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Because all of those would anger the furher^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
ruin the aesthetic of the phone.  Plus who knows what kind of signal
interference the metal tripod bushing could cause unlike, say, the
completely innocuous idea of putting the antenna on the outside of the
phone where conductive objects could touch it.

Or possibly because you can't waterproof a hole (except when other
people do it routinely and then you can't waterproof a hole the Apple way).

On 2016-10-10 10:14, Neal Rhodes wrote:
> oh heck, while we are having a pillow fight....
> I'm doing a talk later this week about evolution of basic consumer cameras from 
> 1920 to date.
> Who was the genius at Apple and Google that collectively decided that 
> smartphones will NOT HAVE:
>     - a tripod bushing to fit a standard tripod and every other similar device
>     made since.... dirt.  like every other camera I have ever owned or collected.
>     - a shutter button you can find.
>     - a eyelet for a wrist-strap to avoid dropping the darn thing over a cliff
>     while groping for the non-existent shutter button.
>     - some kind of little ridge for your fingers to help grip the darn thing,
>     like every other camera I have used in the last 20 years.
> one has to wonder if these morons even spent 30 minutes at a camera store before 
> deciding how to make a smartphone.
> regards as always.
> Neal
> On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 11:07 -0400, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> I'm wondering if there's a GPL v. 3.1 with a clause like "this can't be run on 
>> a system that relies on closed source, proprietary software for it's basic 
>> operation".
>> I guess the sledgehammer wielding savior of the servants of the computer 
>> overlords has, as Orwell made plain, become "more equal" and now rules the 
>> animal farm.