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Aren't they the same knockoff Apple company who had people take selfies with DSLR cameras for their ads?
Not surprised the length these companies go to make $$. Any company that makes knockoff products has ZERO values.
Yup that was Huawei. Didn't hear about this story? Probably because the media only cares about Apple. The real Apple.
Look closer those aren't Macs, iPhones, AirPods or iPads.
That ENDING to the event was hilarious!!
Underwhelmed overall. These are old Macs with new chips. Was hoping to see new designs, FaceID and an all new App Store.docno42 said:I notice the price is the same as before, so rather than dropping the price due to cheaper CPU and increasing accessibility for people, they're just absorbing the extra profit. Great, that's the Cook Way. ߙ䦬t;/div>If you don’t think the value proposition works for you, don’t buy it. Frankly I’m surprised they didn’t raise the price - this little thing called inflation means they are already grossing less just from that alone.If you want cheap crap there are plenty of other vendors to choose from out there. Have at it. I have no problem paying more for a better experience.
Funny how battery life is what everyone bit*hes about but when Apple fixes it, suddenly no one cares.I notice the price is the same as before, so rather than dropping the price due to cheaper CPU and increasing accessibility for people, they're just absorbing the extra profit. Great, that's the Cook Way. 🙄
Can you break down component pricing, manufacturing costs and shipping since you seem to have all the data? Thanks.
mitchelljd said:Quench, so you believe that Apple owns a piece of all revenues from anything on their devices?
wasnt that way with Macs and ought not be a walled garden with a 30% Apple tax. iPads and phones ought not be so locked down, it is anti consumer
quench said:So Epic agreed to the contract because they know Apple has an enormous base of customers. Then epic got greedy and thought they could be dishonorable and cheat the company (Apple) that helped them become a worldwide sensation.
epic you suck for your dishonesty, lying to customers when you blamed Apple for the situation that you forced onto itself, stealing from the company that made you extremely wealthy.I don’t care what quality games you produce, I will not support a greedy, lying, stealing company ever again.
I'm done with you epic!
If that's an "Apple Tax" then let's be fair.
Home Depot Tax
Best Buy Tax
Let's stop beating around the bush. THE GAMES SUCK.If Arcade cannot compete with traditional consoles or offer decent FPS games or games with loyal online bases like Fortnight or Halo, then really what's the point?Apple TV needs the latest chipset and big games like Tomb Raider or an exclusive GTA. Apple needs to stop playing. Either buy a big studio like Capcom or have an in-house developer that cranks out AAA games. Otherwise people will get bored with their bite-sized 2D crap and puzzlers.Apple IS NOT putting the same effort into Arcade that they did with iTunes, iPhone, iPad, Apple Card, Apple Music or even Apple TV+.
anome said:This is interesting. I suspect Google, and now Samsung, are looking at the Apple situation as a test case. They're wondering if Epic is successful here, will they go after them next?
But why should they? They allow side-loading, don't they? Do they also block in-app purchases that don't go through Google Play or whatever Samsung's store is called?
Can we sue Epic for not allowing me to buy my Fortnite in-app items from Rockstar or someone? Do they have a monopoly on purchases made in Fortnite?
Epic has a store too. We should sue them for being "anti-consumer" and not allowing 3rd party games to sell there for free.
9secondkox2 said:Just a jump on the “i want my way” or else bandwagon.Rules exist for a reason. Chaos is prevented, business is made, and products are better.With the recent whiners who want to pretend that Apple doesn’t deserve their storefront and hosting / delivery fees, even the guys who really should know better are jumping in. Shameful.Reminds me of all the “we don’t need law enforcement” stuff going on.Yes. We do. Get back in line and stop stealing.
Those people mean "We don't need cops getting paid to kill people" which is actually happening. Easy to criticize from the comfort of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
The price is GREAT. According to reviews they destroy everything cheaper and have features that literally NO ONE else has, exclusive Apple tech and seamless integration like pairing. They also have unmatched build quality and that's before getting to the design!
Comparing them to other $550 "dumb" headsets is well, dumb. As if the extra features, R&D don't count. Funny how people conveniently change the goalposts/rules against Apple to criticize them.avon b7 said:inplainview said:Best non-biased review I’ve read here in a long time. For a couple hundred more you could get a pair of B&W P9. I think Apple has lost their way here. While the integration into the Apple ecosystem is great, the price is simply a money grab and an insult to the Apple faithful.
Congratulations on a balanced review.
When should we expect the knockoff Huawah version to release? You know since "that's where the industry is going anyway!" and "how else are headphones supposed to be designed!?!?!"
inplainview said:Best non-biased review I’ve read here in a long time. For a couple hundred more you could get a pair of B&W P9. I think Apple has lost their way here. While the integration into the Apple ecosystem is great, the price is simply a money grab and an insult to the Apple faithful.
And people cry that these are "too expensive" yet it's ok for other headphones to exist in the price range or higher. Headphones that are "dumb" and don't offer half the features Apple does.
Again, it's funny how people CONVENIENTLY leave out Apple's exclusive features just to level the playing field for others. Haha.
"Apple is lying!!"
When has Apple lied about performance? Their track record shows Apple under-promises and over-delivers every year.
"Only benchmarks matter!"
-iKnockoff Morons in 2014
"Well let's wait and see what real world performance is!"
-iKnockoff morons in 2020
(pre-Apple Silicon launch.)