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  • Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

    Hopefully Apple updates their website to show configuration (and pricing) options!
    harry wildwatto_cobra
  • Apple's $399 'iPhone SE 2' pegged for March 2020 release

    If true, I equate this to putting an all electric drive train in a '57 Chevy -- with metal dashboard, am radio with a single, tinny little speaker in the dash, and vent windows instead of air conditioning.  (Just without the nostalgia)

    Put lipstick on a pig and you still have a pig.
    Put an A13 into an iPhone 8 and you still got an iPhone 8.
    I'm not sure what makes the iPhone 8 so obsolete in your eyes, processor + RAM and the proper board to handle the speeds are all you'd need to upgrade just about any style of phone.  The only thing left to upgrade at that point would be the display, and some people don't need an AMOLED.

    Side note, if they started selling new 57 Chevy's with any drivetrain I'd be all for it!  Plus they did have factory AC back in 57, it was just an option though...
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro will alert users if non-genuine display is installed

    I see it as a positive if you're buying a used phone, I know several people that have bought phones and found out later they had ebay screens on them.  
    forgot usernameDeelronwatto_cobra
  • Feds bust $900,000 iPhone repair & return scam in Oregon

    Jiang denies receiving any of these letters or being told that what he was doing was illegal.
    Because anybody with half a brain would assume that taking a phone to an Apple store claiming that it's an Apple phone, when it isn't, and claiming that one bought it from Apple, when one didn't, and asking for a return because now it doesn't work is completely legal and above board. /s
    But he only did it 1,493 times, it's not like he had a pattern of it or something.  I'm sure it was just an honest mistake.  /s
  • New AirPods H1 chip exposed in teardown, still not able to be repaired

    lkrupp said:
    We really need to stop giving one company who want to make money off repairs so much of a voice in this dialog. It's a totally one-sided discussion. Just because they can't make money off repairing something does not make it a bad product. They've managed to manipulate the tech media into giving them a disproportionate voice on this topic.
    Just to clarify, iFixit doesn’t repair anything. They are not a repair shop and they don't sell parts. iFixit sells tool kits for repairing things. They have a vested financial interest in seeing RtR instituted because they want to be the major supplier of tools to third party shops. Always follow the money.
    They absolutely sell parts, that's where I buy my screen and battery parts, mainly because of their warranty.

    That being said, I disagree with donsullivan.  I don't think they're bashing Apple or Airpods, simply stating the obvious (They're not repairable).  Anyone can buy these products and disassemble them, if you don't like them standing on their soapbox, get your own soapbox and make a difference.