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oberpongo said:These statements from VW CEO are very similar to what the CEOs of Nokia, Blackberry and Microsoft said about the iPhone when it was unveiled in 2007. time will tell if VW will be as forgotten as Nokia and Blackberry.
I wouldn’t say that the alternate payment system issue is simple and unimportant. But the crucial issue here has be alluded to a few times: Does this legislation require Apple, Google, et al to design their OS so that their devices will run unsigned code? Currently all the apps available in the app stores only run on your device because it has been cryptographically signed using the secret key that only the platform owner has.
One commenter certainly presented a quote that implies this while another said the former was incorrect about the content of the legislation. If true this would be armageddon for the app ecosystem. Even with platform owners wielding their authority to reject or later disable undetected malicious code/behavior the system is not perfect. But remove that mechanism and you invite chaos. There are just too many bad actors out there to just “depend on the kindness of strangers”
sabos said:Did Apple learn nothing from the Google “glass-hole” debacle? The issue with these isn’t technical, it’s social. The backlash against people wearing cameras on their faces in public spaces was a genuine phenomenon ...
maciekskontakt said:sflocal said:So if I build my own phone and my own os, and sell it as a single product, I would be barred from loading my own apps on it?F**k you politicians.I see no scenario where Apple would ever let this happen. If passed, it will be forever tied up in the courts. The iPhone has plenty of competition. There is zero point to this.
Nunnyobizz said:9secondkox2 said:Nunnyobizz said:The reality is that the 12.9 inch iPad Pro is excessively heavy and unwieldy. Many people bought it because of its outstanding screen, but regret the move due to limited portability. Raising the size to 14 inches would be suicide for a product.If you don’t need the pro, get the air or the base model. Let the pros have useful features.
Funny I don’t see people in this thread clamoring for a 14 inch iPad either, so I think it’s safe to say you’re in the minority. At 1.5 lbs, it’s the 12.9 inch iPad is the heaviest one they’ve ever made by at least a half pound.
You miss the point of the iPad Pro. It’s supposed to be portable AND useful. While it is useful, the size and weight put off many people, and that includes pros.
scatz said:chelgrian said:darkvader said:I'm assuming they'd still work if you use a VPN to appear out of the country to Apple servers.I expect Signal would still just work, I can't imagine they'd go to any actual effort to break it, they'd just not "officially" support UK users.
While you may be able to do some workarounds the loss of critical mass and the fact you'd only be able to communicate with existing international users makes it not worth it.
Sadly I expect the current government in the UK thinks that Apple/Meta and Signal are bluffing, they aren't they are deadly serious and the UK is a small enough market they can that walk away from it.
janiceandrusty said:A couple things that are revealing with Carl's investments.
1. Upside with Apple isn't there. He sold all his stock. He is also a billionaire who wrote books on how to make money, not loose it.
bdkennedy said:I was able to snag one at my Apple Store last night. It is not a low end iPhone. As a matter of fact, it makes the iPhone 6 look low end.
This is a classic design Apple shouldn't abandon and the sales numbers prove it.