The unreal price of old Apple tech and our Lust List of the gadgets we covet on The CultCast | Cult of Mac
The unreal price of old Apple tech and our Lust List of the gadgets we covet on The CultCast | Cult of Mac: "This week, on The CultCast: Apple aims to end music downloads; you can now live stream your aerial drone flights to iDevices worldwide; staggering facts about who’s making money in the app store; creators of Siri demo an even smarter AI; the ridiculous resale value of old Apple tech; and we reveal our Lust List of the gadgets we’re currently coveting."
20 years from now, the most significant thing about the "mint condition iPad2 for sale on craiglist" will be the nag screens for iOS 9. I guess that'll be nostalgia for the millennials. To think that Apple once lampooned Microsoft for annoying popup boxes. I guess one man's annoying is another man's timely reminder.
Unfortunately, despite the nags, iOS 9 won't install correctly then because the Apple servers will no longer be around to certify the OS upgrade. The good news is there will be a Linux distro that runs perfectly and includes a GPL iOS 8 emulator written by a disgruntled Apple employee.
When the EMP pulse takes out all the Silicon Valley data centers, I'll be running my collection of Snow Leopard-era MacBook Pros from a CD hardcopy. The dystopian futurist in me is waiting for the OTA upgrade that bricks every mobile device at once and the resultant class action lawsuit(s).
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