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John McCain happy about automatic app updates on iOS 7

0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2013, 23:37 posted on

Last month, when Apple CEO Tim Cook was being questioned about Apple's corporate tax rate by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) had a question to ask the Apple executive; the former Republican Presidential candidate wanted to know, "Why the hell do I have to keep updating apps on my iPhone all the time?"...

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 23:42 18

1. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


republicans are dumb as always

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:43 1

16. rick2340 (Posts: 21; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


You must be a republican.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:11

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They must be haters too, in his case.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:40

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


What did you think of iOS 7 Jedi.....did it impress???

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:11 1

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Impressed as far as the way things were implemented. Android has pushed the envelope so far, and covered their bases so well that pretty much anything that's done will echo android in some way shape, or form. I like the bold moves of apple to move away from resting on their laurels, and take chances. They've been pushed by android and thank god they're acting on it. Overall great update, but needs to kept in perspective.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:33

28. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Hi darkkjedii and all other iPhone users!
First, Lets put all the hatred aside.
Can you tell me about the battery life of iPhone 4? My sister is considering to getting this.
Waiting for your unbiased friendly reply.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:40

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Honestly the 4 had the best battery life of all the iPhones. IMHO

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:07

40. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


I thought i4s had the best battery life.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:41

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not as good as a 4

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:58 2

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It only comes as an 8 gigger now though.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:06

39. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


8 gigs is enough!
Even 4gigs is enough for me

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:41

31. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I like the look in parts but imo nothing seems consistent in design which apple are known for.. The control centre is nice but the design seems out of place. The icons are some of the worst I seen minus clock,calendar. I've seen Better icons in play store and cydia..I think overall iOS 7 will keep current users and new smart phone users happy but don't think it will convert many from other platforms. My overall impression of iOS 7 from watching videos is it seems like a mash up of cydia tweakes... but as I said for current user base I think this will keep them happy lol I can't over some of those icons especially the safari one it just sticks out.. Can't wait to actually use it though on my brothers iPad when it does come.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:20

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I actually like that control center is separate from notifications. On my note 2 it's very busy looking when I pull down the shade, intuitive as heck though. I like the swipe down for one, and up for the other. PS Sorry for the late response.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:41

32. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Your right, but let me ask you a question and be honest, be mature.

Why can Apple borrow and i dont wanna say steal all of it's new features from android and other competition, and at the same time Apple sues on rounded corner icons?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:22

43. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


people never like answering this question!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:25

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sorry I responded so late bro

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:25

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Honestly I don't like apples suit happiness. I'm not in the boardroom, so I can't speak with certainty about what goes on behind closed doors. I think apple should focus more on innovation, and less courtroom drama. That's my honest opinion ITE. I do feel some of their suits are baseless, but once again...I'm a consumer not an employee of theirs.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:40

44. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


I agree jedii, i don't like how the icons look but i'm very pleased with the UI and functionality. Definitely seems fresh. I don't know what people expect apple to do different... there's really nothing too original they can do that's not done already. I'm just glad that they added a few features that caused some of their fans to leave to android/wp

Great job Apple.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:31

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree. I think the next wave of true innovation is a few years away, when hardware has advanced. If you look at it innovation is limited by hardware. As it became more powerful, and flexible it allowed devs to do more. Think about it like this. What if google had 4.2.2 in 2009, it woulda run horribly cuz the power to run it smoothly didn't exist then. Apple played catchup, they really did, but they also needed to. This brings them up to par with google, WP8, and the rest. Now we'll start to see apple bring it, cuz the consumers spoke with their wallets, and on wall st.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:43

48. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6380; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


you mean irepublicans

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:13

67. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I hate you idiots that actually believe one "side" is superior to the other. Republicans and Democrats are "dumb", because they aren't smart enough to realize they are causing us all to be taken to the cleaners by thieves and psychopaths.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 23:47 10

2. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Because no other platforms do this, right?

Way to pump even more ado for nothing.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 00:10 11

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Stupid republicans!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:52

17. rick2340 (Posts: 21; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


You must fit right in.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:40

22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hahaha good joke it's not like you have said that before ......oh wait...

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:45

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Butthurt much?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:44

49. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6380; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


they should get back too work and fix our country.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 00:18 13

4. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Cut him some slack, the iPhone is the only smartphone his generation uses.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:41 2

10. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Heh, sorry, I forgot about that.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 00:21 8

5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


what??? so Apple now managed to copy the features from Android 2.1....great - in 10 years they will catch up 4.2 Jelly Bean :)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:12

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hey do an anti apple countdown for us.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 00:48 4

6. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Grannys really do love their iphone. And tim cook more than happy comply to majority of its users... Apple sucks big time...

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:07 1

7. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


This ain't a feature at all. Apple really needs some technical sense to define feature. Its a catch here, it might eat your data unknowingly.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:29 1

8. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Oh dear...
Anyway, hope he enjoys it. Apple can do no wrong in this guy's eyes.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:40 4

9. alterecho (Posts: 1079; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Wow. How some uncivilized people degrade others with respect to their age/appearence because they like iphone or other apple devices. If you don't like Apple, deal with it. Its their choice and its their right. But you guys have no right to degrade them.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:37 1

57. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


I wish I could give you +10 :)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:51 1

11. Gguy8 (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


*sigh* how much more evidence do we need that that will not happen with our current president. Both sides need a reality check.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:59

12. roscuthiii (Posts: 1789; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


So... should we consider this to be McCain submitting his application to Apple to work the lobbying circuit when he's out of public office???

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 02:17

13. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


The whole page is filled with icrap...the story over and over

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 02:33

14. MartianMe (unregistered)


just die old man..

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:31

15. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yes but what do Al Gore and Bob Dole think?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:14

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man I cannot wait for ios7 and the 5S/6. Hurry up fall 2013

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:17 1

23. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Dear Mr Pōtâtō Head,

I hope you enjoy your new iVoiceTime™®© on iWi-Fi (since your phone won't get regular service) but, in the meantime, were you as annoyed as that useless Senator of yours' by having to manually update your iPhone 5 aka iPhone 4S plus .03 inches; it must have been REALLY difficult for the Senator (and you) to have to manually update that thing all the time? And, couldn't you do that through iTunes?

By the way, I'm sending you a small charitable contribution for you and your "FAM" because I wouldn't want them to starve after you spend $800 on that new iPhone 4S plus .03 inches; the check is in the mail.

With all my benevolence,
PAPI♥

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:52 1

24. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That's a lot of words to essentially tell the guy "I don't like your choice of phone."

The iPhone 5 is a damn fine phone and I heartily supported the purchase of one in my household. It's not for me, but it's a great piece of tech with a nice design, a gorgeous screen, and it functions as it should. iOS 7 will only make it more competitive. Go ahead and piss on the smallish screen, but I for one think they nailed it compared to the 4S.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:02

25. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


But .... IT'S THE SAAAAMME' PHONE, you just have 1 (one) extra row. Everything else is the SAAAAMME'!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:15

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's all good roldefol. And since my wife to be wants one it'll be $1,600. I don't bother with PAP anymore. Not with my time.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:34

29. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Hi darkkjedii and all other iPhone users!
First, Lets put all the hatred aside.
Can you tell me about the battery life of iPhone 4? My sister is considering to getting this.
Waiting for your unbiased friendly reply.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:48

33. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I remember it too be good but that was with iOS 4.. not sure how it is now with iOS 6.. Imo apples latest updates usually messes with performance of some of there older devices..example 3gs on iOS 6 is very bad but not sure how iOS 6 is on the 4..I think it's best you wait till the release of the iPhone 5s and get the 4s.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:00

35. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Sad :(
I don't have enough money to get 4s. It is still expensive in my country. Even more expensive than GS3, Note 2, Nexus 4, Optimus G.
Does i4's battery lasts one day?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:03 1

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


In my experiences easily. Like taz said thought, that was with ios4. Every year I upgrade to the new one, so I honestly couldn't tell you how it performs with newer software...sorry dude.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:08

41. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Wooh! You are lucky to upgrade your phone yearly :)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:00 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good points. Tell her that Bitter, that's something to consider.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:04

38. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Do you recommend me to get i4?
P.S English is not my native, ignore grammar.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:12 2

42. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


My sister in law has the 4 and from what I can tell with the little use I'vehad on it with ios 6 it seems fine performance wise.. I can't really tell you how the battery is as she isn't a heavy user and honestly rarely uses other than make a few calls now and then and watch some youtube. But I still think it's a nice phone and believe it should have no problem lasting a day easily.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:43 1

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes I would

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:26

51. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Thank you for your opinion!
I think I should get it.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 18:51

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your welcome Bitter

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:16

45. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


So true, I remember putting iOS 3.1.2 (or might've even been iOS 4) on my brother's iPhone 3G: what a DISASTER.

So, if you're planning on iPhone 4 plan on not upgrading higher than iOS 5 .... or your phone will run as fast as a contestant on "The Biggest Loser"!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:09 1

50. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


iOS 6 was fine on the iPhone 4. But just like in Android land, if your phone is more than two years old, it's time for the scrap heap anyhow.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:28

52. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Thats the problem with every phone.

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