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shareef777 said:I'm confused, what's the diff with how Roblox and Fortnite were treated? Both have in-game currency that must be purchased via IAP so that Apple gets their 30% fee. I don't see how they were treated any differently.
williamlondon said:Tough one. On the one hand it turns them into self-obsessed, psychotic, information junkies but on the other hand their social behaviours are easier to track & ‘correct’
I’m thinking another stalemate.
Apple looking very good on the main specs that count, but weird how they've let themselves be shown up in the versions of HDMI, SD and Bluetooth.
There were just to many emotive, irrational, old-thinkers with loud voices who lashed out when something was taken away.
These ports make as much sense as the Mac Pro.
And you didn’t even address my point. If Apple were trying to appease the “old-thinkers”, then it seems even more odd that they’ve left room for criticism by delivering outdated protocols.Do you always react this way when people disagree with your point of view?
I don't think Apple consider these ports to be nonsense. It also doesn't strike me as very Apple-like to consciously do a half-assed job.
HDMI is probably restricted by the M1's limited I/O, but the SD speed and Bluetooth versions are an odd limitation.
Postulating that Apple deliberately didn't do something that was easy for them to do in order to spite customers who don't know what they want (while giving them want they want) seems bizarre to me. Apple are in the business of selling things; they want to make things that people will buy. The MBP seems like it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 because it can't, the M1 doesn't support it. And it has slower SD and Bluetooth speeds probably just because Apple had other priorities. I'm sure they'll fix it, though it's a little disappointing that they need to.Downplaying a substandard tech is totally in Apple’s playbook these days, previously they wouldn’t have insulted their customers’ intelligence by including it.