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Cabe Atwell
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Re: The Apple Phone teardown
Cabe Atwell   5/29/2014 1:24:11 AM
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I love how the teardown is animated. It looks much better than doing it for real.

William K.
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The Apple Phone teardown
William K.   12/1/2011 7:56:08 PM
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I had lost track of just how small some things can be made. Our industrial systems are made to be repaired by regular people using standard tools. Of course, our industrial systems are made to last for ten years or more, and to be repairable.

Alexander Wolfe
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Re: Apple Iphone animated teardown
Alexander Wolfe   12/1/2011 7:33:33 PM
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William, if you want to see more detail, go to the slideshow version of the TechInsights iPhone 4S teardown, here, or go to the long version on the TechInsights site, here

William K.
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Apple Iphone animated teardown
William K.   11/30/2011 8:35:59 PM
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It was an interesting teardown, and not quite as detailed as I had hoped for, but the price was OK. And it is clear that the phone is a marvel of packaging.

For the chap who grabs the wrong phone in the morning, the simple solution is to color your phone with something like a permanent marker, or a paint marker. Then you can tell which one it is, and as an added benefit, the value of the phone to a potential thief will be reduced, and so you will have the phone longer.

sensor pro
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Re: Still a phone
sensor pro   11/30/2011 1:14:55 PM
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After a few SMSs it becomes easy. It is true that some are just crazy.

 

But if u r sneaky, nothing is impossible. It is fun sometimes.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Still a phone
Rob Spiegel   11/30/2011 1:09:04 PM
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Sensor pro, I have to give you credit for your ability to read the SMSs. The shorthand that has developed over the years is quite impressive and nearly indecipherable to the uninitiated. It's a language of its own. Some clever writer in Japan wrote a novel in test language.

sensor pro
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Re: Still a phone
sensor pro   11/30/2011 1:03:21 PM
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Yes yes yes, I feel that you are talking about my family. I recently made one big mistake. I purchased same phone for myself and my two sons. Sometimes in a rush I get to work and get bombarded by tens SMSs from all the college or HS friends. Depends on whos phone I took.

This gives me a rare opportunity to look into their social life. !!!!!!!!

Scary.

 

FYI: left message for you to review gizmos at your convenience.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Still a phone
Rob Spiegel   11/30/2011 12:36:49 PM
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Yes, like you, sensor pro, my kids are way ahead of me on the brilliance of smartphones. I was commenting to my daughter that I was surprised that some of the apps (I was thinking automation apps) were so inexpensive, like $5. She said, "Dad, $5 is a lot for an app. Most of the apps I use are either free or 99 cents."

Another function that is often getting used more than voice is the camera, both still and video. My daughter uses the camera far more often than she uses voice. Her most recent phone has a front facing camera, so soon she will be skyping with her friends.

And the generations change quickly. My 15-year-old is way ahead of the 23-year-old on phone technolgy.

sensor pro
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Re: Still a phone
sensor pro   11/30/2011 12:31:48 PM
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I completely agree with you. My kids are pros with these phones, and use them for numerous applications. When needed, I ask them to help me in selecting proper applications, as they clearly know this stuff better.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Still a phone
Rob Spiegel   11/30/2011 11:06:07 AM
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You're right TJ. The fact smartphones are even called phones is like a habit. The device is really pocket computer that is well connected. The phone service is almost incidental, especially for young users. My 15-year-old daughter rarely uses her Android to make a voice call. She uses it constantly for text and Internet connectivity.

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