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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 2:47 AM

Re: Apple Watch's Killer App

I won't bother with the rest of this thread and will probably set to ignore it, but I'll note that for years people have pontificated out of utter ignorance or lack of experience that laptops can do everything that desktops can do. That [more]

Mon Sep 29

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 9:35 PM

Re: Apple Watch's Killer App

So you think you have an iPhone replacement


Skip what you think I think. Why don't you read what I wrote.

Currently, the killer app for the Apple Watch is to save those carrying an iPhone (i.e., not a [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 9:27 PM

Re: Apple Watch's Killer App

I would ask that Apple develop diamond embroidered rose colored glasses, but it appears they already exist.



Counterarguments are great; they're what a discussion board is for.

But you always have to add in snark and [more]

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commoncents33 posted to the Apple board. 12:27 AM

Apple Watch's Killer App

For many, the announcement of Apple's next big thing was greeted with...a yawn.

"What can it do that my iPhone doesn't already do??"

That seems to pretty much sum up the bear case. Sure, there are various other complaints, [more]

Sun Sep 28

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 11:54 AM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??


If you weigh more than 200 pounds and insist on buttpocketing, you'd better go with the 6 Plus. CU says that big boy will withstand up to 90 pounds, which allows the user to weigh up to 257 pounds.

In either case, if you're pushing
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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 12:39 AM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

Doing a "non-real-world test" isn't as definitive as early reports of failures, or as one quote says "an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory." Maybe Yogi said it better: "In theory, there is no difference between [more]

Sat Sep 27

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 11:40 PM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

You can design against this sort of failure with ribs on the inside (or outside!) of the case (ribs would actually offer more lateral strength than simply thickening the metal), by thickening the metal all around, by making the holes smaller, or [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 11:31 PM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

Doing a "non-real-world test" isn't as definitive as early reports of failures, or as one quote says "an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory." Maybe Yogi said it better: "In theory, there is no difference between [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 2:28 PM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

Also, even though the CR test is "scientific", it is not a real-world test. Where are the tests of 180 lb people with tight pants sitting on iPhones that are in their pockets heated to body temperature?



True, [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 9:56 AM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

Sorry..here's a link (not to the actual CR article, but to another article which at least summarizes their results):

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 5:10 AM

Re: Much Ado About Nothing??

Well, Consumer Reports has a test corroborating what Apple's testing reveals: these phones can take more than enough force to perform well with appropriate use.

Or one can rely on a YouTube video which is obviously bogus in some way [more]

Fri Sep 26

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 6:45 PM

Re: The Apple Value Proposition Is Damaged

I am a shareholder, and own a 4S I'm ambivalent with and adore my iPad 4.

But this is the exact reaction from the Cult of Mac that turns off people. And yes, your reaction is cult like - how dare you question the Apple! Leave! You have
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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 8:34 AM

Re: The WIRED iPhone 6 Plus Review: Too Big to Fail

Like a lot of people, I have a bent iPhone 6 Plus. It’s almost imperceptible, but it’s there: a slight warp right at the buttons on the side. Put the phone screen down on a table, and it wobbles.


Can't say if his phone is [more]

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commoncents33 posted to the Apple board. 6:31 AM

Digital Hub 3.0?

While many seem convinced that Apple Watch is doomed to failure, there are at least a couple people who are both smart and very knowledgeable about Apple and the tech industry who feel the opposite:

In "Why Now For Apple Watch", [more]

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commoncents33 posted to the Apple board. 6:16 AM

Much Ado About Nothing??

Much of the press (and blogosphere comments) over the past few days suggest that the whole "bending" thing is a crisis for Apple.

Maybe not.

Apple completely disagrees:

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 3:47 AM

Re: The Apple Value Proposition Is Damaged

a video from Sir Jony Ive prattling on in the most annoying way about the awesomeness of the construction of the iPhone isn't the answer.



Why don't you buy an Android phone and put us out of our misery.

From your [more]

Tue Sep 23

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commoncents33 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:40 PM

Re: OT: The Ponzi Economy

based on your enthusiasm I started to read his overlong piece up to where I discovered he is selling his funds,


Why don't you evaluate his arguments, rather than your guess as to his motives?

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commoncents33 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:20 AM

OT: The Ponzi Economy

The following link is to an article by Hussman, regarding some of the long-term structural problems of our economy. Not a pretty picture.

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Thu Sep 18

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 1:16 AM

Re: New iPhone Mail-Order Questions

Apple still not doing a great job with services: the watch was picked up by UPS at 4:50pm Wednesday. Received an e-mail with tracking number from UPS shortly after midnight (kind of surprised UPS took that long). Yet Apple's website still does not [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 12:23 AM

Re: New iPhone Mail-Order Questions

Well, I found out the answer: they're shipping via UPS, on next-day air.

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