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"Considering the mass-market appeal, we get Apple's choice but don't love it. This was ok in 2017, but in 2019 it should really be all USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. We've said it before, ripping off the USB-A band-aid is the only way to go, here"
Couldn't agree more. Next year, when my 2017 model comes off AppleCare, I hope there's a 27-inch (or larger!) iMac with at least four USB-C ports. I know the current configuration helps to differentiate the iMac Pro from the run-of-the-mill (*cough*) 27-inch iMac, but I'm already wishing I had more -C ports. At least my Thunderbolt 2 external enclosure is daisy-chainable.
Why do I suspect that some part of the narrative is missing, for example that the perpetrators were working with pals in China who were sending them screens and phone backs from recycling plants to use in making IPhonr-Alice’s that could pass muster with Geniuses? Or that actual counterfeits were manufactured using tools and dies used in earlier production runs at Foxconn?
benji888 said:suddenly newton said:“Your new Apple Watch setup and ready to use! We hope you like it. Your battery is now at 10%. Slide to enable power reserve.”
As I believe I speculated here before, Apple may view WiFi access points and mesh systems as products with limited lifetimes, simply because of the adoption of 5G over the next few years. Why have additional infrastructure in the house if devices in the home connect directly over 5G or to a single 5G access point?
With Macs, I've consistently bought new, with AppleCare, every three years so I'm covered (I hope) if something goes wrong. With iPhones, the two-year coverage under AppleCare+ appears designed to drive more frequent replacement than I find any reason for. My first iPhone was the CDMA version of the 4 (my family had a Verizon family plan, so I was waiting for an iPhone that would work on their network.... after the initial Apple exclusive deal with AT&T ran out) that I didn't replace until the iPhone 6 came out, about three and a half years later. Four years after that, I bought an XS. Since I retired recently, I don't suspect I'll be decreasing the intervals at which I buy pricey phones. Somehow, I think Apple has very good data on when people replace their phones and is planning accordingly. I thought at the time the X was released that the price was a reaction to lengthening replacement cycles. But I, too, increased my purchases of services during the years when I wasn't buying iPhones.