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Looks like their new testing procedures are working... whoops, burnt down the factory. Well, better than customer's homes! Back to the drawing board guys, lets tweak that design a little more.
Look at an iPhone teardown. There is empty space all around the battery. Room to grow and breathe. Can you imagine Apple, of all people, leaving empty space in their designs if it wasn't warranted? The people who remove headphone jacks to make space?
Note 7? No space around the battery. A whopping 3,500 mAh battery in less physical volume than the iPhone Plus' 3,000 mAh battery!
This is is why I detest their "there was nothing wrong with the design of the phone" stance. The design of a small phone with a big screen and a big battery is a flawed design. They needed to have shipped it with a 3,000 mAh battery like the Note 5. But they couldn't bear the reviews that would've complained about battery life.
Design is about trade offs. Making hard choices. Compromises. Simplification.
jblongz said:10 years ago I was hoping Apple would introduce a water cooled system, but thats a pipe dream.
indieshack said:Even with Apples inflated parts cost, the camera replacement example illustrates just how outrageous Apples standard repair pricing is.
Also, he is married with two daughters. It’s not a good look for a CEO.
If he were unmarried and there was no company policy against this, fine. But that’s not the case.
And for those saying he’s dropped the ball, well, maybe he has... but it was on Paul Otellini’s watch that Intel declined to make ARM chips for iPhone, and then actually sold all their ARM IP away. Apple Newton ran on Intel StrongARM RISC. Intel ditching arm just before the iPhone reignited the smartphone industry is in my opinion one of the company’s biggest blunders ever.
GeorgeBMac said:Unrelated to their history...Can AirPods and their smart chip connect to non-Apple Bluetooth devices?
Specifically, my grandson would like to use a pair with his bluetooth X-Box controller so he can hear the game and talk with fellow gamers. But we don't know if the AirPods would connect and work with it since its not an Apple product?
Howveer, the XBox may have it’s own requirements. PlayStation cannot use standard Bluetooth headsets due to latency, a time delay of a few seconds listening to music is irrelevant. But during online multiplayer games that delay will get you killed.
Can’t wait. Only didn’t buy the M1 Mac mini because it replaced the the i3 Mac mini and the i5 Mac mini stayed there for US$200 above the M1 price at the same config. Apple Silicon is crazy fast, but I neeed speed. Had I know it would take this long I might’ve gone M1 Mac mini and upgraded later though.