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nunzy said:If TouchID was so great Apple would use it. Clearly FaceID is better.
macapfel said:Is it now possible to plug 4 chargers and charge this thing up in 5 minutes?
hentaiboy said:Will be interesting to see if the Xs Max starts to cannibalise iPad though. Steve never envisioned 6.5” phones...
StrangeDays said:entropys said:Great Tim, where is my next iMac?
srice said:This is probably a good time to repeat myself:
The EU has a VAT - value added tax system, where the taxes are allocated based on where the value to the product was added.
They do not have a sales tax based system.
No value is added in the EU, they are just a consumer. So the taxes should rightfully be applied upstream - either to the US, where the product was designed and developed, or in China where the product was built. (or Ireland where the R&D is performed *cough*).
Blaming Brexit for the USD to GBP exchange rate fall is just a cheap shot. In reality the pound has been falling for months, if not years, due to the weakest of the overall European economy. What Brexit has done is just accelerate the fall but the end result would probably be the same.
As things stand the European economic isn't too healthy, and in uncertain times the USD rises as it is seen as a safe haven. Some manufacturers will assess the situation and accept a reduced margin on their products in Europe to maintain sales, market share, and pull through revenue of additional items (dongles in Apple's case). Unfortunately Apple don't take that view and so have passed on all the additional costs to their customers.