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kieran
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2020-09-14, 23:13

We still use our 2 daily.

I don't know why, but I just don't trust the Smart TVs with being able to see everything I watch.

I know they're expensive for what they are, but they're super simple to use, usually have very good apps (the ones we need), and are solid devices.

I'll upgrade when/if they're updated, but the 4K one I bought in 2018 is still working just fine.
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2020-09-15, 03:06

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No need for smart TVs
Well, unfortunately for Apple's hardware sales, that will go away. Basically any TV you'd buy today is "smart".

So either their plan is to just make the Apple TV hardware a legacy product and slowly phase it out over time, or they want to emphasize some unique edges — like being able to play Apple Arcade games, say. For a living room game console, it's not at all pricey.
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bassplayinMacFiend
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2020-09-15, 07:58

Quote:
Originally Posted by kieran View Post
We still use our 2 daily.

I don't know why, but I just don't trust the Smart TVs with being able to see everything I watch.

I know they're expensive for what they are, but they're super simple to use, usually have very good apps (the ones we need), and are solid devices.

I'll upgrade when/if they're updated, but the 4K one I bought in 2018 is still working just fine.
My smart TV hasn’t been connected to my network and it never will be. Been waiting to upgrade to an Apple TV 4K model until the next one is released.

Wish they’d do something about the remote though. The only thing it gets used for in my house is to touch the glass top to activate screensaver descriptions. Otherwise, I’m using my $750 phone to control my $169 video player.

Edit: the thing that shall not be mentioned has also occurred.
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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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2020-09-15, 08:49

Like bassplayingMacFiend, my "smart" TVs aren't connected to any network. They might be designed as smart TVs, but they are dumb when not allowed to network.

For me it isn't about available menus, apps, or content provided to me at all. For me it is all about the tracking and privacy I give away when I allow my TV to phone home ever.

In other news, I just read this:
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Apple Watch SE: Mark Gurman and Evan Blass have both seemingly confirmed that the new cheaper Apple Watch will be called the Apple Watch SE
:barf:

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2020-09-15, 09:19

I just use an old Mac Mini on my TV (not smart), because there are way more options, and not stuck with Apple content. I know I’m the odd ball on this, but I also use it for watching physical media, so the external SuperDrive is nice to have. Play Blu-rays though an Xbox. Apple TV doesn’t appeal at all.
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turtle
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2020-09-15, 11:56

I'm ready to watch. Taking my lunch late and getting to first hour "uninterrupted".
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2020-09-15, 12:13

I'm watching because the bosses want me to cover this in case we can find work use cases for any new HW or SW. New threads for each product incoming for me as usual! assuming no customer calls.

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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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2020-09-15, 12:31

"Here's Frank" - speaks for 30 seconds

"Here's Flippy" - speaks for 30 seconds

"Here's Paulywog" - speaks for 30 seconds


Sheesh. How many people do they need?

Uh, oh. I think there's an unchecked box down there.


"Here's poopy-anne" - speaks for 30 seconds.


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turtle
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2020-09-15, 12:33

I have to admit, all the jabbering sucks. I know they are marketing and selling their products to us as consumers, but so much.... talk. Filler to me.
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Frank777
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2020-09-15, 12:34

Um, did Apple just murder Peloton?
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kscherer
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2020-09-15, 12:41

Seriously, how many people do they have? And who the hell is Ted?
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2020-09-15, 17:05

This event is… very mixed. Several sections are bad. Some are OK to pretty good. None are truly outstanding.
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kscherer
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2020-09-15, 17:20

I did like the Craig Federighi teases. Thought those were well done.
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turtle
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2020-09-15, 17:59

Yeah, those were nice throw ins.
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2020-09-15, 18:05

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I did like the Craig Federighi teases. Thought those were well done.
Yes. Those (I caught two) were cute.
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Brave Ulysses
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2020-09-16, 02:55

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It's an online event. Just avoid social media and watch it when you get a chance.



Excellent. Now that you've put that in writing, it probably means the Diabetes Monitoring solution is ready.
Yawn. Apple One Premium!
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Brave Ulysses
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2020-09-16, 02:56

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Um, did Apple just murder Peloton?
Uh.... no.
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chucker
 
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2020-09-16, 03:21

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Um, did Apple just murder Peloton?
Fitness+ does still require an Apple Watch. If Peloton plays this smart, they'll do things like partner up with Fitbit.
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drewprops
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2020-09-16, 07:38

How accurate do we think the rumor mill was this year?


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kscherer
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2020-09-16, 11:14

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How accurate do we think the rumor mill was this year?


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Things the rumor mills claimed that have yet to exist:

Smaller HomePod
ARM MacBook 12"
ARM MacBook Air 13"
ARM MacBook Pro 14"
ARM iMac
Apple Tag things
New iMac Pro
New AirPods (SE?)
iPad Pro 5
iPhone 12

So far, not very accurate at all. But the year still has 3.5 months left in it, and the mills did guess a few things right.

The iPhone 12 is the only obvious thing on that list, and we all know that is coming soon. We don't need the rumor mills for that.

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