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  • M2 Mac mini review roundup: Tiny, but mighty

    Upping the specs to mid level to match how I always buy new Macs, this Mac Mini alone would cost about $2000, and that's without a monitor. As an Apple snob who has not purchased a non-apple screen since my 21 inch Sony CRT for my 840AV back in 1991, I would want to buy an Apple screen. All we have available is a Studio Display starting at $1600.  I would prefer an iMac like my current 27" iMac from 2012, but the only iMacs available today have a screen just a bit too small for my taste. I really wish Apple would just make a new 27 or 30" iMac. It would be half the price of a Mac Mini with Studio Display, and it would sell like mad, just like the old 27" iMacs did when they dominated the graphics world.
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  • Don't expect the 'Apple Car' to have a steering wheel, analyst says

    You guys are all missing the point I think.

    Of course the $50,000 Apple Car won't come with a steering wheel. To use it, you will have to buy the separate Apple Steering Wheel for $27,999. 
    Yes, that is expensive, but wait until you see how the solid aluminum wheel was forged out of a giant disk of solid metal, before the rare white walnut inlays were set in place!
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  • 4-year-old saves mother's life by asking Apple's Siri to call emergency services

    My heart broke when the little boy said his Mummy was dead. But thanks to Siri and good common sense, this little boy saved her life. This is the most emotional article I've ever come across on Apple Insider. Nice change from the day to day stuff.
  • Messages in iCloud not implemented at present, coming in a future update to iOS 11

    saarek said:
    Apple seems to be slipping a lot these days. The lack of fusion drive support at launch for their new file system, as an example.

    maybe they should just release new features throughout the year and forget the annual release cycle that they are stuck in.
    That is the entire point of beta testing... Apple thought they had a new system covering all the bases but then learned thanks to beta testing that certain drives were having some issues so they pulled the support for now. There is no annual release cycle. They will put features into iOS 11 during updates when ever they are ready, at multiple times during the year, just as they always have done. Apple systems today are far more solid than they used to be. You think Apple is slipping these days? What about The update to System 8 o the Macintosh line where most people had to wait a full year before it would work with their software? Or the first OS X that many waited for 1-2 full years before they dared install? Today you can install an iOS or mac OS update today on the very first day and almost everything will work flawlessly.
  • Apple again said to cut HomePod orders on poor sales performance

    SendMcjak said:
    zone said:
    ... If this was not an Apple product people would be saying how great it is!
    Apparently, a fairly small number of people who actually bought one.

    HomePod is a well-engineered product with fairly poor market fit + a terrible launch strategy.
    I would buy two of them or maybe three if you could use voice commands to tell the home pods to play any songs in your main computer's iTunes library. Alas that only works if you pay a monthly subscription to Apple Music. No thanks Apple.
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  • Woman immortalized by 5-foot iPhone headstone in Russia

    so beautiful...
  • Apple's shareholders skirmish over ideological differences

    viclauyyc said:
    The shareholders, evangelical Christian maybe, who complain about Apple’s ideology should just sell their apple shares and invest in military industry. Most of these peaceful people just care about god, country and guns.  
    Ridiculous statement. Apple touts inclusion and diversity but I guess just like with Liberals that only applies if those you are including think like Liberals. Dare to think differently (You know like Apple used to) and you get told to go elsewhere by people like you. You can not have it both ways my friend. You are either diverse and include all or you can not call yourself diversified and inclusive.
    I hear this complaint frequently about liberals and now with Apple's old motto, "Think Differently".  When people or companies express the importance of diversity, that does not necessarily mean that they are saying they are open to every single group or idea. For instance, it would be silly to assume "Think Differently" would encompass the ways that serial killers think. On the same line, people who are open to ideas and beliefs outside of their traditional experience are not required to welcome the ideas from those who do not believe in scientific method or the merits of fact-checking. There is a movement in America and elsewhere that is openly against fact-checking and science, at least when that science disagrees with their political views. These people must not be allowed to thrive, as society would eventually collapse under the massive spread of misinformation and anti-intellectualism. 

    On another note, this is a fascinating thread. Like so many others, I was motivated to chime in. So many here claim that Apple needs to stay out of politics yet on the other hand so many are riled up by this thread.
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  • Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

    pte apple said:
    iPhone X - love it.
    Only issue is face ID - I've reset 4x now and it's 50/50 whether my phone will recognize me or not .
    This comment stands out. Your phone is most likely defective. Somewhere last week I read that Apple is now officially swapping out some face-ID cameras due to some being defective. It should always work, all the time. Mine works with my bike helmet and sunglasses on, flawlessly. Take yours to the Apple Store.
  • Apple rakes in $62.9B in revenue on sales of 46.9M iPhones in record-breaking September qu...

    All sounds pretty good to me and the stock dropped 4% instantly after closing... As usual!

  • Hands on with Cycle, Apple's new menstrual cycle tracker in iOS 13 [u]

    This is the first Health app that will be truly useful for my wife and two daughters, and I think it will help millions of people.