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  • Apple uses Messages colors to bully Android users, says Google

    Ridiculous claim. 

    We the consumer are the only ones who can actually turn the identifying colors into a “bullying mentality”. 

    In the beginning there was only one color. Distinguishing between iMessages and a non-iMessage text became necessary as iMessages evolved. 

    In general, I think the color scheme was correct as iMessages were sent over as a “free” message that only required an internet connection while non-iMessages needed a cellular plan which cost money. 

    Blue=free message/iMessage 
    green=Cellular plan ($$$) 

    It wasn’t intended for just android users, it was a visual indicator for anything that would cost you money. 

    Green =💰 

    I appreciated the identifier. 
    To this day I have to have a plan to include SMS messages for non Apple uses. 

    If anything this is bullying. 

    What a dumb thing to suggest that Apple created this bullying mentality. 

    If anything apple solved a problem and created competition  to lower sms messaging plans. I still remember the days when was he text  messages were counted and if you went over a certain amount you were charged extra. 

    Sure, now most if not all plans include  unlimited calls and text messages, but let’s not forget that in the beginning we were all metered. 
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  • Apple working on charging infrastructure for electric cars - report

    Look AI, I like you. But please TAKE DOWN that stupid God awful Apple Car "mock up". It's a joke. No seriously, somebody (most likely an apple Hater) made it as joke. Why can't some one just photo shop a tesla with an  on it?? Anything is better than that POS 
  • Everything new in iOS 14.2 beta 1 -- updates to Control Center, Watch icon & more

    Hopefully they fix the horrendous bug that unpacks all of your app folders when you add one of the larger  widgets to the home screen and move them to another page.

    What a nightmare… Every single app in all the folders got unpacked and I had 12 pages open that I had to re-organize.

    As cute as it is and as easy as if they think it is… They really need to get rid of this “wiggle” thing and just add a simple drag and drop to make folders and remove folders.

    Also how about a page rearrange? Why can’t I just drag the whole page and place it in front of another page? 

    Maybe I’m missing something but its all so tedious 
  • MagSafe Duo Charger limited to 11W with 20W adapter

    Japhey said:
    As predicted last week. 
    So, let’s see... that’s a total of $148 for a compromised charging speed OR $178 for a slightly better, yet still compromised, charging speed? Lol, I can’t wait to hear how it gets defended now.  
    Initially I thought this product looked pretty good. But, with all these compromised charging speeds and these prices without blocks… It’s looking more and  more like this is not something I want to get invested in.

    You can’t hold your phone and charge either with this product . . . well maybe you can but it would most likely be a very heavy and bulk hold. 

    At first glance it looks like a nice little travel package but you’d still need to carry a cable and a charging block along with this thick foldable charger.

    So it really isn’t that portable. 

    What I suggest is that if you’re  looking for portability… Pick up the Apple Watch magnetic charger dock… It comes with a super long cable and with this you could fold up and separate from the cord. $79. 

    Then get a dual Anker charger for $14 

    Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

    There’s also a cheap Belkin alternative that uses your Apple Watch included mag Charger but you can’t separate it from the disc. 

    Belkin Travel Stand Charger for Apple Watch Series 4, 3, 2, 1, Black

    Sure you would still need a cable and a charging block for your iPhone… But you already have those and if you bought this duo charger, you would still need a cable and a charging block to travel with it so you’re not really add any more to your travel accessories.  

  • Back in black: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus mega review

    sog35 said:
    Why are you trolling us Apple insider?

    Cons - 
    • No headphone jack means you can't charge using wired headphone
    Are you freakin kidding me?  Just go buy a $40 adapter and that problem is solved. A problem 99% of the people don't have.

    What next? Negative points for the iPhone not having an SD slot or removable battery? Apple has proven time and time again that these old technologies only hinder progress ( CD drive, floppy drive, SD cards, removable battery, physical keyboards for smartphones). 

    The iPhone 7 deserves a 5 out of 5.  It is by far the absolute best smartphone you can buy on the planet and its not even close. What the point of having a 5 out of 5 scale when the absolute best phone on the planet can't get a 5?  What gets a 5?  A phone that can time travel and cure cancer? 

    While I agree that not everyone will be affected with the loss of the ability to charge the phone and listen to headphones at the same time (due to the removal of the headphone jack) I feel that it is something that should be listed as a con because it is something many people will have to get used to. 

    I keep seeing people state that "99% of the people who use iPhones don't charge and listen to headphones at the same time."

    I have to think that this is a grossly inaccurate  percentage.  

    I for one am happy that he headphone jack is removed and felt it should have been removed years ago. Yet, I also have a Bluetooth car, and even though, I often times use or prefer to use the Air Pods in car while driving and charging my phone. 

    There's and intimacy and seclusion with your conversations and media consumption  (especially on long drives) that I often times prefer over Bluetooth. 

    People also hear you better with a headset vs a car Bluetooth system.  

    Not to mention, night time viewing while in your bed near a loved one can be something we all have done at some point. 

    Also,  What about those who have old cars or no Bluetooth systems? I have plenty of friends who are irritated  by this and it is more than 1% of the people I know. Of course that doesn't mean I know the worlds population. 

    I feel It's not a deal breaker and people will learn to get along without it, but within the course of this review I don't feel it was wrong for the reviewer to mention this. 

    I plan to purchase the air Pods and my only gripe with those are the color and q-tip look to them. 

    Again, I am looking forward to a future with out the legacy 3.5 mm jack, but it is a issue for quite a lot of people. 

    I also find it the number 1 reason I am identified as an "Apple Fan Boy" when I defend the removal of it. Lol

    It's true we need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.  People hate change until it's proven to be better for them, and even then they hate to be proven wrong. 

    What I wanted to see more in this Review was an opinion on black vs jet black. 

  • Apple TV+ review: Russo brothers' 'Cherry' an unsuccessful exploration of war, love and dr...

    Hank2.0 said:
    I'm surprised that Apple hasn't thought of getting the broadcast rights to a whole slew of tech history films/series such as "Halt and Catch Fire", "Silicon Valley" and, of course, the Steve Jobs films just to mention a few. (
    Most likely, those who own the rights or are the creators of those properties aren’t interested in selling or sharing to anyone much less Apple. 

    Concerning Steve Jobs, I’d be willing to guess that apple wants in no way to be associated with those artistic representations of Steve. 
    Having Apple possess or distribute those projects in any way most likely will send out the message that Apple condones or endorses these depictions of him which they (Apple) have many times gone on the record to say that they are inaccurate. 

    It’s more shocking that they haven’t (to my knowledge) funded their own projects about him. 

    It’s a difficult thing to do. 

    Its a problematic venture because no matter how good or “accurate” story Apple tells about Steve Jobs, they’ll always have their detractors. 

    So it’s a bit like p!$$ing in the wind. Any progress they make with such a project will always paint a easy target on them. 

    Still I’d like to see it. 
  • Apple's all-new AirPods support Spatial Audio for $179

    Japhey said:
    As Apple slowly spreads color through its entire product line, why do they insist on keeping their most personal one available only in white?
    I too would love different colors. 

    They keep it white Because they Want it to stand out in your ear and not go unnoticed. 

    I paid to have my AirPods Pro’s painted Matte black and nobody notices them in my ear. When I talk on the phone  they think I’m talking to them. 

    If they do notice it from me pointing it out, they ask which model it is assuming  it’s a Samsung or some generic model. 

    I recently lost them and  bought new “white” AirPods Pro and everyone seems see them and when I talk to someone with them in my ear  they assume I’m talking on the phone. 

    So, white does make a difference.