....if you’d be better off if you’d kept your older Paperwhite instead of trading it in for an inferior Paperwhite to save $25?
My new Paperwhite seems awful touchy... barely look at the screen and pages are turning. It doesn’t work like a fine piece of tech machinery. It feels rugged, not smooth... I’m also wondering if the technology on the new Paperwhite is a step backwards? Can’t blame Amazon for wanting well-working Paperwhites for only $25... just wonder why their technology can’t be at least almost as good as Apple’s.
And isn’t Amazon richer than Apple? So... well, anybody that’s got the newest (2019) model Paperwhite might know what I’m talking about. I’ll take it up with Amazon but there’s a link around here somewhere for a discussion of this very thing.
Apple and Amazon are two companies whose names both begin with the letter A.
Beyond that, there is little to compare. And their individual worth has nothing to do with the lack of e-ink devices from Apple. Apple devices are aimed at high end productivity. Amazon devices are aimed at entertainment.
Amazon e-ink Kindles are second to none IMO. Their tablets are not great, they are for my uses, disappointing and undependable. They require too much handholding, rebooting, fussing over, and resetting.
Apple devices are robust and very dependable. The iPad Pro I'm using has been in daily use for 2 months shy of 3 years. It has never been reset, and has only been rebooted a handful of times. The cost differences between the two are large, also because of their design and dependability differences.
I don't buy content from Apple, books or music. Amazon's Store wins hands down. I doubt I would buy a e-ink reader from Apple because of their content being so locked down.
As a long time Apple and Amazon user.. I have owned every iPad, every iPhone except the first and the last 2 generations of Apple Watches.. as well as nearly every Kindle (I skipped a couple basic models and one paperwhite).... And as someone who has owned Sony and Nook eReaders and now has a Kobo (for my epubs/library books)... I can honestly say that Amazon's Kindles are "as good" as Apple products in general and much better than the competing eReaders. I've also owned a few Fires and other Android tablets and can honestly say that Amazon's tablets are "as good" as similarly priced competition, but not as good as high end tablets, including Apple's. Fire's are, after all, low end tablets.
All technology has issues here and there, no matter what billion dollar corporation makes them. And there is always a chance that the new piece of tech you buy has defects (3-10% defect rate is the norm in consumer electronics).
I have an older IPad 2, which can stream Prime video, but not Hulu/Netflix.
Actually my question is about Apple Pocasts.
When I search the Pocasts and pick one, such as SERIAL, and click SUBSCRIBE, am I being charged a Fee?
I chose a few that had no visible price listed, as I've never subscribed to any podcasts before on any device.
Thanks for any information.
Also, I got this from WOOT/$69. Looks fine, but slow wifi and limited to older (inaccessible) apps. The battery holds its charge in sleep mode w wifi Off.
I was curious to "take a bite of Apple", lol
The newest IPads seem reasonable in price (for Apples cheapest model).
They are free. Subscribing just puts the shows into your library and makes then available for automatic download.
For apps that are no longer supported by your older iPad and iOS revision, go to this support page https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208079 and download the older revision of PC iTunes that has access to the app store. You can then get apps through that version of the store. Then when you are on your old iPad you can access those apps in your "purchased" list within the app store and download the older version of the app that is compatible with your iPad/iOS. I recommend only doing this with free apps in case the app wasn't around back then and doesn't have a compatible older version.
But there are some interesting ones available, such as TED talks, NPR podcasts and true crime.
There are podcasts on just about anything anyone can think of, almost everything is free (though some may have extras you can subscribe to). Education, entertainment, news, reviews, lifestyle, opinions, how-to, stories & dramas, etc etc etc.
If you are at all interested in anything or even mildly curious, all those free podcasts are a good way to dip your toe in.
Apple (iTunes) is just one of many ways to get them.
Refurbished Apple products are the way to go. I researched them when my MIL wanted an iPad. All she would be using it for was email, Facebook, online Bridge, and Paprika (a recipe app). Buy it directly from Apple though because then you get the same warranty as a brand new one PLUS they are eligible for,Apple Care. I bought an iPad for her that the release date was just a year old but paid almost $200 less than buying her a new one. Apple replaces the body (including the screen) of its refurbished products. It came in the same box as a new one. I seriously could not tell the difference between it and a new one. While my husband and I have always had iPhones and iPads purchased new, when it comes time to replace, I will probably go the refurbished route. But I have to say, we only end up replacing to take advantage of faster processing speed or because a device was too old to be updated with the latest apps. We have never had a device that has “broken down.”
All that said, we do all our book reading on Kindle ereaders and have done so since 2007. I have had at least 10 of these devices and have only had one that stopped working but it was under warranty. The others that stopped working were the result of drowning or blunt force trauma. It’s Amazon for e-readers. It’s Apple for workhorse computers/tablets.
wow, I racked up about 40 podcasts on my Subscribe list!
But I like to start from the beginning, or the oldest available podcast of a series. I'm finding I have to go to Settings on each one and change
"from newest to oldest", to opposite listing.
Also, only Apple products can play Apple Podcasts , so Im thinking of picking up a Refurb. iPhone to listen to while jogging.
Definately not listening on this huge IPad! lol
I don't know exactly what you mean by "Apple Podcasts", but many if not most podcasts are available from other sources than iTunes/Apple so you don't *have* to stick to Apple for them.
Consider an iPod Touch if you don't need phone-capability while you jog. They are even cheaper & lighter than phone & interface/apps are the same for things like podcasts, music, many games, Kindle app, Audible app, etc.
Usually, if you have had an older version of an app on an iDevice, and later find the newer version of that app won't install on the version is iOS the older device runs, you can still install the older app. I can still run the Kindle app on my old iPhone 4s. If I had never installed the older version, it would not be possible to install it.
Also, people who use iTunes to back up there iDevices have methods for backing up and installing older versions as well.
The first iPad I bought in 2012 is still being used by the grandkids. I've no idea which version of iOS it is using since their parents take care of it. But the first gen iPad Air I bought in 2013 is still in use by me, and is running the most current version of iOS. So, that's a 6 year old device that is using the same version as my husband's iPad purchased just 8 months ago.
I think android devices have more issues with various versions because android devices are made by multiple manufacturers, many, like Amazon, with tweaks and changes to the basic os. This means more problems for the app creators trying to keep their apps working on all the variations. You can't install apps from other sources on an iDevice unless it's been jailbroken. So app makers simply need to keep their apps up to date for the few iOS versions being used, not the gazzillion versions of android across multiple different tablets from differing manufacturers.
The last Fire tablet I used was the 10" that is less than 4 years old. It wouldn't even run Netflix dependably, let alone needed apps like Evernote. A clean install, no side loaded apps, multiple resets to factory, and it took a reboot every day just to run Netflix. My little iPhone 4s that is 7 years old is still used every night to run a white noise app, and it runs MARIO Run and other games the kids like to play.