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  • Brazil stops iPhone sales until Apple includes an AC charger

    Brazil put a price on wokeness, good.

    Apple is so concerned about the environment they don't include a charger or earphones in their $1,000+ devices. 

    At the same time, they make products that can't be repaired and need to be replaced wholesale. Example my XS face ID crystal broke, turns out, that cannot be fixed or replaced. At all. Not by Apple or anyone else. Either you use the phone without, or you throw it away. 

    What @wood said is a simple solution but Apple won't do that because they're hypocrites. Apple used to be a good company under Steve Jobs - at that time, critics were saying the same thing. Back then they were not right. Today they are.

    I also don't think the environment argument has merit - let's say Apple ships 1000x less chargers, OK, fair enough, but people are going to buy 100x more 3rd party chargers, most of which are way more polluting than what Apple is making in its closely monitored factores, and some of these 3rd party chargers will destroy the iPhones, leading to more waste. i think in the end nothing will have been saved. Except the carbon neutral rating, congratulations, hypocrites! 

     wood1208 said:
    Price for Brazil iPhone by default includes charger. If someone don't want it than give deduction/rebate for charger in final price on invoice.

  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    Xed said:
    This individual isn't mentally sound. Of all the famous people I can think of, he needs a conservatorship.
    Yeah the mainstream narrative is he is crazy. 

    Same as Andrew Tate - can't listen to him because he's a misogynist. 

    The truth is, anyone going against their handlers in the entertainment business is either declared crazy, or put on drugs, or suicided. 

    Just ask Avicii. 
  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    To everyone thinking he is mentally unstable - what I don't understand is that you repeat this claim, which is made in the media, but you do not check if it is actually true. 

    There are many 1 hour+ podcasts online where Ye recently spoke with people. Like in the last month.

    In these hours, Kanye comes across as someone who is a genius. Most people don't understand what he's saying because he's so far ahead, and because he picks up so much that people are oblivious about. 

    You can agree or disagree with what he is saying but there is no question he is sharp and awake.  

    When he was on Rogan, that was different, he was still pumped full of drugs that time. He was near death. But now, he's alive and aware. A truth speaker if there ever was one. Unlike other people he is not intimidated, and he doesn't back down. 
  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    Rich and mentally wealthy idiot. He's along the same line of Anna Sorokin, Elizabeth Holmes and Trevor Milton.
    U might wanna make up your own mind - you will be shocked. 

    They call him crazy, but I listen to him and I can see he's not only not crazy, he is very intelligent. And I've never been a Kanye fan, nor have I ever really cared for celebrities. I don't care about all that. But I care about people who speak the truth. And there we go. Very eloquent, lucid, and on a different level. 

    As for the banks where people here question whether they can turn off his money - look into Andrew Tate's story. 

    Andrew Tate, regardless if you think he's a douche or a top G, had all his bank accounts, twitter, IG, Facebook, even AirBnB shut down, all on the same day. I researched this and as it turns out the USA has a "ministry of truth" kind of department which works with all these parties to classify and suppress "misinformation". Just like in George Orwell's 1984. The agency came into existence after Trump won in 2016, and it coordinates big tech, government, mainstream media, and - apparently -also banks.
  • Entry level M2 Mac mini, 2023 MacBook Pro have slower SSD than predecessors

    Let's talk about real world speed...

    Blackmagic report 5,000 MB/s

    Real life folder - 10,000 items, 4.4GB 

    Manually tested this, it took 37 seconds to copy - translates to 120MB/s

    That's around 40x slower than the max speed

    So I am thinking in real life, the SSD speed is not the bottleneck for almost all operations, except maybe speed tests and things that work with huge volumes of data. Video,, 3D, and so on.

    For the rest of us - we'll never notice if the SSD is 1,000 MB/s or 5,000 MB/s because either way the Finder is limited to 120MB/s for some reason. 
  • Entry level M2 Mac mini, 2023 MacBook Pro have slower SSD than predecessors

    Aaroncz said:
    Apparently the M2 Pro Mac Mini base model (16GB ram, 512GB SSD) only has a single 512GB Nand chip.  However the 14" MacBook Pro has a 256 nand chip on either side of it's motherboard in the 512GB ssd model (maybe*).  So the 14" MacBook Pro gets almost double the disc speed in the Blackmagic test because it's in a raid configuration (maybe*). 

    Thanks - the comments on this article should probably replace the article wholesale - they're way more informative. 

    I can imagine Apple not being too fussed about non-pro disk performance, since these SSDs are crazy fast regardless, and you won't see that speed in real life.

    I always have iStat Pro on showing HD speeds and of course if I copy files where it takes a while, I take a peek

    I have never seen speeds exceed 150MB/s in real life (hundred 50)... nowhere near the 5,000 MB/s this MacBook Pro 16 with M1 Pro is supposed to be capable of. 

    So I am guessing that this raw speed is highly theoretical and probably only applies to specialist software applications, ie, moving editing. 

    Otherwise, the file system overhead prevents these numbers from getting anywhere even close to 1,000. 
    Unless this was in Mbit/s... which I doubt.. MB is usually Megabyte (8x Megabit)...

    Try it  - copy a folder with 100k items and see how it performs. 

    I have no problems with SSD speed by the way - in day to day, that's never a bottleneck. Only when really copying very large folders does the progress dialog even pop up. Most of the time everything is instant.
  • Right-to-repair advocate urges Apple to let resellers bypass security protocols

    Activation lock is a joke if it can just be removed. 


    This is my property. If I decide it needs to be destroyed, then I don't want that guy to sneak in and take it... WTF.

    Also goes to show any real privacy advocate should have power tools nearby and not be afraid to use them...