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boltsfan17 said:... I highly doubt the executive orders are affecting that many people at Apple or any other tech firms.
egreene59 said:Apple is ... overly focused on improving hardware instead of focusing on software and the user experience they were once known for.
This is definitely a problem.
While I love my AirPods overall (in terms of convenience), they + iPhone 6s + Apple Watch + WiFi (sometimes) show 3 problems for me:
- AirPods disconnect from phone calls.
- AirPods disconnect from playing the Music or Podcasts app (and thus pause the playback)
- AirPods have frequently gaps/skips/blips in music playback
I'm not badmouthing AirPods; I love the vision and the convenience. But we also need to be honest and transparent about the shortcomings of v1 so that Apple engineers can continue improving them.
"If the draft determination of the Australian competition regulator stands, effectively there will be no competition against Apple for mobile payments on the iPhone,"
Bull. You can pay on your mobile phone multiple ways: type in a credit card number, use PayPal, etc. Apple's solution is just faster, easier, and more secure. That's innovation, and Apple deserves to profit from that innovation.
Would this force Apple to open its Secure Enclave to 3rd parties too? That'd be dangerous.
The (future) ruling probably would not require this, since the article says nothing about it, but Apple Pay uses the Secure Enclave, so I could see 3rd parties crying, "We want to use that too!" Forcing manufacturers to allow 3rd party access to their assets is a very slippery slope...
rogifan_new said:So this issue gets a free battery replacement but the so-called "touch-disease" requires customers to pay for Apple to fix it? Is that because it wasn't brought to Apple's attention by a Chinese consumer watchdog group?