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Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by exiledgator, Sep 18, 2013.
So, what do people think?
So far so good. Oddly enough they made the software more droid-like (which I enjoy).
Upgraded mine tonight. Don't like it yet. I"m sure I'll get used to it.
It's ugly, and they seem to have made some unnecessary changes.
I hate it thus far. Been inundated with "connect to iTunes to use push notifications."
Looks cheap and icons and colors are straight out of the tube.
I love it. They made some excellent and useful enhancements, not just changing fonts and other eye candy.
Control Center - Incredibly useful. Airplane mode/Do Not Disturb, calc/flashlight/timer all from one up swipe from any screen.
iTunes Radio - really liking this. Didn't think I would.
Safari - unified address/search field, cleaner interface
App icon groups - no set limit on how many icons you can group together
Lock code screen - sounds silly to include this, but I have to have a code since it's a work phone. With the old cramped keypad I typically would have to enter my code 2 or 3 times. Now it is just once, and I'm in.
Siri enhancements - seems like the voice recognition is much better, and it's quicker.
Downloaded it on my phone and iPad. Like it so far! Still exploring. I reduced the brightness, but might try changing background too. Watched the video because I couldn't figure out how to close an app, but of course now it makes perfect sense.
Apple products are overpriced paper weights and you are all being taken for a very expensive ride.
I can't agree with the first part of your statement.
My wife is on her second iPhone and we have an iMac, iPad, and router. All are excellent, if more expensive, but we haven't had problems with any of them. My Windows computers that I so stubbornly persist/insist on buying on the other hand...
my mac is awesome compared to my windows machine. My iPhone is great (jailbroken) and I will not get iOs7
I will not be getting the new iPhone
I don't want to offend anyone here but... if your Windows machine is causing you problems, its operator error (or possibly you have off-brand hardware). I replaced the motherboard in my PC (because I wanted to, not because it was broken) and added an SSD (again, because I wanted to) and everything has been fine. Macs aren't very friendly when you are trying to upgrade your hardware, other than ram.
I haven't had a virus in years and my PC has been running fine for nearly 6 years now. People are under the (false) impression that Macs aren't hackable and don't get viruses, they are and they do. The thing is, Microsoft has a big piece of the market share so why go after a small percentage of the market when you can attack the larger market? Makes sense, right?
Apple has done a brilliant job of advertising and coaxing people into thinking their product is superior in some way. Sure, apple does a few things well, their hardware is really good and they have some good software for multi media out of the box, but its nothing that you can't get with a PC.
Apple is more for novice users that just want a computer that works. Its for people that don't want to add or remove hardware to beef up their computer. Windows PCs have a wider range of products that you can use to get any and every job done. There is practically nothing a Mac does that a PC can't do, and for a much higher price tag.
If you are happy with Mac, I say more power to you, but just know that you're paying for a name and not much else.
Rant over. :grin:
that's one reason why I did get a Mac knowing that it was a small part of the PC world and that it would be safer because there isn't any reason to hack macs.
that and my air is like a iPad but I can use java and everything else.
So far not crazy about 7 ....
To each their own. I've owned more computers than probably any 5 random people off the street combined (currently have three laptops... don't ask, it's not important). I've built several computers as well, perform routine upgrades, and have used several operating systems. My issue with non Macs has more to do with hardware quality and that many systems have a collection of parts that aren't optimized to work together. I usually don't have the same problems with the computers I build and can't remember the last time I had a virus. Of course I also find driver workarounds are much more common with non macs.
Ill always give Mac users the benefit of the doubt if they buy it strictly for hardware reliability. I just personally feel that even if my Mobo, HD, SSD or whatever else dies, I could have built a nearly top of the line PC and still be able to eat that money by replacing a part or two 4-5 years down the road while still staying cheaper than what you would pay for a Mac with similar specs.
There's no doubt about it, Macs are absolutely solidly built and very reliable.
Can you replicate that? Sure, for a desktop, and even then it's dicey. The last desktop I made was Sandy Bridge-based specifically so I could triple-boot Windows, OSX and Ubuntu.
Not my first build by any measure, but would I bet money on it outliving a Mac Pro? Hell no.
That said, I build for $900 what costs $3K in the Mac store and it runs all the same software.
Yep, and you can buy that three times over, out last the one 3k Mac (talking about all three systems together of course), and still have 300 left over to build a cheapo barebones system.
So, most every computer consumer?
Besides stability out of the box.
Back on topic:
I'm loving iOS7. Took a little bit to come around. but there's tons of new functionality that is simple and helpful. Siri is better, too.
I still wish they'd add a way to close all apps at once.