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  • Apple sources 20M face masks, designs and ships face shields for medical workers

    georgie01 said:

    My amateur projections saying the number of infected will quadruple over the next 2 week (in the USA)...

    I really hope I’m wrong.
    You may be right and of course that would be very bad, but we as a country desperately need perspective. As of now, if the coronavirus deaths quadruple they will still be less than projected deaths for the flu. It also very likely that the death rate is strongly skewed toward a higher death rate since those who are suffering are mainly the ones being tested.

    I only say these things because our panic and overreactions to the coronavirus is causing more problems than the virus itself. We need to take it seriously, but we need to have perspective and patience.

    And we also need self discipline—if people were acting responsibly this outbreak would already be under control, and we’d also not be perpetually out of foods and supplies and greedy losers charging $40 for a 16oz bottle of ‘Equate’ (Walmart brand) isopropyl alcohol on eBay.
    It's not like the flu has gone away. These deaths are in addition to flu fatalities, and hospitals opperate at near-capacity at the best of times. COVID-19 deaths will also be concentrated over a much shorter period. If they equal flu deaths it will have been over 2-3 months, not spread out over a year. And once again, this is on top of flu deaths.

  • Hacker involved in 'Celebgate' iCloud intrusion sentenced to prison

    Celebgate? Don't you mean The Fappening? Asking for a friend.
  • Apple forced to include charger with iPhone in Sao Paulo

    jasonfj said:
    I have around seven lightning to USB-A cables with wall plugs lying around which work fine. I have another couple of QI chargers.  

    The vast majority of iPhone 12 buyers will also have plenty of existing cables and compatible chargers. The addition of the lightning to USB-C cable in the box provides the option to plug into a recent MacBook that many may not have already, and it doesn’t implicitly require an extra charging brick. 

    So it depends how you look at it. I see it as a positive. 
    I thought the same until I left my 12 Pro Max to charge and update overnight on a 5W charger, only to be told in the morning that the update couldn't be completed because it wasn't connected to a power supply. Give it a try.
  • First Look at Apple's new 2018 iPad Pros, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard

    For those wondering how FaceID will work if you’re covering it with your fingers... As someone once said, “You’re holding it wrong...”
    Jobs never actually said that. It was "Just avoid holding it in that way".
  • User guide suggests Apple expected AirPower to ship with iPhone XS

    matrix077 said:
    ...and 2nd gen AirPods. 

    Must be something very recent. That would mean product was ready to ship at one point..
    Has there been any official announcement other than the wireless charging case?