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hellomoto4
May 8, 2012, 08:52 AM
As a non-American reader, does anyone else think that US network specific posts should be placed in the iOS blog, rather than main page?

basesloaded190
May 8, 2012, 09:01 AM
As a non-American reader, does anyone else think that US network specific posts should be placed in the iOS blog, rather than main page?

Apple is an American Company and MacRumors is an American website, so no.


I really think that this is just a natural movement for wireless carriers, but as others have mentioned, there is no way AT&T is going to let their customers save money. Just glad I am still grandfathered into the unlimited plan

hellomoto4
May 8, 2012, 09:30 AM
Apple is an American Company and MacRumors is an American website, so no.

Sorry, but this is the worst response I've heard. Apple also sells it's iPhone to some 90 countries, on hundreds of networks, and Macrumors is accessible around the world. What makes American networks so special?

How many other carriers support data sharing? I've only recently discovered that our family account had sharing already in it by default. A whole 9GB (6 x 1.5GB) of data I could've been using every month.

AFAIK, Optus and Telstra here in Australia support it.

You wouldn't find the information here, since Macrumors seems to only believe that American networks are worthy of reporting on.

AustinIllini
May 8, 2012, 09:41 AM
Sorry, but this is the worst response I've heard. Apple also sells it's iPhone to some 90 countries, on hundreds of networks, and Macrumors is accessible around the world. What makes American networks so special?

There have been a lot of stories about non-American iPhone developments. They get less hits. Macrumors is a business. Give your customers more of what they want.

basesloaded190
May 8, 2012, 10:07 AM
Sorry, but this is the worst response I've heard. Apple also sells it's iPhone to some 90 countries, on hundreds of networks, and Macrumors is accessible around the world. What makes American networks so special?


I guess i should have said, deal with it, because it's not going to change.

locust76
May 8, 2012, 10:14 AM
Sorry, but this is the worst response I've heard. Apple also sells it's iPhone to some 90 countries, on hundreds of networks, and Macrumors is accessible around the world. What makes American networks so special?

So, Macrumors (.com, mind you) must then cater to all countries in which Apple products are sold, simply because you find it unfair that American news is covered on an American website?

I'd like to know what T-Mobile Germany is doing, since I live in Germany. Do I demand Macrumors and 9to5mac to cover T-Mobile Germany? No, I go to apfeltalk.de

Here, let me google that for you: http://www.mactalk.com.au
(it's in English!)

slu
May 8, 2012, 11:00 AM
No.

Apple Key
May 8, 2012, 12:31 PM
If anything it should be the opposite, and no-US carrier specific threads should not appear on the front page.

But, I think things can just stay how they are now.

wordoflife
May 8, 2012, 12:45 PM
Just skip over it.
News topics that are non-US are also posted on the front page too, you know.

wikus
May 8, 2012, 12:46 PM
I think they took the advice in this thread a little too serious and removed everything from the front page.

dukebound85
May 8, 2012, 12:47 PM
As a non-American reader, does anyone else think that US network specific posts should be placed in the iOS blog, rather than main page?

No. Most readers here are American. Apple is American. In short, American news pertains to a ton of readers. MR has to adress the appropriate audiences

If you don't like it, you can always gloss over it...It is what I do with news that doesn't pertain to me.

WildCowboy
May 8, 2012, 01:03 PM
Many of the responses were in the right vein, but here's an official response: Yes, Apple is a U.S. company and a majority of our readers come from the U.S. Consequently, there is significantly greater overall interest in topics affecting U.S. customers.

Today has certainly been a carrier-heavy news day, but that's the way the news flows sometimes.

Not everything will appeal to every reader and that's fine. We've got tons of people waiting for Mac news, but things have been very scant on that front despite things seeming to be coming together for a huge number of updates.

We work with what we've got, and experience helps guide us as to what people will be most interested in reading about and discussing. We're not perfect in our decisions, but we do our best.

hellomoto4
May 9, 2012, 02:25 AM
So, Macrumors (.com, mind you) must then cater to all countries in which Apple products are sold, simply because you find it unfair that American news is covered on an American website?

I do not think it is unfair, but I think that the carrier specific news should be moved to the iOS blog such that Americans are still able to view it, and the main page does not get clogged.

Just skip over it.
News topics that are non-US are also posted on the front page too, you know.

Yes, I understand this, but non-US carrier-specific news is not. Although I am not wishing for this to happen, I believe that it should be moved to the iOS blog as it more or less concerns iOS only.

Many of the responses were in the right vein, but here's an official response: Yes, Apple is a U.S. company and a majority of our readers come from the U.S. Consequently, there is significantly greater overall interest in topics affecting U.S. customers.

Today has certainly been a carrier-heavy news day, but that's the way the news flows sometimes.

Not everything will appeal to every reader and that's fine. We've got tons of people waiting for Mac news, but things have been very scant on that front despite things seeming to be coming together for a huge number of updates.

We work with what we've got, and experience helps guide us as to what people will be most interested in reading about and discussing. We're not perfect in our decisions, but we do our best.

Thanks for the response, WildCowboy; I appreciate it amongst the other flaming replies. As mentioned above, I just think that carrier-specific news could be moved to the iOS blog as is concerns iOS.

Ishmumrhmn
May 9, 2012, 02:31 AM
I really don't think Apple knows that there are more countries in the world other than USA.

Siri does not work fully outside the states

Dr McKay
May 9, 2012, 04:05 AM
To be fair sometimes there are articles specifically about carriers from other nations, not often but they still get posted. Not every article can cater to everyone, just don't read it.

Shrink
May 9, 2012, 06:15 AM
As a non-American reader, does anyone else think that US network specific posts should be placed in the iOS blog, rather than main page?

You obviously do not know that America is the center of the universe!

Ergo, it makes perfect sense that everything American should have a place of prominence.

You foreigners...really!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

hellomoto4
May 9, 2012, 08:42 AM
I really don't think Apple knows that there are more countries in the world other than USA.

Siri does not work fully outside the states

... From Apple itself, in case you weren't to believe me:
Siri works exclusively on iPhone 4S. Siri understands and can speak the following languages:

English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia)
French (France)
German (Germany)
Japanese (Japan)

The only thing that is not functional is finding businesses etc, which I can only assume is not completely in Apple's control, unless they were to log all businesses around the world themselves.

maflynn
May 9, 2012, 08:49 AM
Stay on topic, and please leave the PRSI stuff out of the discussion.

Xeem
May 9, 2012, 03:40 PM
Personally, I would like to keep seeing carrier news on the front page, as my cluttered life usually keeps me lurking on the mainpage and mainpage forum threads only of late. I can definitely see the OPs point, but I think that iPhone carrier info is important enough to qualify for the main feed (particularily in a slow news week).

WillEH
May 10, 2012, 09:40 AM
I think British only articles should be shown on the front page. Who the hell wants to know about American news!?!?

WildCowboy
May 10, 2012, 11:28 AM
I think British only articles should be shown on the front page. Who the hell wants to know about American news!?!?

You'll need to go to macrumours.com for that.

smithrh
May 10, 2012, 11:40 AM
You'll need to go to macrumours.com for that.

"Domain not active"

:)

wordoflife
May 10, 2012, 11:51 AM
Yes, I understand this, but non-US carrier-specific news is not. Although I am not wishing for this to happen, I believe that it should be moved to the iOS blog as it more or less concerns iOS only.

They try to get other carrier news on the page too, but they won't get everything.

In essence, that's like going to apfeltalk.de and asking them to put German carrier news on a different pane since there isn't any news about Vodafone or Telstra.

After all, this is an American website.

OllyW
May 10, 2012, 12:59 PM
"Domain not active"

:)

Try www.macrumours.co.uk ;)

Ishmumrhmn
May 10, 2012, 09:53 PM
You obviously do not know that America is the center of the universe!

Ergo, it makes perfect sense that everything American should have a place of prominence.

You foreigners...really!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


"America is the center of the universe"

where'd you get that from? Wikipedia?

macingman
May 14, 2012, 08:26 PM
As a non-American reader, does anyone else think that US network specific posts should be placed in the iOS blog, rather than main page?

I am a non-American reader however still find it interesting to read the US-carrier information, reading that is a good indicator of what the next gen-iPhone would be like and what technologies it would support.

Perhaps to satisfy some users Macrumors can create a US version and an International version of the home page. It wouldn't be to difficult to create or maintain. When a user visits Macrumors for the first time they ask whether they want to use the US or intl version, the US version will contain everything including US carrier information and the international version everything BUT the US carrier information. Makes sense most major sites have these options.