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  • Apple wants an iPhone to charge other devices through the screen glass

    Wireless charging is so environmentally friendly.  And the further away from the charging coils the target is, the more environmentally friendly it becomes.

  • Apple releases AirTag 'Tracker Detect' app for Android

    If I'm sitting in a restaurant and some jerk at the next tables disables the AirTag on my keyring, I'm gonna be really upset.

    Is there going to be a way to determine whether some idiot has disabled my AirTag without pulling out the Find My app?
  • Coalition for App Fairness profile reveals organizational efforts against Apple

    davidw said:

    So are you also suggesting that since Costco sell their own Kirkland brand of bath tissue and papers towels, the makers of the likes of Charmin and Bounty should not have to pay Costco anything to be able to compete, by having free access to Costco paying membership customers in Costco own warehouse store? 

    What about Walmart? Walmart sell dozens of their own brand  products, that are often less expensive than the competition. So should all makers of competing products be able to sell their products on Walmart shelves and not compensate Walmart in doing so? This to "level the playing field", so competing product makers can better compete with Walmart, in a Walmart?

    Comparing brick and mortar retailers isn't entirely analagous .

    Walmart, Target, Costco, Macy's, and all the other B&M stores are resellers.  They buy the items from the manufacture or wholesaler (and yes, I realize there are accounting hoops that in many cases result in them not actually paying for the goods until after they resell them), then resell them.  Apple doesn't do that.  Apple is a consignment shop, not a retailer.  They sell products on behalf of others, they don't sell products they own.

    I'm not sure how much my opinion is going to change yet, or even if it will.  It's still Apple's infrastructure that's making the whole thing even possible, and under no circumstances should anyone think that I don't believe Apple deserves just compensation for that.  They absolutely do.
  • Intel looking to 'avoid fighting' with Apple for TSMC's 3nm chip production

    crowley said:

    Of course, when Intel gets their own fabs up to snuff, you know you'll suffer the double whammy of losing not only the business of fabricating Intel CPUs, but Intel will then try to take as many of your other customers as they can.

    What's a body to do ... ?
    If/when Intel open a competitive foundry business they'll try to take TSMC's customers whether TSMC work with them now or not.
    Exactly.  But given the silicon supply problems, and the ever increasing demand for chips of all types for all manner of things, from ear buds to cars to home automation to rockets, there will likely be no shortage of customers for either of them, or for any others that spring up.
  • Tim Cook 'feels good' about Apple's Self Service Repair initiative

    Of course he feels good about it.  Either people will use the service, and Apple will make money, or they won't, and Apple will make money.  All that in addition to the PR bump.