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post #31 of 151
Its a company out to make money. When did people become so entitled? If you want to play with the latest you gotta pay. I see nothing wrong with that.

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post #32 of 151
Is it possible that Apple hasn't released this for EVERY iOS device because it is still a fairly new process dealing with their servers? I'm sure if they did their servers wouldn't be able to handle it. I say be patient and see if it rolls out with iOS 5 for iPhone 4, if not then I'll be taking whatever means necessary to acquire it.
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Originally Posted by ChosenLord View Post
Its called intrinsic obsolescence or technology push, a VERY common marketing technique but surely day one of business studies revealed this...

Hence why they'll drop support for DX 9, Win XP, DVD's ect... its all a ploy to keep you buying the latest thing.

An object can not endure longer than its Cyclical Consumption lifetime. (about 3 years)
DirectX versions are always supported, right back to the very first one that was mainstream (version 3). DX9 has been heavily supported for 9 years less a month, and there is no end in sight. The latest DX9 update was June 2010.
post #34 of 151
Expected this to happen sooner or later.
Can't believe people actually bought the 4S though.
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LOL wow that's simply laughable. So for those that used the excuse of SIRI just got slapped fairly hard. But for those that don't know how to jailbreak or set this up I can understand.

I could have swore it was in beta on the 4, then pulled before 4s came out.
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This will surely interest a friend of mine and hopefully persuade him not to waste money on stupid 4s instead. Thanks for the article! Cheers.
    
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This doesn't really affect people like me who are going from a Dumbphone to a 4s.
 
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ohh no I don't. I'm just saying that the only reason they justified the upgrade was Siri and it was a lie. Good hardware is fun when you can use it but in the 4$ its useless and by the time anything uses a dual core, the 5 will be out
Applications don't need a dual-core yet... because there wasn't a dual core until the 4S. I don't care for Apple, but programming for hardware that doesn't exist yet is a stupid move... unless you want to catch an enthusiast's attention (eg: Crysis), and then bravo, you have a niche market, and that's all.

People wouldn't run dual-core applications on a single-core phone, because it would suck. So why would a developer, who get paid per download, want to create something like that?

As more and more people upgrade, and more dual-core phones are saturating the market, applications will become more demanding. That doesn't change between markets.
 
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Applications don't need a dual-core yet... because there wasn't a dual core until the 4S. I don't care for Apple, but programming for hardware that doesn't exist yet is a stupid move... unless you want to catch an enthusiast's attention (eg: Crysis), and then bravo, you have a niche market, and that's all.

People wouldn't run dual-core applications on a single-core phone, because it would suck. So why would a developer, who get paid per download, want to create something like that?

As more and more people upgrade, and more dual-core phones are saturating the market, applications will become more demanding. That doesn't change between markets.
You aren't a developer, are you?

1) There are possible applications that can utilize dual-core. In this market, hardware leads software.
2) It is absolutely not a surprise that a dual-core iPhone would appear in 2011-12.
3) With more intensive parallable workloads, developers who are not multithreading are the ones that are short-sighted.
4) There is no such thing as a "dual-core applications". Software just creates threads and the OS manages the threads regardless of how many cores.
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/31/11 at 11:24am
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lol
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