Strike Up the Conspiracy Theories:
Samsung dirty tricks! Now we're cooking!
3:11 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
time to dunk on gurman
3:54 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
okay, to defeat someone's Touch ID, you cut off both hands. I mean, you only need a finger, but you can't be sure which finger, so play safe and get all the fingers that are enrolled. or you could just knock them out. They don't have to be conscious.
To defeat Face ID, you cut off their head. or you could just knock them out. They don't have to be conscious. I mean, you've seen Blade Runner 2049.
5:16 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
"so far removed from the halls of Cupertino that they mistake old news for new news." -- is grubs self-aware? Is grubs a replicant?
5:16 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
Fair rant I reckon. Give him that one.
5:20 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
This made my head hurt.
Why is it so hard for the groobster to admit that apple might have bitten off more than they could chew and didn't have everything locked down by the time they normally would?
It would certainly explain why the iphone X isn't coming out until NOVEMBER.
Add his obvious Apple PR line to his jealousy of actual journalists and you get one very bitter old soak's tirade.
"WHY DOES NOBODY BELIEVE APPLE PR'S LINE?!"
5:24 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
Apple is a corporation that can afford "plan B", even with a flagship phone model. Quite possible that two different approaches were pushing forward - one with fingerprint, another without.
And maybe they continued beyond the deadline for 2017 holidays season, exactly because hardware decisions take time, and this research could also effect the 2018 model(s).
The final decision to drop the fingerprint could create rumors that reached 'well informed analysts' and the press.
8:47 am — Thursday, 26 October 2017
So if Gruber has such well placed sources, why didn't he know that the Kuo and Gruman reports wereout of date when they were published: https://daringfireball.net/linked/2017/07/03/kuo-iphone-2017-touch-id
At the time, his only angle was "No Touch ID is weird. Not sure if it is true, but hope it is good! P.S. fuck Gruman". Now that Apple is getting shit on, he knows it was months old?
1:05 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017
Yes, it's just FUD. You should order a phone with a brand new authorization system without ever trying it, or even without reading about anyone who's ever tried it. Just trust Apple's PR department on this one. PS fuck Gruman.
4:34 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Face ID blows. Its a passive authentication system. Touch ID is so much better. Its an active authentication system.
6:24 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017
_To defeat Face ID, you cut off their head. or you could just knock them out. They don't have to be conscious_
Actually they *do* - or at least their eyes need to be open.
6:59 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017
_…order a phone with a brand new authorization system without ever trying it, or even without reading about anyone who's ever tried it_
You mean like the eleventy-jillion customers who foolishly bought the first TouchID enabled iPhones? Them?
7:01 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017
Gruber the Booger:
I use a PIN to unlock.
LIKE AN ANIMAL
7:41 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017
This is the difference between a journalist and a blogger. Powerful corporation tells blogger 'everything you have heard is wrong, everything we have done has been perfect', blogger goes ahead and cries it from the rooftops.
7:39 am — Friday, 27 October 2017
By default, you have to be "paying attention" to the phone for it to unlock. (Hard to do if you're, say, unconscious.) You can turn that off, which would make it more "passive", but it's no more or less passive than Touch ID.
6:18 pm — Saturday, 28 October 2017
Everyone always dreams up elaborate scenarios where nefarious criminals want access to their precious phones. Criminals don't need your fingers or your face. If they want into your phone they'll break your limbs until you tell them your dumb passcode.
6:19 pm — Saturday, 28 October 2017
_This is the difference between a journalist and a blogger._
Go look at Forbes fucking clickbait articles about Touch ID. That's "journalism" for you…
4:22 pm — Monday, 30 October 2017
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