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  • How dual-SIM works with Apple's iPhone XS & XS Max

    entropys said:
    i would have liked a new well featured SE so I could carry a second, smaller personal phone to get around the profile problem.
    Agreed, I have an iPhone 8 as my main device and a Nokia dumbphone for my backup. When I'm in my work country the Nokia it has my home country SIM in it, when I'm travelling home or O/S I swap SIM's. I'd be much happier with one big and one small iPhone, but the SE just doesn't do it for me.
  • Apple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality -- but at a cost

    Now if I could have my initials embossed across one corner, in gold of course, then I would seriously consider a matching set of sleeves for my iPhone, IPad and MacBook Pro. They would look so good with the bespoke Savile Row suit that I plan on getting - some day!
  • Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading 'Error 53' repair practices

    "The Court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than Apple did not, and could not, result in the consumer guarantees ceasing to apply, or the consumer's right to a remedy being extinguished."
    That sounds like some silly shit to me. Get it broken fixed by some third party and expect Apple to clean the ensuing mess.
    The point is that the devices were correctly fixed by a third party repairer and Apple then applied a software update that bricked the devices (error code 53) AND THEN said that they could not repair the devices because of the initial third party repair. The Federal Court has determined that this was essentially a lie, and lying to a consumer is illegal in Australia, as it should be in any civilised country!
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  • Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pago...

    No comment.  I hate malls...

    Making me walk past a bunch of stores that I have no interest in, to get where I need to go, is a waste of my time.

    They probably also have parallel parking... shudder.
    The site isn't in a mall, its in a public "square". It's not actually square (not even a rounded rectangle - RIP Steve Jobs), but that's modern architecture for you. However, it is fronted by galleries and restaurants and currently has no shops, so that's really the big issue for Melbournites, not the architecture. As to parking, there's a parking station on the other side of the art gallery from the proposed Apple store location, but very few people will drive there, Melbourne is a very walkable city, the main rail station is a 1 minute walk away and there are about a dozen tram routes all operating at a couple of minutes frequency along both frontage roads.
  • Apple's Angela Ahrendts confirms store in Dubai Mall, highlights teaser artwork

    Yea! The Mall of the Emirates Apple Store is usually packed and the staff a bit harassed as a consequence, so to have another in Dubai Mall is great, especially as it is about 15 minutes closer for me. Unfortunately, Yas Mall is a fair way out of Abu Dhabi city, so I hardly ever go there, but it is a nice shop with friendly, helpful staff.