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  • Tim Cook 'feels good' about Apple's Self Service Repair initiative

    DuhSesame said:
    ...this from the CEO at the helm of moving so much 'onboard' including T2 storage controllers...?  Really...?
    I understood shareholder activism pushed Apple to this shift...?
    How much of this is simply the latest 'spin'...?
    If your on-board solution can provide something better, by all means do it.
    ...since the article is about repairability and perhaps flexibility one might need to define better... PCIe 4 blades @ 7+GB/s seem available now, and a second slot might allow RAID upgrades for those whose brains can work that quickly... : )
    watto_cobra
  • Tim Cook 'feels good' about Apple's Self Service Repair initiative

    ...this from the CEO at the helm of moving so much 'onboard' including T2 storage controllers...?  Really...?
    I understood shareholder activism pushed Apple to this shift...?  How much of this is simply the latest 'spin'...?

    I've upgraded (and downgraded for repurposing) every mac I've ever owned...

    ...perhaps the web too may again be 'for the rest of us': www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/01/06/what-is-web-3-0/
    elijahgwilliamlondon
  • AirPods are no longer cool, claim people who can't afford them

    .... I was never even remotely : ) tempted...

    To me this was part of a post Jobs shift to make hardware an unrepairable consumable, ironically at a time when sustainability would seem a critical priority...

    I still enjoy a pair of Sennheiser dual driver over ear 'cans' with audiophile metrics from the mid 80's and was happy to buy essential consumables such as ear pads and wires until they were discontinued after 35 (vs 5) years, stocking up for the last studio headphones I may ever need...

    My mobile 'buds' are Westone musician grade UM series again wired and still going strong save the essential consumables of physical contact and connection...

    From what I have read Jobs was an erudite audiophile and that zeitgeist was core to the success of the iPod, including the DAC of the iPod 4 which was legendary vs the ear fatiguing shredding of music in other less than lossless formats.

    Cool ?  Is that merit ? Perhaps for many...
    baconstangwilliamlondon
  • Shareholder resolution potentially pushed Apple to announce Self Service Repair

    ...I am reminded of the phrase 'we are not evil'... Has it come to the point where customers are now reliant on external pressure to force Apple to make computers 'for the rest of us'...?
    williamlondonlkruppelijahg
  • New 14-inch MacBook Pro review: Where the 'Pro' starts

    ...and so might we look forward to a mini pro + mini max any time soon...?
    ...ideally with a slot or slots for storage flexibility...?
    www.pocket-lint.com/laptops/buyers-guides/155955-best-nvme-ssds-to-buy-fast-and-large-m2-storage
    watto_cobra