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  • Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics

    Daniel, I really want these editorials off Appleinsider .... and on a less Apple-centric site. I send links to your editorials to my PC/Android friends, but I wish you had a bigger voice in the tech writing world. Another great piece. 
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  • Review: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

    ITGUYINSD said:
    The reason the price of the SB2 is so high is because Microsoft is following Apple's example of ripping off the consumer on SSD upgrades.  

    To upgrade from a 512GB SSD to a 1TB SSD is $500.  That is truly robbery when the retail price of some of the fastest PCI-e / NVMe SSD's are just around $120 for 1TB!  Surely MS gets cheaper prices.  I lose respect for companies that blatantly rip off the consumer on BTO upgrades, notably when the consumer can't upgrade the item because they're glued shut or soldered parts.

    Same SB2 with 512GB is $2499.  

    How about comparing the new Dell XPS 15 (7590) to the MBP 15?  

    For $1660 from Dell you get:

    • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    • 15.6" 4K OLED Display 100% DCI-P3, 400 Nits
    • i7-9750H 2.6 GHz (4.5 GHz Turbo, 12MB cache)
    • 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4L 2666 MHz Ram (64GB max)
    • 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
    • GTX 1650 4Gb GDDR5 Graphics
    • 720P HD WebCam
    • Backlit Keyboard
    • 2x 2W Speakers
    • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AC1650 (2x2) Gigabit + Bluetooth 5.0
    • McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
    • PORTS:
      • 2x USB 3.0
      • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 /w Thunderbolt 3 (4 Lanes)
      • 1x HDMI 2.0
      • 1x SDXC Card Reader
      • 1x Audio Combo Jack
    • 6 Cell 97 WHr battery
    • 4.5 lbs
    That compares to a $2899 MBP 15" similarly spec'd, except for the OLED display and other Windows-specific goodies.   Dell only charges $150 to upgrade to 1TB (which I've included in the $1660).  

    How about it?  ;)
    Really? I opted for all the specs you recommended and it came to $1950 before tax. 
  • Supply chain channel check stories hurting skittish investors, enriching Apple's sharehold...

    This article is well-thought out, well-researched and absolutely spot on. Now, please take it down so stock price stays low and I can buy more, for less, next dividend payout. Then you can post it again. :)
  • Early reviews of Samsung's $2K Galaxy Fold marred by many broken screens [u]

    lkrupp said:
    Samsung is first to market with a foldable phone. It’s a work in progress so expect some bumps in the road. Samsung gets a pass on this. You know it’s true.
    What? Why? Apple brings something to market and there are any bumps and all hell breaks loose. If they've brought an item to market prematurely just to be first and it's a POS, they should suffer the consequences. 

    - Nice edit Lkrupp to save yourself. 
  • Prominent Apple apps in App Store search results face more criticism

    If this is considered unfair, I hope it's applied unilaterally throughout all stores. Was in Target on the weekend and their home brand products were prominently displayed in the walking aisles, again and again. So you literally had to walk by them to go down and search for a different product. Have yet to search for something on Amazon and not get the Amazon-branded version as the first listing if it exists. Or other brands who paid to be the top result. 
  • Apple clarifies Safari Safe Browsing feature following Tencent data reports [u]

    Et tu AI? You were the guys who fought against the apple-bashing on engadget and the verge and lately you've been jumping on the bandwagon. I expect this kind of click-bait crap from macrumors now, but not you. If you think Apple is flagrantly opening their user's privacy to nefarious Chinese officials just because then I don't know what to say. 
  • Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

    I'm glad to hear this. Hope they win. Then I can file against Apple for infringing on my patent of a square box with buttons that you press to make something happen. 
  • Editorial: Apple is not cancelling its AR Glasses

    Thanks. Been waiting for this article. The comments on Macrumors about the digitimes claims have been infuriating me all day. Serves me right for clicking on other sites, but still....
  • Counterfeit iPhone trafficker sentenced to 3 years in prison

    Sorry, way too light. Balance of probability, this won't deter others from trying this. 
  • Demand for iPhone 11 outpacing supply chain expectations

    MacPro said:
    Apple is Doomed ™
    Needs a "still" or "again" in there, but yep, spot on.