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StrangeDays said:roake said:I have purchased a new iPhone every year since 2007. This time, though, none of the rumors include a compelling reason to upgrade. Hopefully, Apple has a surprise or two in store for us.
They have occasionally kept something a complete surprise, like the 64-bit processors, Metal, etc. Hopefully, there is something like that that hasn’t already leaked.
"The Guardian notes, while Amazon and Google allow customers to opt out of some uses of their recordings, Apple doesn’t offer a similar privacy protecting option, outside of disabling Siri entirely. That’s a particularly bad look, given that Apple has built so much of its reputation on selling itself as the privacy company that defends your data in ways that Google and Amazon don’t. Implicitly telling customers that, effectively, “the only way to have peace of mind that a random stranger won’t listen in on their accidentally triggered Siri recordings is to stop using Siri entirely” is a bit of a mixed message from the company that supposedly puts privacy at a premium."
Things are not always as black and white, good guys vs. evil others, as they are sometimes portrayed here.
pjs_socal said:I am surprised that it took EU countries this long to enact these kinds of taxes. It’s common knowledge that Apple (with help from Ireland) took advantage of loopholes in international tax laws to reduce their tax burden. Of course, Apple has done nothing illegal, but it’s completely within each country’s rights to change tax laws to close those loopholes.