Comments from Readers
Readers weigh in on the questions we've been pondering at iPhone Life.
Re: Amazon Echo’s Always-Listening Speaker An always-on system is a no go. We all say things or have conversations sometimes that only are meant for a particular person or group. With an always-on system, these conversations can be recorded by the parent company and used accordingly. -Steven Kohn
Re: What’s Your Favorite Podcast App? I listen to a lot of podcasts and use Downcast. I'm generally happy with it although there are a lot of settings, so it can be confusing sometimes! -Donna Campbell
Re: On Opting for the iPhone 8 Plus Over the iPhone X I've become comfortable with the physical size of the iPhone 7 Plus, so the smaller size (and narrower screen) of the iPhone X was not alluring. Also, the new concepts of facial recognition, no Home button, and notched screen, not to mention the price, brought me back to the more familiar 8 Plus. -Richard Erschik
Re: What Are Your Favorite iOS 11 Features? I really appreciate the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature, shifting keyboard, Live Photo editing, Control Center, screen recording, and multiple app selection features. -James Stobaugh
Re: Why I’m Getting the Apple Watch Series 3 + Cellular I am 80 and figure I'd upgrade my current Apple Watch so I can use it as a medical alert device without having to be in constant proximity to my iPhone. -Jackie Krear