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Many iPhone owners who don’t hang around tech forums, will see this as an Apple money grab forcing the poor user to buy more cables.For so many of us who own multiple Apple devices it won’t make that much of a difference.We already have iPads, Macs that already can be charged via USBC.As far as the “environment” is concerned, this won’t do much other than tick someone’s check box.
forgot username said:The 27” iMac was a great machine. Main problem is that every CPU upgrade means tossing a very good monitor.
SNJOps said:I love to see a new 27 inch or bigger iMac Pro. The Mac Studio is out of my budget:Today's Mac Studio base model costs $1999, throw in a 27" Studio display for $1599 = $3598. Add to that Keyboard and mouse and track pad and you are still under the "starts at" price of the old iMac Pro. And we still haven't adjusted prices for inflation.
Evan-el said:mayfly said:... making the RAM and SSDs replaceable/upgradeable again!I know there was a lawsuit in Italy a few years ago and they were forced to extend the manufacturers warranty by a year instead of peddling to the customer "Apple Care". I don't know if this was extended to the rest of the EU.Forcing all manufacturers to offer 2-3 year guarantees on their expensive gadgets, would be legislation many of us could get behind.OTOH forcing a certain engineering design on the manufacturer is just plain ignorant.Let the market decide. Companies like BlackBerry insisted that physical keyboards were a must have according to their customers. Well turns out their customers didn't care as much as they thought they would, for physical keyboards.If the public really believes that swappable batteries of old are important, then in a few years Apple won't be able to give away their iPhones.
designr said:charlesn said:Most boring iPhone Pro update ever? it's beginning to look that way. Assuming the blank machined bodies that AI got its hands on are correct, the design looks identical to the 14 Pro except for incremental differences--I'm not seeing any sign of curved edges that would have softened the slabby appearance and given it a more polished, premium look. To no one's surprise, there's USB-C thanks to the EU gun pointed at Apple's head, which will be a bit more interesting if the Pro models get Thunderbolt speeds at the port. Otherwise... Zzzzzzzz. The Pro Max will (finally) get a better optical zoom range with its periscope lens, but hard to get all that excited about "new" features that other premium phones have had for a few years. And then, of course, there will be a new processor that will double (of whatever) iPhone speed so that what used to take 1/50th of a second will now take 1/100th of a second, which will be great news for those whose to-do lists are broken out in fraons of a second. Maybe we'll get Wifi 6E? And then the latest "special color" rumor is blue with a gray undertone because apparently Apple believes that video/photography creatives who are big buyers of the iPhone Pro don't want anything resembling an actual color.
None of the above is bad, per se, it's just a snoozefest, and even the rumor mill doesn't suggest otherwise.Why? Because my current iPhone XS is starting to get old and I am quite certain that there are tens of millions of customers like myself who will be upgrading as well.So like in previous years, Apple does not need to attract last year’s iPhone buyers to the upgrade party.