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In this special episode we dig deep into the latest announcements from Apple.
http://www.technologytell.com/apple/140358/iphone-6-release-delayed-china-due-regulatory-issues/ – Apple can’t release the iPhone in China
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/11/27/foxconn-building-500k-iphone-5s-units-for-apple-per-day-with-nonstop-production-lines – China makes 500,000 phones a day.
http://www.asymco.com/2014/09/11/tentpoles/ – Tentpoles of Apple Watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enedx9lBUSU – Apple advert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyCzbXx9i-M – One More Thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpQNw46Sl24 – Shaun of the dead – Winchester Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8binC2Lm0BM – apple store opening in china
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZZNHekEQw – You Shall Not Pass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3tzQqKWf1o – Hand in Jar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enedx9lBUSU – iPhone 6 Advert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjW9UXoKU2s – To Be The Man (Ric Flair ‘woo’)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8nJKWJTsUg – Are you Geared Up?
It’s amazing to me that Thanos is pink skinned! A quick discussion of gender and racial representation in Marvel.
Music and clips:
The camera in the new IPhone 6 bothers me and this is the ONLY thing about these excellent iPhones that do. It’s the one feature that I was really expecting an upgrade for and Apple didn’t go all the way.
I had an iPhone 4S after owning the 3GS. The 4S had an eight megapixel camera, then I bought a second hand iPhone 5 here in Hong Kong to tie me over until the iPhone 6 came out, that also has 8 megapixels, I deliberately skipped the iPhone 5S because the camera still hadn’t changed and the screen size was the same as the iPhone 5.
“The six, will have everything”, I thought. Boom. No.
You can see the differences between the 4S to the 6 below as quoted from wikipedia.
Highlights in red are mine and illustrate new differences between models. iPhone 4S on the left, the iPhone 6 Plus on the far right.
|8 MP photos with 1.4µ pixels,f/2.4, 1080p HD video (30 fps),Infrared cut-off filter, Back-illuminated sensor, face detection,video stabilization, panorama and ability to take photos while shooting videos||8 MP photos with 1.5µ pixels,f/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD video (30 fps) or 720 HD video slo-mo video at 120 fps, improved video stabilization,True Tone flash, Infrared cut-off filter, Back-illuminated sensor, face detection, panorama, ability to take photos while shooting videos and Burst mode||8 MP photos with 1.5µ pixels,f/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD video (30 fps) or 720 HD video slo-mo video at 240 fps, True Tone flash, Infrared cut-off filter,Back-illuminated sensor, face detection, panorama, ability to take photos while shooting videos and Burst mode, time-lapse video, phase-detect auto-focus||8 MP photos with 1.5µ pixels, f/2.2aperture, 1080p HD video (30 fps) or 720 HD video slo-mo video at 240 fps, True Tone flash, Infrared cut-off filter, Back-illuminated sensor, face detection, panorama, ability to take photos while shooting videos and Burst mode, time lapse video, phase-detect auto-focus, optical image stabilisation|
8mp doesn’t matter if you didn’t want to print your iPhone pictures, if you live only in Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, but I don’t, I fancy printing my snaps. I also might want to crop a picture, having more pixels gives me some room to do so.
My hope is they will update the camera in the iPhone 6s as a defining feature. I can’t believe they have gone four generations now with the same camera resolution, I refuse to accept they’ll do it a 5th time. Then again what can I do? I find myself weighing the extra benefit of the screen size vs the shortcomings of the camera. Which will benefit me more? I’ll see.
As a sidenote, I haven’t seen any publication point out that the iPhone hasn’t had a megapixel bump since the 4S all the way back in 2011!
With regard to the updates. Did they need to make the 4.7″ thinner than the 5.5″ iPhone? What’s wrong with keeping it to 7.1mm like the 5.5″ brother? Then both models can have the OIS and better battery life. Why can’t the screens be the sole differentiator?
Oddly I don’t mind how the lens juts out, everybody is going to slap a case on them anyway. It won’t matter that much to many people.
At the same time, wouldn’t it have been nice to keep the iPhone 5s up to date along with the new models, giving the iPhone 5s the same makeover? The 4″ screen size is the most popular after all. But maybe they want the attention to be concentrated on the newest models. Maybe that screen size will get an update next year.
“No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame”. – Rob Malda (Cmdr Taco) with regard to the iPod.
“PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in”. – Ed Colligan with regard to the iPhone.
“This watch has no sex appeal. It’s too feminine and looks too much like the smartwatches already on the market”. – Jean-Claude Biver with regard to the Apple Watch.
Time will always tell, especially with this Apple Watch.
To quote Bender, “Well, we’re boned”. Our population growth will be a hinderance if it already isn’t now.
Finally, a new podcast episode from JPG, number 12, with episode 13 already done and queued.
- Continuing on from 2013’s only episode regarding Superhero movies, we round it off with another discussion with the Marvel and D.C. movies, and characters that we’ve seen since 2013.
- Then we talk about our expectations with these movies, how we discover the details and how they can be ruined for us with all the information available to us for today.
- We slide quickly into Expendables 3 with Adam addressing its flaws.
- Our positive thoughts on how good Captain America Two is even with its contrivances. How will a third one work?
- We briefly talk TV shows that I’m in the various stages of viewing, such as Futurama, Homeland and Game of Thrones.
- Adam takes issue with Robert Downey Jnr’s earnings. The consequences of watching popular youtube channels such as Cinema Sins and How It Should Have Ended.
- To mirror our satisfaction with CA2 we call out Thor 2 as being a bit sucky.
- We end on a small mention about the new podcast format as well.
Music provided by Versus Music Official.
(Adam has a new Blue Yeti mic, but it came with a bit of echo, we will work it out when I get my own. Also I think the silly bastard was clicking his pen. Oh dear).