ThunderPelvis: I just switched from an iphone 4 to a GS3,and they'll have to pull it out of my cold dead hands.Sorry, no nerd has ever achieved erection after hearing the words "walled garden." People who get excited about new iphones are the same people who get excited about angry birds and facebook. Nerds want the freedom to tinker with whatever they want, not whatever Daddy Jobs says is OK.A stock iphone is incapable of absurdly trivial tasks. Apple deliberately cripples their own hardware.
COMALite J: 84 million iPads sold to date? Wow! That totally crushes, by nearly three-fold if you go by the highest estimate (Jack Tramiel′s own numbers of ~30 million) and more like 6¾× the more reliable numbers (~12½ million), the record that the Commodore 64 had of being the #1 selling model of personal computer of all time until the iPad!(If you count the iPad as a personal computer, and I see no reason why not.)
finnished: Mitch Taylor's Bro: So, I'm going to have to assume you don't give the smallest shiat about this and just want to keep doing things "the way we've always done them...where IT shall remain the 'department of NO.'"At the end of the day, it's the IT department who has to support the devices, and who will be on the firing line if something goes wrong.Simply put - their network, their rules.
WinoRhino: TheGhostofFarkPast: I don't know what Apple people came into your world but they are idiots. you can easily manage them with the free iPhone Configuration utility that can be deployed in a matter of seconds.Yeah, several other people mentioned that in this thread after my post (some after calling me stupid and lazy and then posting links.) So why didn't these guys from Apple have those answers? You'd think they'd be familiar with questions like that from school district especially. Anyway, I appreciate the heads-up and will certainly look into it for the few we have out there.
Moopy Mac: You can't compare a Sansa Clip to an iPod Shuffle. The Sansa is well over two times as big
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Example: NFC. It's considered pretty much standard on the most recent-gen smartphones
Mitch Taylor's Bro: machodonkeywrestler: Mitch Taylor's Bro: machodonkeywrestler: Johnsnownw: I don't understand this infatuation with phone thickness. When I bought my Samsung Captivate, 2 years ago, I thought it was too thin. There is a point where it becomes too thin to handle, and I think we reached that stage 2 years ago. Enough with obsession over making the thinnest phone!Also, it looks to me as though the iPhone 5 is going to cost more and have fewer or equal necessary features as current Android offerings. I don't think this phone is going to bring in many new customers, but I'm sure current owners will upgrade...because they've invested too much in the company. Suckers.Give me a thicker phone with a larger battery any day.According to Macworld's feed, the iPhone 5 has 8 hours of 3G talk time, 3G browsing time, and LTE browsing time, and 225 hours of standby time, which exceeds the battery performance for the iPhone 4S. That's not bad, IMO.Not bad, but my rugby smart gets 11hrs of video with 4g,wifi, and bluetooth running.Supposedly, the iPhone 5 gets 10 hours of video playback. If that extra hour matters, you bought the right phone. Personally, I only care about standby and talk time. I have a job that doesn't involve travel, so I seriously doubt I'll ever be watching 10 hours of video on my phone.But hey, I personally like having choices on the market. I prefer Apple stuff, but realize it's not for everyone. I have even thought about buying a Google Nexus Tablet to see what the Android fuss is about, but I am pretty happy with my iPad and don't really want to throw $200 down for an experiment.What I don't get, and have never understood, is why people hate Apple so much? Now that we're in an age of interoperability, why should what I use matter one bit to anyone else? And vice versa?
WinoRhino: Mitch Taylor's Bro: LOL, you're so precious.If you say so. The Apple sales guys came into my school district trying to sell us on iPads and apple products. They have NO WAY to manage them, no way to ensure specific apps are installed across the system to everything. No response when we asked them how to maintain installation of apps through some central iTunes account. Their answer was "Just tell the teachers what to install and they can put in for reimbursement if the app costs money." The few teachers that were issued iPads via grants now want docking stations, keyboards, and have no idea how they can use them with the projectors and other classroom technology we have standard across the district like smart boards, etc.
WinoRhino: If you say so. The Apple sales guys came into my school district trying to sell us on iPads and apple products. They have NO WAY to manage them
WinoRhino: If you say so. The Apple sales guys came into my school district trying to sell us on iPads and apple products. They have NO WAY to manage them, no way to ensure specific apps are installed across the system to everything. No response when we asked them how to maintain installation of apps through some central iTunes account.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Nexzus: This is what I still don't get about iOS - no widgets. Widgets are the most supremely awesome thing to ever grace a smartphone. Unfortunately, the Samsung widgets on my S3 suck ass, but on my Desire HD, one look at the home screen, I had the time, weather, next appointment, and subject, sender and first few lines of my latest email.That's weird. I just swiped down on my phone and got the weather forecast for the week, next few calendar items, couple lines of recent emails, and recent Facebook postings. You do know Notification Center is a thing, right?
Nexzus: This is what I still don't get about iOS - no widgets. Widgets are the most supremely awesome thing to ever grace a smartphone. Unfortunately, the Samsung widgets on my S3 suck ass, but on my Desire HD, one look at the home screen, I had the time, weather, next appointment, and subject, sender and first few lines of my latest email.
BohemianGraham: Still no scrollable dock or widgets.
Johnsnownw: I don't understand this infatuation with phone thickness
swaxhog: imasig: All of their 2 year contracts are coming up so they are in line for a phone replacement. What phone do you think they are going to get with the Iphone 5 sitting there brand spanking new?Actually, it's worse than that. There is a new phone every months and you have a contract of 24 or 36 months. So you want the shiny, no problem, just reset your contract back to day 1. You're perpetually locked-in by design. This goes for Apple, Google and Windows phones. The ecosystems are purposefully built so the you use the device the harder it is to switch brands because you have so much invested. With Apple, they can get people using iPod Touch and wifi iPads that will go iPhone over Android because all their apps they own transfer over.
Mitch Taylor's Bro: LOL, you're so precious.
secularsage: So, what, exactly, does an iPhone 5 do that should make me want to toss my Razr Maxx in the trash and go stand in line to buy one?
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Yeah, it's weird the way users want something that works and this annoys IT guys.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Ba'boon: I can't go a day in my field (IT) without someone glossing about how we should just get all Mac stuff and iPhone stuff because they all "just work"Yeah, it's weird the way users want something that works and this annoys IT guys.
Ba'boon: I can't go a day in my field (IT) without someone glossing about how we should just get all Mac stuff and iPhone stuff because they all "just work"
daverzzz: daverzzz: And now all of your docks and other gadgets with a 30-pin connector are obsolete!/Pay us MOAR!An adapter! We'll sell you an adapter!
daverzzz: So far, seems to be announcing stuff that most Android phones have been doing for nigh on 2 years. Meh....but the iZombies will love it.
abhorrent1: Looks just like the last 4.
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