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  • Comparison: Which Apple MacBook is right for you?

    The Mac I already have. MBA i7. 

    The new models don't offer enough of an upgrade over the above to justify the $$$$$. 


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  • iPhone SE generating low traffic at Apple Stores, in line with predictions, analyst says

    Reality...
    HEADLINE!

    iPhone SE has lines out the door...
    APPLE MISMANAGES SUPPLY CHAIN!

    iPhone SE sells phenomenally well...
    APPLE CANNIBALIZES HIGH END PHONE SALES!

    iPhone SE sales are okay-ish...
    IPHONE SALES PLUMMETING

    iPhone SE sales are somewhat weak
    APPLEPOCALYPSE!

    iPhone SE turns out to be a smash hit
    APPLE CAN'T INNOVATE!

    It's a no win situation in terms of publicity.

    The analysts, who badmouthed Apple for NOT selling this phone, are going to badmouth Apple BECAUSE they're selling this phone. God forbid, Apple should do what almost every single one of them was screaming for the company to do in 2013 and 2014. It's beyond ridiculous.





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  • Samsung Galaxy fire blamed in evacuation of Southwest flight

    "Sarah Green of New Albany told The Courier-Journal of Louisville that her husband, Brian, was waiting to take off to Baltimore when his Galaxy Note 7 overheated. He called her from another person's phone a little after 9 a.m. to tell her what happened.

    "He said he had just powered it down, when it made a popping noise and started smoking," Sarah Green said. "He took it out of his pocket and threw it on the ground."

    Green said her husband's phone was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 after Samsung recalled the phone in mid-September because of "serious fire and burn hazards." They took the phone in about two weeks to a local AT&T Store to have it replaced."


    It's not enough to require people to power down their Galaxy Note 7's! 

    These dangerous devices have no place on commercial or private flights!

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  • Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple's low-cost desktop

    I'd like to see a machine where the user can easily upgrade the SSD drive, graphics card, and RAM.

    I really doubt that will happen, however, because then you could use it for several years rather than having to buy a new Mac $$$.


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  • Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging mat, citing quality issues

    Okay the product isn't up to Apple's standards yet. But why cancel it? Why quit? Why say, no, we just can't do it, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. What the hell, Apple? You are making TV series. You are issuing a credit card. But you can't handle a charging pad? This is an ominous sign in my personal opinion.
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  • iPhone XR sales better than iPhone 8 at launch, yet analyst still calls them 'weak'

    "I am an analyst. I can easily make Apple phone sales underperform expectations. Gather 'round and behold my magic trick. I predict that Apple will sell a million bajillion iPhones this quarter. [waits for actual figures] There? You see? Apple underperformed my expectations. Voila!"
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  • iPhone could be hit by incoming $500B U.S. tariff threat on Chinese imports

    That's the thing about a trade war... there can be unforeseen escalation and casualties. 

    I get the goals of wanting fairer trade and encouraging manufacturing jobs in the USA... but will this trade war accomplish any of that? Personally I'm deeply skeptical.


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  • Seriously, Apple's flagship Macs are now less expensive than ever before

    I have a working 512ke... still going strong.
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  • Lack of iPhone XR delivery delays suggest softer launch demand than iPhone XS

    jgreg728 said:
    Not entirely shocking when you consider the 5c.
    Apple's single iPhone 5c model was one of the top most successful smartphone designs created and sold in 2013.

    Apple's iPhone XR will be one of the top most successful smartphone designs created and sold in 2018.
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  • Apple inks Writers Guild of America contract, agrees to better writer benefits

    This is a plus for writers. The WGA's MBA doesn't include a lot of important stuff, including many streaming platforms as well as the entire category of animation. That's right, if you write SHREK 2, you don't get residuals, even though animation is 25% of the box office. And streaming platforms are obviously the future, rather than traditional networks. Heck, even cable channels make you negotiate your own back end (if you get any) in many cases. So, bravo Apple, for doing a positive thing.

    Although to be frank, Apple is going after such high profile talent, they probably had to sign the MBA in order to get the show runners to say yes. Still, they did it. Good for Apple. Come on, everybody else. You can't make content without writers. It's in your interest to make the job offering attractive to talent.
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