• sigmaklimgrindset@sopuli.xyz
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    15 days ago

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong here, but anyone feel like Apple is slowly having an…over-engineering problem?

    The Apple Vision Pro, this… the new iPad Pros with FUCKING M4 CHIPS THAT ARE RUNNING IPADOS (???)

    Like what is happening in their product development department lately?

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      “If you can’t reinvent the wheel, then just make the wheel more expensive.” -Tim Apple, probably

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        15 days ago

        Listen, I can’t lie…my iPhone X is the best phone I’ve owned. Bought in 2017 and still going strong with promised support until 2026/27. I still have fond memories of “paying” my parents back for it (I was child labour 😀)

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          14 days ago

          I bought a 14 pro and gave my nephew my X. Besides the island and the camera quality they are largely indistinguishable for almost all of my use-cases. And they are almost 5 years apart.

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            14 days ago

            It still gets security updates, just not iOS17 support. My mum is on the 6s with iOS 15 and that still gets security updates. It’s my secondary phone, and in it’s lifetime l’ve had a two Pixels and a Samsung that I had to return for build faults (Pixel) or they stopped doing software updates/security updates.

            There are many faults for Apple, but their iOS support can’t compare to any first party Android. iPhone owners don’t NEED to upgrade every two/three years, they do it because they’re dumbasses.

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      15 days ago

      They need to take their talent and apply it to stuff that could actually use it, rather than rehashing stuff that is already good. An Apple clothes dryer that actually can sense dry clothes and doesn’t break easily. An apple garage door that doesn’t suck. An Apple Ebike that lasts ages and is repairable (and gets people out of their cars).

      I think an Apple bidet could be neat. A toaster, too.

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        Did you just put “repairable” and “Apple” in the same sentence?

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        15 days ago

        The bidet is under development. It is going to have cameras to confirm cleanliness using ai.

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        15 days ago

        I bought a fancy shmancy toaster and it sucks, matches my mixer but ruins my sammiches.

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          Yeah, it feels like no matter how much I spend on stuff like toasters, air fryers, or blenders, they just aren’t built like they were a couple of decades ago. It’s a drag to go through appliances that shouldn’t be disposable. Even high-end vaccums don’t last as long as they should, and when they do need parts, they are difficult to repair. Miele even got bought out, iirc.

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    15 days ago

    Let me guess. Add infrared cameras onto the Airpods, costing them very little extra, and using it as justification for an £80 price rise.

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      15 days ago

      I think it’s more so a selling point to get you to buy into the Apple sphere. It would work with other Apple gear, so you just have to buy that other stuff

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    bringing “in-air” gestures to airpods

    I can’t wait for stories of people brushing their hair away and the earbuds take that as a sign to raise the volume too high or something equally dumb to happen because they won’t be able to differentiate between a normal gesture meant for it and something not meant for it.

    Gesture controls are cool, but what happens if they are too sensitive to movement or think gesture xyz is the same as gesture zyx?

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      14 days ago

      Exactly… I have regular buds for running and I hate them because they inevitably shift around a bit and , when I try to get them back in place, they start misinterpreting my touch with whatever touch command they were preprogrammed

      These ideas sound nice in the brainstorming room but, in my experience, have rarely panned out in practice

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      I think the problem would be there aren’t sensitive enough and you have people walking around talking to themselves and waving their hands all around in frustration

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        15 days ago

        If someone is wearing them you will never be truly certain if a bee is flying around them or not.

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    14 days ago

    And this is why the Humane Pin was always a dumb idea. Apple, Google, Samsung, etc just needed to license some LL and diffusion models, then slap camera on all the headphones they make. Boom - instant humane like experience that’s faster, lighter, better looking, has better battery, etc etc.

    No futuristic projector UI, but that thing was pretty busted anyway.

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      The big problem with the humane pin was that it was trying to do processing on the teeny tiny device and that used all it’s battery up in 15 mins generated 300 MW of heat.

      Why not just use the phone in your pocket that’s actually designed for this kind of data processing?

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        As I recall, the original goal was to build a product that allowed you to leave the phone behind so you could be more present in the world.

        Problem is, processing and battery power clearly isn’t there yet, and it would require a separate sim for that.

        A product that leveraged the phone would’ve been a better V1. It’s kind of the obvious conclusion everyone comes to when they play with this thing in the wild.

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          This is the most tech bro thing ever.

          “Lets innovate ourselves out of a problem that innovation created”

          Imagine trying to invent a new class tech instead of just putting your phone down.

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          I fundamentally take issue with the idea that I need to be saved from my phone.

          The primary reasons I use my phone are for communication and taking pictures. Well it was terrible at both of those things.

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    Let’s take low power a tech gadget that gets good battery life and make it no longer have good battery life. What a great idea.

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        The source code is closed so you cannot check Apple allegations only trust them and I don’t trust a company who puts a advertising ID on its phones

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          Do you trust Google? They do a LOT more than add a highly anonymous advertising ID you can reset at at will.

          Marketing departments around the world collectively shat their pants when Apple did that change, it made tons of user tracking instantly completely useless.

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        Only because everyone’s on edge, give it a few years and they’ll need “anonymised” data collection to “help improve their service”

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          Have they done it with FaceID yet?

          It can detect accurate facial expressions, it’d be advertising gold to see what faces people pull when watching ads, even see if they’re looking at the phone

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          13 days ago

          Yep, imagine skipping tracks with a specific gesture instead on fondling the white nub poking out of your ear

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    15 days ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    The $3 trillion company intends to mass-produce revamped earbuds with built-in infrared cameras by 2026, according to a new report from analyst and longtime Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

    The cameras could help Apple shore up its current and future augmented-reality headsets with enhanced spatial audio features, the analyst wrote.

    Citing a supply-chain survey, Kuo indicated that pairing these enhanced buds with Vision Pro goggles could make Apple’s spatial-computing experience more lifelike.

    For folks not interested in dropping thousands on an Apple headset, the IR cameras could offer other perks, including bringing “in-air” gestures to AirPods, per Kuo.

    The analyst’s report follows an earlier story from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, which noted that Apple was looking into the idea of camera-powered AirPods.

    After turning its minimalistic white buds into status symbol in the iPod era, Apple has gradually made them smarter over the years, adding features such as wireless connectivity, noise cancellation, head tracking, touch controls and voice commands.


    The original article contains 288 words, the summary contains 157 words. Saved 45%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!

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    The worst part is that these could be the only option. Since airpods are designed to go bad after a few years Apple will interpret all of the replacements as “very successful sales”

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    12 days ago

    Introducing… drumrolls!

    Apple sounding sticks! Dstix! Not only are they incredibly sexy for sounding, with their smooth specially designed surfaces for his pleasure, but they boost db to new leves with its vibration to music features. Dstix not only play music with their IEM adapters but now they also come… pardon the pun… with their very own camera! For those who must pray east or those who are really outdoorsy they come with nano gyro enabled GPS and you know, that needle thing that always points north. Dstix are not just your grandpa’s stainless feel good 🍡 play toys anymore! Search for and scoop out ear wax! Unclog stuffy noses! Search and report pullips and other intestinal illnesses. Ofcourse it can detect enlarged prostate, record your pee schedule and chemical composition via the P-hol technology built in. Dstix also come with mood light and a bright torch to find your keys or remove your contacts! And Best of all, they are Bluetooth, they can record 49hours of sound and 4k video, they have an air mouse and air keyboard features and you can receive calls directly to your Dstix! Stereo if you’re using two. All the adapters, including the B-dapter with retaining feature and safety flange are all included! All you will need is a USB c cable and adapter!