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iHate Apple
« on September 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM »
Sorry, I noticed Dismal's link so I couldn't help asking this here!

Ever since I saw the Epic Citadel demo for the iPhone4 and iPad, I've become a despicable Apple fanboy in the closet. (Yes, this is the closet here.) Don't get me wrong -- I still hate Apple, but I really, really like top tech 3D shite in small devices. I bought a DS at some point, but the 3D wasn't so good, and it's hardly hackable. Now, I got to manipulate several friends' iPhones over the years, and I loved the iPhone 4 because of the resolution, but hated the iPhone4 case, because it's rugged. I mean, its corners are edgy, rather than soft like on the iPhone 3 case.

Now, I'm considering buying an iPod Touch 4 because it's cheap (309¤ with 32GB), has high res, and seems to have the same case as earlier generations.
I don't know if it's the 'right' choice. Would 8GB be enough? Same hardware as the 32GB version or not?
I couldn't care less about a good camera, and I like my current phone (a very old cheap one, eh.)

I'd go for the iPhone4 if I had an actual reason to use the Interwebs outside of my place... But I really don't go outside a lot, and I think it's way too expensive for the use I'd make out of it -- I mean... I call people for something like, 15 minutes a month at the most?

Probably just posting this topic will give me some relief... I'm a sucker for gadgets. I've managed not to buy anything too 'gadgety' in the last couple of years. But right now, with Epic Citadel, it's become VERY hard. :P

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #1, on September 27th, 2010, 12:39 PM »
About 10 days ago I upgraded my phone.  I had the opportunity to go with an iPhone, but opted for the Droid2 instead.  Overall, I just liked the OS's interface better.  Plus, the battery life is excellent.

My dad, though, has an iPhone, and he swears it's the greatest phone he's ever had.  I'll be seeing him in November, and I'm sure the two of us will sit down and try to one-up each other while we show off our phones.   :lol:

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #2, on September 27th, 2010, 04:11 PM »
I'm a self professed Apple fanboy, but I'm also someone who's been on the leading edge of tech and tech gadgets for a long time. I have a very diverse I.T. background and have worked with just about everything out there at one time or another. I've been using smartphones for at least 10 years, always looking for the one device that would everything I needed (I dislike carrying around multiple devices). The iPhone has certainly proved to be that device (I have a 3G, but want a 4).

My iPhone has 16GB of memory and has so far proven to be plenty (as long as I choose what playlists and videos to load). I have many apps and have been truly impressed with it's gaming capabilities. My DS has sat uncharged and unused pretty much since I picked up the iPhone.

The new iPod Touch really is quite amazing given it's size, the case looks like the previous generations but it is a bit thinner, and about half as thick as an iPhone 3G.

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #3, on September 27th, 2010, 04:19 PM »
* Arantor has ribbed Asgard more than once about love of fruity goodness :P

I'm impressed by the build quality of Apple gear, as a technologist, and I can't deny that for the bulk of their users, it works for them. I personally would feel stifled a little with the mentality they put into things, though I gather it's gotten a bit better over time (it is a long old IT joke that Microsoft asks you where you want to go today and Apple tells you where it wants you to go)

Of the Apple devices though the one I'm most interested in is the iPad. The only downsides for me are the price (seriously, I do not want to pay £429 for one when for that price I can get a powerful desktop or laptop) and the size; it just feels too small for me to use comfortably.

The other thing is that I'm not the traveller I used to be, I don't have a commute at the moment so I have no need of *mobile* devices.
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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #4, on September 27th, 2010, 06:29 PM »
Working in retail - I'm *not* impressed with the build quality.  Waaaay too many come back.   :P

Otherwise they're good devices, if you want to do exactly what they tell you that you want.  Which is fine for the Apple zombies.

I'd rather have something with a drag n' drop (non)interface, a text screen (unlike the shuffle), doesn't fight you when you want to put non-music files on it, and still only costs 1/3 of the price of a comparable Fruit.

   

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #5, on September 28th, 2010, 03:01 AM »
Yeah, Epic Citadel shocked the worlds and its fans because it shows how the engine can be done on small device - iPhone 4. I am glad I own it. Everything I ever want is on the iPhone...Are there many apps that support other than the iPhone? Not really.
Teamviewer is one of them http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

This is the reason why many developers will not develop Android:
http://analytics.percentmobile.com/images/first_100.png

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #6, on September 28th, 2010, 03:05 AM »
The trouble is, the devs won't develop for it, because there's also little demand (even putting aside the technical issues), and there's no demand because there's no apps for it... yay for circular logic.

Apps should be relatively consistent on Android however, they all use a form of Java, so it should be fairly consistent, but it won't have the consistency and user experience of Apple iPhone.

(As much as I dislike their practices, I can't deny Apple are giving users what they want.)

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #7, on October 1st, 2010, 05:43 PM »
i have a sony ericson 810wi that i bought 2 years ago and i am very happy with it  :P  :P

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #8, on October 1st, 2010, 05:51 PM »
(Hmm... It's interesting that I launched this topic and never got to reply it!! Sorry! Been busy... Still am.)

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #10, on January 26th, 2011, 09:54 PM »
Awesomest video EVAR. Reposted to Innovate not Imitate :D

In other news. Jesus Fucking Christ on a Crutch-powered-Motorbike. The hassle of posting an embed snippet into WP without it eating the iframe. (Yes, I'm pissed off, it took far more effort than it should have done. None of this magic autoembed there.)

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #11, on January 26th, 2011, 10:09 PM »
Glad you liked it ;)

I didn't even know WP supported embedding.
Oh, you mean half-assed hackish embedding? No that's not embedding :P

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #12, on January 26th, 2011, 10:14 PM »
Half-assed-requires-me-to-add-HTML-and-fiddle-it-not-to-remove-the-iframe embedding. Not really embedding at all. In fact it's a pain in the ass. Did I mention how much I *hate* WP?

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #13, on January 26th, 2011, 11:04 PM »
Install a plugin?

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Re: iHate Apple
« Reply #14, on January 26th, 2011, 11:13 PM »
That would require me figuring out how to use the plugin thingy, since WP doesn't like my server's configuration and can't log in with FTP since I don't have an FTP server (thus it can't change any permissions on files, and I really can't be arsed with the alternative)

I don't embed video often and when I do, I want it to just work, like it does with Aeva. Sod having to install a plugin - this is 2011, the software has been shown to be smart enough to deal with it!