Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC
Apple Benedict Evans: "How do you segment without fragmenting? Apple achieved this pretty easily with the iPod by varying the storage, but that wouldn't be meaningful for the iPhone. The cheap one has to run the apps, but people still have to have a reason to buy the expensive one. What you can do is vary the Apple supplied features, without varying the hardware and API platform that your third-party developers are targeting." Like I said: iOS 6 Starter, iOS6 Home, iOS 6 Professional, and iOS 6 Ultimate. Microsoft got blasted for confusing and arbitrary segmentation - rightfully so - but as usual, Apple gets a free pass when it does the exact same thing. At least Microsoft uses different names and forces OEMs to be clear about what they're shipping. I've said it before: I find calling all these different versions "iOS 6" without modifiers pretty scummy and misleading.
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RE: Comment by Sandman619
by MOS6510 on Tue 26th Jun 2012 21:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sandman619"
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The iPhone 4S has technology on board to separate your voice from background noise. The iPhone 3GS and 4 don't have this, meaning it would make it more difficult for Siri to understand you resulting in an frustrating experience.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

So what you're saying is that iphone 4 and earlier sort of suck for voice calls because they lack the second microphone that were included in the cheapest of feature phones five years ago?

Or is it a magical microphone that does more than separate your voice from back ground noise?

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RE[3]: Comment by Sandman619
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Jun 2012 07:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sandman619"
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I'm not sure you actually understand what I wrote and are mixing stuff up, but I was referring to this:

"Apple's A5 processor includes noise-reduction circuitry licensed from a start-up called Audience, and a chip analyst believes that fact resolves an iPhone 4S mystery and explains why the iPhone 4 lacks the Siri voice-control system."

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