Discussion in 'Schiit' started by baldr, Dec 15, 2016.
Ehh, fuck that noise, flip phones are still way cooler than modern glass slabs. I miss my old Moto Razr V9— sleek enough to cut with a sidelong look, and the sound it made when you snapped it shut was very satisfying. I'm still holding out for projection tech to get to the point where we can have affordable holo-pad comms people can slap on the form factor of their choice. Foldable screen tech is a step in the right direction, but like hell that'll be any sort of durable.
Might make it awkward if someone walks in and you've got... illicit stuff up on display, though. By which I mean reddit. Ahem.
Sounds like a "Disney" tier structure for "guests"...
Wasn't Steve Jobs a stock holder in Disney? Oh wait...
Don't care much about cool (which would be clear if you knew me better). Merely functional is sufficient. And the tech you suggest is not anything that will happen in my remaining lifetime, nor would I be willing to pay for it if it did.
My wife uses 2 of the aforementioned fruit phones; one for work and one for personal so she doesn't have to learn 2 separate operating systems (she had a Robot phone for years and always mixed up the UI on her fruit phone.) Her fruit phone has been nothing but perfect while my robot phone (my 5th such device) has been nothing but problems. The battery barely lasts 12 hours, apps are slow to open, and it frequently locks up and requires a reset. Her fruit phone 7 battery lasts all day with much to spare and never locks up or has any other weird problems. She is far from a power user however so it might be different for someone else.
We did have to take her fruit phone in for a new screen at the special store with the employees of "higher intelligence" and I'll tell you these guys titles are pretty far off base. Being a hipster seems to be the only prerequisite to be considered "higher intelligence" in the big fruit's eyes. After a few simple questions the smart guy was looking at me the way a cow looks at an oncoming train.
Now, I am very technical, I have two degrees relating to computers, electronics and networking, but I would never claim to be a genius.
Haha, just speaking from my own perspective there, I can see how little people might give a toss about outward appearances, antithetical as that may be for card-carrying members of the Cult of Granny Smith. Whether or not I'll get to see that tech implemented with my own eyes is another question to ponder, but getting to play video games using such tech (while forgetting to pay attention to my perfectly functional glass slab) is good enough for me.
On that note, I can't wait for June next year.
I think I just located my separated at birth Spanish twin brother.
Sounds like a bad iphone. The iphone 6 (regular model) had this problem a lot. If the phone you're talking about was that one I am pretty sure I know exactly what was wrong with it. The only way to fix it was to get a new phone from Apple.
Service can vary between stores. I went to one and I had to wait forever for a battery change and had to deal with massive inefficiency. My wife went to another one and was done within an hour.
There are also some certified techs that do it the fastest and aren't affiliated with malls. I would have done that, but the mall was closer and didn't think it would be a big deal. Wrong!
Contrary to popular belief, Genius Bar employees are not there to provide customer service. They are there to follow the edicts, procedures, and policies given to them by Apple. I've known a few people who have worked there, and customer service is last on the list of concerns when doing their jobs.
@baldr, phones are powerful multicore microprocessors, integrated with all sorts of peripherals, the likes of which some full on computers can't dream to have. These are further driven by equally powerful custom operating systems. But they have a sickness that many "bright" and "dull" reps are afraid to mention. An all devastating destructive virus that plagues all of consumer electronics and may drown us all in electronic garbage: Planned Obsolescence.
As far as USB control, congratulations! If you guys are moving away from CMedia and XMOS or something like that, I think you guys did great. That would be my first target. There are a few options now with much better processors from TI and ARM. For less, you get a lot more. For these kinds of things I prefer a uP than an FPGA for power consumption considerations, and in some cases pricing. Whatever you guys did, again, congratulations!
Are we sure he's talking about apple? Could easily be samsung/<insert carrier store here / BB> -- Can't think of combo bootup codes for iOS... They are trifling a bit too far the jewelry route, but the iPhone8/7/6s is still very solid and supported w/iOS12 -- also they are really just cutting off support for 32-bit devices (latest iOS), and I agree with that (not seeing forced obsolescence...yet)
I dunno about @baldr, but I use Apple. Either way it's a problem.
My wife could not get her plan to change on her iPhone either, because xyz carrier had to release something so that abc carrier could be used. We gave up.
All phones have a planned obsolesce issue. Don't expect much from support.
But man do I love my iPhone: GPS, Maps, Wake-Up Alarm, Texting, Mail (Yahoo & Gmail), Yahoo Quotes, Chess, Amazon Music, ITunes, Facetime, Uber, Banking, Cupons, Yelp, >Netflix<, Facebook, Weather, Paypal, ...
Hell, I go to the gym, hit the elliptical/tread-mill and watch my favorite series Naruto while listening on my PortaPros! Then switch over Pandora on my remaining work-out. It then synchs with my car Bluetooth and continue with my tunes.
All that said, I know that 2 or 3 more years and the latest iOS will brick it.
That's fantastic, I'm really looking forward to this. I know it's a risk for you guys, fingers crossed that it works out for you business-wise.
I run my entire business from my Galaxy Note 8. Amazing device!
A fireworks / demolition business? ;D Or was that the 7.
Edit: Also... what's up with Mani? @schiit supposedly announcing a new amp this week?
Sol is the news here. Not phones. Goobers.
He's definitely talking about apple. The fact that he mentioned the employees as being "mentally gifted" means he was poking fun at the "Genius" title they give them.
Fortunately all of those things can be done by most any modern smart phone. The question is longevity, battery life, support, right-to-repair, etc. I have been on the edge of buying an iPhone for years because I really hate how every Samsung phone I've owned has gone to shit within a year. If the iPhone still had a headphone jack it would be even more tempting. Unfortunately for me there's no perfect solution.
It also seems all phone manufacturers are behind the curtain making the older phones worse with updates. Like you said; Planned Obsolescence.
I'm about as likely to buy a turntable as I am to buy a smartphone. Guess I am a goober. Ok with that.
@baldr did bring it up... lol -- but yeah, endless debate
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