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(Daily Mail)   Survey finds iPhone owners more intelligent than other smartphone users. Also cooler, more attractive, better in bed, taller, and oozing with thick, creamy confirmation bias   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 76
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2014-01-01 08:54:52 AM
Have you seen the iPhone lines at the Apple Store?

cdn2-b.examiner.com

"I was right in the middle of a f*cking reptile zoo,
and somebody was selling phones to these goddamn things."
 
2014-01-01 09:33:12 AM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-01 10:07:20 AM
I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.
 
2014-01-01 10:15:49 AM
I'll say one thing about iProducts,  they are cheaper then BMWs.
 
2014-01-01 10:19:18 AM

Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.


I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence
 
2014-01-01 10:27:37 AM
considering this is a Daily Fail article, I'm going to assume this is a troll thread.
 
2014-01-01 10:36:31 AM

BumpInTheNight: I'll say one thing about iProducts,  they are cheaper then BMWs.


Hold the packet. Are you saying within the confines of the product, you get what you pay for?
 
2014-01-01 10:36:44 AM

HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence


i've had an iphone for several years and can't remember the last time i even said "iphone" unless somebody was asking me a question specifically about iphones
 
2014-01-01 10:37:36 AM

meatofmystery: considering this is a Daily Fail article, I'm going to assume this is a troll thread.


The iHater headline didn't give it away?
 
2014-01-01 10:41:14 AM
But are they thrusting and bursting with aggressive Kantian positivism?
 
2014-01-01 10:41:39 AM

HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence


Plus of course the fact that many iPhone covers and cases have a round cut out where the Apple logo is to make sure everyone knows it is an iPhone....

/Posted from my HTC.
 
2014-01-01 10:42:52 AM

digistil: BumpInTheNight: I'll say one thing about iProducts,  they are cheaper then BMWs.

Hold the packet. Are you saying within the confines of the product, you get what you pay for?


I think we're both thinking the same thing here.  I'm saying its much cheaper these days to impress the sorts of people those products impress.  Bonus for me I don't even need a real iphone, just the case and a LED light taped under the glass and boom I'm in host vapid and easily forgotten pussy up to my gold cuffed wrists.  Hell I don't even need to carry that empty bottle of grey goose around anymore.
 
2014-01-01 10:48:31 AM
And how many errors did they have? I can probably run through the whole thing in seconds if I only need to pick an answer.
 
2014-01-01 10:52:55 AM

AdamK: HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence

i've had an iphone for several years and can't remember the last time i even said "iphone" unless somebody was asking me a question specifically about iphones


But you sound like the type of iPhone user that no one notices. Probably because you aren't always mentioning your iPhone.
 
2014-01-01 10:55:57 AM

BumpInTheNight: digistil: BumpInTheNight: I'll say one thing about iProducts,  they are cheaper then BMWs.

Hold the packet. Are you saying within the confines of the product, you get what you pay for?

I think we're both thinking the same thing here.  I'm saying its much cheaper these days to impress the sorts of people those products impress.  Bonus for me I don't even need a real iphone, just the case and a LED light taped under the glass and boom I'm in host vapid and easily forgotten pussy up to my gold cuffed wrists.  Hell I don't even need to carry that empty bottle of grey goose around anymore.


www.bitloaders.com
 
2014-01-01 10:56:14 AM
www.gifsforum.com
 
2014-01-01 10:57:57 AM

HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence


For the record, it what will be a trolling thread, I agree with you on this, and it matches my experience as well.
 
2014-01-01 10:59:04 AM
The title of the article is stupid. Obviously, the mere act of owning a type of phone does not make you smarter. The author probably bought a Blackberry.
 
2014-01-01 11:00:21 AM
I don't find iPhone users to be better then anyone else but then I own a Rolex, a superior status symbol then that pedestrian iPhone.
 
2014-01-01 11:01:27 AM
Judging from the Test of Wits questions, I guess they could siri faster questions like "a plane crashes on the border of 3 states, where do they bury the survivors," "which way will an egg laid by a rooster on a roof facing north" and "why are 1968 pennies worth more than 1967 pennies"

They are slicker than pretending that they control grouped a bunch of people that took IQ tests.
 
2014-01-01 11:01:43 AM

HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence


I work in IT and help a lot of users set up their work email on their smartphone. How do you know someone has an iPhone? Don't worry, they'll tell you.

I actually had a user call one time and say "I need help setting up my email on my 64GB gold iPhone." I wanted to reach through the phone and smack him.

/nothing against iPhones, I love my iPad
//I just don't give a fark
 
2014-01-01 11:03:30 AM

Fano: HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence

For the record, it what will be a trolling thread, I agree with you on this, and it matches my experience as well.


Yes I agree as well, but that was more of a mid 2000s thing when the iPhone was new and there weren't many comparable phones. I think the "iPhone" thing has lost its status symbol luster, and for good reason.
 
2014-01-01 11:10:01 AM

tea_and_cake: HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence

I work in IT and help a lot of users set up their work email on their smartphone. How do you know someone has an iPhone? Don't worry, they'll tell you.

I actually had a user call one time and say "I need help setting up my email on my 64GB gold iPhone." I wanted to reach through the phone and smack him.

/nothing against iPhones, I love my iPad
//I just don't give a fark


If you can't physically beat them, join in fleecing them -
The trick is to surcharge for the care of a gold edition ultra deluxe thing.  You need to mention how the extra money you're charging is to ensure it gets the best service offered and the premium parts reserved such state of the art devices.  If they balk at this idea ask them if any other companies offer that service, of course they're going to say no and give them the stink eye like "So why would you trust them with your iphone?".  Just think like Apple does and close your eyes as you bilk the flock for all its worth.  Its fun.
 
2014-01-01 11:16:22 AM
I just got a HTC Desire on Virgin Mobile. I am happy, attractive, and smarter than all of you. I have the mensa membership, bank account, high paying tech job, sexy Asian wife, and cute kids to prove it.

/cries
 
2014-01-01 11:16:23 AM

BumpInTheNight: I'll say one thing about iProducts,  they are cheaper then

than BMWs.

FTFY.

/pet peeeve
 
2014-01-01 11:18:37 AM

tea_and_cake: HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence

I work in IT and help a lot of users set up their work email on their smartphone. How do you know someone has an iPhone? Don't worry, they'll tell you.

I actually had a user call one time and say "I need help setting up my email on my 64GB gold iPhone." I wanted to reach through the phone and smack him.

/nothing against iPhones, I love my iPad
//I just don't give a fark


I work for AT&T and I get the calls "I need to speak to a supervisor" since I am the supervisor.

99.9 percent or either user error or IOS issues.  But god forbid when you point it out because they will unleash a hell storm of motherfarkers on you that it is the carrier fault because it cannot be theirs or Apples.  They are the most technically inept of all users.

You ask them to press the home button and they literally do not know what you are talking about.

If they lose or break their phone, they expect another one for free.
 
2014-01-01 11:19:43 AM

BumpInTheNight: tea_and_cake: HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence

I work in IT and help a lot of users set up their work email on their smartphone. How do you know someone has an iPhone? Don't worry, they'll tell you.

I actually had a user call one time and say "I need help setting up my email on my 64GB gold iPhone." I wanted to reach through the phone and smack him.

/nothing against iPhones, I love my iPad
//I just don't give a fark

If you can't physically beat them, join in fleecing them -
The trick is to surcharge for the care of a gold edition ultra deluxe thing.  You need to mention how the extra money you're charging is to ensure it gets the best service offered and the premium parts reserved such state of the art devices.  If they balk at this idea ask them if any other companies offer that service, of course they're going to say no and give them the stink eye like "So why would you trust them with your iphone?".  Just think like Apple does and close your eyes as you bilk the flock for all its worth.  Its fun.


The people that tend to buy the gold ones are hispanics, asians, blacks, and middle easterners.
 
2014-01-01 11:22:27 AM
iPhone owners are complete farking morans. They rate somewhere on the scale between "smoker" and "republican".
 
2014-01-01 11:23:24 AM
Ever since I was 6 or 7 I grew up building PC's, having the latest gadgets - by time I was in high school I was fortunate to have one of the first voodoo video cards. Now I am 30, I really careless about gadgets. I guess some kids didn't have a cell phone in high school, so most idiotic adults now somehow require themselves to buy an "Ipad or Iphone". My biggest problem is some people have no idea how to embrace technology. I am talking about the ones who are glued to their phones, walking oblivious to their surrounding.

i.huffpost.com

Yeah this type, I don't care if someone has 16 apple products, I just have learned to hate the ones who glue themselves to the technology - then again I find it funny as hell when they get run over by a steam roller.

/I predict alcohol will be the #2 cause of accidents where cell phones are going to end up #1 because people can't put them down
 
2014-01-01 11:25:28 AM

theflatline: BumpInTheNight: tea_and_cake: HMS_Blinkin: Mugato: I had an iPhone. I don't see what the big deal is. The camera resolution might be better than other phones now. I do know a few pompous iPhone users though. Everything's "let me call him on my iPhone or let me save that on my iPhone". It's not a farking status symbol anymore, if it ever was. Get a watch with a frickin' laser, then you can impress me with your gadgetry.

I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."

/the plural of anecdotes is evidence

I work in IT and help a lot of users set up their work email on their smartphone. How do you know someone has an iPhone? Don't worry, they'll tell you.

I actually had a user call one time and say "I need help setting up my email on my 64GB gold iPhone." I wanted to reach through the phone and smack him.

/nothing against iPhones, I love my iPad
//I just don't give a fark

If you can't physically beat them, join in fleecing them -
The trick is to surcharge for the care of a gold edition ultra deluxe thing.  You need to mention how the extra money you're charging is to ensure it gets the best service offered and the premium parts reserved such state of the art devices.  If they balk at this idea ask them if any other companies offer that service, of course they're going to say no and give them the stink eye like "So why would you trust them with your iphone?".  Just think like Apple does and close your eyes as you bilk the flock for all its worth.  Its fun.

The people that tend to buy the gold ones are hispanics, asians, blacks, and middle easterners.


Aha, so I should say "So why would you trust them with your iphone, essay/lol/yo/desu?".  Thanks for the tip!
 
2014-01-01 11:28:16 AM
www.csectioncomics.com
 
2014-01-01 11:30:29 AM

Misconduc: Ever since I was 6 or 7 I grew up building PC's, having the latest gadgets - by time I was in high school I was fortunate to have one of the first voodoo video cards. Now I am 30, I really careless about gadgets. I guess some kids didn't have a cell phone in high school, so most idiotic adults now somehow require themselves to buy an "Ipad or Iphone". My biggest problem is some people have no idea how to embrace technology. I am talking about the ones who are glued to their phones, walking oblivious to their surrounding.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Yeah this type, I don't care if someone has 16 apple products, I just have learned to hate the ones who glue themselves to the technology - then again I find it funny as hell when they get run over by a steam roller.

/I predict alcohol will be the #2 cause of accidents where cell phones are going to end up #1 because people can't put them down


You were 12 years old in high school?
 
2014-01-01 12:00:24 PM

theflatline: 99.9 percent or either user error or IOS issues.  But god forbid when you point it out because they will unleash a hell storm of motherfarkers on you that it is the carrier fault because it cannot be theirs or Apples.  They are the most technically inept of all users.


Is that at least partially the reason why AT&T git such a bad rap? It seemed like it was especially the iphone users that were complaining about the service, when it was AT&T exclusive, rather than other smartphone users.
 
2014-01-01 12:09:01 PM

centrifugal bumblepuppy:


This. It's missing Windows Phone users... Which allegedly do exist somewhere. I had one for a little over a year, but got tired of the lack of some certain apps. But man that phone worked awesome.
 
2014-01-01 12:10:50 PM

theflatline: You were 12 years old in high school?


Catholic high school started at 7th grade, so technically yes.
 
2014-01-01 12:15:22 PM
My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.
 
2014-01-01 12:17:05 PM

Misconduc: theflatline: You were 12 years old in high school?

Catholic high school started at 7th grade, so technically yes.


I went to Catholic school for 12 years.  Four of it boarding.  High School for me started at ninth grade.  I did not realize that some catholic high schools did not follow normal rules.

Was that in  Canada?
 
2014-01-01 12:19:25 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.


Wait--you're kidding, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multitasking_%28iOS%29
 
2014-01-01 12:23:23 PM

theflatline: The people that tend to buy the gold ones are hispanics, asians, blacks, and middle easterners.


Congrats on 90% of the world population....I mean all you left out are white Americans which is such a small number of the population of the world (ok I guess we can add Canadians in with us).
 
2014-01-01 12:26:49 PM
Survey paid for by Apple, naturally
 
2014-01-01 12:26:53 PM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.

Wait--you're kidding, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multitasking_%28iOS%29


Cool link that has nothing to do with what I was talking about, but hey, you found a way to feel better than me I guess so good for you.
 
2014-01-01 12:30:33 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.


One installed app at a time?!  What the hell kind of smartphone does she have.... oh yeah the fake one like your fake friend.

finnished: Is that at least partially the reason why AT&T git such a bad rap? It seemed like it was especially the iphone users that were complaining about the service, when it was AT&T exclusive, rather than other smartphone users.


That is a very good point.  I've had AT&T for over 10 years and have never had any issues with AT&T (also cingular before it was bought out).  I've never had an iPhone but have had Windows phones, dumb phones and now Android phones and they all just work.  When I've called in they are always great to talk with, they even gave me 3 free months with one of the lines on my family plan because I asked about dropping the one phone to move him to a prepaid since it isn't being used very much.

I can never understand the AT&T hate.  I'm a huge Apple hater but that damn iPad Air is a VERY nice tablet and once I can overcome the sticker shock of the price I will probably pick one up.  I did pick up an HDX this christmas and that screen is beautiful!
 
2014-01-01 12:38:00 PM

TNel: theflatline: The people that tend to buy the gold ones are hispanics, asians, blacks, and middle easterners.

Congrats on 90% of the world population....I mean all you left out are white Americans which is such a small number of the population of the world (ok I guess we can add Canadians in with us).


I am hispanic, and like I said, I take escalations, and when the 5s came out the majority of the customers wanting the gold were of those ethnicity.  And in the US(where I work), those ethnicity's  are not 90% of the population.  The majority of white people are not into gold bling.  Space Grey or White.
 
2014-01-01 12:44:21 PM
TNel:I can never understand the AT&T hate.

It is not at all unreasonable to think that there might have been a bug in the early iPhone firmware, or even hardware, that caused problems on AT&T network.
 
2014-01-01 12:53:51 PM
I was a long time android user but recently switched over to iphone 4S.  Meh.  It's not bad or a shiatty phone, I just miss androids.
 
2014-01-01 12:57:18 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.


Funny since Android phones had multitasking before the iPhone, more RAM than the then iPhones, more storage, upgradeable storage with micro SD (which the iPhone still lacks) and so on. If anyone is lagging behind on being able to run more than one app it's the iPhone. On my HTC I can even play two HD videos at the same time in two windows.
 
2014-01-01 01:01:44 PM

Flint Ironstag: The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.

Funny since Android phones had multitasking before the iPhone, more RAM than the then iPhones, more storage, upgradeable storage with micro SD (which the iPhone still lacks) and so on. If anyone is lagging behind on being able to run more than one app it's the iPhone. On my HTC I can even play two HD videos at the same time in two windows.


I'm hardly a technophobe (I sit behind a computer most of my life) but how many apps do people need? I
 
2014-01-01 01:09:54 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.


Your friend is not too bright, and has been brainwashed to hate Apple. So, what's her Fark handle?
 
2014-01-01 01:16:02 PM

Mugato: I'm hardly a technophobe (I sit behind a computer most of my life) but how many apps do people need? I


I mean a who needs storage space greater than a floppy disc.... or cd.... etc.  That kind of question is the bane of computers.  Not that long ago 128mb of memory in your computer cost you $1,000 and everyone was fine with 32mb.  But as time progresses so does storage, ram, and needed applications.  You might not think that a streaming app is needed but to someone else it's necessary.  You might think that a text to speech app is a waste of space and resources but to someone with sight problems they are absolutely needed.

We have gotten to the point that expandable media is fairly important to a lot of users that like to store media on them for times when they are not on wifi or want to waste bandwidth streaming.  One of my biggest complaints about the HDX I got is no expandable memory option but I haven't hit the "wall" yet but I could if I stored a lot of movies on it.

Some people like the one solution of just their tablet/phone and not having to always have a laptop to transfer movies around.
 
2014-01-01 01:24:39 PM

TNel: Some people like the one solution of just their tablet/phone and not having to always have a laptop to transfer movies around.


Fair enough, I guess I don't watch movies on my phone so I don't think about that.
 
2014-01-01 01:30:38 PM
oblig iproduct video?

apple can sell anything

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFMPaUc_0zg
 
2014-01-01 02:00:03 PM

theflatline: Misconduc: theflatline: You were 12 years old in high school?

Catholic high school started at 7th grade, so technically yes.

I went to Catholic school for 12 years.  Four of it boarding.  High School for me started at ninth grade.  I did not realize that some catholic high schools did not follow normal rules.

Was that in  Canada?


Nope it was Florida, USA - I never really thought much about it, actually I enjoyed going to 7th grade in a "high school" because we were preparing for high school classes while technically still in "middle school", ironically my 1997 year was the last year they had 7th and 8th grade, it was dropped when I was a freshman. I am not sure entirely why it was dropped, I think because the main Catholic school for kinder garden through 6th grade ended up moving to another school location and they built more classrooms for the 7th and 8th grade to be moved from the high school.

technically my old catholic school could still have 7th and 8th grade, it certainly helped me prepare for high school, although I left my freshman year for the local high school because they were a 5A powerhouse for baseball, something a small 275 person catholic school can't compete with in sports.
 
2014-01-01 02:01:14 PM

Mugato: Flint Ironstag: The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.

Funny since Android phones had multitasking before the iPhone, more RAM than the then iPhones, more storage, upgradeable storage with micro SD (which the iPhone still lacks) and so on. If anyone is lagging behind on being able to run more than one app it's the iPhone. On my HTC I can even play two HD videos at the same time in two windows.

I'm hardly a technophobe (I sit behind a computer most of my life) but how many apps do people need? I


In total? I have about forty*. Running at the same time? Depends. Music playing in the background obviously. Email and messaging. My phone can very quickly swap between the last nine apps, always open exactly where I left them. My desktop widgets are also running all the time (weather, stock prices, upcoming calendar events etc) and displaying their data on screen.

/* Mail, Calendar, Gallery, Music player, Youtube app, Play Books, Sound Hound, Gmail, Google Maps and Navigation, Twitter, Stocks, Dropbox, Polaris Office, PDF Viewer, ABP, a few shopping apps, BBC iPlayer, Compass, Droidiris, eBay, Google Goggles, Google Skymap, phone bank app, Yahoo Mail, NFC Tag app, PAYE tax calculator, Shop Savvy, Sky+ TV app, Sky Go, Translate, Train ticket app, TV Catchup, US Army survival guide, Voice Actions (not the standard Google one) Mobo Player, Pingit. But rarely need to have any two actually running at the same time. Swapping from one to another when you are in the middle of doing something is easy.
 
2014-01-01 02:17:08 PM
Apple has always been for people with more money than brains.
 
2014-01-01 03:34:19 PM

studebaker hoch: Apple has always been for people with more money than brains.


Parroting lame anti-Apple propaganda has always been for brainwashed losers.
 
2014-01-01 03:56:19 PM
I've had iPhones and Androids. Both have their strong and weak points.
As far as the walled garden; it's a bunch of crap. Sure you can side-load on Android, but you can jailbreak an iPhone and load unsanctioned apps also.
Personally, right now I prefer Android, and have an HTC One. But I'm not going to be faithful to a platform. Next time around I may get an iPhone if it meets my needs at the time.
As far as tablets? I like the iPad over any of the Android offerings at this time.
 
2014-01-01 04:20:19 PM

studebaker hoch: Apple has always been for people with more money than brains.


What happens when you pour Pepsi into a Mac while wearing Fila and Warby Parker and eating Papa John's?
 
2014-01-01 06:19:56 PM
All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.
 
2014-01-01 06:41:08 PM
bingethinker

Parroting lame anti-Apple propaganda has always been for brainwashed losers.

From what I've personally witnessed, not seen online or on TV:

Artists use Apple.
Business uses Microsoft.
Science and engineering use linux.

It doesn't seem coincidental at all to me that Apple also has the best ads of any computer maker, hands down.  That's art.  Their UI experience is the best, again art.

Windows predatory pricing model isn't holding people hostage anymore, and they now have to compete on merit, and they're unsure of themselves.  I see them as a declining power that needs to step up or step off.

Linux is a set of power tools built by people that assumed every user would know C, shell scripting, Perl, TCP/IP, Make, regular expressions, GCC, relational databases, network administration, version control, and boolean algebra cold.  Starting a project on linux meant firing up a VT-100 terminal and using the VI editor from the command line to write the source code from scratch.  And that was just to get the OS running.

Where Apple gave you a first-class seat on a luxury jetliner, Linux made you install the engines yourself before takeoff - but let you choose what type and how many you wanted.

Apple charges a fortune for their highly polished products, where even the unboxing is a carefully choreographed user experience.

Linux is free to download, but only comes "packaged" as a .rpm file the user is assumed to know how to install.
 
2014-01-01 07:07:12 PM

dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.


Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?
 
2014-01-01 07:11:54 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Mugato:
I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."


Gods I must be getting old I still call my iPhone a cell phone. Ambiguous because I'm not an apple snob. Besides the damn thing was given to me and I hate it. iOS sucks.
 
2014-01-01 07:15:03 PM

studebaker hoch: From what I've personally witnessed, not seen online or on TV:

Artists use Apple.
Business uses Microsoft.
Science and engineering use linux.

It doesn't seem coincidental at all to me that Apple also has the best ads of any computer maker, hands down.  That's art.  Their UI experience is the best, again art.


I personally disagree. The UI on my Android phone is far better than an iPhone. I can customise the desktop far more, and I'm talking normal everyday user stuff here, not rooting or anything like that. When I bought my HTC Desire the then current iPhone didn't even let you change the wallpaper.

I can arrange the icons just the way I want them, down one side of the screen, at the top, one in each corner, and I can have widgets that actually display stuff like weather, calendar events, stock prices etc. It wasn't until very recently that the iPhone Clock icon said 10:15 no matter what the actual time was and the Weather icon said 73 and sunny even if it was minus three and snowing. How is that "better"? It makes you have to click an icon to find out stuff my desktop already has on display.
I have dozens of clock and weather widgets to choose from depending on how much I want to see, and I can resize them to my liking. And widgets like my website bookmarks widget and the upcoming calendar events widget again I can resize them to my taste.

On my Android phone I can pick any song or audio clip I have on the phone and click "Set As Ringtone" and that's it, it's my ringtone. With the iPhone you have to pay Apple and download the ringtone from iTunes even if you already own the song or follow a five minute video on Youtube showing you how to get around this.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar, replacing their intrusive notification alert that forced you to stop what you were doing and deal with it NOW.
 
2014-01-01 07:31:00 PM
Flint Ironstag

I can customise the desktop far more
Not at all surprising.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar,
Apple has a long history of borrowing good ideas.
 
2014-01-01 08:01:26 PM

Flint Ironstag: studebaker hoch:
On my Android phone I can pick any song or audio clip I have on the phone and click "Set As Ringtone" and that's it, it's my ringtone. With the iPhone you have to pay Apple and download the ringtone from iTunes even if you already own the song or follow a five minute video on Youtube showing you how to get around this.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar, replacing their intrusive notification alert that forced you to stop what you were doing and deal with it NOW.


Well not to come to apple's defense here but you can make your own ringtones with itunes on your PC if you know how. Search google for the solution it's not hard to find. The problem is your limited to 30 or 40 second ring tones depending on the artist and song (still don't know how they determine that one). Actually as of iOS 7.0.4 you can set the notifications as top of screen drop down bars that go away after a few seconds. Regardless I still hate iOS.
 
2014-01-01 08:17:56 PM

sparkeyjames: Flint Ironstag: studebaker hoch:
On my Android phone I can pick any song or audio clip I have on the phone and click "Set As Ringtone" and that's it, it's my ringtone. With the iPhone you have to pay Apple and download the ringtone from iTunes even if you already own the song or follow a five minute video on Youtube showing you how to get around this.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar, replacing their intrusive notification alert that forced you to stop what you were doing and deal with it NOW.

Well not to come to apple's defense here but you can make your own ringtones with itunes on your PC if you know how. Search google for the solution it's not hard to find. The problem is your limited to 30 or 40 second ring tones depending on the artist and song (still don't know how they determine that one). Actually as of iOS 7.0.4 you can set the notifications as top of screen drop down bars that go away after a few seconds. Regardless I still hate iOS.


I mentioned the five minute long videos on Youtube that show you how to make your own ringtones. I'm just saying that if we're talking about Ease Of Use me clicking on any song and then clicking Set As Ringtone is far quicker and easier. Especially if you want to do lots which, since you can have each contact in your phone book have a different ringtone, can happen.
 
2014-01-01 08:22:50 PM
Jeez man I love my Galaxy S4, Its probably going to be the only smartphone I ever buy. Its a phone, I answer calls and read fark sometimes on it. I don't keep mp3s on it because I have the interweb with thousands of radio stations when I need some tunes.
I had $600 in insurance to use up before 2014 so I went ahead and got the phone free, otherwise no way in hell I would spend anything more then $50 or $100 for a phone.

/top 10 apps work just fine for me (batteryguru, zedge etc) and my $50 a month bill unlimited for everything, I can't go wrong
 
2014-01-01 08:31:05 PM
The worst thing about iPhone is the service.

Book an appointment to see a "genius" at an Apple store when your phone goes kaput, and wait two weeks to get a replacement under warranty?

Fark.

That.

shiat.
 
2014-01-01 09:57:57 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.

Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?


Sure.
 
2014-01-01 10:06:02 PM

dittybopper: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.

Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?

Sure.


To expand upon that:  Handheld transceiver hooked up to a netbook-type computer running the appropriate software.

No one has bothered, that I can see, to do it for a tablet or iPod Touch sort of machine because they don't have actual microphone jacks going into them, which means they would pick up ambient sound (which would cause problems in a noisy environment), and it would mean you'd get annoying "BRAPPPPP" noises from the radio speaker because it's not plugged into the device.
 
2014-01-02 01:28:36 AM
My unofficial study case, fresh from last night:
Participants:
 - iPhone users: 6
 - Android users: 2
Field of combat:
 - Trivial Pursuit (Four teams of 2)
Results:
 - Android users won 2/2 games (100%), soundly trouncing the iPhone users.
Most pie pieces scored by any iPhone team:
 - Four
Quickest round:
 - Seven turns. (Should have been SIX, but apparently "Alien vs. Predator" is NOT considered a gawt-damn sequel to "Alien" in the TP universe...)
Items of note:
 - iPhone users were most likely to scream, "That's BULLSHIAT!" when Android users would get a question right
 - iPhone users have threatened to ban the Android users from future TP tournaments
 - iPhone users scored most points on Entertainment categories, while Android users were more proficient in Science and Nature, Events, and Places.
Conclusion:
 - iPhone users hate nature and science, but love the Kardashians.
 
2014-01-02 06:11:31 AM
There are a number of weakpoints in the data-gathering exercise. To participate you have to be the sort of person who downloads an app which claims to measure your intelligence with seven brain teasers. It takes a special type of person to believe that concept. They come from a gene pool which mostly includes readers of magazines with lots of picture of celebs and er the  Daily Mail. Therefore, the survey is a cross section of stupid people. Reading the survey in another way you can say "Apple users are the kings and queens of the stupid people" and you have got a more statistically provable story, although not one that Apple would want to market".


Read more:  http://news.techeye.net/mobile/owning-an-iphone-makes-you-a-king-amon g -stupid-people#ixzz2pEqVbbqA
 
2014-01-02 07:03:07 AM

magus007: There are a number of weakpoints in the data-gathering exercise. To participate you have to be the sort of person who downloads an app which claims to measure your intelligence with seven brain teasers. It takes a special type of person to believe that concept. They come from a gene pool which mostly includes readers of magazines with lots of picture of celebs and er the  Daily Mail. Therefore, the survey is a cross section of stupid people. Reading the survey in another way you can say "Apple users are the kings and queens of the stupid people" and you have got a more statistically provable story, although not one that Apple would want to market".


Read more:  http://news.techeye.net/mobile/owning-an-iphone-makes-you-a-king-amon g -stupid-people#ixzz2pEqVbbqA


I would wager that iPhone users are more the type that feel the need to be constantly reassured and told how smart they are. Something that goes hand in hand with downloading that type of app and believing it's really measuring intelligence in the first place.
 
2014-01-02 08:29:31 AM
So what does it say about my pre-paid flip phone?
 
2014-01-02 08:47:46 AM

dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.


Semaphore, b*tch. Don't bother.  It won't be cool after I'm done with it.
 
2014-01-02 09:17:49 AM
DNRTFA, but I think you might find some parity between intelligence of users of phones bracketed by unlocked phone cost, regardless of platform. So, throw 5s, S4, and Lumia 1520 users together. The outliers would probably be Nexus 4 and 5, as they cost less but will likely be as smart/stupid.

finnished: TNel:I can never understand the AT&T hate.

It is not at all unreasonable to think that there might have been a bug in the early iPhone firmware, or even hardware, that caused problems on AT&T network.


My first mobile software project was iOS and Android, back in 2008. We all took project phones home for testing and such. ATT iPhones were very annoying, but move the same SIM to an Android, and everything was great.
 
2014-01-02 09:49:02 AM

dittybopper: dittybopper: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.

Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?

Sure.

To expand upon that:  Handheld transceiver hooked up to a netbook-type computer running the appropriate software.

No one has bothered, that I can see, to do it for a tablet or iPod Touch sort of machine because they don't have actual microphone jacks going into them, which means they would pick up ambient sound (which would cause problems in a noisy environment), and it would mean you'd get annoying "BRAPPPPP" noises from the radio speaker because it's not plugged into the device.


Headsets with microphones plug into the iPod touch and most tablets.
Although using the ham radio setup would be cool in some ways, for most people it would not be practical to use for just posting to Facebook or checking emails.
 
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