04-22-2016 03:39 AM
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  1. mb-dape's Avatar
    And in three years the apps running on Android and Ios will be UWP-apps made for Windows.
    Still misssing your links to the Android ROMs you claimed to have developed over at XDA?
    04-07-2016 10:19 AM
  2. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    There are plenty of logos that people don't care about. Apple is doing something right if people are willing to pay a premium to buy their phones. Tech enthusiasts like us care about, well, technology -- NFC, HD displays, wireless charging etc. But 99% of consumers just care about utility value and Apple delivers:
    1. Apple was the last to introduce NFC but they succeeded where others failed -- actually getting banks and merchants on board with NFC payments.
    2. The iPhone 6S only has a 720p display but it looks great and you'd have to look very hard to tell that it was any worse than the 950's QHD display.
    3. I used to use wireless charging all the time on my Lumia 920, but looking back, I think that was because my 920 had poor battery life. Most phones these days have good enough battery life that you don't need to charge them so often.
    4. The fingerprint scanner on the iPhone actually works well. The iris scanner on the 950 is just a gimmick -- it's cool but it's not practical.

    You don't do things differently because it's cool, you do it because it's actually useful. I used to tell people about all the cool features on Windows Phone until I realized that most people don't care.
    1. The brand definitely helps with that. It's not like the competition just randomly threw out the tech without discussing it elsewhere first. I'm sure the controlled environment of iOS helped things along for businesses as well, like with Apple Pay.
    2. 720p = 1280x720; iPhone 6S = 1334x750, so north of it. It's well short of the 2560x1440 of the 950, but it's also a smaller display. It's ultimately meaningless because few, if any, can see that level of detail and difference, but it doesn't mean Apple's short changing for years wasn't lame.
    3. I used wireless charging because it was convenient, not because my phone needed charged. Dealing with finding the cable in the couch or behind it or whatever sucked. Being able to set the phone on the table without worry is nice. Now, my wireless charger stays at my work. I can charge my phone at-will, if I need. I don't need to pick the cable up off the floor or pin it under something to keep it on the table. It's convenience.
    4. Fingerprint scanners are also a much older tech. They've had more time to mature. The issues with the iris scanner are that they're new and have a subset of people with whom they don't work (such as myself, as my high-astigmatism glasses distort too much).

    What Apple does right is have a brand and support ignorance. Honestly, their phones do some negatives to hurt the advancement of the less technologically inclined. They never encourage learning beyond clicks, and that's not great. The walled garden they run is good for older people who don't really need to learn things. When teens and young adults are coddled and incapable to do basic things with a computer because they never actually experience technology in a meaningful way, it's not a good thing. That's obviously the overly dramatic interpretation of the matter, but I guess my working in IT makes me hate watching people be so illiterate with basic things like saving and finding files.
    04-07-2016 10:39 PM
  3. garak0410's Avatar
    The Lumia 950/XL has been marketed so poorly I'd be surprised if anyone, except WM fans knew of it.

    Before anyone makes that statement that the 950 was for the fans, I'll take that as meaning it's not meant for regular consumers, which begs the question, what was the point? You don't make a product you don't plan to sell.

    That's just crazy and just plain stupid.
    And I was ready to pay full price one one if it had CDMA. But alas it didn't and went Note 5 and Android.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-08-2016 03:08 PM
  4. Giddora's Avatar
    Still misssing your links to the Android ROMs you claimed to have developed over at XDA?
    I already answered you.
    04-17-2016 05:13 AM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    3 MORE years ? Sigh, just the hint of this says to keep my spare Android device for a while longer.

    Maybe a few here who started back in the WP 8.1 days don't see it but, as someone who got the very first WP 7 device and has been sticking with it all along, I have been waiting forever it seems.

    Microsoft sold out all exclusive features that WP had, Office, Cortana, Wordflow keyboard, and a bunch more. Now, besides the layout of WP and the interface, there is NO ADVANAGE to going to a WP device.

    No tap to pay, Very limited selections of apps, very limited options for addons (smart watches, etc). Sure universal apps should help with the apps part but, we are YEARS away for a MAJOR impact.

    Now, instead of making an effort to move forward, trying to even at a low level compete, just give it up for 2-3 years and let the market go.

    I love WP, I really do but, 3 more years of waiting, not sure MOST loyal people in my case cant hang around waiting again... and again...and again..
    04-17-2016 09:57 AM
  6. mb-dape's Avatar
    I already answered you.
    Sorry, must have missed it, can you repost them?
    04-18-2016 07:03 AM
  7. Giddora's Avatar
    Sorry, must have missed it, can you repost them?
    That can be hard since they seem to have removed all inactive roms. But there's a thread where I say something about "That is something that would make me stop cooking custom ROM's.". Which is also what I did.
    04-22-2016 03:39 AM
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