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Topic # 193717 21-Mar-2016 20:55
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I find it amazing that there is an Apple event in less than 12 hours (6am 22/3 NZ time?), and no one is discussing it on here. That's a huge change on how things used to happen.

Are less Geekzone users interested in Apple devices these days? Is there a lack of interest in a small form factor iPhone now?

My memory is these events were discussed for days leading up to them in the past. I also find it ironic I'm starting the discussion on why there is no discussion, and have little interest in the event itself, other than the fact it's the release of new technology. Supposedly, there'll be:

1. A 4 inch iPhone
2. A new 9.7 inch iPad
3. New watch straps.. wow

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  Reply # 1517219 21-Mar-2016 20:57
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Yep relatively minor event. Maybe upgraded MacBooks also.

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  Reply # 1517237 21-Mar-2016 21:21
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I think this technology has been starting to plateau for a while. If they make a proper sports watch - i.e. one with integrated GPS and fully watertight - then I might be keen but otherwise there isn't much I'm interested in at the moment.


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  Reply # 1517242 21-Mar-2016 21:30
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I'm interested but have never got up to watch them live, always just check it out parts that interest me most the next day.

 

The other guys at work have been talking about it for a few days now, and some of them aren't Apple fans at all.





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  Reply # 1517249 21-Mar-2016 21:43
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Phone technology is dull now, it's no longer the captivating market it used to be.

 

Every time I listen to a tech podcast that starts delving into mobile phone tech, I quickly find the fast forward button.


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  Reply # 1517250 21-Mar-2016 21:51
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Think the brother in law is interested in the 4" phone if that rumour Is Bourne out. Watches I can leave. I decided in s gat in just after I saw what the Apple Watch (couldn't) do. I ptefered Independant GPS and being able to use it in the pool.




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  Reply # 1517255 21-Mar-2016 22:07
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Lets see them do VR, that could be good.

 

I hope all the laptops get refreshed. There's still lots of room for improvement there.

 

Still interested in iPad improvements sure, bring it on.

 

Small phones meh, watches meh, 'desktops' meh, workstations meh. 'TV's - done.

 

Music - drop the price please.


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  Reply # 1517266 21-Mar-2016 22:13
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I used to wake up/stay up until the event when I was at uni. Now I have this thing called work I can't really do that, much to my dismay. I'll be keeping my eyes glued to the phone for the first hour of tomorrow though! More so just interested to see the next iterations of software rather than hardware, WWDC has never really interested me for the hardware side of things.

 

 





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  Reply # 1517270 21-Mar-2016 22:16
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LazyDr: I find it amazing that there is an Apple event in less than 12 hours (6am 22/3 NZ time?), and no one is discussing it on here. That's a huge change on how things used to happen.

 

 

 

No iphone 7. Thats why.

 

Just a spec jiggle of existing products. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1517285 21-Mar-2016 23:10
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LazyDr: I find it amazing that there is an Apple event in less than 12 hours (6am 22/3 NZ time?), and no one is discussing it on here. That's a huge change on how things used to happen.


 


No iphone 7. Thats why.


Just a spec jiggle of existing products. 


 



No doubt you're right, although my recollection is that if Apple were holding an event to describe what their latest fart smelt like, it would be big news everywhere.

Definitely a dulling down in excitement around new phone tech, but Samsung pulled a pretty sizeable crowd last week. I suppose if they'd produced an S6 mini, maybe they would've attracted the same disinterest

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  Reply # 1517286 21-Mar-2016 23:13
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I would assume iOS 10 will get talked about also




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  Reply # 1517287 21-Mar-2016 23:17
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I would assume iOS 10 will get talked about also



From what I've read (can be taken with a grain of salt), will be iOS 9.3 rather than 10 that they'll discuss

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  Reply # 1517293 21-Mar-2016 23:42
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Link for anyone wanting to stream it: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2016/


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  Reply # 1517311 22-Mar-2016 00:26
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Ive had an annual upgrade since the 4S, my first. Still have my 6 Plus, might even bypass the 7. My 6 Plus will do what the 7 does, almost. And that almost has been getting smaller every year. iPads Ive had, 1,2,3 and Air. Interested in the iPad whatever they call it that appears to be a 9.7 iPad Pro. With less pixels it should last ages speed wise


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  Reply # 1517323 22-Mar-2016 05:34
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Agree with others.

 

1. It's a minor event.

 

2. Things do seem to have plateaued

 

3. It's like Apple are their own worst enemy, their flagship range of products are so good now there is no need to upgrade every year.

 

The leaks also for this event have been insane so I don't feel like there will be anything that we don't know already.

 

Having said ALL that..........I'm still watching :-) 






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  Reply # 1517328 22-Mar-2016 07:01
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A bit like toasters now. Need them, want them, use them, don't think about them unless it breaks. I have no plans to ever upgrade our current iPhone or iPads unless they die and even then if I can get one second hand in good nick I will.

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