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  • Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

    Apple needs to stop being so cheap and put 2 ports on their charger, one USB-C for power delivery for their laptops and at least one USB-A for other things. That would have stopped so many people complaining. Sure they still cannot connect their iPhone to their MBP, but at least it can get power.

    Also, stop including a 5W power brick for their latest iPhones. Apple, the absolutely cheapest manufacturer out there and getting worse. $50 premium if you want a keyboard with a number pad. Absolutely ridiculous. Desktop keyboard without a number pad, is really sad, even if you aren't an excel person. Paying a premium may be ok (not really), but $50 premium is too much. Same goes for their SSD upgrade costs (even with the discount as many of the tiers have the same pricing), and the price premium to upgrade from 16GB to 64GB in their iPhones (what, no 32GB option?). Really cheap.

    I don't game much at all. The last game I really played was AoE 2, but I want Apple to really have a Mac that supports gaming. I'm tired of integrated graphics and no Nvidia support. Apple, during Macworld, used to demo games and how well they run on their Macs. Not for a long time. Only time this happens is with their iOS demos. Would be nice to place the latest and greatest NVIDIA or AMD GPUs in an upgradable Mac without a hiccup. Yes, this is solely Apple's fault. They could play nicer with other people.
    kestralwilliamlondon
  • Warren Buffett says he's holding on to Apple shares, would increase stake at cheaper price...

    As someone else posted above, WB clarified that he himself didn't sell of any of his shares that he purchased. He has 2 other people who work for him who are responsible for about 10 billion in stock and 1 of them sold some AAPL to make room for another stock he had wanted to buy.
    lolliver
  • Apple COO Jeff Williams 'aware' of iPhone, Mac price concerns

    Not buying Apple's argument. When the cost of a Mac mini goes up 60%, Apple Pencil 30%, Apple TV 50% or so, something else is wrong. It's not inflation, it's greed. Imagine the cost of your Toyota Camry up 30% the next year for an all-new design and more HP. It's the same thing and now imagine that if the spare tire was extra.

    Apple is insanely greedy these days. I remember the days when Steve Jobs stood up and say "And it's still $ xx," where xx was the same price was last year. Not anymore. Add a 30% premium and that is the new price these days.

    I make a lot more money now than what I did a few years ago, but cannot stomach seeing a $129 wireless keyboard when I can buy the same thing for $40 at some other place. Sure there may be minor issues between the two, but the issues are minor and not worth the 3x premium I have to pay.
    caladaniantobianirelandAppleExposedgatorguyelijahg
  • HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

    Why in the world is it so expensive? Comparable devices are much, much cheaper, and are very premium as well, as well as including more and better features. Bogles my mind at how expensive some Apple products are. I would never buy such a product even if it was a lot cheaper though. I don't trust always on voice assistants, but if I had a gun pointed it me, I would choose this over any Alexa or Google Voice ones. But because it is so expensive, few people will be wanting to buy one, making Alexa (who basically came out of nowhere) the market leader.
    williamlondon
  • The new Mac mini is a great machine, but a $499 model could serve a larger audience

    Apple is much too greedy these days. The price for their machines education or otherwise is insane. They also used to have special purpose Macs for education and not just cheaper versions of the same one. Witness the eMac for example. Instead of putting the $329 IPad for education in such an expensive cover and keyboard for education, why not get rid of the expensive aluminum and wrap it in plastic with a kickstand for kids? Would be cheaper for schools. I remember when Steve was on stage and he would announce the next generation of the same product he would say and it is STILL xx price but now it is more like xxx price + $200 more. 
    williamlondon