So, who's watching the Apple Conference?

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  • Starts in just over an hour. http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/

    wouldn't be surprised if they made you use Safari to watch it like they did with the Developer Conference a few months back.

    I don't actually like iPhones, but if they come out with a decent specced larger one, I may be tempted. πŸ˜†

  • Will check it out (or at least try to, if I manage to get home from work before it starts) because tech is always interesting.

    Also, you can follow this guide to watch the livestream using VLC for those not on Apple systems.

  • I didn't even notice it was OSX/iOS only. What a bunch of rejects Apple are. πŸ˜† Usually it's just "use safari", which is bad enough.

  • I was an apple-fan boy for years, had a macbook and an iphone to go along with it. After a year of use I swore never to buy another Apple product ever again in my life.

  • @Tanner said:

    I was an apple-fan boy for years, had a macbook and an iphone to go along with it. After a year of use I swore never to buy another Apple product ever again in my life.

    I like my iPad, but it felt overpriced. I used to have a gold iPod Mini

    this one

    And the screen exploded in my pocket, the outer screen was undamaged, but the inner one, toast. Was still in warranty, rang them up to get it fixed. "You didn't register the device, so you don't have a warranty, tough luck".

  • @a_5mith said:

    I don't actually like iPhones, but if they come out with a decent specced larger one, I may be tempted.

    A friend of mine spilled water on my Macbook and I knew right away that it was beyond hope. Not a fan.

  • First one to get Bingo wins. πŸ˜†

  • @a_5mith That's hilarious πŸ˜›

  • Hmmm.

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  • They actually seem to have a better warranty policy than most other companies though. Although paying twice as much for an equivalent windows/android device probably doesn't justify that in the first place πŸ˜›

  • @psychobunny I'm liking the idea of Google Wallet, I mean, ApplePay. πŸ˜† Only issue is I've had that on my debit card for years.

    The watch is hideous. Looks like an old Casio from the 90s. Disappointed with that.

  • I watched most of it. When u2 came on I threw up in my mouth and closed the window. Sorry, not a far. Had they put Steel Panther on stage I would have remained. I just got an iPhone 5c for free from Verizon like 2 weeks ago so I won't be upgrading anytime soon but the watch has potential. I saw people bitching about the price ($349) but clearly they live in their moms basement with their casio and transformer watches from Walmart. As far as watches go I thought it was reasonably priced considering it's a piece of tech as much as a watch. Hell my wife's Movado watches cost a hell of a lot more than that and the only thing you can do is tell time and stare at the pretty diamond..

  • @Steve said:

    I watched most of it. When u2 came on I threw up in my mouth and closed the window. Sorry, not a far. Had they put Steel Panther on stage I would have remained. I just got an iPhone 5c for free from Verizon like 2 weeks ago so I won't be upgrading anytime soon but the watch has potential. I saw people bitching about the price ($349) but clearly they live in their moms basement with their casio and transformer watches from Walmart. As far as watches go I thought it was reasonably priced considering it's a piece of tech as much as a watch. Hell my wife's Movado watches cost a hell of a lot more than that and the only thing you can do is tell time and stare at the pretty diamond..

    Just picked up their album, haven't listened to U2 for years. Quite a generic album to say the least. Next up at the apple conference, Steel Panther perform their hit track, Gangbang at the old folks home. It's revolutionary.

    I think the biggest news of this conference is probably the ApplePay online API. Which allows you to pay for products, without needing the entire checkout process. As an eCommerce Developer, this would be a huge thing to capitalise on if/when it comes to the UK. The possibility for this to be good is great. May negate the need for HTTPS, as it's a Token Auth.

  • @a_5mith I was actually playing GB@TOAH 3 days ago while visiting a friend having a prolonged nursing home stay after surgery.. Could not pass up that opportunity!!!

  • Not entirely true, but I can't help myself from posting this:

    iPhone 6 vs Nexus 4

    I'm mostly excited about Apple Pay as that might mean that Google Wallet might finally be available at some point in Europe (I know, I know, one can dream).

  • As much as I understand the criticism of Apple and their strategy: in my opinion they are doing everything right. I was a (Windows/Ubuntu) PC user for a decade, and my first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy... no idea what model it was... running Android. So I am not quite the typical Apple fanboy.

    The point Android/Google is missing is that being first is not necessarily a virtue to be first. Just look at Google Glass. A magnificent piece of technology, yet people are reluctant to like it, or even allow others to wear it. You need to give people time to adapt to new technology, and the execution has to be perfect.

    Eventually, I became tired of maintaining my devices. I just wanted something that works, so I could get work done and snapchat minors. Execution and timing is what Apple gets right. And the strategy of leaning back and letting others doing the pioneering (and struggling with the mistakes) seems to work out just fine.

    Though, I have to admit: As a Swiss citizen I find the AppleWatch an abomination. πŸ™‚

  • I find that Apple and Google are taking completely different approaches to the watches.

    Google just wants something as passive as possible on your wrist, something that just displays notifications and relevant information in an easily glanceable way.

    On the other hand, Apple wants your watch to do almost everything your phone can, as seen by that weird interface and all the gee-wiz watch faces which let you see the Moon and Earth and stuff, as well as by having additional control inputs on the watch itself.

    I for one am more interested in Google's vision of a notification mirror more than a stand-alone device, which is the vibe the Apple Watch is giving me.

  • Apple Watch has less buttons than the Casio GSHOCK I had as a kid.

    #fact

    πŸ™‚

  • @sdnyco I've never had to maintain my android phones.

  • @Scuzz In addition to having to reset it on a bi-yearly basis (and I am not the kind of guy who just downloads anything), doing simple things as synching music and files was a mess. It probably is much better by now, I just never felt like there was an unified vision (and thus user experience) in Android products.


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