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Of course Apple is different now. The Steve Jobs Apple has been replaced by the Tim Cook Apple, even normal people can tell the difference. Some changes have been good and some have been bad. But it is unarguable that Apple has remained successful. And it's actually a good thing every time we see evidence of a focus on customer feedback. You can go too far with customer control, and end up like Microsoft, but that doesn't appear to be a problem that Apple has. They still see themselves as their own best customer. And while listening to us yammer on about how we know how to single-handedly "fix" Apple, they're also listening to themselves and making what they know are the best decisions for everyone including the company.
apple ][ said:Does any place on the planet sell more Apple stuff than what's sold within the tiny area of Manhattan? Apple stores are everywhere there, and more are popping up all of the time.
Last year, for reasons I can't explain, I completely forgot my passcode. Something about my brain screwing up the order of the numbers and trying to second-guess my muscle memory caused me to enter the wrong code over 10 times. When I finally remembered the right sequence, I was able to unlock my now-wiped phone. Didn't lose any data, restored everything from backup, invented a new code so I wouldn't fall into that rut ever again, and no it's like nothing ever happened. It was just an accident, the phone never left my person. But with this, TouchID enabled or not, my face and fingerprint would now be on file with law enforcement, even though I no criminal record whatsoever. Just because I caught a bad case of the stupid one night. I hope this is another copyright-and-bury patent that Apple filed explicitly to prevent anyone from doing such an NSA thing.