It seems like not much will change for the customers who don't want change. Instead of calling it a subsidy, they're calling it what it really is: financing. And that makes a lot more sense in today's market. But people will still be able to spread out the cost of their phones if they desire.
Interesting, vpndev — I wonder what's different about the 5-series that makes it incompatible. I've been using one with my 2011 X3 for a while now, and it fully supports all features. It's an interesting device, and is certainly fun, though I wonder how long something like this will be needed. Out Toyota Highlander Hybrid already does a lot of what Automatic does, at least enough so that we aren't really compelled to plug it in over there. Chuck summed it up perfectly saying, "Feels like there’s room for additional features." Couldn't agree more. Lots of potential here for Automatic…
To be clear, the article says nothing about people claiming the *technology* wouldn't work. In fact, your comment directly supports my point: finding reasons why Coin won't work. I love it. Good stuff.
@xmattingly I tend to be a thumb typer on the iPad. And yes, in portrait mode the mini (which I'm using as I type this response) is awesome. Rotating it creates a thumb-challenged scenario. In full keyboard mode one must either touch type or index-finger tap. If you prefer to thumb type, then split keyboard is the key, and it works quite well (I'm using that now
@Gregory — With Mavericks it's nearly impossible to setup Mail.app to NOT use the Gmail preset (and even if you do wrangle it to setup that way it won't change its new behavior). As for the slowdown, yes, that seems to be a consistent experience and is almost certainly related to downloading and reindexing all your Mail in a new way. The good news is that Mavericks will only keep one copy of each message regardless of how many folders/labels it's in.
For those of you listening (or interested) we did find a KB article that answered some of my questions (and corrected some of the answers we provided) about Touch ID at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5883
@wab95 Excellent! Did yours come from the US or overseas? And.. what model did you order?
Indeed, yep, iOS 6 let you do it either way, iOS 7 changed that and requires it to happen to the left only now.
@Monique Jalbert - I've seen that happen before in iOS 5 and iOS 6, too. THe solution has been to backup your phone, restore the software, and then restore from backup. Hopefully that works for you!
@Spencer Cross - Yep, I've created an Archive folder with IMAP and save there.