This bit floored me:
The other bit of news is that Apple intends to increase the number of Apple Stores there from fifteen to forty in the next two years.
Quoting a developer:
Don’t use iCloud. iCloud Drive is a complete mess. Stay away from it.
But hey, don’t worry, be happy! Apple certainly was, in their Amateur Comedy Time keynote last week.
Get back to your fucking roots, Apple: Why Every Company Needs A ‘No Bozos’ Policy
Sina Tech News sums up my reaction in its Weibo communiqué emoticon:
Ill. Or better English: Sickening.
That’s about 600,000 iPhone 6 flying to the U.S.. Cook intends to have seventy million made by the end of the year.
I saw a photo of an airfreighter being loaded with an iPhone shipment in Weibo but couldn’t get the large image of it due to Weibo problems.
Next-day update: And here’s that image.
These are the options and prices for an unlocked iPhone 6 Plus:
And it doesn’t matter if you choose a subsidized version from a carrier.
There’s just no 32GB version at all. Yet the base model is 16GBs.
This is clearly naked evil. Apple wants unlocked buyers to spring for US$849. Had they made the base model 32GBs, it would have upset their greedy spreadsheet by giving people enough storage not to go further.
Same-day update: It’s the same with the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5s is 16 or 32GBs. The iPhone 5c is now 8GBs only. 8GBs is appalling. Got greed, Apple?
With the Mi 4 phone, Xiaomi didn’t include NFC as it did in prior phones, claiming that its user statistics showed it wasn’t being used.
When Apple announced NFC in the iPhone 6-series yesterday, I just knew something would erupt in China about Xiaomi dropping NFC. And I was right.
The first Weibo communiqué: