WWDC 2015: Thoughts, Reactions

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  1. thunderbolt_nick

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    Try to keep the flaming and hate to a minimum.

    Of course, there's no denying that Apple has a significant market in the mobile space. I also like to keep up with all the latest tech. This is the thread to hear the thoughts of the event that is happening...right now.

    Mine can be summed up in one image:

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    Meh...I'll rely on posts here and skim a few articles from my favorite tech sites, but I'm not overly concerned with what they're doing.

    Like you, I like to have a bit of a base of knowledge about all things tech, but everyone knows my affinity for android and my personal opinions about Apple products in general, so I'm not expected by people who actually know anything about me to know what they're up to.
     
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    Wow. Swift as an Open Source Platform and the crowd went nuts like they've never heard of this concept before. I actually didn't see that coming.
     
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    Not me. Google Play Music ftw!
     
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    Same here. I find it interesting though they are willing to try this after basically blasting companies that were against privacy. We all know who they were talking about.
     
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    I read somewhere that they're trying to play catch up on user data gathering, so it kinda makes sense. You'd think they'd want to keep their walled garden locked up to force more people into buying their devices if they want to use their software, but opening up just a bit will give them more insight.

    However, I never liked iTunes on the PC and I'm more than content with my current music setup, so this won't affect me one bit.

    It'll be interesting to see if we notice more people migrating from iPhone to android now that they'll have one more thing that's familiar to them on our side of the fence.
     
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    I'll actually give Apple Music a try.
     
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    About that...here's what I don't understand. They showed off a feature where if the phone number was not in your contacts, the iPhone would SEARCH YOUR EMAIL to try and suggest a contact. How can you say 'we are not collecting your data' when you have iOS crawling their email for contacts suggestions? That seems hypocritical to me.
     
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    I suppose they could argue it's ONLY going to look for numbers in the form of phone numbers & the name of the sender? Seems fishy to me.
     
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    Because it DOES NOT SEND THAT DATA back to Apple. That's the difference. And that's what would make me switch to Apple if I didn't hate the phones. :D

    Apple at least tries (some skeptics might say "pretends") to value your privacy. Apple Pay doesn't tell Apple what you buy. I like that. Google knows enough about me... you DON'T need to know what I spent at the bar last night. ;)
     
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    Or what bar (and with whom)!
     
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