The Tiny-Lines Edition Sunday, September 24, 2017

iPhone 8 Is Seeing Some Tiny Launch Day Lines, by Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

For one, this is the 10th generation of the iPhone, and hype has probably just died down. People are no longer lining up to buy their first or second smartphone, and this year’s model doesn’t have any revolutionary new features that people are willing to wait overnight for.

More importantly, Apple is launching another iPhone in November — one that’s far more interesting. If you’re the type of person who is willing to wait overnight for a phone to ensure you get it on day one, you’re probably the kind of person who would buy the cutting-edge model — the iPhone X — not the iterative update that’s coming out today. It’s the same reason there wasn’t a rush for the iPhone SE, either.

iPhone 8: Here's How Apple Tried To Sell Me On It, by Chris Matyszczyk, CNET

"If the camera is the most important thing to you, buy the 8. The X doesn't have a better camera," she replied, deliberately pronouncing it "ten."

I put my 6 next to the 8. "Yes, but doesn't this look just like my 6?" I asked.

"Well, the 8 is going to be much faster."


Beats Studio 3 Bring Premium Noise Canceling And Battery Life At A Premium Price, by Brian Heater, TechCrunch

Transcribing audio is a pain in the ass, and the background sound makes it next to impossible to catch everything. With the headphones on and noise canceling fired up, it’s easy to remain blissfully oblivious to your surroundings. The company’s developed an impressive bit of noise canceling that works across a broad range of scenarios — I’m currently typing this from a window seat on an Airbus A320, and the Studio 3 are doing the trick drowning out the hum.

Skype Is Broken On Apple's Newest iPhones, But A Fix Is Coming, by Mehedi Hassan, MSPoweruser

People who have purchased the new iPhones have started complaining about a bug on Skype’s iOS app that’s causing the app to crash on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.


How We Grow Junior Developers At The BBC, by Josh Tumath, Medium

I’m currently on the BBC’s Software Engineering Graduate Scheme, which is a two year long scheme for anyone who has a Computer Science related degree. The scheme is a great way to enter the BBC as a junior-level Software Engineer, but with the added bonus of being able to move to a different team every six months with opportunities to grow a variety of technical and soft skills. I have recently finished my first year in scheme, where I served in BBC Sport’s services team and BBC Children’s responsive website team.

I don’t think there is any other scheme like this in the world that allows you to get Web development, mobile and Smart TV app development, backend service development and embedded systems development under your belt in the space of two years in the same organisation; all while getting to know some pretty amazing people and highly skilled teams along the way.

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Once upon a time, people were saying Apple was missing out on the AI bandwagon. Turned out, they didn't.

Once upon a time, people were saying Apple was missing out on the VR bandwagon. Turned out, the bandwagon is AR, and Apple is the driving position.

If these people are saing Apple is missing out on some new bandwagon again, wait a few years before you believe anything these people says.


I fear the lines for iPhone X.

(Were there any lines for AirPods?)


Thanks for reading.