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  • European Parliament votes to facilitate consumer right to repair

    lkrupp said:

    Plus you will be able to kiss security goodby if, for example, Apple is forced to provide details of the security features so third party parts makers can manufacture secure enclave clones. Apple could be forced to provide third party repair shops the special software and equipment needed to calibrate Touch ID components. Once in the hands of god-knows-who we will no longer be able to be assured our repaired iPhones are still secure and armored against hacking. This is Pandora’s Box being opened.
    You should read the article.  The proposal is only for a labelling scheme to indicate to consumers expected lifetime and how repairable a device is.  Considering the majority of people favour repairing a device rather than buying a new one this is a good thing in line with consumer wants.
    elijahgCloudTalkinInspiredCodemuthuk_vanalingam
  • Epic Games amplifies antitrust complaint against Apple in the UK


    chadbag said:
    launfall said:

    gc_uk said:
    I wonder how people who defended Apple for not allowing applications being installed from different App Stores feel now the apps for the social media platforms they love are being kicked off the store?
    I feel fine about it. It's about time apps that support lies and insurrection are thrown out. 
    I didn’t realize Twitter, Facebook, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, etc have been thrown off the App Store.  
    Why should it matter, if people can choose to install apps from a difference source? If an app doesn’t comply with Apple’s rules, nobody needs to call for limits on Apple’s controls as a gatekeeper to be investigated. You just install the app from another source. 
    elijahgwilliamlondonrgg
  • Judge in Epic v. Apple trial presses Tim Cook on App Store model, competition

    To paraphrase the judge. What’s wrong with Amazon providing a link to allow customers cheaper option to buy stuff elsewhere?   Wait that doesn’t make any sense here either
    Amazon lists vendors who are not Amazon and are selling goods cheaper than Amazon. 
    williamlondonelijahg
  • Snapchat says it's happy to pay Apple 30%, wouldn't exist without iPhone

    Beats said:
    gc_uk said:
    Nobody seems to understand what a monopoly is. Just because there are other phones doesn’t mean Apple isn’t engaging in a monopoly. 

    Wal-Mart has a monopoly on Wal-Mart. That doesn’t mean Coca Cola has the right to change their rules. 
    Thanks for proving my point so succinctly. 
    Beats
  • Apple's App Store policies again under fire as Kaspersky Lab files Russian antitrust compl...

    Oh, no! Walmart has a monopoly over the products it sells in their stores!
    Repeating something irrelevant doesn’t make it more relevant. 
    Carnagebeowulfschmidtdeminsd78Bandit
  • Judge in Epic v. Apple trial presses Tim Cook on App Store model, competition

    gc_uk said:
    To paraphrase the judge. What’s wrong with Amazon providing a link to allow customers cheaper option to buy stuff elsewhere?   Wait that doesn’t make any sense here either
    Amazon lists vendors who are not Amazon and are selling goods cheaper than Amazon. 
    Yes, Amazon does do that… and they take a cut of the business too. After all, it is Amazon’s customer and their platform. 
    So how can Amazon do it and Apple can’t?
    avon b7GeorgeBMackillroy
  • Epic Games vs Apple trial, verdict, and aftermath - all you need to know


    Imagine having to rent your house from only Teo landlords available in the entire world.... How does that situation sound to you? Not great, right?

    Or even building your own house and having to pay your previous landlord for the privilege.
    elijahgZeebler
  • Judge in Epic v. Apple trial presses Tim Cook on App Store model, competition

    There are a number of comments here that don’t seem to understand the role of the judge in this process. The judge is supposed to ask difficult questions. Having done so means this is a good judge.

    Sweeney got to go first. That may seem like an advantage, but it is not. 
    Exactly. If the arguments for Apple winning the case had absolutely clear merit there would be unequivocal answers to her questions to prove that. 
    elijahg