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aderutter said:Good news, it was obvious that the EU were on a money grab and trying to retroactively change the law to do so imho.
I’m not saying Apple and Ireland will ultimately win even though I do not believe for a minute Apple broke the law.
I do believe the EU will more than ever given recent economic events do anything they can get to as much as they can from anywhere they can.
Again, this has been covered many times. Please stop spreading misinformation.
SpamSandwich said:SpamSandwich said:Maybe Apple should consider taking over the CPU business and sell to PC manufacturers...
Second, PC manufacturers need a range of CPUs with different specs and prices so they can make devices at all price points, from $200-$15,000. Is Apple going to come out with a $5 CPU to compete with the dual core Celerons that goes in the very low end Windows PCs and Chromebooks? Are they even going to come out with a $50 CPU to compete with the i3 that goes into $400-$500 Windows and ChromeOS laptops?
No. They aren't. And even if they did - again - those Windows laptops wouldn't be able to run 75% of the software that they can now, including even cheap Steam video games.
But again, you were kidding. Because obviously you know more about technology and economics than that.
Windows for Tablets
Android for tablets
Windows Plays For Sure
Google Wear OS
Loads of products have fallen by the wayside because they couldn't compete with Apple hardware, software or services. Android and others probably had a hand in putting down some of them too, but it was significantly and/or largely an Apple effect.
echosonic said:This is the most overblown BS I have seen in my lifetime. Pure hype. The entirety of the American media should be dissolved for creating this panic.
Corona killed what, less than 100 Americans? Swine Flu killed 23,000 Americans, nothing. Measles? Nothing. H1N1? Nothing. EBOLA? Not a damned thing.
One basketball player gets a cold and the whole country loses its f#$(%(& mind.
Glad I have cash on hand because the market is having the sale of the century, and all its going to cost is the economy, and thousands of jobs.
Shame on all of you lemmings who are playing along.
4. Intel's high end chips - the i7, i9 and Xeon - already outperform the A14. Why people believe otherwise amazes me. Especially since Apple essentially acknowledges this by not even trying to build an ARM equivalent to the Mac Pro or anything else that used the i9 or Xeon.
Apple only just announced the transition, they haven't acknowledged anything by "not even trying" to build any of their Mac products with an Apple Silicon chip yet, because they haven't built any of their Mac products with an Applicon chip yet. You don't know what they're building, or trying to build, and you'll only know when they announce it. That'll come with time, and will bring Applicon that's probably significantly more powerful that what we've seen before because laptops and desktops have a lot more cooling options than iPhone and iPads. Apple will not be sticking the same chips that are in iPads into their Pro-grade Macs.
9secondkox2 said:DAalseth said:Well, let’s be honest, he likes movies in theatres. He made it with a theatre in mind. Now it’s a direct to TV, a big step down.
Suppose you wrote a book and discovered that it would only come out on Kindle.
Suppose you baked a wedding cake, and discovered that the wedding was cancelled.
Suppose you wrote a beautiful song, and discovered that your patron kept it for only themselves to listen to.
Suppose you painted a beautiful picture and discovered that the person who bought it only wanted it for an investment so it would stay in a vault until it came time to sell.
Hanks made this with the idea that crowds of people would be in a theatre enjoying it. Now yes lots of people will see it, but not the way he had in mind. I’d be disappointed too.
And it is there that his frustration should be directed.
Instead, he fires shots at the saviors of his movie and even calls them names - like a child would do.
Everyone understands the pain of an artist creating a masterpiece only for it end up in the local museum rather than a major gallery.
But it is what it is. Hanks is an old man. Old enough to know better. than to whine over something that he couldn't control - and certainly old enough to know better than to attack those who have rescued his sinking ship (pardon the pun).
Be happy you made some coin, got to practice your craft, and though it wasn't presented the way you want, it's better than tanking entirely.
If ever there was a moment for the man to point out a life lesson in the current times, he not only missed it, but he let the opportunity turn into a childish rant that paints him as less of an industry icon than he is.
set your frustrations at the uncontrollable things in life - like COVID - or the fact that we had to be locked down as a result. But to fire shots at those who ensured your movie made money? Wow.
time to grow up, Mr. Hanks.
Not a "rant", not an "attack" or a "shot", just a sadness about something that was close to his heart. There's no need to be a prick about that.
randominternetperson said:Xed said:I can't wait for people to complain that Apple didn't use user-upgradable memory foam.
I just saw an ad yesterday for a Braun shaver where they give the example of a dude who got his shaver repaired for the first time after 40 years "and we could repair it because we design for the long term" (or something like that). Shots fired, Apple (and everyone else).
I don't know how anyone defends this behaviour from Apple as to the benefit of anyone but Apple. And if that's the case then they're just like any other shitty big company. I thought Apple aspired to be better than that. The "best products" and all that.
I've been a subscriber to ProtonMail since before they had an app. I like my Mac and my iPhone, but screw Apple and their rent seeking; if there's an option to pay outside of IAP then I'll be taking it at this point. I was thinking about subscribing to Apple One, but to hell with that.