Thread: Apple: products for idiots with too much money

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    Apple: products for idiots with too much money

    Saw this today: Homepod is Apple’s first “breakthrough home speaker,” coming December for $349 | Ars Technica

    $349 for Apple's take on the home assistant. This especially killed me:

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    I don't know how they expect to compete, at that price. Other than the fact that Apple fanboys/girls/other will pay it, I don't see it being especially successful.
    What can this strange device be?
    When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
    It's got wires that vibrate and give music
    What can this thing be that I found?

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    BTW, hey all, it's been a while.

    @Elkvis: Agreed. I was reading that article and I gather that the sound quality is supposed to be great, but the sound quality is also great on the full-size Echo, which is basically half the price.

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    I'm not sure I understand the appeal of yelling things at a single speaker, and listening to music in mono again? Why?

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    "We want to reinvent home music," Tim Cook told the Monday WWDC keynote crowd
    I don't know what's more offensive. If the price, or Tim Cook treating everyone as an idiot.

    Anyways, I'm sure it will be a smashing success story of reinvention. Like the watch was.
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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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