Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Sep 2013 18:25 UTC
Apple Apple's event is going on right now - and most of the new stuff already leaked weeks and months ahead of time. So, we're getting an iPhone 5S, an iPhone 5C, and iOS7 will be available later this month. I like the design of the 5C more than of the 5S; it's more playful, colourful - harking back to the coloured iMacs and PowerMac G3s. Too bad it doesn't come in red.

The fingerprint sensor in the 5S is interesting, but I wonder how accurate it will be in the real world; on top of that, with all the NSA news, I'm not particularly keen on Apple reading my fingerprint all the time. Supposedly, applications don't have access to it and it's not stored in the cloud, but I have little to no trust for companies.

The biggest news for me is the fact that the iPhone 5S has a new chip - the A7 - which has the honour of being the first 64bit chip inside a smartphone. iOS7 and first party Apple applications are all 64bit, and Xcode obviously supports it. While this obviously future-proofs the platform for more RAM, I wonder what other motives are involved here. ARM desktops and laptops, perhaps?

I doubt 64bit will provide much benefit today, but you have to hand it to Apple: at least they're done with the transition before it's even needed.

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RE[6]: so so
by tylerdurden on Thu 12th Sep 2013 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: so so"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

So why does the best selling Android phone support an SD card, if there is such non-demand for it?

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RE[7]: so so
by WereCatf on Thu 12th Sep 2013 03:54 in reply to "RE[6]: so so"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

So why does the best selling Android phone support an SD card, if there is such non-demand for it?


That's a non-sequitur: you're making the association that the SD-card support is the reason for its popularity and you're ignoring everything else. Marketing, brand-recognition, all the various deals that got them in that place in the first hand -- nooo, obviously they don't mean nothing, it's all thanks to the SD-card support.

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RE[8]: so so
by tylerdurden on Thu 12th Sep 2013 04:03 in reply to "RE[7]: so so"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

My assumption is as non sequitur in nature, as you using personal perception to imply a possible correlation with low demand.

In fact, I'd say my speculation may be slightly less nonsensical; if there is no demand for SD-cards why would Samsung bother including support for them, given how that would drive cost up thus reducing their profit margin?

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