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  • New AirPods Pro coming at iPhone 14 Apple Event

    Why is the change from lightning to USB-C so slow after iPad Pro and MacBook (Pro)?!
    Mostly because there is absolutely no reason to push USB-C into products that don't need it. At all. And for which USB-C gives absolutely no advantages, and a lot of disadvantages.

    AirPods Pro is such a product. 
  • Whistleblower casts doubt on Apple's claims that it doesn't silence employees

    Anyone else getting a bit weary of complaints that seem to be supported by Cher Scarlett and...basically nobody else and no other evidence?

    Also, asking someone to sign an NDA does not equate to "silencing" them. This should be blatantly obvious from the get-go, right? But in this case it's even more blindingly obvious: she refused to sign, and here she is complaining to her heart's content.

    So perhaps I am just dim or obtuse, but I'm having trouble seeing what the actual problem is, here. She wants to be an Apple critic, she apparently planned to be an Apple critic starting about fifty milliseconds after getting hired by Apple, and, lo and behold, here she is being an Apple critic, unhindered. Great. Have at.
  • How the Apple TV+ adaptation of 'Foundation' differs from its source

    entropys said:
    It is the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire in space. The Foundation crew were the monks preserving knowledge. That is the core story.

    I do like that 
    "Whenever I'm adapting something, I read it again or watch it again, and I try to write down what I think the core ideas are, the essential ingredients," he told Gizmodo over video chat. "In this case, because Asimov wasn't alive, I was talking to his estate, to his daughter, and I said, I want to make sure that I've identified the core ingredients that make "Foundation," "Foundation." 

    ah well, time to renew the Apple TV+ subscription for a while.

    The preservation of knowledge is actually NOT at all the core story, which you'll discover if you read the entire series. The preservation of knowledge was, instead, just a convenient cover for the true mission of the Foundation.
  • Apple launches new Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic CPU, redesigned Siri remote

    mobird said:
    I wonder how this "new color balance feature" actually works and is it literally changing the TV''s settings, can it be disabled, does it restore to original settings when exited? My Sony Bravia XBR55A9G was professionally calibrated and I don't want my iPhone mucking with anything.
    It was explicitly stated that it won't change your TV's settings and doesn't have to. Instead, it will just adjust the signal it's sending to the TV over HDMI.
  • 'Apple Watch Series 6' expected to have better waterproofing, wireless connectivity

    PhillyJim said:
    I was so sure that we would have a round version of Apple Watch by now. Especially when I saw some of the complications rounded off and tilted in the corners. Wonder what happened.
    What happened is that a round design doesn't make sense, which is why Apple didn't adopt one to begin with. It would be stupid. Scrolling content and scrolling lists are both not feasible on a round watch face. The *only* reason to have a watch face be round is if you are being an idiot and hewing to old mechanical designs with hands rotating around a center point. The complications you mention in the corners would not be possible on a round face, either, since there wouldn't be extra space in the corners for them.
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