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    re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Smart phones are what they are because of the iPhone. Everything else is basically an imitation. I get it though, whenever something is really popular there's always a backlash from those who think they're too cool to like what's popular.
    And cars are what they are because of the Model T, but that doesn't mean I should buy a Model T.

    I switched to a Samsung because Apple was failing to actually continue to add anything substantial to the newer iPhone versions. At the time the Galaxy S3 was an upgrade but the latest iPhone was not. A lot of the "new features" added to each iphone iteration are actually software, not hardware, and work fine on the previous version.

    Of course, like Apple, all smartphone manufacturers seem to have stagnated lately. The S5 over the S3 has... what, a heartbeat sensor? Why the **** would I even want that on my phone? Minor camera upgrade, still using the same tiny-ass lens that is on every cell phone. At some point, shoving more pixels into the sensor doesn't help much. What do you even add to a phone at this point? Higher resolution display? 1080p on a ~5 inch display is already pretty ridiculous pixel density, and you'll still be hamstrung by battery limitations.

    I know, I have an idea. How about one of you smartphone manufacturers comes up with a phone that actually has decent audio quality for phone calls?
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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    He has been "out" for quite a while, so why is this news, let alone breaking news?
    I thought he was on the edge of coming out with his support for complimentary causes in addition to long-standing rumors. That being said I don't think he was quite publicly out.

    Regardless, this probably won't influence much. People tend to react to tech companies by the way they feel about that company's products and vision. How they feel about each individual CEO or executive is often somewhat separated from that.
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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And cars are what they are because of the Model T, but that doesn't mean I should buy a Model T.

    I switched to a Samsung because Apple was failing to actually continue to add anything substantial to the newer iPhone versions. At the time the Galaxy S3 was an upgrade but the latest iPhone was not. A lot of the "new features" added to each iphone iteration are actually software, not hardware, and work fine on the previous version.

    Of course, like Apple, all smartphone manufacturers seem to have stagnated lately. The S5 over the S3 has... what, a heartbeat sensor? Why the **** would I even want that on my phone? Minor camera upgrade, still using the same tiny-ass lens that is on every cell phone. At some point, shoving more pixels into the sensor doesn't help much. What do you even add to a phone at this point? Higher resolution display? 1080p on a ~5 inch display is already pretty ridiculous pixel density, and you'll still be hamstrung by battery limitations.

    I know, I have an idea. How about one of you smartphone manufacturers comes up with a phone that actually has decent audio quality for phone calls?
    Audio quality for phone calls is not going to be improved by a company's chipsets. If these phones can otherwise satisfy many audiophiles armed with portable headphone amps, you have no reason to think this is anything other than the problem of our existing infrastructure.
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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    ... I wonder how many Christians will decide to stop using Apples because a gay man runs it. I'm sure they'll use other computers from now on.

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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I thought he was on the edge of coming out with his support for complimentary causes in addition to long-standing rumors. That being said I don't think he was quite publicly out.

    Regardless, this probably won't influence much. People tend to react to tech companies by the way they feel about that company's products and vision. How they feel about each individual CEO or executive is often somewhat separated from that.
    The rumor has always been there outside silicon valley, but was widely accepted in silicon valley. But a few months ago a journalist on CNBC blurted it out on TV and basically confirmed it. Simon Hobes is English so not only did he think it was public knowledge but to him (like most Europeans) it aint a big deal. He apologized big time about it, but the genie was out of the bubble.

    Since then it has been widely accepted that he was but yes he only just now publicly admitted it.
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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    He has been "out" for quite a while, so why is this news, let alone breaking news?
    Because he's been outed by someone else in a malicious attempt. He now is taking "it" back.

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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Because he's been outed by someone else in a malicious attempt. He now is taking "it" back.
    It was not a malicious attempt lol.
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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    This is hardly news. All of Apple's 72,800 employees are gay.

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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Smart phones are what they are because of the iPhone.
    100% agree with this.
    Everything else is basically an imitation.
    100% disagree with this.

    I had the original iPhone years and years ago. It was a very good phone for its time. I had the original, the 3G, the 3GS and the 4. But after the 4, the tech in iPhones started lagging. I switched to a Galaxy Note 2 a couple years ago and I've loved it. The screen is large (which, by the way, the iPhone now imitates), I used the stylus quite a bit in the first few months (it was useful in something I was doing, but haven't used it much since) and, most importantly, I'm not forever stuck with the phone being the way Samsung sold it to me. I've been running CyanogenMod for roughly a year now and I still love.

    I'll probably get a new phone soon, because this one has developed problems from usage, but the point I'm making is that, just like in any other area of tech, success is imitated, not a product.

    Just like other smart phone makers followed the lead of the iPhone, the iPhone is now following the lead of Android phone makers. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just a thing. And there's nothing wrong with iPhones, I have no problem with them. They just don't do it for me anymore.

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    Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    He has been "out" for quite a while, so why is this news, let alone breaking news?
    It is only headline news on CNN.

    CNN has a policy to trawl the world for any LGBT story they can headline. It does not matter if it is new news, old news, just plain niche group "news".

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