October? Fuck you!
09-15-2017, 11:20 AM,
Post: #26
RE: October? Fuck you!
Shrug can't make 'em drink
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09-15-2017, 11:49 AM,
Post: #27
RE: October? Fuck you!
(09-15-2017, 11:20 AM)roo Wrote: Shrug  can't make 'em drink

What assurances do I have that you're not leading me to contaminated water?
09-15-2017, 08:49 PM,
Post: #28
RE: October? Fuck you!
That's not how the adage goes. It doesn't make sense that I'd lead you to poison and expect you to willingly partake.

When you say it your way, you sound like a crazy recluse with a healthy distrust of everyone. Most every adage would break down under those conditions.

Every dog gets its day... once all the other dogs are subdued
Every cloud has a silver lining... that conducts a jillion volts so stay clear
You can't win 'em all... because they're out to get you
Cheaters never prosper... well, that one would hold up, but you get the point.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
09-16-2017, 12:29 AM,
Post: #29
RE: October? Fuck you!
Way to take all the fun out of it.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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09-21-2017, 06:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-21-2017, 06:45 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #30
RE: October? Fuck you!
iOS 11 is shiny. But kinda pokey on a 6.
Though I wouldn’t be surprised if it is indexing and backing up.
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09-21-2017, 07:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-21-2017, 07:41 AM by roo.)
Post: #31
RE: October? Fuck you!
I find it to be needlessly wiggly.  I'm using a 6s, and it doesn't feel sluggish, it just feels like they added more animation.  

The only other things I've noticed are:
  • Control Panel has more shit in it and I don't know what most of it does.  It's like playing Space Team with myself.
  • The lock screen now displays the time and date while music is playing.  That's useful for me since I rely on my pocket watch to inform of those things even while music is playing.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
09-21-2017, 07:32 AM,
Post: #32
RE: October? Fuck you!
Meanwhile here I am hoping that Microsoft gets its rear in gear and comes out with a phone that isn't shit. They're porting Windows to Arm and have built a phone app for Windows 10 actual, so they are mostly there.
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09-21-2017, 10:50 AM,
Post: #33
RE: October? Fuck you!
Hold your breath.
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09-21-2017, 02:17 PM,
Post: #34
RE: October? Fuck you!
It seems to have settled down now after a day. But I still find myself waiting on actions to finish and scrolling to stutter.
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09-21-2017, 04:35 PM,
Post: #35
RE: October? Fuck you!
Apparently IOS 11 doesn't actually shut bluetooth or wifi off from the menu, judging by the number of security incidents about iphones with those things enabled that I've had to read since its introduction.
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10-01-2017, 10:54 AM,
Post: #36
RE: October? Fuck you!
Quote:Plenty has been written about the mind-numbing, face-palming, irritating stupidity of the notch. And yet, I can’t stop thinking about it. I would love to say that this awful design compromise is an anomaly for Apple. But it would be more accurate to describe it as the norm.

https://theoutline.com/post/2352/apple-i...-at-design
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10-01-2017, 11:49 AM,
Post: #37
RE: October? Fuck you!
It's true. It's all true.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
10-03-2017, 04:39 PM,
Post: #38
RE: October? Fuck you!
Allright, you cock-knockers. iOS 11, yea or nay?
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10-03-2017, 09:02 PM,
Post: #39
RE: October? Fuck you!
iOS11 on my 6s+ is fine. My favorite improvement is that the lock screen shows the date when iTunes is playing and the most noticeable thing is that it brings superfluous animation. Control Center is redesigned. It's not going to impress you, but it looks different.

They've also begun to overload the power button so now it does a new thing depending on how you press it. 5 presses does something new! Apple seems to be modeling their buttons after Adams' Improbability Drive. You never really know what it's going to do when you use it.

I'm sure it does other things.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
10-03-2017, 11:33 PM,
Post: #40
RE: October? Fuck you!
I get stalls. I think they're mostly networking related.
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10-05-2017, 06:36 AM,
Post: #41
RE: October? Fuck you!
No, it’s fucking Safari not playing well with certain (many, it seems) web sites. It’s all but unusable. ?
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10-05-2017, 07:39 AM,
Post: #42
RE: October? Fuck you!
I have had no issues with Safari.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
10-28-2017, 03:34 PM,
Post: #43
RE: October? Fuck you!
So... Did anyone preorder the X?
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10-28-2017, 04:27 PM,
Post: #44
RE: October? Fuck you!
No. Tim Cook is filling out bankruptcy filings as we speak.
10-28-2017, 04:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-28-2017, 05:55 PM by FuturDreamz.)
Post: #45
RE: October? Fuck you!
It's a little soon for that, even if the scalper speculation is actually significant.


I have a hypothesis: Over the course of the year the iPhone X will sell very badly.

As opposed to being spread out over a year, demand for iPhones have increasingly been concentrated to when the model is first launched. Apple knows this, and has a long tradition of manufacturing long before a device is released. This leads to the problem where given enough concentration it may be difficult to estimate future sales. It's possible that everyone wants the iPhone X and sales will stay steady, or there could be a mad rush by a small but increasingly rabid fanbase while most people will be passing on the X's high price. The former is great, but the latter can have some concerning complications. First, it introduces survey bias where if Apple is expecting sales to be consistent they may manufacture far more Xs then will sell. Second, Scalpers see the heavy advertising and price and the very vocal few and speculate that they can make a fortune. Apple doesn't release sales or preorder data so any predictions we have is always on a very small sample size - a sample that doesn't filter out reviewers, Saudi princes, or people who's core identity revolves around flaunting the latest and greatest. Apple knows this, which is why since the iPhone 7 they don't release launch week numbers.

But no iPhone has ever been this expensive, and the design is divisive even among top reviewers. Social media is a terrible barometer for predicting mass movements (remember Trump's surprise win?), but it does seem that most people's focus is on the high price and the ugly notch. Yet Apple tells everyone that this is the greatest thing ever but most people don't listen to Apple, and most tech reporters say the same thing but to the same audience. What will the average Joe do when he walks into Verizon and sees a strange looking iDevice that's extremely expensive, and for the fist time since he picked up a 3GS or whatever he will have to relearn how to go to the home screen?

I'm going to go predict that once the iPhone X starts hitting stores scalpers will start selling $100+ below cost in order to recuperate their losses, and Apple itself may be forced to make a dramatic price cut.

Sure things will probably be business as usual, maybe the iPhone X will sell slightly under expectations. But in the case that it doesn't pass muster at all...

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http://technode.com/2017/09/27/iphone-8-...r-scalper/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-wont-...1473361588
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10-28-2017, 06:35 PM,
Post: #46
RE: October? Fuck you!
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10-29-2017, 02:15 AM,
Post: #47
RE: October? Fuck you!
The iPhone X isn't meant to be a sales leader. How hard is it to understand?
The iPhone X is the top tier, most expensive model. It will sell less, or the same, as the other models and pave the way for new technology and manufacturing.

Just like everything else Apple does. New things show up in the most expensive models. Then it all starts to trickle down in to other models.

Apple isn't doing anything new here.
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10-29-2017, 04:03 AM,
Post: #48
RE: October? Fuck you!
Oh my. Only one out of every five phones sold world wide is an iPhone. DOOOOOOOMED
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10-29-2017, 11:53 AM,
Post: #49
RE: October? Fuck you!
I'm not redesigning my shit to account for that dumb notch.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
10-29-2017, 02:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-29-2017, 02:02 PM by Gippy.)
Post: #50
RE: October? Fuck you!
I ended up just buying an 8 and I have no remorse.
I just need it to work. There’s nothing in the X that I have to have RIGHT NOW. So I’ll see those things in the next upgrade. Will it be an Xs?

It was also A LOT cheaper.
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