Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Sep 2017 19:30 UTC
Apple

Apple held its iPhone event today, but since the three major leaks got everything right - read our previous items on the leaks to get the full details - there's really not much to add here, other than the pricing for the new iPhones. The 'regular' iPhone 8 will be about €50 more expensive this year, so take that into account when planning your upgrade. The iPhone X (pronounced "ten" by Apple, "ex" by people with good taste), however, carries a very hefty pricetag, especially in Europe and the UK - the base 64GB model is $999 in the US, and a staggering €1159 in Europe (and an equally staggering £999 in the UK).

I think it's definitely a nice looking phone, and can certainly hold its own against other small-bezel phones from Samsung, LG, and others (especially others), but especially outside of the US, that's one hell of a price tag. Going over the magic €1000 mark feels like crossing a psychological threshold from high-end brand new smartphone territory into high-end brand new laptop territory, and that's a tough pill to swallow.

The additional problem here is that the iPhone 8 simply looks outdated compared to all the minimal bezel phones of this year, and certainly so next to the iPhone X in stores for the iOS users among us. I'm up for contract renewal, and since I'm the kind of person to switch platforms about once a year, I was definitely interested in switching to iOS again by buying the iPhone X. However, that €1159 price tag is way, way beyond the outer limit of my comfort zone.

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Apple TV
by Sabon on Wed 13th Sep 2017 15:27 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

Apple TV with play anything that you have in iTunes, no matter how you got it. In Windows or Mac you can import music and movies into iTunes. Your Apple TV then syncs with iTunes and can then play those songs/movies/pictures onto your TV screen. Or you can play them on your iPhone or iPad or Windows or Mac onto your TV screen through Apple TV.

If you have a cable TV account. You can download apps for the channels that you have and go to a website and put in a code and then watch shows from those channels in Apple TV.

Read up on it. It does quite a bit. However, I have TiVo and don't think I'm gong to upgrade until my wife demands that I do when she has 4K movies in iTunes that she wants to watch through Apple TV. Note, TiVo also will play 4K content from pretty much every service that Apple TV does and more, except no Apple TV.

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RE: Apple TV
by zima on Wed 13th Sep 2017 17:28 in reply to "Apple TV"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

In Windows or Mac you can import music and movies into iTunes.

No I can't, iTunes doesn't support the format I use most (Ogg Vorbis).

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