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As an Apple fan the only reason that I agreed to keep the 3.5 inch size for so long was so that app fragmentation didn’t happen.
That’s also the only reason for which the iPhone 5 has a screen that is only taller and not wider.
Before the iPhone 5 I had anticipated that Apple would only increase screen size when display technology would allow a screen resolution with 4 times the pixels of the current retina display. So that fragmentation is once again avoided (just like the retina had 4 times the number of displays in the older iPhone display).
Unfortunately Apple gave in to market pressure and they increased the screen to 4 inches before that.
3.5 or 4 inches are indeed, from a one had use point of view, very good sizes, I now own a Nexus 4 which has 4.7 inches and while my eyes love the larger display, my (big) hands can’t quite reach the entire display.
They both suck.
Yeah dude, we all speak frech here. It’s the second language of the Verge. And of everything else for that matter. Yep.
Cum ar fi sa-ti spun eu ceva pe limba mea ei?
See? It sucks to read comments in foreign languages.
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I think Apple is in really big trouble. For one, they just threw away most of what made IOS unique from a design point of view. Second, after countless lawsuits claiming the rest of industry copied them they now copy the industry.
I’m sure they don’t see it like that. But it is what it is. People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Why did Apple give up so much of what it used to stand for? What will people think of that? Deep down inside?
IOS is not so unique anymore… it lost it’s spark and the rest of the industry just got vindicated. Just how stupid is Tim Cook?
I type this from a mid 2012 Macbook Pro… And I’m afraid for Apple.
I miss Steve Jobs, I miss Scott Forstal, and I think now, most of all, I miss webOS :)
Unless it’s free it doesn’t make sense. The subscription based model was dismissed by Apple a long time ago when Steve Jobs decided that people don’t want to rent music, they want to own it. And he was right, iTunes rocked.
The times they are a-changin’
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I’m a power user. I always have been. I cared about SD card slots when my Treo 600 only had 32 MB of internal memory, out of which only 24 MB were available.
I also cared about SD cards when there were no cloud services and having a backup on the card could save your contacts and info.
16 GB of internal memory may not be enough for everything but adding a 32 GB SD card only makes thing worst, I have to worry about which partition apps get installed on, I have to worry about how fast the card is, and how fast the SD card slot can go and so on.
If I know I need more storage I’ll just buy the device that has more. Until then, being a power user, I can manage the storage I have efficiently enough for it to be sufficient. Non-power users often don’t even know how to take advantage of an SD card. So who is it for?