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  • iPhone 15 Pro rumored to get Thunderbolt connectivity

    hmlongco said:
    Umm... keep in mind that the EU law pertains to devices with ports. I suspect that Apple might just use USB-C/Thunderbolt on the Pro models and ditch the sucker entirely on the standard models, going with wireless charging only.
    Traditionally Apple when making drastic changes, such as a portless iPhone, it's the Pro models that get it first.
  • From Lightning to USB-C: The long road, and the road ahead

    dlt said:
    The EU needs to remember they would be speaking German today if not for the United States. 
    I have several expensive charging stands for my iPhone and Apple Watch. I bet they are not gonna reimburse me for their cost when I have to buy new ones. 
    Apple should stop selling their product in the EU. See how long it takes for the people to raise enough hell with the EU that they change their tune. 
    What does WWII have to do with this EU regulation? Should all American companies be exempt from EU regulations or just Apple?

    When was the last time any government or company reimburse anyone when standards changed? Were people reimbursed when Apple changed 30 pin to Lightning?
    When USBA was being phased out in favour of USBC on Apple computers?
    Why should EU citizens be reimbursed for this?

    As to your last comment, why would Apple drop such a lucrative market?  Business is obviously not your strong point, not to mention history.  

  • From Lightning to USB-C: The long road, and the road ahead

    This iPhone Lightning vs USBC debate, is being met with one big yawn from the world outside online tech forums.
    While it may be somewhat important to the less than 1% of users who may have a need of transferring large files from iPhone to the other device, fact is that most of us will only use that port to charge.
    And as most iPhone users on the planet have remained loyal to Apple, we have amassed a plethora of cables and charging docks over the years that changing this would be more of a slight headache, rather than a plus. 
    But the day that Apple decides that future iPhones will come with a USBC instead of lightning, is also the day that many in media-land will be crying out "bloody murder" at Apple for having the "gall" to change their charging port "again", thus forcing the poor populace to spend their money on new charging cables/docs. 
    In the meantime EU regulators will remain quiet at all the countless SD cards that many throw away for more storage, USBA connectors on modern PC's, various incompatible charging cables for different PC manufacturers and all the HDMI cables still being sold but soon thrown away because they can't handle a 4K signal. 
  • Apple working on 15-inch MacBook Air, smaller 12-inch MacBook with M2

    wood1208 said:
    thedba said:
    Finally. This was the most mind boggling elitist position that Apple held for so long: In a world where the average laptop price is $800 and the average screen size is 15 in, to require its customers to pay a minimum of $2500 to get a screen at least that size was infuriating and depressingly out of touch IMO. I predict their market share is going to grow significantly once the 15 in MBA is available, assuming it’s in line with the $1199 13.6 in, so, like, no more than $1499. 
    Apple hasn't played the market share game for ages. 
    The game they do play, is called profit share. And in that one they more than often suck out all the oxygen out of the room, leaving the rest of the industry to battle it out for scraps. 
    The average laptop price you're talking about often translates into "average" and often "below average" products, with screens "starting at 1080p" a body made of plastic and fans working overtime to heat your room and not only during winter.  Let's not talk about dismal battery life and often dismal performance when opening up a Word document greater than 10 pages long.
    As for the 15" MBA, it's just a rumour. Until Apple actually announces it will remain just that.

    15" MBA is a rumor for now but seeing people's interest on every article on web about it means Apple is working on it or not but there certainly lots of interest in a 15" Macbook Air version. Without doubt, it seems significant Macbook customer base who wants larger screen,light as possible in weight, smaller frame as possible and reasonable price against more performance. Apple has to figure out but it will be fool not to offer such Macbook Air or whatever you want to call it like Macbook Air Max.
    Internet fora are echo chambers for a tiny minority of Apple users. Wanting/needing a 15" MBA for those people does not necessarily translate into sales for Apple.
    If the hypothetical 15" MBA is priced at no more than $1400 then maybe you get a bunch of non techs to buy it.
    If on the other hand Apple prices it at around $1600 then chances are it won't sell as well.  
    In the end it's all speculation, since Apple hasn't announced such a product. 
  • Compared: Apple Studio Display vs Alogic Clarity Monitor

    timmillea said:
    In previous years, the Apple premium was for excellence in design. Now Jobs and Ive have gone, and new products are feeding through, that is no longer the case. Apple are starting to put out mediocre products, bigger, heavier and more expensive than those they replace. The Mac Studio should have been a Mac Mini. The Studio display should have been exactly the Pro Display but at one third of the price. Apple will continue with a momentum of brand loyalty but these mediocre products are slowing the flywheel and if they continue without design excellence, their USP will expire and the the flywheel will lose all its momentum. 
    I'm sure that Apple, Dell, Samsung, LG are all anxiously waiting for your CV because you figured out how to make a 6K monitor with, what is it, 500 local dimming zones, at $2000, while the rest of those loosers are still hacking away at only 4K and 5K monitors.  
    We're all waiting with bated breath for your solution to come out.