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Bought two of these (Max) and received them yesterday. Here are my initial impressions:
-They are a little harder to remove than previous versions, maybe there is a break-in period. Material feels great.
-There is a lip on the bottom of the phone for some reason, a departure from other Apple silicone/leather X/XS cases, so the swipe up home gesture felt funny for a few tries.
-Despite the capacity controversy, they seem to be only capable of charging half of the phone’s battery capacity in my usage, so one case will get me from 0 to 50%. I have the phone in low power mode with the screen off when charging for this test.
-Perhaps my biggest disappointment: I just replaced all my Mophie flat pucks and 29-watt iPhone lightning docks with the amazing new Logitech stand Apple worked with them on, and have them all over the house. Typically I used to leave one or both batter cases charging when not in use. The cases appear to charge in this stand (case LED turns amber), but at a very slow rate (8 hours got the case from 0 to 20%; just the case, without the phone). The Apple support article says if the case charges slowly, make sure the Apple logo is centered on the puck. The odd thing is, the Apple logo on the case seems to be right about in the middle of the phone, in other words it’s in the same position as the sweet spot of the phone. Nonetheless, I had to bring out the pucks again and it took several attempts to get it positioned just right to charge at a decent pace. Looks like I must go back to the lightning dock with 29-watt USB-C adapter and cables, but if the case only ups my iPhone 50%, not sure it’s worth it. The iPhone 7 case nearly got the phone fully recharged.
-It feels amazing in the hand!!
They’re using Apple’s intellectual property (thousands of APIs) to build their app. These are not open source to my knowledge and are likely licensed to them under Apple’s terms. Apple spends a boatload of money developing all of these “building blocks.” If they decide they don’t want someone using their licensed software, especially someone who is not paying for it, then so be it. Just my opinion.
randominternetperson said:B-Mc-C said:tmay said:B-Mc-C said:I am thinking now is the time to trim just a little. I’ve read Epic’s motion for temporary restraining order and I found the hearing on the calendar for next Monday with Edward Chen. I researched the judge and feel like there is a strong chance Epic secures injunctive relief at least until they lose in the end, which could take ages. In the meantime, they’ll be allowed to violate their developer agreement all they want and there’s nothing Apple can do about it.
Epic did all of this "grandstanding" to gain attention. That happened, and from here on, it will be all legal decisions and regulatory solutions, not opinions of the tech community.