Have you ever wished you can own a phone that costs over a thousand dollars?
Well now you can.
Introducing the iPhone 8.
Now with a thousand dollar price tag.
Because you're worth it.
Because Apple has always over-charged our customers.
And they love us for it.
The watch is now cellular enabled, but I'm guessing it won't work unless you also have the phone.
Got to get the sheep all excited.
Keep lining up the folks with no net worth, to buy more things they don't need, with money they don't have.
The beat goes on.
I don't understand why people buy Apple stuff. At university 98% of the Apple laptops are 13 inches. That's because they can't afford a 15 inch one.
I have been waiting for a long time to have a phone bill attached to my watch. Finally, Apple invented it. My life is now complete.
The X phone is only 1K? They should make it 3K so that the peons can't afford it.
I wasn't impressed by the announcement. They may seem pricey, but the total cost of ownership for me has been great. Wouldn't trade my MacMini or MacBook Pro (both bought around 2011). Used all the time. MacMini is always on running my home automation system and security cameras, plus it's connected to our TV to use for watching almost everything. My iPhone 4 is still working perfectly with a pay as you go plan so it's $25 dollars every 90 day. You can't have any of those, but my Windows computer my work issues me, I'd gladly give that away if I could.
Apple products are Veblen goods now. (and have been for awhile)
September 12th, 2017 7:18pm
Mountain_Dewd you must not value your time or sanity -- both the MacMini and iPhone 4 are so terribly slow.
I had an iPhone 5 up till this year and I'm glad that thing is gone now.
I think there is some kind of shitty computer stockholm syndrome. Or maybe it's like boiling a frog -- it gets worse so slowly that you don't notice your computing existence is worse than that of a pimple faced kid working at McDonalds.
Forgot that I've been doing a lot of CAD modeling on the MacMini(Fusion 360)for a side project I'm working on. Doesn't feel too slow.
Really excited to be one of the first to buy the new AirPower Mat. I hated having to carry around a small inexpensive efficient cable for recharging. Carrying a gigantic expensive inefficient mat is going to be a huge advantage, especially since it can recharge both my Apple Watch 3s and my iPhone X at the same time, or two iPhone X and one Watch 3. Or even three iPhone Xs.
Wireless charging isn't for portability, obviously. I have a wireless charging pad where I drop my car keys, and by dropping my GS8 on there I quickly gain tens of percent while I make a tea, prep dinner, etc. No hunting for the wire. No wear and tear on a connector, which I've had break on a half dozen devices now.
It's slower than wired, and less efficient, but for the purpose that is irrelevant. It was annoying on the Nexus 7 where you had to very precisely place the tablet, essentially defeating the convenience, but it's brilliant with the GS8.
I am amazed that Apple implemented the Qi standard. I remember when all of the Apple fans were salivating that Apple was going to do something remarkable. e.g. It magically charges from 20 feet away with some focused beam, etc. No, completely bog standard that other devices have had for years. Oh and they added a medium density AMOLED screen from Samsung, totally revolutionizing screen technology if you ignore all of the competitive phones for years. Got rid of those massive bezels too, like competitive phones. Etc.
But they have animoji. Jesus fuck, what happened to Apple?
And, as Steve warned, 'Sales' and marketing are now running the company.
Without Steve there to roll back their power, Apple is descending (as it did once before) into a Sales and Marketing driven company, instead of an Engineering driven company.
Thus: so-called "new" products that are simply over-priced re-treads of "old" products.
Cook was meant to be a temporary interim CEO, as he has no imagination or skill and is a bean counter like the Pepsi guy who ruined Apple the first time. Steve knew this. One of the first things Cook did as CEO was give himself a multimillion dollar bonus.
The next thing was to clean house. Jobs had assembled a team of the best technically people in every field. They went through and systematically fired or drove out all those guys. They are gone.
Fusion 360's cloud-based. Hardly a challenge for even modest lappies.
I get why designers run Revit on Parallels, it's to get access to cool apps that don't dance in Windows. But serious product PLM apps tend to want a PC rather than a mac, so never felt compelled to enter the walled garden.
What am I missing here?