Dalla più recente fino alla più esplosiva, di Settembre 2017.
Gruber, il più fido.
Thank god Apple seeded Mike Allen with an iPhone X review unit. Such great insight from his fucking nephew, the emoji expert. (★)
In merito a una recensione di iPhone X proveniente da un tizio il cui asso nella manica era il nipote 19enne, lettore di blog del settore di lunga data e appassionato di ingegneria delle emoji.
Grazie Apple per aver fornito in anteprima gli iPhone X a sti due
coglintelligentoni (“Highsnobiety”) che c’hanno fatto proprio na bella recensione che trasuda conoscenza e amore profondo per i tuoi prodotti. E grazie pure per averne data un’unità a questa bionda (“FASHION Magazine”). Pogue e Mossberg ci avrebbero annoiati in effetti. So’ vecchi. Poi Mossberg s’è pure ritirato.
If there were no notch — that is to say, if the top of the iPhone X looked exactly like the bottom — I would have no problem declaring that “all screen” would be a fair description. But with the notch? No way. Here’s one simple way to think about it: what does Apple do 2-3 years from now if they ship an iPhone with no notch? Describe it as “Really all screen this time”? (★)
Bello il notch. A quelli di sopra piace a tutti. E tra due o tre anni sarà sempre là, visto che Apple non vuole nemmeno che gli sviluppatori lo mascherino perché ormai è il segno distintivo della diversità del design Apple. Come prima l’home button. Come la gobba del Gobbo di Notre Dame.
No, vabbè. Voglio proprio vedere. Il notch è una supposta in culo che dovrà sciogliersi.
The reliability of the new MacBook/Pro keyboards seems like a huge problem. A piece of fucking dust? Say what you want about the feel (and sound) of these new keyboards, the one thing that must be true for any good keyboard is that it has to be reliable. Like totally reliable. So reliable that it’s confusing when something does go wrong. That’s how Apple laptop keyboards have always been, dating back to the earliest days of the PowerBooks. There’ve been some I didn’t enjoy — the squishy-feeling iBook G3 keyboard comes to mind — but they’ve always been reliable.
I find these keyboards — specifically, the tales of woe about keys getting stuck or ceasing to work properly — a deeply worrisome sign about Apple’s priorities today. (★)
Chiedi alla polvere.
I think there are a lot of people who look at iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks and see them as “expensive but worth it” but who look at Apple TV and see it as “ridiculously overpriced”.
Apple still sells the previous generation Apple TV, but it costs $149 and doesn’t support 4K. There are ways that it’s a better computer than a Fire TV or a Roku, but without 4K and HDR it’s inarguably worse at the primary task of playing back video content. The fact that it’s a more powerful computer is irrelevant. And yet it costs twice as much.
It’s not enough to make a better set-top box. It has to be obviously better. I don’t think Apple TV’s current lineup makes that case. (★)
Ah già, Apple fa pure un TV set. M’ero scordata.
THE NOTCH: It offends me. It’s ungainly and unnatural. Clearly, the ideal of an “all-screen” design — to use Apple’s own words — has no notch at all. This is not that. But what I dislike more than the notch isn’t the notch itself but that Apple is fully embracing the notch in software. I really wish their software design rendered the “ears” with black backgrounds while using apps. I’d be fine with embracing the notch on the home screen and lock screen.
It’s the front-facing equivalent of the camera bump. It offends me because it’s not just imperfect but glaringly, deliberately imperfect. But — again, exactly as with the bump — I understand why it’s there. I don’t like it but it wouldn’t keep me from buying the phone.
When using an iPhone X (again, based on a severely limited amount of time) the notch seems less noticeable than when looking at promotional photos of it. But that’s in portrait orientation. In landscape, the notch looks like a joke. I think Jony Ive either lost a bet or lost his mind. It looks silly, and to pretend otherwise is nonsense. I’m OK with this because I never use my phone in landscape other than when using the camera, watching videos, looking at photos, or playing games — and iOS 11 hides the notch with black bars by default in those use cases. But this looks just awful — and that screenshot was taken from Apple’s own video advising developers on how to handle the notch in their UIs. (★)
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