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"Note: Over-the-air Notes syncing is not supported on iPhone 3G or iPod touch (2nd generation)."

Yes. Yes, it is. The iPhone 3G and iPod touch (2nd generation) are totally capable of supporting this feature. There's no reason why this perfectly simple data transaction would be beyond the sturdy little iPhone 3G and/or iPod touch (2nd generation). In fact, for about a week after iOS4 rolled out, my iPod Touch (2nd generation) was happily syncing[1] notes without my telling it. Then with the next update it went away, because Apple had decided that this flavour was perhaps too EXTREME for a mere second-class citizen like myself.

This is not a question of hardware limitations or compatibility, Apple, and don't try to imply that it is by way of your ambiguous "not supported" phrase. It's only not supported because you've decided they should not support it. This is another clear example of you arbitrarily withholding a feature from your customers purely in order to get us to buy the newer model.

There goes any sense of brand loyalty I may have had. So, these HTC Desires, then...

[1] "Sync" is a word which is here used to mean "backup", as it only works in one direction - it makes a copy of your notes on your mail server. Handy for copy-and-pasting into another application on your PC, I guess.

Date: 2011-03-07 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This just in - Apple strongarms customers into upgrading hardware. In other news, fire is still hot. Later, we have a special report indicating that water is still wet.


HTC, for now, seem to be genuinely enthusiastic about new technology, and any upgrading is down to personal choice. It's to be seen how long the ethic stays, but I think that as long as they keep producing quality, innovative tech, it'll last.

Date: 2011-03-07 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've found HTC customer service to be pretty superb, and I got a prompt return when my kit was damaged. Compare to Apple, who used to be good but have gotten proggresively more poor over the years.

Has anyone done a decent penguin powered phone yet?


Date: 2011-03-07 10:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't Android based on a Linux kernel?

Re: Penguins

Date: 2011-03-07 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Android is indeed Linux (kernel) under the hood. However it's a fairly radical flavour of Linux compared to what most people are used to say compared to Nokia's MeeGo.

But yes, Android has done more to put Linux in peoples hands than anything before it.

Re: Penguins

Date: 2011-03-07 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thankfully things are a lot better now, often with driver support before the hardware is out there (USB 3.0 is a good example). Even the stalwarts of wifi chipsets have recently seen the light. The big hold out is graphics chips - specifically nVidia although you can of course load a few Mb of their secret binary into your kernel and it will probably work.

Date: 2011-03-07 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Android all the way now...

My iPod Touch (2nd Gen) is not supported via iTunes on Windows 7 64 bit. Becs iPod Classic on the other hand is supported.

Date: 2011-03-07 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My desire works nicely for me.

Date: 2011-03-07 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All the people with HTC Desires that I know love them. I love my HTC Wildfire. Emily loves her HTC Tattoo. Basically, HTC devices are fucking great.

Date: 2011-03-07 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a HTC Desire and even if Steve Jobs personally came and gave me an iPhone or iPad I wouldn't use it ... I would, of course, take them from him just put them on eBay right away ;)

Date: 2011-03-07 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a HTC Desire. I think I'd get Jobs to sign the iPad (hopefully an iPad 2) and wait and see if he's as ill as it's said he is. That would be worth a bomb on Ebay!

Date: 2011-03-07 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, tell you what. We’ll take our iPad that Steve Jobs signed just before he died and sell it on Ebay. Split the proceeds 50/50 and buy one each. How’s that sound?

Date: 2011-03-07 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's always been the problem with me and apple... their stuff is always far too expensive, usually more expensive than I think they should be for what they do. Part of that is the designer thing, I suppose. So I have usually gone for the cheaper option...

Never had a problem with my HTC phone that a quick reboot couldn't sort out...

Not sure about IPad... I always get the impression that its basically an IPhone (it works off apps, same as an IPhone) without the useful phone ability and far too big to stick in a back pocket. Its almost like microtechnology in reverse - 'Hey, lets make it bigger and take away some of the functionality!'. If this trend continues I am fairly confident Apple will release a device which operates of vacuum tubes before the end of the century. Hopefully they'll do this in time for Victoriana so we can use one to do OOC admin at the event without it looking OOC.

Date: 2011-03-08 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's so influenced by the LCARS interface.

Date: 2011-03-07 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My HTC Desire is made of purest lovely. Purest, finest, loveliest lovely. You may touch it this weekend if you fancy.

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