A lot of modern flat design fans seem to presume it came about because of some research that concluded it was better and superseded the old.
Instead of what actually happened which was basically Apple giving a combo of UI + print designers 6 months to redesign everything.
I’ve been a macOS user for a very long time and I see myself as someone who knows a lot of the little “hidden” features spread across the system. But I was surprised to learn about this today that I for some reason haven’t seen before. Very useful!
My Mac’s USB-C ports are now so loose that I don’t even miss MagSafe
As an iPad mini fan I’m offended that a new A12 model with Pencil support doesn’t warrant an announcement during next week’s keynote, but I can’t pretend that I’m surprised.
Also… ugh, that’s a lot of euros 😕
I have exactly one iOS feature request.
I’ve been waiting two years for a new iPad mini, because I love this form factor and my mini 2 struggles with most apps nowadays. But I went to the Apple Store and the iPad Pro is so much sexier I don’t know that I can handle spending 560 € (with Pencil) on the old design 😖
“But what about short games?” Well, short games already have the hardest time getting people to buy them, so they may still come out ahead.
The UI is fantastic and, as an unexpected bonus, it also handles videos 😲
Sorry to state the obvious, but Apple having its own credit card is so obviously, stereotypically dystopian I feel like I’m watching a cheap scifi parody.
Apple Arcade makes it pretty much impossible for an independent developer to sell a small single-player game on the App Store. Anyone who’s willing to pay for games will already have a subscription to a bunch of AA and AAA experiences, so why would they buy your little thing.
I really don’t understand what Apple’s trying to do here. Prove it’s making shows? With celebrities? That’s not surprising or new. Show us the shows, or the wild new ways we’ll watch them, or SOMETHING, otherwise we’re just here watching TED Talks about TV shows
Apple’s music subscription: all the music you can listen to.
Apple’s magazine subscription: 300 of the most popular magazines.
Apple’s game subscription: a hundred third-party games.
Apple’s TV subscription: 13 original TV shows.
So actual new products got released as press releases last week, and they devoted a whole event to services that are not ready yet, and will have extremely limited availability when they do finally launch.
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The real danger is that Apple will compromise the overall user experience of the phone to upsell services and drive this potentially huge revenue, which is already happening - see Apple Music push notifications, for example
The only subscription model I find ethically palatable is “Sketch’s pay for updates” semi-subscription.
Stop paying: It’ll keep working. All your stuff is still there. You still own what you’ve paid for.
You know, I’ve been in the software development business for more than 40 years now, and there is one thing that I know for a solid fact: Nobody knows how to build software. Yes, sometimes it gets built, but it’s a random, unrepeatable event. A lucky accident.