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Re: iOS 11 will render older iPhones, iPads and apps obsolete




On 6/8/2017 1:40 AM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on 6/7/2017 11:19 PM:
On 6/7/2017 8:42 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on 6/7/2017 5:02 PM:
On 6/7/2017 1:09 PM, Sailfish wrote:

Holy Moley! 120?! I don't even have anywhere near that many on my desktop, which I consider my primary use device. Sure, a smartphone can do things like make calls and is great for GPS-travel and maybe a casual game or two for long trips (although, I prefer audible for listening to books) but 100 plus others?

I do a lot of things with the phone, so I have apps for a lot of things. With 128GB to play with, that, and about 12,000 pictures only takes up less than 20GB. No need to reload an app when I need it.

Hmm, I'm not sure I even want to know more about the "lots of things" you speak of :-)

It reminds me of my medications. Directs me to my destination. Answers my questions, sends messages, email, and even video chats. It accesses my bank, pays for items at checkouts, lets me find the cheapest gasoline, stores thousands of pictures of family, friends, and vacations, connects me to social media, news, weather, sports, and breaking news. Notifies me of dangerous weather, Amber alerts, and even traffic problems so I can get where I want to go quickly. It lets me find good restaurants, in new towns, measures sound levels, takes fantastic pictures, and 4k video, lets me level pictures on the wall, keeps my appointments, and notifies me of them, and family/friends birthdays, holds my phone number, and address lists, lets me play games, lets me access thousands of stories to read in my spare time, and lots of other functions as well. Want to know how to treat first aid emergencies, call 911, let first responders know what I am allergic to, and what medications I am on? It does that too.
But you don't need to know about all those 100 other apps, I guess.
In other words, I USE the device.  Oh, yeah, it makes phone calls too!

Most of the above Q/A-type items are handled by Siri, no? Anyway, 100+ still seems like overkill but as some people say, "If you've got it, flaunt it!" :-)

Only in a limited way. Much more information on restaurants, for instance, can be had from Google Maps, or Tripadvisor. And I forgot to mention Skyview, which lets me star-gaze, even inside, and can use AR to show information when pointed at a star or planet, outside. The number of apps one has is more a measure of the imagination, and diversity of interests of the user than the device itself. I only have about 50 on my Android (Lenovo) tablet, as it is wi-fi only, so it stays home.

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