From: Alexandr Kruglikov 2:5053/58.1 10 Oct 2017 20:34 +0300
To: Phil Kimble 1:128/2
Subject: iPhone 7
Good ${greeting_time}, Phil! 10 Oct 17 10:20, you wrote to Logern H: LH>> Dont forget no headphone jack PK> That is marketing, remove the headphone jack & sell users a $50 PK> gadet... As they say in Russia - why not make a business, people will still buy. Sly commercial plan! With best regards, Alexandr.
From: Logern H 1:261/38.0 09 Oct 2017 06:06 +0300
To: ED KOON 1:123/140
Subject: iPhone 7
Dont forget no headphone jack
From: Hawke 1:2320/102 20 Mar 2017 22:14 +0200
To: All
Subject: Apple's Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality
Apple Wants to Bring Augmented Reality to the Masses Mark Gurman @markgurman More stories by Mark Gurman CEO Tim Cook is betting on augmented reality, a cousin of VR that he believes will keep his company on top and may even supplant the iPhone. by March 20, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR's game-changing potential to that of the smartphone. At some point, he said last year, we will all "have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day. It will become that much a part of you." Investors impatient for Apple's next breakthrough will be happy to know that Cook is very serious about AR. People with knowledge of the company's plans say Apple has embarked on an ambitious bid to bring the technology to the massesтАФan effort Cook and his team see as the best way for the company to dominate the next generation of gadgetry and keep people wedded to its ecosystem. Apple has built a team combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal strategy. Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive, the group includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood. Apple has also acquired several small firms with knowledge of AR hardware, 3D gaming and virtual reality software. As previously reported by Bloomberg, Apple is working on several AR products, including digital spectacles that could connect wirelessly to an iPhone and beam contentтАФmovies, maps and moreтАФto the wearer. While the glasses are a ways off, AR features could show up in the iPhone sooner. Apple declined to comment. It's an auspicious moment for Apple to move into augmented reality. The global market for AR products will surge 80 percent to $165 billion by 2024, according to researcher Global Market Insights. But Apple really has no choice, says Gene Munster, a founding partner at Loup Ventures who covered the company for many years as an analyst. Over time, Munster says, AR devices will replace the iPhone. "It's something they need to do to continue to grow," he says, "and defend against the shift in how people use hardware." Augmented reality is the less known cousin of virtual reality. VR gets more attention because it completely immerses users in an artificial world and has an obvious attraction for gamers. So far, however, headsets like the Oculus and HoloLens are niche rather than mainstream products. Apple believes AR will be an easier sell because it's less intrusive. Referring to VR headsets, Cook last year said he thought few people will want to be "enclosed in something." Building a successful AR product will be no easy task, even for a company known for slim, sturdy devices. The current crop of AR glasses are either under-powered and flimsy or powerful and overwhelmingly large. Apple, the king of thin and light, will have to leapfrog current products by launching something small and powerful. Adding AR features to the iPhone isn't a giant leap. Building glasses will be harder. Like the Watch, they'll probably be tethered to the iPhone. While the smartphone will do the heavy lifting, beaming 3D content to the glasses will consume a lot of power, so prolonging battery life will be crucial. Content is key too. If Apple's AR glasses lack useful apps, immersive games and interesting media content, why would someone wear them? The glasses will also require a new operating system and perhaps even a new chip. Finally, Apple will have to source the guts of the gadget cheaply enough to make it affordable for the mass market. When it was developing the Watch, Apple put together a multi-disciplinary team drawn from inside and outside the company. It has done much the same with the AR effort. In 2015, Apple recruited Mike Rockwell, who previously ran the hardware and new technologies groups at Dolby, the iconic company known for its audio and video technology. Rockwell also advised Meta, a small firm that makes $950 AR glasses and counts Dolby as an investor. Rockwell now runs the main AR team at Apple, reporting to Dan Riccio, who's in charge of the iPhone and iPad hardware engineering groups, the people said. "He's a really sharp guy," says Jack McCauley, who co-founded and worked at Oculus before it was sold to Facebook in 2015. "He could certainly put a team together that could get an Apple AR project going." Last spring, in a sign that it's serious about taking products to market, Apple put some of its best hardware and software people on Rockwell's team, including Fletcher Rothkopf who helped lead the team that designed the Apple Watch, and Tomlinson Holman, who created THX, the audio standard made popular by LucasFilm. Apple has also recruited people with expertise in everything from 3D video production to wearable hardware. Among them, the people say: Cody White, former lead engineer of Amazon's Lumberyard virtual reality platform; Duncan McRoberts, Meta's former director of software development; Yury Petrov, a former Oculus researcher; and Avi Bar-Zeev, who worked on the HoloLens and Google Earth. Apple has rounded out the team with iPhone, camera and optical lens engineers. There are people with experience in sourcing the raw materials for the glasses. The company has also mined the movie industry's 3D animation ranks, the people said, opening a Wellington office and luring several employees from Weta Digital, the New Zealand special-effects shop that worked on King Kong, Avatar and other films. Besides hiring people, Apple has been busy making tactical acquisitions. In 2015, the company acquired Metaio, which developed AR software. Former Metaio CEO Thomas Alt now works on Apple's strategic deals team, which decides which technologies to invest in. Last year, Apple also bought FlyBy Media, which makes AR-related camera software. Cook even visited the offices of Magic Leap last summer and displayed interest in the secretive company's AR technology, the people say. Magic Leap declined to comment. Exclusive insights on technology around the world. Get Fully Charged, from Bloomberg Technology. Hundreds of engineers are now devoted to the cause, including some on the iPhone camera team who are working on AR-related features for the iPhone, according to one of the people. One of the features Apple is exploring is the ability to take a picture and then change the depth of the photograph or the depth of specific objects in the picture later; another would isolate an object in the image, such as a person's head, and allow it to be tilted 180 degrees. A different feature in development would use augmented reality to place virtual effects and objects on a person, much the way Snapchat works. The iPhone camera features would probably rely on a technology known as depth sensing and use algorithms created by PrimeSense, an Israeli company acquired in 2013. Apple may choose to not roll out these features, but such additions are an up-and-coming trend in the phone business. The AR-enhanced glasses are further down the road, the people say. Getting the product right will be key, of course. Wearables are hard. Apple's first stab at the category, the Watch, has failed to become a mainstream hit. And no one has forgotten Google Glass, the much-derided headset that bombed in 2014. Still, time and again, Apple has waited for others to go first and then gone on to dominate the market. "To be successful in AR, there is the hardware piece, but you have to do other stuff too: from maps to social to payments," Munster says. "Apple is one of the only companies that will be able to pull it off."
From: Hawke 1:2320/102 20 Mar 2017 21:29 +0200
To: All
Subject: Apple's Spring Event
Here's everything we know about Apple's spring iPhone, iPad, and Mac event Zac Hall Apple has a mixed history of holding a special event in the spring to announce new products, and this year there are certainly enough updates in the pipeline to warrant one. While nothing is official until Apple makes the announcement, this is everything we know so far about Apple's spring event. Just how routine is a spring event for Apple? Last year Apple announced the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands on March 21. Two years ago Apple unveiled the 12-inch MacBook, cheaper 3rd-gen Apple TV, updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and the first Apple Watch pricing and availability details on March 9. Rewind back to 2012, Apple announced the third generation Apple TV and iPad on March 7, and back to 2011 Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2 on March 2. No spring events in 2013 and 2014 show that Apple only holds these when there's something ready to announce. Apple has also slowly inched closer to April with its spring events which suggests we may be waiting an extra month this year. So is there something ready to announce? There are certainly products due for updates (iPads and most Macs), and rumors point to a few surprises (like new iPhone colors and storage options). iPad Apple's iPad lineup currently includes five models: iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The last update to the lineup will be a year old next month and includes almost the same hardware as the previous update unveiled six months prior, and that only includes the two iPad Pro models. For perspective, iPad mini 2 at the bottom of the lineup runs on the same A7 chip as the iPhone 5s from 2013. Apple's next move for the iPad lineup is expected to include a new bezel-less 10.5-inch display size with similar dimensions to the overall footprint of the 9.7-inch model. Updates to the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch hardware are also expected so Apple can maintain those price points. A recent report, however, claims based on supply chain talk that the new 10.5- and 12.9-inch models might not ship until May or June. Apple unveiled the original iPad Pro two months before it went on sale, so an April event could conceivably include a new iPad form factor shipping 4-6 weeks later. At least one report has claimed a new 7.9-inch iPad mini Pro will debut as well, although timing on when the new iPad lineup will be ready has been questioned multiple times. iPhone Apple's spring plans for the iPhone are easier to unwrap. Apple generally unveils new flagship hardware in the fall and that's not expected to change this year. But Apple did introduce the 4-inch iPhone SE last spring and this year a new storage option has been rumored. The iPhone SE features most of the same internals as the iPhone 6s, but with a design based on the iPhone 5s. Storage options currently include 16GB and 64GB, but a 128GB option has been reported as coming soon. A new color option for the iPhone 7 line has also been reported after initially being rumored for the next generation hardware. Apple may be planning to introduce a red iPhone 7 for the first time as a mid-cycle update. New iPhone colors typically come at launch with the exception of the white iPhone 4 which was delayed for several months, but the move could help boost sales for a quarter without any new hardware compared to the same quarter a year prior. Mac The Mac lineup has the most room for new hardware to be introduced with aging products including both Retina iMacs, the Mac mini, and the Mac Pro. Apple overhauled the MacBook Pro lineup last fall with the new Touch Bar models, and the same USB-C treatment is expected to be headed to the iMac lineup next. Apple strongly implied that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar is the replacement for the MacBook Air however. April 19 would also mark one year since the second-gen 12-inch MacBook was introduced so new models with upgraded processors would not be surprising. As for the Mac Pro and Mac mini, both are years-old (2013 and 2014) but rumors of updates have not surfaced. Many believe Tim Cook's recent promise of тАШgreat desktops' points instead to more powerful iMacs. One thing to note regardless of when iMacs adopt USB-C and Thunderbolt 3: Apple's limited time discount on compatible accessories is set to expire on March 31 after being extended past its original December 31 end date. Apple Watch Finally, Apple is likely planning to refresh the Apple Watch lineup with new band colors and configurations and possibly even new materials. Rumors of an Apple Watch Series 3 have pointed to battery life gains, but new hardware isn't expected until later this year. Several Apple Watch models are currently sold out online and in stores, however, which typically suggests tweaks to available configurations are coming soon. How likely is it that Apple will indeed hold a spring event this year? It probably depends on when new iPads and/or iMacs are ready to debut. Product refreshes like the red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE could launch with a press release and an update on Apple.com like last year's rose gold 12-inch MacBook. Apple Park could be another factor. Apple's new campus is scheduled to open to some employees in April, although Steve Jobs Theater where future events will be held is opening "later this year" which probably means in September for the iPhone 7s and iPhone Pro (or iPhone 8). But Apple can put together an event at any number of locations if there's something new to announce, so Apple Park's progress likely isn't as significant as iPads being ready. iPads being ready could mean hardware production or even software updates. Apple is currently testing iOS 10.3 through developer and public betas, but that update is relatively minor with Find My AirPods as one of the headlining changes. Similar to how macOS 10.12.3 included Touch Bar support for macOS and built-in apps, Apple could be saving iPad-specific features for a future build of iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.4 if not iOS 11 at WWDC 2017. Stay tuned to 9to5Mac as we learn more about Apple's potential spring event.
From: Hawke 1:2320/102 20 Mar 2017 21:21 +0200
To: All
Subject: Apple says online store will "be updated" overnight as new product
Apple says online store will "be updated" overnight as new products anticipated Zac Hall While this could turn out to be nothing at all, there's an interesting detail on Apple's system status page: the Apple Online Store is scheduled to go down tomorrow from 12:00 am to 5:30 am PT. Apple's online store typically goes offline for several hours ahead of product refreshes. Apple cites scheduled maintenance for the offline period, as MacRumors first pointed out, but the page specifies that the Apple Online Store "will be updated" which could mean either backend components or new product pages. With so many products due to be updated at any point, the speculation that this could mean new product releases is warranted. Without specifying which products, MacRumors reported last week that trusted "supply chain analysts" believe Apple will release something new as soon as this week. Apple has typically held a spring event in March to unveil new hardware and some have suggested such an event could take place in April this year instead. Rumored new products include both 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPads as well as a rumored 10.5-inch model with new design. The current sizes are expected to be a minor refresh which may not warrant an event, however, while the new size would surely need stage time to present. A red version of the iPhone 7 and a higher capacity iPhone SE are also expected. As we mentioned last week, a new color mid-cycle would be a first for the iPhone, so a press release without an event wouldnтАЩt be surprising. Upgrading the iPhone SE to offer 128GB of storage is also a minor update. Macs including both Retina iMacs and even the 12-inch MacBook are due for updates as well (not to mention the 2013 Mac Pro and 2014 Mac mini). Last week the first signs of a new Apple TV running tvOS 11 was also spotted, although the new software version would likely not be revealed until WWDC 2017.
From: Hawke 1:2320/102 20 Mar 2017 05:54 +0200
To: Ben Ritchey 1:393/68
Subject: Ping
BR> We still connected? I toggled you back on :) And you are making it to the Mystical side of the LiveWire too. Allen
From: Ben Ritchey 1:393/68 20 Mar 2017 05:11 +0200
To: Hawke 1:2320/102
Subject: Ping
* An ongoing debate between Hawke and Ben Ritchey rages on ... Ha> @TID: Mystic BBS 1.12 A31 Ha> @MSGID: 1:2320/102 015cc971 Ha> @REPLY: 1:393/68 58cf1eb5 Ha> @TZUTC: -0400 BR>> We still connected? I toggled you back on :) Ha> And you are making it to the Mystical side of the LiveWire too. Ha> Allen Ha> --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Windows) Ha> * Origin: Mystical Livewire - Rose Terrace, Kentucky (1:2320/102) Ha> SEEN-BY: 2320/100 102 120/544 154/30 3634/24 282/1031 266/404 393/68 Ha> 261/38 Ha> SEEN-BY: 2320/0 1 227/0 Ha> @PATH: 2320/102 100 Looks like it :) .- Keep the faith, --------------------------------------------------. | | | Ben aka cMech Web: http|ftp|binkp|telnet://cmech.dynip.com | | Email: fido4cmech(at)lusfiber.net | | (:) Home page: http://cmech.dynip.com/homepage/ | `----------- WildCat! Board 24/7 +1-337-984-4794 any BAUD 8,N,1 ---' ... Restaurants where black cardamoms have little legs give me the sweats!
From: Allen Prunty 70.fn_applecom@1:2320/100 20 Mar 2017 04:42 +0200
To: Ben Ritchey 1:393/68
Subject: Ping
Re: Ping By: Ben Ritchey to Allen Prunty on Sun Mar 19 2017 07:12 pm BR> We still connected? I toggled you back on :) Hope so... you are my major on ramp here :-) Allen ... Interchangeable parts won't.
From: Ben Ritchey 1:393/68 20 Mar 2017 03:12 +0200
To: Allen Prunty
Subject: Ping
Hi Allen, We still connected? I toggled you back on :) .- Keep the faith, --------------------------------------------------. | | | Ben aka cMech Web: http|ftp|binkp|telnet://cmech.dynip.com | | Email: fido4cmech(at)lusfiber.net | | (:) Home page: http://cmech.dynip.com/homepage/ | `----------- WildCat! Board 24/7 +1-337-984-4794 any BAUD 8,N,1 ---' ... It was a dark and stormy byte...
From: Allen Prunty 68.fn_applecom@1:2320/100 16 Mar 2017 22:03 +0200
To: ED KOON 1:123/140
Subject: iPhone 7
Re: Re: iPhone 7 By: ED KOON to ALLEN PRUNTY on Thu Mar 16 2017 11:50 am EK> I also noticed many iPhone apps do not have the go back toggle when making EK> configuration settings. My Android has a go back toggle to back out of EK> whatever you were doing. Double click the home button on the bottom... then there's a couple ways you can reset from there :-) Allen