So as some may know I am a Graphic Design Artist and System Admin, now as many tech reviewers I have spent time with many smartphones over the years and I can tell where the issues may be on an operating system. I have effectively used virtually every version of IOS, BlackBerry OS, Android OS and even Web OS, Windows Mobile OS. This new IOS device dubbed iPhone 10 / TEN as far as the hardware is concerned is quite nice looking with the exception to the true depth sensor area ..
The IOS functionality is truly lacking is continuous flow when it comes to the UX experience. I have spent time with the new device and can honestly say I have no desire to buy one for myself for the following reasons.
I feel as if the device is beta and nor GM quality, I would not say its alpha but definitely beta as far as the OS software and design is concerned. The return to home activation bar is not really convenient. The Active Application windows that you swipe up and hold to activate is cramped and terribly designed. The Screen is 18 x 9 not 16 x 9 like the native TV size or screen viewing areas
and each window is too tall for the screen its cramped and looks extremely odd. They should have resized the windows down to fit better before adding the "minus sign" circles to touch to quit each application that is active I feel like the window is the full size of the screen, there is simply no reason for that it’s bad design .. it’s such an immature esque move for the software team to do that, the Movies are another sad experience because the notch interferes with your viewing experience, and looks very odd. Another issue that is not being mentioned is that most applications will not be useable on the new device becasue developers will have to figure out how to correct the bad design of the screen in order to make their applications work on this new device. I am willin to bet that many developers are simply not going to bother updating to the new screen size and avoid the headaches... I have seen people trying to come up with ways to cover up the notch on the device
such as black wallpaper for the top of the screen, but that still does not cover up the issue of watching movies or shows.
There is also a case of the bottom of the screen, wasted space which is doing nothing, I imagine they did that to enable a letter box or the home bar, in either event it was a bad Idea going forward. I have spoken with people about this device several times and all we can come up with is the decision to release this half-baked beta design phone is one a committee decided on rather than the person in charge of design. If in fact the phone was released by the person in charge of design, He or She should be fired.
On Top of that, the Device price point is far out of reach of most users, and simply greedy on the part of Apple. The know full well they are only trying to pay off the 5 Billion dollar
Apple Park Donut they built for no reason .. If they had put the money in to design and waited till it was ready instead of rushing to release a half-baked beta design .. The customer base would have been much happier with the product and it would have been a run-away hit like Apple has done in the past.
** One thing about these posts on the iPhone X is that it’s not meant to demonize or cut up apple, as I have been an Apple fan for many years and I do have apple Products, such as iMac and iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 before that. Its more to inform not only users of the problems which most likely will be fixed over time, but are there now and when you start to think about price Apple is charging you should expect a finished product not where it is today. Apple can and will do better I am sure in time ..
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Qualcomm sees 90% drop in profit during Q4 2017 as legal battle with Apple continues
Qualcomm today reported its fourth quarter earnings for 2017 and the numbers aren’t pretty. The company announced a nearly 90 percent drop in profits, while revenue fell 4.5 percent. While the company still beat expectations, it noted that numbers were plagued by its ongoing legal case with Apple…
As noted by CNBC, the company beat Wall Street estimates on both earnings per share and revenue: Earnings per share of 92 cents vs. 81 cents expected, according to Thomson Reuters
Revenue of $5.96 billion vs. $5.8 billion expected, according to Thomson Reuters Compared to the year-ago quarter, however, those numbers are down. In Q4 2016, Qualcomm reported revenues of $6.2 billion on earnings per share of $1.07.
In terms of profit, however, things aren’t as positive. The chipmaker reported an 89.5 percent drop in quarterly profit, down to $168 million.
Qualcomm stated in its press release that its earnings this quarter were “negatively impacted as a result of actions taken by Apple and its contract manufactures.”
Qualcomm’s stock is holding steady in after-hours trading, though it plunged earlier this week and has yet to recover following a Wall Street Journal report claiming that Apple is investigating building iPhones and iPads that exclusively use Intel and MediaTek modems.
Such a move would be a huge loss for Qualcomm, who has regularly supplied chips for Apple.
The beef between Apple and Qualcomm began earlier this year following a complaint from the FTC that claimed Qualcomm was forcing Apple to use its baseband chips at higher royalties. Following the FTC complaint, Apple filed its own $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm.
Qualcomm has attempted to gain an import ban on iPhones in the United States, while it also filed to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China.
Oddly, both Qualcomm’s CEO and Tim Cook have noted that they would be open to settling this ongoing battle, but no progress has been made there, and if this week’s report rings true, Apple is seemingly trying to cut Qualcomm out of the picture altogether.
Apple reports its Q4 2017 earnings tomorrow – but don’t expect the battle with Qualcomm to affect its numbers in the slightest.
Well I got the new iphone 8 plus .. when all the world is getting the x or thinking they want the x - I’m not seeing the reason to get one. Here is why
So there are very few differences between the X and the iPhone 8 plus - and Apple them selves failed to make their face iD recognition software to work it failed live on tv .. you would think a trillion dollar company would be able to make their prize phone work properly on the show day
- would Steve jobs go for iphone x probab not .. is the opinion of this writer .. it’s obtrusive it’s designed bad and if that was not enough the notch at the top is damn ugly all because Tim Cook wants to put his name on something
I have no desire for first generation phone and software. The iPhone 8 is smooth and works well I’ll do a in boxing later on and then explain more of the opinion of this writer..
This phone is fast, has great color and display the camera is pretty awesome the sound is great too and it’s been named one of the best camera ever so why would I care about iphone x fail
Oh boy I'm so zingy lol I was up all night waiting for the rogers reservation system to open .. then I tried to sleep then I couldnt then I watched videos then I was like ahh when does this open, I went back n forth 400 times to see if its open then got up again 5 am I swear I watched the clock got from 4 am to 5 am lol - went downstairs and made pre-breakfast breakfast .. oatmeal and tea .. I watched some iJustine at steve jobs centre wooo !@# then I went back to check again and #@! open quick quick get it reserved .. type type type .. find .. ya ya ya .. go ! bam I got in .. ahhhhhhh sigh relaxed ... ROFL really did you get that.. I know you did the same thing hehehe
yah I'm a bit phone zingy but you are too .. lol your reading this .. I saw you !@# psyche lol .. oh man now I am even more hyper because the brown sugar in the oatmeal ... gees .. did the tea help .. prob not but its all good I got my reservation for iPhone X (ten) yah I dont know X er ten ... ok guys whats that all about its cool though no more home button its home swipy thing now .. thats going to be fun .. man I am already planning how I'm going to be using the phone lol hows twitter going to work .. hows camera going to go .. mm what about my games mortal kombat #@! I bet its going to be badass .. can't wait .. uhm is it shipping yet ? lol
I better go chill out lol .. uhm we both know thats not going to happen but .. it a nice thought hhaha .. I got an Idea goto my Bitcoin site I can calm down there .. as if ! lol hehe KidBTC.com go there ahhhhh runs around the room 3 times .. ok chill out now .. its not working ..
I reserved the 64 gig one space grey I know its going to be cool #@! :-)!