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Caleb Kraft
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Caleb Kraft   2/24/2014 9:09:30 AM
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I can totally see both sides of the argument here.

 

1. flash worked HORRIBLY on touch screen devices when the ipad first came out. Apple knew this and didn't want people put off. Flash content was simply not designed for touchscreens (back then especially). It was prudent of apple to avoid the bad experiences and push developers to use a better tool.  I jailbroke an ipad and used flash a couple times, it was infuriatingly unpleasant.

 

2. I DID jailbreak mine because I HATE a company telling me what I can or can't do with hardware I own. If this hardware is capable of doing a thing, they shouldn't be stopping me from doing it.

 

So, I guess I agree with you that it was rude of them to presume they know better than me, but I completely see why they did it, and might have made that same decision if it were me in charge. Maybe I would have left it enabled but popped up a big nasty warning that, unless designed for a touch interface, it would not function correctly.

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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Bert22306   2/21/2014 5:28:43 PM
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Yes, I've heard that reaction from others, but isn't it entirely beside the point? No one was asking Apple to develop web content using Flash. But to leave the users in the lurch, with some nonsense about low efficiency, at a time when just about all web video required a Flash player, is inexcusable.

I could say the same thing about roads. They can be terribly unsafe. Let's applaud the iCar for not being designed to use them!

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 5:22:41 PM
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If you've been a web developer at any point in the past, you would whole heartedly applaud them for dumping that horrible beast of flash. There were lots of fun things made with that horrible horrible tool, but it can go away forever and everyone will be better off.

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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Bert22306   2/21/2014 5:18:01 PM
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I was actually referring to iPhones and iPads summarily dropping Flash, *the* de-facto standard still today, with some concocted excuse about inefficiency, and a promise that the world was moving to HTML5 anyway.

Don't know the answer to your question. What I do know is that some Internet radio stations do not use MP3, AAC+, Real, or WMA, so they won't play on devices that don't also support Flash and Silverlight. I can sort of see the problem faced by designers of single-purpose, low cost Internet appliances. What I can't buy is the attitude Apple had when they dropped Flash.

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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
tb100   2/21/2014 5:10:11 PM
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I'm partial to iDrive.

 

Added:

Looks like last April 1st, Apple already came out with iDrive! All they need do is port it to the Tesla:

http://inhabitat.com/idrive-apple-releases-new-device-that-will-turn-any-car-into-a-driverless-vehicle/

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 5:05:59 PM
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I was going to comment that my ipod would play anything, and I loaded music on it using a 3rd party application. However, I'm not sure if you can do that anymore. Can you use anything other than itunes to put music on an apple product now? I love my iphone (yes, yes, I've tried android phones, MANY of them), but I HATE itunes.

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unimaginable
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 5:04:00 PM
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I can't even imagine apple buying tesla completely. While it is cute to talk about and imagine the internet buzzing about, it just seems incredibly unlikely. It would be much more feasible to assume apple would invest and contribute some design, or possibly improve the interface.

 

Imagine, for example, their partial ownership of pixar. We didn't see iMovies and there was no apple lock in.

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Re: Partial Investment
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 5:01:33 PM
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I loved the tesla model S. However, I hated that giant ugly flat panel. Its like our display devices haven't caught up to the elegance that is designed into the dash or something. It stuck out like a sore thumb.

Bert22306
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Bert22306   2/21/2014 4:59:56 PM
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You forgot one.

Since Apple has determined that existing roads are inefficiently designed, the new iCar will only travel on Apple roads. But all the Apple fanboys are happy, assuring us that these are the roads of the future anyway.

Honestly, I can see no combination better than Tesla and Apple, to get the press all a-twitter.

TarraTarra!
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Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
TarraTarra!   2/21/2014 4:39:32 PM
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Its Friday! The new iCar which would be developed by Apple and Tesla would be as follows:

 

- Only 3 colors would be available - All White, black and a special gold

- A lower cost iCar would offer more colors but would only go 20miles on a charge

- All buttons on the dash would disappear to be replaced by a single button. Users would miss the convinience of multiple buttons but be grateful for the priviledge of using the iCar

- Newer iCars would be carved out of a single block of aluminum. Don't know why that is better but Ive's sharp accent would convince everyone that it is cool.

- iCar production would move to China. Workers and their families would now live inside unfinished iCars till they were complete.

- Newer iCars would change the charger heads. If you had wired your house for a previous generation iCar, you will happily pay $2999 to have it wired for the new iCar.

- While rival cars from Korea would have radar based hands-free driving, iCar fanatics would vehemently defend the lack of cruise control on the iCar deeming it as unnecessary.

- All iCars would come with a back-seat driver called Siri

 

 

 

 

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