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lkrupp said:Bloomberg, always looking for the failure narrative when it comes to Apple. They do it all the time.
In related news, Uber has dumped its self driving car business and many AI experts are questioning the viability of self driving cars in general with the current technology.
StrangeDays said:Blood oxygen levels are also useful for those with worsening COVID19 cases. Not sure if Apple's works like finger pulse oximeters, but those can be used to tell you when to go in to a hospital for oxygen treatment (my brother and his wife had COVID bad and had to do this, the treatment saved their lives):
Yet another case of laws not keeping up with technology, combined with the fact that legislators are not always the most technically adept.Up until a few years ago, Minnesota law was such that it was illegal to send a text even if you were stoped at a stoplight, and sending or reading a text with CarPlay was also illegal, yet holding the phone between your ear and shoulder so you couldn’t turn your head while you were trying to back out of a parking spot with shopping carts and pedestrians all over the place was somehow legal.
“ This space is designed to be a physical expression of what Google stands for,”
So as you come in, someone will rifle through your pockets, copying down all your personal information and any receipts. Then they’ll look through your phone. When you leave, someone will follow you out to your car and watch where you go afterwards, writing everything down on a notebook that other stores get to look through.
First a word about engineering and tolerances. Nothing is perfectly flat (or perfect, for that matter.) There will always be some variance from unit to unit. Part of engineering and design is determining how much variance is allowable and part of manufacturing is determine how to achieve these tolerances. (Yes, cars have allowable tolerances as well and they are surprisingly small.) The smaller your tolerances, the more difficult and expensive the manufacturing process is. Every manufacturer makes this decision.
Just for reference, the average credit card is about 800 microns, so the bend is half the thickness of a credit card over 11"/280mm. Put another way, 0.4mm/280mm = 0.14%. That is not much of a 'bend.'
There are 3 potential issues here:
- Function - does the bend affect the operation of the iPad? Apple says they it does not and I would have a hard time believing that that degree of bend would cause any issues with function. I have not seen any reports of it affecting function, either, so I think it's safe to say that function is not an issue.
- Usability - even if it works fine, does a 400 micron (or less) bend affect your ability to use the device? one poster commented on the device popping out of a case. I find this hard to believe, too. If your case is that sensitive, then it probably has other issues as well. The one issue I could see being a problem is if the bend caused it to rock or swivel when placed on a hard surface. That's hard to say. I haven't seen any reports as such and half the time, the surfaces you put things on are not totally true or have crumbs, etc. Edit: Just realized that the new iPad Pro has a camera bump so it will never lay flat. As such, I can't come up with a scenario where 400 microns would cause any issues with usability, either.
- Perception - this is the real issue, IMO. Others have posted that the shape of the new iPad makes it easier to see a defect, which is true. A bend is easier to detect on a long, sharp edge that on a curved edge. People are upset that their device is not 'perfect' and are focusing on this. Unfortunately things like perception are far more difficult to deal with. After 2 ½ years of use with my 1st gen iPad Pro, I can safely say that 400 microns of bend would never cause any issues in usage. For the people who can't get over their device not being perfectly flat, the best option would be to return it or exchange it. Regardless, assuming the iPads are within spec, I have a hard time criticizing Apple over this.
One more for Apple! I guess Android is improving - at least it takes more than a photo to trick it now.AppleInsider said:That said, Face ID is not entirely unbeatable, as shortly after launch, two elaborate masks were able to defeat it, including one that cost just $200 to produce, but considerable effort and knowledge was required for its creation. It is also possible to be fooled by identical twins, and in one case, by one user's 10-year-old child with a familial resemblance.
Wgkrueger said:Japhey said:lkrupp said:MplsP said:Apple hasn't been perfect since Tim took the helm but I would agree with the article; overall they are doing well.Why are you such a dick at all times? You could just pass right on by, but instead actively choose to drop in and share your negative energy with everyone. You obviously have significant hate issues of your own to deal with. Try meditation. Or marijuana.
razorpit said:I feel for Windows users who still need to use an RF dongle in 2020.Another bonus with this mouse is you can charge it and use it at the same time, unlike Apple’s moronic design. The battery on my Magic Mouse is starting to go, so I will periodically go down to work and find it dead. Unlike Logitech, apple thought putting the charging port on the bottom was better than on the nose where it wouldn’t interrupt your work flow.The main reason I’ve kept my Magic Mouse is for the horizontal scrolling, but I may have to get one of these Logitech mice. The Magic Mouse may be headed out the door...
lam92103 said:So is that why it only comes with 2/4 USB-C ports?