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  • Apple's 2023 CarPlay is an Apple Car preview - and is scaring Detroit

    Has anyone yet considered the possibility that this new CarPlay IS the "apple car" project?
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  • NYC subway commuters get creative rescuing AirPods dropped on tracks

    lkrupp said:
    lkrupp said:
    Another huge failure for Apple. So where are the Samsung ads making fun of AirPod users?
    C'mon man.  Give the persecution complex a rest for at least one thread.   Sweet Jeebus.

    On topic:  If Munster has lost 10 pair and a charging case, the issue is Munster more so than the AirPod.  He needs to invest in those cheap straps.


    Oh, so you’re saying that Apple is not the target of unceasing, malicious persecution from battalions of tech and financial writers who twist, spin, and mold everything Apple into a negative just to get clicks? 
    No, what I'm asking is for you to give it rest... at least for a single thread.  I thought that was pretty clear.  You enter almost every thread with the same woe is me tale of someone attacking the precious.  You never contribute positively to any thread you enter.  No general knowledge, no interesting anecdote, no humorous aside, no perfectly timed "well actually" [pushes up glasses] - who doesn't like to correct their fellow man, no hmmm, I did not know that... nothing except the same tired refrain of OMG somebody somewhere at some point said something about Apple that wasn't 100% flattering.  

    Take this article for instance.  There's nothing in it disparaging Apple or the AirPods.  It's simple a collection of anecdotal tidbits about the tribulations of using AirPods in the crowded NYC subway system with a bonus splash of Gene Munster weirdness.  Nothing connected to this article even suggests a failure by Apple.  Yet you've found a way to make the claim. Why? And yes, I am saying Apple is not the target of unceasing malicious persecution.  That's nothing more that excessive hyperbole.  Are there articles written that are negative about Apple?  Yeah sure there are.  Criticize them until the cows come home. But grinding every thread with the somebody's picking on Apple meme... that's an lkrupp thing, not an Apple thing.  Even in comments where you're trying to compliment Apple you can't seem to stop yourself from taking a dig at some perceived slight from some imaginary foe.  By all means, you do you.  Just sayin', some new material every now and then would be really appreciated.
    THANK YOU so much for clearly and concisely writing what I think every time I see that user post a comment. It is painfully exhausting reading that person’s constant negativity on EVERY thread that they post in. It really goes a long way towards making the comments section on this site quite an unfriendly and toxic environment.
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  • Satechi X3 Slim Keyboard review: A fantastic alternative to Apple's Magic Keyboard

    The function key on this keyboard is in the exact same location that it is on the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, so I'm not sure why that's a complaint since the layout is identical to Apple's product. This keyboard is not intended as a replacement for the smaller Apple Magic Keyboard. If you want a Satechi product that's intended to replace the smaller Apple Magic Keyboard then get their Slim X1 Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard. Since the X1 has the same layout as the smaller Apple Magic Keyboard the function key is in the same lower-left location.
     
    Interesting the function key is your primary con and not the fact that this keyboard does not have Touch ID (nor would I expect it to...but that's at least worth a mention in the article).
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  • Apple stops selling 512GB, 1TB 21.5-inch 4K iMac options online

    These have been out of stock for at least a few weeks by now. Helped my mom purchase a new iMac (she needed one right away and didn't care about waiting for the new processors, as much as I tried to convince her to wait) a few weeks ago and all that was available on Apple's website was the base storage on the iMac 21.5".

    As far as the base storage being "a joke"...it may be inadequate for people like us, but most of Apple's customers people aren't people like us. For example, my dad hasn't used more than 80GB on the 256GB hard drive in his computer and he's had it for 12 years now. 256GB is just fine for what he does.
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on 'Good Morning America,' says AirPods stay put during exercise

    Some people...such as myself...simply have ears that are not shaped in a way that prevents earbuds from falling out.

    I have never found a pair of earbuds that would remain secure in my ears without some sort of rubber "wing" that holds it in place. Regular earbuds of any brand simply fall out because I don't have a little lip on the bottom of my ear (it's flat), therefore there is nothing to secure it in place.

    It's no big deal as I just find a pair that is compatible with my ear shape such as the Bose ear buds.
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  • Satechi X3 Slim Keyboard review: A fantastic alternative to Apple's Magic Keyboard

    jetpilot said:
    The function key on this keyboard is in the exact same location that it is on the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, so I'm not sure why that's a complaint since the layout is identical to Apple's product. This keyboard is not intended as a replacement for the smaller Apple Magic Keyboard. If you want a Satechi product that's intended to replace the smaller Apple Magic Keyboard then get their Slim X1 Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard. Since the X1 has the same layout as the smaller Apple Magic Keyboard the function key is in the same lower-left location.
     
    Interesting the function key is your primary con and not the fact that this keyboard does not have Touch ID (nor would I expect it to...but that's at least worth a mention in the article).
    The pictures are pretty clear that it doesn't have Touch ID.

    Also, not even all of the keyboards that Apple sells has it, and there are zero third-party keyboards that do. It would be notable if it did -- and it's not notable that it doesn't.
    The pictures are also quite clear that this isn't intended to be an alternative to the Magic Keyboard, but that didn't stop the author from coming up with a reason to complain about the keyboard layout when in reality the layout of this keyboard is identical to Apple's offering.
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  • Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-backed iPhone with OLED display in 2017

    That should boost the bottom-line of Apple's repair business.
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  • How to avoid damaging your iPhone's battery health

    The iPhone is great at battery and charge management. I'll use my phone and then charge it up as much as I want and then if I need a new battery after a few years I'll have a new battery put in. Easy. IMO it's ridiculous to take all these "precautions" for years just to save $80 on a battery replacement. Here's an idea...save $1 per week in a jar and then charge your phone up or deplete it as much as you want. When you need a new battery you'll have plenty of money saved in the jar.
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  • Apple's 2023 CarPlay is an Apple Car preview - and is scaring Detroit

    clemynx said:
    jetpilot said:
    Has anyone yet considered the possibility that this new CarPlay IS the "apple car" project?
    Thousands of Apple employees didn’t work for 9 years just for this. 
    How do you know? You don't work for Apple. Incorporating the new Car Play into every single system of a car and designing it so it works seamlessly across vehicles from numerous manufacturers around the world would take a tremendous effort over an extended period of time from many people with expertise in various areas of the automotive industry. They didn't just cobble this together overnight. As the article states:

    "Apple needs to work hard with automakers to deliver this level of system integration. Never before has CarPlay been able to interface with a car's real-time systems, and that will likely require fine-tuning.

    CarPlay has to be perfect. The average weight of a vehicle is 4,156 pounds, according to a 2020 report from the Environmental Protection Agency. That's a lot more dangerous than rolling out an iOS update that introduces a storage bug."
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  • New photos of alleged Lightning EarPods for Apple's 'iPhone 7' match recent leak

    mtbnut said:
    Does anyone know if Apple or anyone else makes a Lightning-to-Parallel Port adapter? I have an old OKIdata dot-matrix printer that I'd really like to use with my iPad. It's sad that Apple has ignored parallel port-using customers in its desire to move forward and advance the state of the art. 

    /sarcasm 

    This is where I insert the Henry Ford "a faster horse" quote. 

    I love how the people who will have no problem dropping $700 on a brand-new iPhone are already groaning about not being able to use the headphones that shipped with their 1983 Walkman. Cry me a river. 
    My 2015 $300 Bose noise cancelling headset didn't ship with my 1983 Walkman, but you expect me to just throw that away so I can have an iPhone that is 1mm thinner.  That makes sense only in the mind of an Apple fanboy.  There's a reason why that jack has been around for so long...because it works and it works well.

    This is where I insert the quote "if it isn't broke, don't fix it".
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