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beowulfschmidt said:AppleInsider said:
Jiang denies receiving any of these letters or being told that what he was doing was illegal.
DavidAlGregory said:If A Hot Dog vendor only has 20 Dodger Dogs at the World Series he is going to sell out quickly.
Next we we will hear that supplies are constrained on the HomePod and Black (not Pro) iMac and how quickly they sold out.
plus, while I love my iPhone 7+, it's not really helpful to remove the audio jack as I used my iPhone as an instrument in my music. The little adapter sucks and got lost in 2 weeks. They want 48 bucks for a new one. Screw that.
I leave the adapter on my one pair of wired headphones that I use at the office, and my wireless Beats are all I use at home. I understand that functionality was lost, but you're talking about an adapter that was included, and can easily remain attached to your cable if needed.
GeorgeBMac said:If true, I equate this to putting an all electric drive train in a '57 Chevy -- with metal dashboard, am radio with a single, tinny little speaker in the dash, and vent windows instead of air conditioning. (Just without the nostalgia)
Put lipstick on a pig and you still have a pig.
Put an A13 into an iPhone 8 and you still got an iPhone 8.
Side note, if they started selling new 57 Chevy's with any drivetrain I'd be all for it! Plus they did have factory AC back in 57, it was just an option though...
sog35 said:Good news if true.
Ive had his day.
Its pretty obvious by recent designs that Ive is bored, fat, lazy, and not motivated.
We need new leadership that is exicted, hungry, and willing to take risks.
Few examples of design that is below the Apple standard:
1. Same iPhone shell for 3 years. Unacceptable. Even cheap POS China companies come out with yearly shell changes.
4. Battery case
5. Smartkey board, non flush design
6. Camera bump & ugly antenna lines
These may seem like nitpicking. Small details. But that was what made Apple great. The details.
Or something aesthetically unappealing:
Or the fact that a large number of their products go multiple years without a dramatic design change. I know, I know, that's not what you're used to with the iPhone. Does the 7 work? Does it kick ass? Yes and yes. Does it need to look drastically different because I'm a shallow POS that needs everyone to be jealous of what device I have? No (at least not for me).
What you fear or hate would be considered by most to be risks, which is exactly what you want. Bring on the iToaster and iTV sets of the world, SOG wants to see Apple produce everything in your daily life, if nothing else so that his stock price can go up .20 a share.
lkrupp said:donsullivan said:We really need to stop giving one company who want to make money off repairs so much of a voice in this dialog. It's a totally one-sided discussion. Just because they can't make money off repairing something does not make it a bad product. They've managed to manipulate the tech media into giving them a disproportionate voice on this topic.
That being said, I disagree with donsullivan. I don't think they're bashing Apple or Airpods, simply stating the obvious (They're not repairable). Anyone can buy these products and disassemble them, if you don't like them standing on their soapbox, get your own soapbox and make a difference.
boltsfan17 said:wdowell said:Apple could have done things differently - shown variety of streaming services (including its own) within the pop up on the Music App, so it was on an equal footing. Instead it only advertises Apple Music. Apple has an inbuilt advantage and actively exploiting it in a way which undermines competition.
I expect, frankly, this cannot continue in the way it is now. I expect the EUropean COmmission to investigate properly and intervene like it did with IE on Windows - it'll take years and may end up a nul and void point, but i think Spotify has a point.