Why DOS attacks stop - behind the scenes
This, like previous versions of the same survey, seemingly refutes the oft-trotted notion from Apple competitors that teens don’t like iOS products because they’re seen as being for old people.
Gruber is the first to ridicule analysts, but when their data conforms to his biases, he doesn’t have much of a problem linking to their reports to prove a point.
Apple fans when iBooks 2.0 introduced a proprietary ebook format:
It wouldn’t be possible for Apple to deliver such innovation if they are stuck with or are held back by the open ePub standard
Apple fans when Lightning connector was introduced:
You know that when standard groups come together they produce something as terrible as USB 3.0. It explains why Apple chose to go with a proprietary port.
Apple fans when Google announced Blink:
OMG Google is going to cripple the open web. #Open
Apple fans when Google started using Native Client in Chrome:
Yeah even though this makes better and faster tools than what you can make with “open” standards, we’re still holding Google to a different standard than Apple. We choose to ignore the fact that Apple has many a times, in the best interest of the user, chosen to go with non-open technologies to make the best product.
When it comes to Google, Apple fans turn into bigger open source zealots than Richard Stallman himself.
“We never had an objective to sell a low-cost phone,” says Cook. “Our primary objective is to sell a great phone and provide a great experience, and we figured out a way to do it at a lower cost.”
Why are you selling the shitty iPhone 4 in China if you care about experience first and then price?
Let’s get this capitalization thing out of the way, too. Yes, I’m using 5C and 5S, with uppercase letters, and Apple is using 5c and 5s. Why? These names are initialisms, words where you pronounce them by spelling out the letters of their names. In an initialism, according to all standard style guides, all letters are capitalized. That’s it. If Apple chooses, for marketing reasons, to capitalize these letters differently, that’s on them. It’s a style choice, not a spelling choice. Consider the iPhone 4S. For two years Apple has styled it with an uppercase S. As of last Tuesday, upon the release of the 5S and 5C, they now style it with a lowercase s: iPhone 4s. It’s the same device. The box is even the same. Apple simply now styles it differently in their own material. As for why Apple made this change, here’s my theory: “5S”, at a glance, is hard to distinguish from “55” or “SS” in many fonts. (Or “S5” for that matter, which might come into play with Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy phones.) Thus, my guess is Apple decided to lowercase the s to clarify the difference between the glyphs. The 5C and 4S simply came along for the ride for consistency’s sake. (It’s for this same reason that I have always styled “Touch” and “Mini” with uppercase letters, as do stylistically conservative publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker. Apple gets to prescribe how to spell its product names; it does not get to prescribe how to style them. (Don’t get me started on my justification for lowercasing the i prefix in iPhone, iPad, iMac, and etc. Well, OK, if you insist. First, styling those with an uppercase I looks like hell. Second, I consider Apple’s i a prefix that deserves an exception from the normal rules of capitalization for proper names, like Mc or Mac in patronymic Scottish and Irish surnames. The point is, something still gets capitalized in all these product names. If Apple had, say, chosen to style it iphone 5c this year, I’d still capitalize the P.))
The best part of Gruber’s iPhone review is actually footnote 1.
Why are there two African-Americans in this brochure? I think one should be plenty. There’s no need to overdo diversity.
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