Refurbished, 12 Mar 2020Holy guac, your comment is devoid of any reality. I don't represent Apple, nor pretend to. I r... moreWhat's there to comment about your points? They're so lame that there's nothing to counter. I mean, it's like telling a virgin that copulation is more enjoyable: they will never appreciate..
I'll stick to my iPhone that receives zero day OS updates, security patches etc for 5+ years. I'll stick to my iPhone with on-the-spot warranty replacement for hardware issues. I'll stick to my iPhone with class-leading CPU.
zero day OS updates => Yeah but most of the iOS updates are features that has been on android phones for many years. I've never seen an iOS update that makes the phones faster. It almost always slows it down.
Security patches for 5 years => I am not so poor that I have to use the same phone for more than a year. That said, I do carry old phones to fit my sim cards from other countries, never had any of them hacked. Who uses a phone for 5 years nowadays? I mean, who even uses a phone for more than 1 year, especially here on a tech/phone forum? 80% of the people in my country don't, and the remainder 20% don't really even use smartphones.
on-the-spot warranty replacement for hardware issues => So that works out for your first year. What happens for the next 4 years when you're using your phone? Let me guess, apple charges you an arm and a leg and a nose for the repair?
Class-leading CPU => A CPU that can do nothing special. Each iPhone feels and operates exactly just like the previous iPhone. The only difference is... synthetic benchmarks. The old iPhones can only serve to let you realise actually how bad they were when compared to the newer iPhones, but in reality it's the same in usage.
I get to use my old S9 as a device to copy and duplicate hotel keycards when I travel, or crack wifi passwords, or as a home automation remote. Yeah, it's CPU and hardware actually has uses.
s-pen pusher, 15 Mar 2020yes, their machines are listening. it is not privacy breach because you are provided with the ... moreMillions of reviews and detailed application checks say its safer than %70 of google plays stuff, which leaves us with the %30 and they are the play protect verified ones
PartTimePhoner, 15 Mar 2020They are listening, and its out of your consent. Your privacy is being breached is it really a... moreyes, their machines are listening. it is not privacy breach because you are provided with the t&c that provides for ad targeting for you to review before you sign up. see, machine to machine communication is encrypted and does not involve humans to intercept your information for their sinister use. you are championing a modded app here that you are not too sure about. at least with google apps they have disclosures and if you find anything unusual other than they claim to be you can very well go after them, while with this modded app there is nowhere for you to go. see, in the grown-up world there is something we call accountability and that's what your modded app doesn't have.
s-pen pusher, 15 Mar 2020that's ad targeting, not spying. spying means an actual person explicitly collecting informati... moreThey are listening, and its out of your consent. Your privacy is being breached is it really alright? (They can use it for other purposes if they need.)
PartTimePhoner, 15 Mar 2020All ads changing to what you talked about 5 minutes ago even though you never searched for tha... morethat's ad targeting, not spying. spying means an actual person explicitly collecting information about you for whatever purposes, while ad personalization is handled by machines only.
s-pen pusher, 15 Mar 2020"spying" is a big word that needs proof to be taken for a fact by grown-ups.All ads changing to what you talked about 5 minutes ago even though you never searched for that kinda thing on the internet is the proof millions of people encountered including me, my mom and one of my friends.
PartTimePhoner, 15 Mar 2020Its also unethical to be listening to (Its called spying on someone) consumers thru every sing... more"spying" is a big word that needs proof to be taken for a fact by grown-ups.
s-pen pusher, 15 Mar 2020i am upping my game by supporting content producers. in the grown-up world, it is unethical to... moreIts also unethical to be listening to (Its called spying on someone) consumers thru every single microphone on all tech devices but I dont see you saying anything to google.
PartTimePhoner, 15 Mar 2020Oh I am using Yputube Vanved and its free. Up your game matei am upping my game by supporting content producers. in the grown-up world, it is unethical to consume content you did not pay for with an actual money or by allowing ads.
mooox, 06 Mar 2020Do you represent Apple? Are you from Apple, or are you just another lamer who bought an Apple ... moreHoly guac, your comment is devoid of any reality. I don't represent Apple, nor pretend to. I represent people who are tired of reading the same hashed out pathetic comments from Apple haters. I do love how y'all can't refute any of my points, just reply with the typical LOL UR AN APPLE FANBOI. Ignoring all my points of security/power/class performance/support etc.
potato4k, 08 Mar 2020Apple doesn’t have an ad service. iAds have been discontinued many years ago.
This API is for... moreThink you misunderstood. I know nuts about the ads industry, that I'll admit.
From a corporate management perspective, it will be driven by a desire to maintain current customers and increase revenue. All changes are.
I'm not privy to inside stories, but I'm pretty sure it's a case where people are getting fed-up and possibly leaving iOS alone and go for android.
For example, in the US, lots of people pay for content/apps. It doesn't work out in many other countries. A developer will earn much more from ads than people paying for apps. When the ad service is running 24/7, the revenue will increase a lot more. I guess it'll likely drive people to purchase full apps instead?
not for iphone
mooox, 06 Mar 2020Apple isn't struggling to make money. It's more like Apple's thinking: If I can make 10 millio... moreApple doesn’t have an ad service. iAds have been discontinued many years ago.
This API is for developers, and for the ad companies (including Google). So it won’t give Apple any money. They only do this because developers are yelling for Apple to allow more channels for ads for their own revenues.
Good thing Apple allows us to disable it.
Anonymous, 06 Mar 2020Why go thru all that trouble and not just install Newpipe? You do not even need to login if yo... moreSame with Vanced. But I wanna login and see what I get in my subs box. I follow too many channels
PartTimePhoner, 06 Mar 2020Micro G didnt workWhy go thru all that trouble and not just install Newpipe? You do not even need to login if you want to save playlists and play videos as audio only.
mooox, 06 Mar 2020Do you represent Apple? Are you from Apple, or are you just another lamer who bought an Apple ... moreJust because someone spent HIS OWN money on an Apple product doesn’t mean that he’s far from reality. Repeat after me it’s his money and that’s not my business... Ok good boy
Apple reaching another pinnacle or milestone.
Like Xiaomi it offers new feature called add more bloatware for free.
To milk even more money from its already poor customers.
Refurbished, 06 Mar 2020Why are you on this thread? If you're an Android fan, stick to Android articles. Is your life ... moreChinese phones aren't rubbish depending on the make. In some cases a Mi 10 Pro or Huawei Mate 30 Pro can outperform Samsung S20 or iPhone 11 Pro. Meanwhile, Lenovo Z6 Pro or Oppo Reno 10x zoom are quite underwhelming. And Chinese phones don't have that malware you mentioned. Just adware (and includes Samsung).
Apple is intentionally throttling iPhones after 3 years of usage (which is still faster than a Galaxy S/Note Exynos of the same age anyway). Which is unacceptable, although most users are expected to swap phones after 3 years of usage maximum. So 5 years of support is useless, when 3 years are enough.
Let's be clear actually. Apple still stands out and won't shake Fandroids out of the way. Even Samsung can slap ads from Samsung Push Service and Galaxy Gift. It instantly made my S10 and even momma's Note 9 feel cheap. Samsung actually throttles its phone by giving underwhelming Exynos chipsets and more bloated UI every year, which people failed to notice. Chinese phones are a mixed bag not in terms of software, but build quality and customer support (depends where you live). Apple just restricts OS capability, that's it.
End of the day, it's to people's taste of owning a phone. But there is no use trolling Apple when even Samsung can't beat its Chinese counterparts and the Chinese having mixed quality (ex. Poco X2).