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bundyman50: I was mad at Apple when they removed the superdrive, had to buy an external 1. Wireless is NOT always the most convenient..
Does Apple ever think to ask what its customers actually WANT in a new product???

@cosinaphile. Oh for the love of all things shiny, please leave Trump out of this. It's obvious what their point is. And it's a fair point.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
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Corwin Lee: As a long time supporter of Apple, I will seriously reconsider either to buy their product again. This step simply show how clueless they are on the impact by not having a SD card, it just say if you want to have convenient for your SD card, go some where else.
I believe Photography user is a majority for osx, so they demand us to transfer 64GB or even 128GB+ via wireless....
Good luck!

@Vik2012. You are correct, lots of people react impetuously when a manufacturer doesn't make "their" product.

Apple have done very well over the years from making decisions that some would not agree with. Every company has dips in sales at some stage, and given Apple's phenomenal growth it is inevitable that will slow down. But the doomsayers are going to wait a while for their predictions to come true, I think.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Terribly crammed touch bar area. Who designs this things? The FN buttons were that slim, so now the entire touch bar is just a narrow line. It looks as if they were ashamed of this, so they made it as small at possible.

If you feel it isn't working for you, return it.

Oh, It hasn't been released yet, so you haven't actually used it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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justmeMN: In their recent announcements, Microsoft totally "outcooled" Apple.

Erm... No.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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AshMills: I'm looking forward to the next model which will go without the letters "p, r and o" on the keyboard, as a first step to a new unifying 3 letter alphabet. A new rectal implant (iPlug) will enable users to tense up to produce "pro" content.

Don't run yourself down like that, @photomedium!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
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Vik2012: Dropped by to read some intelligent debate on this new Nikon lens. Instead, I see people who's only interest in the lens is to tell us how much their chosen brand is so much better. My brand had that before your brand. Your brand had to recall [insert some off topic product here]. And so on, ad nauseam.

While that kind of bickering may take one back to their days at primary school, discussing action figures with the the other boys, it isn't remotely helpful to an adult working as a photography professional.

I couldn't care any less what someone who hates a brand thinks of that brand. I don't know a professional who would, and I know many.

It's time some people switched their hobby of online hating and baiting for the hobby of real photography. They will thank themselves later.

Well said!!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 18:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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Khun_K: The original RX100 used to be my travel companion until that position replaced with iPhone until now. I have photographed for many years and use many different cameras of all sizes, the RX100 reminds me the Contax T2/T3 and Contax TVS which were my favorite pocket camera except even a bit smaller and much more versatile. The RX100 V is without question very attractive, SONY has in recent years delivered some best cameras, such as A7R2 & RX1R2 that I own and use a lot, among others. RX100V will be a tough one for me, particular now iPhone 7+ is available, not that iPhone image quality will be comparable, certainly not, but most often enough for many situations and more spontaneous. And for some particular situation, RX1R2 is usually the next most close one to me.

I had been eagerly waiting on the Sony RX100 V, as I have an earlier RX100. I'm very disappointed in the lack of a touchscreen on this new model.

I borrowed a friend's Canon compact a while back and got so used to the touchscreen that I then missed it on my own RX100 when going back. I'm also testing the iPhone 7 Plus at he moment and loving the results for quick photos.

A touchscreen is not a luxury any longer in higher priced compacts, but a necessity that appeals to those of us who buy the smaller cameras for shooting without the larger gear.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
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cosinaphile: at this point in the evolution of iphone, one would think apple could provide a sensor larger than the smallest sensor in existence .i believe its about 15.5sqmm which is pathetic & much lower than the nastiest cheapest point & shoots sensors that were the bottom of the barrel... which at their nastiest and cheapest had sensors about twice the size of the iphone sensor.... the iphones iso of 25 perhaps makes sense for 1916 ... but is about a century behind in iso goodness and in 2016 is an embarrassment

an actual camera sensor of at least 30 or 40 sq mm is needed. the 41 mp sensor of nokia w pixel binning was a real step forward.. its sensor size is slightly bigger than 58mm sq about 4 times the size of an iphone camera sensor.. a 12 mp version is in my fuji x 30 & its quite nice for iq & iso latitude... its a 2\3 sensor, & its the smallest sensor i think cameras should possess...i wish samsung would use one. so 2 years later we might see one in an iphone .

Aaah, I see, cosinaphile. You are on a greater mission here to save the planet. We thought you were just raving off nonsense for the heck of it. You're not crazy at all. Much.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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BobORama: So it pretty much does what Samsung has been doing for 2+ years. Very innovative. Of course I can connect my samsung to a stereo with those old wire things old people use.

Cheer up BobORama, they release new improved versions every year, so you don't have to deliver all your "I don't like Apple or the iPhone so must let people know" comments all in one go.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: John Sculley (former Apple CEO 1983-1993 ) said today on Fox Business that the iPhone 8 will be the one to get since it will be the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone and Apple will give it many new features not on the iPhone 7 (4K 60p ?).

Someone must have watered down the medicine. There are a lot of weird anti-Apple rants on here from a couple of people. I suppose there is nothing like a new iPhone to wake up these sleeping beauties.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
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princecody: Wonder if Steve Jobs would have through the new wireless earbuds in for Free with purchase or would have been like Apple & Cook are these days?

Everything eventually breaks through frequent use. I've seen people walking on the wired earbuds, sitting on them, yanking them out of bags when they were caught, and so on. And they still worked. I think they are pretty solid and good as free in the box, even if the sound quality is not what I would be happy with.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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bolt2014: One Reason Why I Don't Care About The iPhone7.

1. It's a phone.

@QuarterToDoom, To be fair, the "don't care" commenters do lighten up the discussion with their attempts to show that they don't care.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
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Sactojim: Done with everything Apple. ITunes is tedious and way too slow. Last iPhone was the 6 and it was usually 2 signal bars lower than my Motorola and battery life was poor. Apple software updates have always messed up my apps. Same with iPad..poor battery, poor camera, and iTunes work around is difficult. Go visit a Apple store and see lots of people waiting in line for a tech to solve their problems. Need more storage? Sorry, no SD card slot. Combine all of this with Apple's failure to implement ANY charitable giving and you have the epitome of corporate greed.

Cosinaphile, your comments may be therapeutic for you, but they won't make much sense to millions of people who are quite happy to enjoy taking photos on their iPhone.

As for the audio minijack? I'm glad at least one large company in 2016 has decided that a smartphone with an analog audio cable is absurd. Sure people are used to it, but they will want it back like they want floppy disks back when the other manufacturers follow the lead. The word in the business world is that the public are ordering this model as fast as the orders can be recorded.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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cosinaphile: the module that would more benefit from ois would be the 56mm so of course they didnt put it there....

go apple........

i think it was wrongheaded to force apple uses to buy a phablet sized device to get the dual lens .... i certain that will upset many of the apple shooters who like a more compact device
and i think this thinness obsession impacts both battery life and the sensors size and optical stack negatively....
both need some serious improvement

Cosinaphile. Imagine all the free time you would have to take amazing photos with your perfectly manufactured camera if you just stopped slating Apple and the iPhone 7 in comments online? I'm being serious. The iPhone and Apple products in general are clearly not made for you.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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BadScience: 3MP is good enough for a magazine cover?

That really depends upon your definition of what is "good enough". Say a magazine is printed at 150 lpi; then you are going to need at least 300 dpi to resolve the line screen. If the magazine is A4, then with bleed the the image is 2.6k x 3.6k pixels = 9.4 M pixels.

Sure, you can use a third of that, but it will look like mush. Might be "good enough" for the town's local free magazine that's printed on newspaper stock at 60 lpi.

There is sufficient resolution on the iPhone for many printing uses. If the photo is a good one, most people won't be interested in the tech specs of the capture device anyway. It's just a very small minority of people who want the metadata.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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Tomx72: As usual, this is a "camera with you", nothing less, nothing more. The 1/2.3" sensor stays the same, one single added focal length won't make this a DSLR-killer. True, the small-sensor P&S is becoming a thing of the past.

The DSLR killer label must have started off as a tongue-in-cheek remark that people took offense to. Because it's not going to kill pro equipment. Though what it will do is give pro photographers a very useful way to capture nice images when the larger gear is either unavailable or not necessary.

I can see myself capturing many more of my personal travel and event shots on an iPhone 7 or similar smart phone soon. I won't be expecting the same experience as from my normal camera gear. You'd have to be a beginner to do that.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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JordanAT: There has also not been a single instance of an iPhone 7 exploding on a commercial aircraft. That's a big step up from the last three versions...

iPhone 4 - https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-4-explodes-midflight-australian-airline-224014583.html?ref=gs
iPhone 5 - http://www.cultofmac.com/291864/iphone-5-catches-fire-mid-flight-causes-emergency-evacuation/
iPhone 6 - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/iphone-6-fire-flames-explodes-on-flight-plane-hawaii-washington-anna-crail-a6944416.html

As with the bokeh discussion, we don't really know because nobody has one yet. But, hey - no news is good news, right?

There is unmistakable progress being made around the technologies inside our phones and the image results are showing that. It is arguable that "photographers" would be better off using technology to capture great images than arguing over the spec sheets.

I have a DSLR and pro lenses. I have a digital MF camera that cost the price of an expensive car. I'll still use the iPhone 7 when it is available to me and none of the bickering over Apple's technical choices will mean anything to me if the results are good.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)
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Jim Keye: For some reason the notion of "if it can be done, it should be done" continues to get paraded around as if its newsworthy or noteworthy. Yes, smartphone cameras have come a really long ways. And yes, most of those photos are rather unremarkable. Could be done? Check. Should be done? I don't feel any more connected to tennis or this event after looking at those photos. They mostly look like all the other snapshot hum-drum that fills my Facebook feed.

I've seen some amazing photos taken with smartphones. I have also seen a ton of awful photos taken with "real" cameras. There's something in that.

I'm not sure why so many DSLR/mirrorless users are sounding so scared of the new technology and have the urge to try to slap it down at every opportunity. Maybe it is the fact that the technical advantage of a dedicated camera is only useful if you know how to use it.

I'm sure a lot of people with expensive dedicated camera gear are fed up hearing people praising smartphone photos while their own efforts get ignored at best.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)
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CaPi: Less to do for a good photographer.
But thats probably the point isn't it.
Use all the computational power and "AI" learning, add a pinch of optical zoom:
Take out the next level of compact cameras and enthusiasts to be replaced by snapshooters with phones.
If we add to that the now available new generation of post processing apps that also decide which of the pictures taken are the best to be shown to others we can even eliminate the contests.

These pics show my lugging around real cameras is worth it after all.
Unlucky focus, understandable lack of depth of field.. strange colors ..
Another "nice phone" with a camera sensor.

There are lots of people lugging around "real cameras", who might just be better off with a good smartphone. The odd thing is that a lot of people think that owning a DSLR or high end mirrorless makes them "photographers".

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)
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Manbungo Skumbaum Chimwala: The iPhone shots look fantastic. And when shallow DOF debuts, they will be even more impressive!


@QuarterToDoom. Nice DSLR photo, but a shame that we rarely ever see shots from a DSLR in such high resolution. At normal online publishing resolutions, the difference decreases considerably.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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