddie Cue just announced the iPhone keynote will be September 9th!
http://recode.net/20...vent-on-sept-9/

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Posted August 05 2014 - 10:14 AM

You and I will be hangin' here that afternoon, for certain.

 

Marked on the calendar.


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Posted August 05 2014 - 05:04 PM

Sweet.

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Posted August 19 2014 - 08:57 AM

I just locked in my iPhone 5 for $205 of Amazon Credit via Gazelle.com, so assuming a 8/9 announce and 8/19 release I will have until 10/10 to send it in and get my cash. yes you can get a bit more on CL and Ebay but the hassle is not worth it to me. If a better offer comes along I'm not legally obligated to send to Gazelle so it's win win in my book. This will be my 3rd iPhone traded in to them.

So, whatever Apple announces this fall I'm upgrading.

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Posted August 19 2014 - 09:05 AM

Maybe a good time to lock in my iPad, Sam.

 

Would you agree that the new iPad will be released around the same time?


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Posted August 19 2014 - 09:54 AM

I locked in our GS3's.

 

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Posted August 19 2014 - 10:39 AM

I locked in a quote for my iPad Air but I fully expect that to expire before I take advantage of it, and I think I can sell an iPad easier than I could an iPhone.

It can't hurt to get a quote now, costs you nothing and you are under no obligation.

But I don't expect new iPads till November. Hopefully I'm wrong but I don't think they've ever done new iPads and iPhones at the same time have they?

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Posted August 19 2014 - 04:27 PM

Gazelle prices for iPads are much lower than you can get private party: $300 vs $400+
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Posted August 25 2014 - 05:46 AM

Epic length post on potential resolutions and the mechanics devs will use to accommodate them. Classic Gruber, recommended read for sure:

http://daringfirebal...play_conjecture

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Posted August 25 2014 - 04:46 PM

It was a pretty good article. At first, I thought it was a belated rehash of well-worn rumors. But he did a good job of trying to suss out what's likely, given Apple's tendencies.

 

More than resolutions, I'm most interested in whether Apple really releases two new iPhone sizes! Andy Ihnatko was previously discussing how the expected hardware leaks for the 5.x" phone weren't there, and was dismissing that rumor. However Gruber is embracing it as likely. And maybe recently, Andy is saying it's looking more likely. 

 

I don't know...but will in a couple weeks!



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Posted Yesterday, 11:45 AM

I'm skeptical:
http://techcrunch.co...12-9-inch-ipad/

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