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#2878654 - 09/12/17 01:05 PM Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3
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Highlights include iPhone X's OLED edge-to-edge display that eliminates the Home button and performs a 3D scan of the user's face, the iPhone 8's glass body and a faster chip, 4K resolution for the Apple TV, and cellular capabilities for the Apple Watch Series 3. More here:

Apple Event: iPhone X, With Edge-to-Edge Display, to Cost $999

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#2878663 - 09/12/17 01:47 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Geoff Grace]
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iPhone X looks nice but you gotta wonder why launch in tandem with the iPhone 8 and 8 plus??? I know the X is an anniversary thing but the new iPhone 8 looks positively ancient compared to the iPhone X. Plus is the next iPhone going to be called iPhone 9 and then 11? Nice products but the way they have multiple overlapping versions of many products makes it confusing.


Edited by Dockeys (09/12/17 10:56 PM)
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#2878665 - 09/12/17 02:02 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Dockeys]
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Couldnt agreee more, seems like they are back in the power pc lineup problem again.

Iphone 10 looks like a samsung that uses xbox technology to recognize faces with gigantic opportunities for live emojis, I rest my case........interesing that my son always tells me that everything apple releases that seems cool and fresh always exist in the android world.

Originally Posted By: Dockeys
iPhone X looks nice but you gotta wonder why launch in tandem with the iPhone 8 and 8 plus??? I know the X is an anniversary thing but the new iPhone 8 looks positively ancient compared to the iPhone X. Plus is the next iPhone going to be called iPhone 9 and then 11? Nice products but the way they have multiple overlapping versions of many products makes it confusing.
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#2878672 - 09/12/17 02:40 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
Highlights include iPhone X's OLED edge-to-edge display that eliminates the Home button and performs a 3D scan of the user's face...


Let's say you are skiing in Aspen and you want to unlock your phone. Do you have to take off your helmet, goggles, and face mask to do it?

Damn, Apple can be so stupid....
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#2878675 - 09/12/17 02:44 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Geoff Grace]
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I watched a replay of the iPhone announcement segment. It was actually funny hearing the applause during some of the new feature releases. But nothing dramatically new was announced. I guess they have "applause lights" to cue the audience. laugh
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#2878679 - 09/12/17 02:50 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: HammondDave]
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Just like the current fingerprint authentication you don't have to use face recognition authentication and can still type in a password like you can now (either/or) ...
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#2878681 - 09/12/17 02:53 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ChrisDespo]
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I agree though that there wasn't anything earth-shattering in the new hardware announcements from what I could see ... here's hoping the new IOS 11 will bring more features worth using ...
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#2878684 - 09/12/17 02:59 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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I think the funniest, or saddest part was them using the Gretzky quote about skating to where the puck will be, then announcing features that other phone companies introduced years ago.

Right now I am the only person in my IT department that still has an iPhone. They all have Samsung Galaxies. I plan to get one tomorrow. It will have wireless charging, dual cameras and all the other features announced by Apple, plus VR glasses and a watch that works like an independent phone.
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#2878686 - 09/12/17 03:00 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ChrisDespo]
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What happens if you want to use your new iphone in bed....... Do you have to turn on all the lights to make it work????? idea
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#2878690 - 09/12/17 03:08 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: HammondDave]
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Originally Posted By: HammondDave
Let's say you are skiing in Aspen and you want to unlock your phone. Do you have to take off your helmet, goggles, and face mask to do it?

Damn, Apple can be so stupid....


Actors in movies and theater might find the face recogniton feature useless as well.
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#2878691 - 09/12/17 03:11 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: xxKnuckles]
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Originally Posted By: xKnuckles
What happens if you want to use your new iphone in bed....... Do you have to turn on all the lights to make it work????? idea


Recognition is supposed to work in the dark. I notice the Galaxy S8+ already has face and eye recognition.
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#2878694 - 09/12/17 03:15 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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The crucial factor—as I understand it—is that the facial recognition be 3D. Otherwise, you can fool it with a picture of the user.

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#2878703 - 09/12/17 03:35 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Geoff Grace]
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I really love our 3rd-gen Apple TV's and hate how Apple has raised the price of admission from $79 to $179. And then they wonder why sales declined.
The new remote with the touch pad is a worse user experience IMO.

I want stuff like Apple Music on my TV, but I don't think that justifies the insane price increase.

iOS devices are relatively good value; Macs and Apple TV not so much.
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#2878711 - 09/12/17 04:04 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: HammondDave]
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Originally Posted By: HammondDave
[quote=Geoff Grace]Highlights include iPhone X


Damn, Apple can be so stupid....



They are making a gazillian dollars a day .... so their strategy is really really paying off in the Billions!!
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#2878717 - 09/12/17 04:26 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Ensenada Guide]
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Apple has actually leveled off a LOT. They are not achieving anywhere near the financial growth they were enjoying 5 years ago.
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#2878722 - 09/12/17 04:38 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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I find it funny that all new phone companies push their camera updates. I personally can't take photos looking at a 5" screen in daylight. I need to stick my eye in a range finder and frame a picture. Also large pixel pics take up lots of memory, oh yeah you buy space on their iCloud. Just give me an adequate camera and shave off $X00.
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#2878778 - 09/12/17 09:36 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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Really...>50% growth since july 2016???

I would suggest you look at how the stock prices have developed over time.

Originally Posted By: RABid
Apple has actually leveled off a LOT. They are not achieving anywhere near the financial growth they were enjoying 5 years ago.
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#2878781 - 09/12/17 11:27 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: fjzingo]
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A11? Eager to c that in an iPad n how much faster for music that makes it.
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#2878782 - 09/12/17 11:27 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: fjzingo]
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A11? Eager to c that in an iPad n how much faster for music that makes it.
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#2878793 - 09/13/17 03:27 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Randelph]
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With the X retailing here for $1,829, that's $US1,470, Apple are pushing the iphone into the luxury goods category. You can get a mid spec MBP Air for that.

Given a new entry level Android phone can be had for $99 the additional $US900 or $AUD1,729 is a huge premium for a device that does the same things, just a little better.

Interesting fact quoted here today, Apple globally has 20% of the smartphone market and accounts for 80% of total smartphone profits.

How long will it last? I hope forever, as I do not use an iPhone and am grateful that Apple has plenty of funds washing around to fund the ongoing development of MainStage and Logic.
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#2878800 - 09/13/17 04:32 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Markay]
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Apple has a good grasp of where things are going and how to run a business. Obviously one might not be impressed if happy with current tech and how it functions. One must imagine 5, 10 years out. The watch not needing the phone for Wi-Fi/LTE is a big deal. As tech continues to miniaturize connective functionality could be a button on your shirt or pin on your collar. This is scifi imagined tech being brought to the masses and can only be done by a company with the resources of an Apple or Google. The Watch and tech like the watch will eventually outsell the phones.

While I recently bought a 50" 1080P TV for $200 - 4K TV's rule the high end now and are priced where 1080s used to be. The switch to a 4K Apple TV is obvious... But the real news is that Apple convinced those movie studios to offer their 4K content at the same price and upgrade purchased HD versions of movies to 4K versions without another purchase.

Apple is out in front on AR augmented reality. This and 3D facial recognition tech is now in place. Games will drive adoption and teach the base how to use and accept the tech... Apple's enormous developer community will imagine all the ways they can be used by end users. Apple has chosen to implement 3D facial recognition in a fashion respecting your privacy.

And at the same time Apple continues to sell phones, media, and services at an astounding pace with excellent profit margin allowing them to both invest in next paradigm R&D and leverage their platforms and vast user base to secure the deals they want, the developers they need, the manufacturing materials they require, etc. etc.

Just some thoughts. For us content creators the iMac Pro will arrive soon. 2018 will be the new Mac Pro where Apple has suggested they'll allow power users to upgrade and trick out the machines like in the "old days".
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#2878802 - 09/13/17 04:50 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Geoff Grace]
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#2878803 - 09/13/17 04:51 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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#2878805 - 09/13/17 05:31 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: MalH]
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#2878807 - 09/13/17 06:04 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: fjzingo]
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Originally Posted By: fjzingo
Really...>50% growth since july 2016???

I would suggest you look at how the stock prices have developed over time.

Originally Posted By: RABid
Apple has actually leveled off a LOT. They are not achieving anywhere near the financial growth they were enjoying 5 years ago.


Smart investors don't just look at the stock price, they look at the foundation of the company, trends, and where the price will be in the near future. Apple is skating to where the puck was 10 years ago. Telling people they are cool will only work in the short term. It is time to sale your stock.
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#2878810 - 09/13/17 06:16 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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Originally Posted By: RABid
Apple is skating to where the puck was 10 years ago.



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#2878821 - 09/13/17 07:06 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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I have a 6.

I don't understand why they released two phone models at the same time or called one X. If anything, it should be called an 8X. I went on the Apple page and did a comparison. They have all 3 phones side by side with the specs running down the page. There's only a few features the 10 has over the 8, the facial recognition stuff and full screen.
https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

Now I'm comparing the 6 to the 8, they're almost the same phone.
Difference is the processor (A8 vs A11) and the camera. The phones are practically the same size.
6 = 5.44 x 2.64
8 = 5.45 x 2.65
8P = 6.24 x 3.07 (too big, won't fit in a pocket)
X = 5.65 x 2.79 (too big, won't fit in pocket)

I have a Lifeproof case on my 6 and it fits in my front pocket. With a case, I'm not sure the X would fit or it would stick out of the pocket.

Unless I want a better camera, or to pass my 6 down to a family member and move up, then I could continue to wait.

Pricing
8 = $699 (64gb) $849 (256gb)
X = $999 (64gb) $1,149 (256gb)

I use apple pay with Panera Bread and it works. That's the only place I use it so far, and most of the time I unlock the phone by typing in my 4 digit pin because I'm used to doing it. So this facial recognition sounds great, but it's not something to make me upgrade. I also don't shoot portraits or selfies with my camera, what I have now works, but I would like the better camera of the 8.


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#2878894 - 09/13/17 11:12 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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In complete agreement with youre statement on the direction Apple is skating, as I said previously x is a samsung with built in xbox camera...for some reason people buy their stuff though.
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Originally Posted By: fjzingo
Really...>50% growth since july 2016???

I would suggest you look at how the stock prices have developed over time.

Originally Posted By: RABid
Apple has actually leveled off a LOT. They are not achieving anywhere near the financial growth they were enjoying 5 years ago.


Smart investors don't just look at the stock price, they look at the foundation of the company, trends, and where the price will be in the near future. Apple is skating to where the puck was 10 years ago. Telling people they are cool will only work in the short term. It is time to sale your stock.
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#2878924 - 09/13/17 01:27 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: fjzingo]
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Price doesn't matter if I can run my rig from a watch.

A11 doesn't surpass my i7 4790k CPUs....
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Back in the 90s I used shoebox sized 1GB HDDs for my Samplers.
Now I can run entire rigs.....nice.
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#2878940 - 09/13/17 03:13 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: hardware]
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I've been really critical of Apple lately. Just so people don't get the idea that I'm an anti-Apple anti-fanboy just stirring things up. ... I have two MacBookPro's, a MacBook Air, 2 Mac Mini's, iPhone, iWatch, and several iPads. I was fully vested in Apple, but the danger signs appeared when top management decided it was a good idea to get rid of the Save As commands and force people to use Time Machine. When I wanted to upgrade my MacBookPro, there were no options to get one with a 2TB SSD and 32 GB memory. I ended up getting a Windows notebook with 64 GB memory and 2 x 2TB SSD drives for the same price as a MacBookPro with 16GB memory and 1TB drive. Then came the new iPhone with the amazing feature, no headphone jack. I'm sorry, but bluetooth audio is only acceptable for audiobooks and I don't want to carry around a dongle so I can use my good headphones.

So now I'm mad at Apple. I feel that Apple has abandoned the creative crowd that was their customer base for blind followers who believe any marketing hype they put out.
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#2878954 - 09/13/17 04:20 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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I have sympathy—and even some empathy—for your position, Robert; but I take exception to your last sentence. There are still good reasons to choose Apple over other options other than blind loyalty.

As for me, I have yet to hit a wall with my 16 GB MacBook Pro and Akito Thunderbolt Quad enclosure (with room for four drives of storage, be it HD or SSD). I'm getting lots of work done with a platform I'm more than comfortable with, so I have zero motivation to switch.

Furthermore, privacy has become much more important to me; and I don't trust Microsoft's latest OS in that regard. There are legitimate reasons to choose Apple over the competition for some of us.

Of course, YMMV; but that's my point. While data may be black and white, users' experiences and needs will vary.

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#2878963 - 09/13/17 05:42 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Geoff Grace]
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I get the strong sense that Cook and the other execs at Apple would love to see the Mac line and OSX go the way of the iPod. Cook's remarks regarding the iPad Pro being a replacement for a notebook/desktop clearly exemplifies this thinking. With OSX/Macs Apple is 5-6% of the market while in mobile iOS they are a dominant player. The Macs have provided steady revenue while the iPad has had several years of declining sales. Still, they are regularly updating the iPad.

2012, one year after Jobs' death, is the last year that Macs were updated on a regular basis, when user-upgradability was standard and products weren't intentionally compromised. After that, things demonstrably changed. In most cases I would recommend people search CL for 2012 models, especially Mac Pro, iMac and Mac Mini.

I think they will appease the Mac crowd for a while, then fall back into a pattern of inconsistent updates, with the hope that more and more will transition to mobile/iOS. You can point to the iMac Pro and promise of a better Mac Pro as evidence to the contrary, but I see both these are reactionary, not something planned (hence the long delay between announcement and delivery). Once the bitching got loud enough, they reacted. Maybe the next time the user base won't be so lucky. Macs relatively stagnant sales represent an ever smaller % of revenue and profit.

These execs didn't start out building computers in their garages. It's not part of their DNA.

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#2878988 - 09/13/17 06:44 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: burningbusch]
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I guess it's a matter of where the future is taking us. Are desktop OS's and hardware really fading from pro/media/content creator's workflow? You can do art and layout work, shoot and edit video, create music, etc. with iOS devices. And maybe the younger generation of creative professionals growing up with these types of devices have a different workflow and prefer them. However, for grunt work (especially video... especially 4k video) a different class of processors and access to large storage, large amounts of RAM is still important - at least today. But our perspective is warped by our experiences - so it's perhaps more difficult for us to imagine how these things will play out.

For now, we're not going to run Omnisphere/Keyscape and the like on today's iOS devices. But I'm not sure how far out we are from that not being the case. They are having break throughs in quantum computing all the time now. I don't know how much longer processing power, RAM and storage are going to be a problem for mass market computing devices.
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#2878997 - 09/13/17 07:54 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
I guess it's a matter of where the future is taking us. Are desktop OS's and hardware really fading from pro/media/content creator's workflow? You can do art and layout work, shoot and edit video, create music, etc. with iOS devices. And maybe the younger generation of creative professionals growing up with these types of devices have a different workflow and prefer them. However, for grunt work (especially video... especially 4k video) a different class of processors and access to large storage, large amounts of RAM is still important - at least today. But our perspective is warped by our experiences - so it's perhaps more difficult for us to imagine how these things will play out.

For now, we're not going to run Omnisphere/Keyscape and the like on today's iOS devices. But I'm not sure how far out we are from that not being the case. They are having break throughs in quantum computing all the time now. I don't know how much longer processing power, RAM and storage are going to be a problem for mass market computing devices.


Well I don't believe mobile is the future for everything. The great advantage of mobile is availability, but that almost always comes with compromise, often significant compromise. Touch for input and the small screen for output is a huge disadvantage for many tasks and processing power isn't going to fix that.

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#2879002 - 09/13/17 08:15 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: burningbusch]
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I'm thinking same device that is with you all the time for capture and field work comes home and attaches to any input device(s) and mirrors and/or extends your desktop to any size monitor. People already do this tablets like the iPad - adding a keyboard and monitor, piano keyboard, audio interface, etc.

I also came across this Windows 10 PC the other day. In this case it runs the desktop OS on a miniature motherboard with touchscreen interface when mobile. But it has every port you can think of and when you get to your office, you just hook it up to your monitor, keyboard, additional storage, etc. etc.



I remember when hard drives became large and portable, carrying it with you everywhere and booting off it at home or in the office became a possibility. Having your OS, your desktop, your software, your configurations, your data, etc with you all the time. But cloud storage and browser based apps seems to have surpassed that paradigm.

However, with continued miniaturization of more and more powerful hardware... you have the option of having the whole computer in the palm of your hand with enough horsepower to do pro work everywhere. Maybe that's where it's going.
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#2879013 - 09/13/17 08:44 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Sure, I do that with my Surface Pro. Remember though Windows tablets allow mouse/trackpad input in addition to touch and pen while iOS does not. I can easily add many TBs of storage, external monitors and any imaginable I/O. Apple doesn't seem to share that vision with its iOS devices.

But in end is all this worth it? Is portability that big a deal for the tasks many pro users use their desktops for today? I have my doubts.

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#2879020 - 09/13/17 09:34 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: burningbusch]
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I've had a 6+ for 2.5 years and am looking forward to getting an 8 with 256. Wireless and processor speeds should be much, much faster with the newer model, plus wireless charging.

I am pretty much cool with everything my iPhone 6+ can do now. But I want the 8, and not the 8+, because I really want a narrower phone. I understand that I may not get the portrait and wide-angle photo features, but that's okay.

I just want a faster device, with faster connectivity, and more storage.
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#2879048 - 09/14/17 02:39 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd


However, with continued miniaturization of more and more powerful hardware... you have the option of having the whole computer in the palm of your hand with enough horsepower to do pro work everywhere. Maybe that's where it's going.


We have been there for 2 years, check out the HP Elite X3 Win 10 phone.

Based on the 5 years it took Apple to adopt Qi charging I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting for Apple to ditch MacOS.
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#2879076 - 09/14/17 05:10 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Markay]
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I get offering more than one. Some like big, some hate it. Also if a customer is considering several phones, Apple is more likely to win if it has more than one on the short list.

Regarding facial recognition what happens if you are bleeding out in shock or having a heart attack? No 911 for you. Also forget about once in a lifetime photo journalism. Officer, would you mind shooting my significant other again, my phone didn't recognize my horrified face.

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#2879081 - 09/14/17 05:19 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: BuckW]
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Regarding facial recognition


The face ID fail was the employee's fault (of course). Apple shifts the blame:


http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41266216
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#2879101 - 09/14/17 06:58 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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Facial recognition is optional, you can also key in your passcode, just like the guy did when it Face failed at the launch.

But if the reason it failed at the launch was because the phone was handled by other people in the launch setup and was trying to scan their faces then I can see a lot of party tricks coming when someone surreptitiously takes an X and scans in some else's face.
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#2879126 - 09/14/17 08:01 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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LOL.
Such drama.
He picked up the back up and moved on.
Mission accomplished.
Then he why back and used facial rec repeatedly.

At least we know it was a real demo and not pre-recorded trickery to avoid the risk of live demo. I'm guessing as musicians we can appreciate a live show? Unless we're tracking everything, vocals and all. Has it come to that? wink
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#2879133 - 09/14/17 08:11 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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The fail explanation makes sense.

When I saw the face mask thing I immediately thought of this episode from Silicon Valley where Richard is thinking of jumping ship and he gets to experience the company's rad new technology.



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#2879386 - 09/15/17 06:09 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: burningbusch]
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Apple Watch Series 3 has me gassin'. I'd love to just take my watch for my runs yet still be connected so I can get messages, calls, etc., if I need to, have the GPS tracking (the Series 2 has this but my "Series 0" does not), and most of all, be able to stream Apple Music. The music syncing in watchOS 4 is pretty cool, but having all of Apple Music available is obviously better. I'm NOT happy about $10/month to the carriers, though. I'd be okay with $5, but really, I bet the amount of data I'd be using on the Series 3 isn't much.

I'd also love to be able to leave my iPhone in my glove compartment while I go into restaurants, shop, etc. The only time I'd miss the iPhone is if I want to take a photo or generally surf while I'm killing time. For the latter, I'd bring it with me but I don't need it if I'm with people. Oh yeah, I guess I'd bring the iPhone with me if I might want to compare prices or features online.

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#2879387 - 09/15/17 06:16 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Joe BrokeIt]
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I don't like the direction of the latest macbook pro (my wife has one)....hate the keyboard, trackpad and virtual keys, to the point where I actually have trouble using it. The darn thing is too thin honestly, making it hard to pick up and open...it's a power machine, or should be! At least it still has a headphone jack. As silly as it sounds, this is the thing about the iphone 7 and up that angers me...I use my iphone a lot as a music/book player and I don't want to have to use bluetooth. I probably will switch to android for my next phone.

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#2879394 - 09/15/17 06:38 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Stokely]
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As silly as it sounds, this is the thing about the iphone 7 and up that angers me...I use my iphone a lot as a music/book player and I don't want to have to use bluetooth. I probably will switch to android for my next phone.


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#2879395 - 09/15/17 06:47 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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I got the AirPods in January and I love them. I just got a new iMac this week and my wife used her edu discount (she works for MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is part of the University of Texas) and Apple currently has a deal where you can get a free pair of Beats. She already has BeatsX, so we got the beats solo 3. I'm not in love with the fit as I prefer the over the ear headphones like we use in studio work, but they're not bad.

I haven't plugged in headphones to my iPhone nor iPad since I got the AirPods. Now with this new iMac, I probably won't plug in there either, unless I want to do some mixing with the HD280s or ATs I have.

Wireless headphones/earphones are cool and work great.

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#2879467 - 09/15/17 11:44 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Joe BrokeIt]
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Wireless headphones/earphones are cool and work great.


Until you lose them I guess.
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#2879503 - 09/15/17 01:57 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
At least we know it was a real demo and not pre-recorded trickery to avoid the risk of live demo. I'm guessing as musicians we can appreciate a live show? Unless we're tracking everything, vocals and all. Has it come to that? wink


I am still trying to determine which I like better.

I have a lot of regard for those musicians who can play without a (safety) net. So many talented musicians do both, and do them well.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. Using tracks works well here and I like the choreography. This band does quite a few medleys and they're all tracked. This helps with consistency, and I also believe the audience doesn't care one way or another as they stay engaged.

KLONK for YouTube

We're getting off-topic. We should start a new thread if this discussion goes any further, I think.

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#2879522 - 09/15/17 03:58 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
Wireless headphones/earphones are cool and work great.


Until you lose them I guess.



Or until people start getting ear cancer from wearing wireless earbuds all day.
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#2879524 - 09/15/17 03:59 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Stokely]
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... I probably will switch to android for my next phone.


I picked up a Galaxy 8 Note this morning, along with the watch and VR headset. Gonna take me a while to get used to a different OS.
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#2879551 - 09/15/17 07:11 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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Originally Posted By: RABid
Originally Posted By: Synthoid
Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
Wireless headphones/earphones are cool and work great.


Until you lose them I guess.



Or until people start getting ear cancer from wearing wireless earbuds all day.
LOL - the AirPods are the only ones that are small enough for that (beats X and beats solo 3 aren't small) and there's "Find My Phone" though I realize that won't work in all situations.

Have people started getting hip cancer from having their phone in their pockets all day?

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#2879612 - 09/16/17 05:04 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Joe BrokeIt]
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Have people started getting hip cancer from having their phone in their pockets all day?


Two hips but no hurray? crazy
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#2879614 - 09/16/17 05:25 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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Tool early to say. Studies if even being done can take 15, 20, 25 years to establish a causal relationship. How many hours per day is the phone in the pocket vs. in the hands vs. against the skull. Then there's the variation in millimeters - distance from the body. Is the phone in a case? How thick is the case and what is it made of? What is the phone itself is made pig of and how thick, what type of processors, what frequencies are present - Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, etc. How healthy is the user, and pre existing susceptibility to cancer. etc.

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#2879616 - 09/16/17 05:30 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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What is the phone itself made pig and how thick,


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#2879622 - 09/16/17 05:56 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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I know I wish it wasn't true - but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Studies Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer

The most recent results are from around May of 2016. Consumer Reports did a nice job of putting it into plain-speak.
Consumer Reports Article

Here's their advice.

*Try to keep the cell phone away from your head and body. Keeping it an arm’s distance away significantly reduces exposure to the low-level radiation it emits. This is particularly important when the cellular signal is weak—when your phone has only one bar, for example—because phones may increase their power then to compensate.

*Text or video call when possible, because this allows you to hold the phone farther from your body.

* When speaking, use the speakerphone on your device or a hands-free headset.
Don’t stow your phone in your pants or shirt pocket. Instead, carry it in a bag or use a belt clip.


Has to make you think twice about all day wearables like the watch.

Don't forget the rest of this heart healthy breakfast! coffee


On the up side, there have been some great cancer break throughs the last few years. The only problem is we need access to 100s of thousands of dollars to have them done for us.
Cost of Immunotherapy Treatment for Cancer
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#2879674 - 09/16/17 11:41 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: RABid]
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#2881534 - 09/25/17 04:17 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: JoJoB3]
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I have been wondering something about these new devices which use face recognition .... does this mean that they are permanantly "on" and not in standby mode? Presumably in order to "see" and recognise the correct face, the camera must be constantly working - even the infra red in the dark - constantly checking to see if the correct face is in view... . What are the privacy implications for this? Are purchasers of these devices actually taking a permananent "big brother" type screen with them everywhere they go?
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#2881538 - 09/25/17 04:36 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: xxKnuckles]
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This is all a guess; but I'd go as far as to claim it's an educated guess, based on my experience with Apple's products and past privacy policies:

As it's 3D recognition, I don't think the camera is involved—in Apple's case at least. My guess is it's always the infrared technology at play. Based on my experience with their fingerprint technology, I presume that facial recognition is an option the user can select or decline.

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#2881540 - 09/25/17 04:41 PM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: xxKnuckles]
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I wouldn't single out iPhone X as a "big brother" camera. Very few laptops, tablets, phones etc. are camera free these days. All have various levels of protection from hijacking, some less than others. iOS uses sandboxing to protect against malicious code and also requires software developers to ask users permission to have access to camera, photos, etc. I remember a few years back a school tech dpt. taking lots of heat for locating a missing or stolen student laptop by activating the camera to see who was in possession - and of course this device was in some kid's bedroom.

Apple has stated that they purposefully encrypt user's personal data like the finger print or the face ID profile and store it locally on the device. Additionally they apparently do not have access to it (at least not without hacking, typically only when put under pressure by law enforcement - a red hot topic right now on when it's appropriate/legal to invade people's digital lives). And as Geoff has suggested - Face ID is using a different piece of tech than the front and backside cameras on the iPhone X.
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#2881606 - 09/26/17 03:48 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Just got an 8 with 256gb.
True tone and faster processor are great!
...no overhyped, public beta, big brother transhuman iphone 10 for me...
I’ll stick with iPhone till they make face recognition mandatory.... then, I’m out!
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#2882101 - 09/28/17 09:19 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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I'm glad the iPhone SE model is still part of the lineup. That'll probably be my next phone, after my 5S gives up the ghost.

The SE has a headphone jack too - no need for Lightning-to-headphone adapter or wireless headphones
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#2882106 - 09/28/17 09:31 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: GovernorSilver]
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The SE has a headphone jack too - no need for Lightning-to-headphone adapter or wireless headphones


I was watching a landscape worker walk around with a weed eater this morning wearing Airpods... and following close to a huge mower. I just chuckled and thought how easily those things could be lost or destroyed with a job like that.

facepalm
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#2882313 - 09/29/17 07:32 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: GovernorSilver
The SE has a headphone jack too - no need for Lightning-to-headphone adapter or wireless headphones


I was watching a landscape worker walk around with a weed eater this morning wearing Airpods... and following close to a huge mower. I just chuckled and thought how easily those things could be lost or destroyed with a job like that.

facepalm



I'd lose the AirPods within a few weeks of acquiring them, based on how often I lose Hearos (and competing brand) ear plugs.
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#2882342 - 09/29/17 09:17 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: GovernorSilver]
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Just got the 8 plus. Loving it. The main reason was the 6 16GB was a total joke and I regret getting storage that small. 64GB should be fine for me- don't really do video all I do are pics .

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#2882348 - 09/29/17 09:30 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: GovernorSilver
The SE has a headphone jack too - no need for Lightning-to-headphone adapter or wireless headphones


I was watching a landscape worker walk around with a weed eater this morning wearing Airpods... and following close to a huge mower. I just chuckled and thought how easily those things could be lost or destroyed with a job like that.

facepalm

Pffft. If they don't fall out, they don't fall out. I've had AirPods since January and the only time they fell out was when I came home from a run and knocked them out toweling the perspiration off my head.

Besides, the guy was behind the mower, right? rolleyes

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#2882354 - 09/29/17 09:47 AM Re: Apple Event: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 [Re: GovernorSilver]
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I'm glad the iPhone SE model is still part of the lineup. That'll probably be my next phone, after my 5S gives up the ghost.


Absolutely love mine. Plenty fast, tons of storage (64GB), and feels great in my medium-sized hand as a phone. I feel zero urge to upgrade.

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