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  • Dongles & AirPods emerge as most popular Apple products at Best Buy


    AI_lias said:
    claire1 said:
    Years ago I went into a Best Buy to buy an Airport Express and noticed that they were actually charging more than what it cost at the Apple Store. So I always avoided buying Apple merchandise from Best Buy after that. What I do buy there are the adapters since I usually need them quickly.
    I stopped going there after I bought my plasma TV ten years ago and the guy kept trying to sell me an $80 gold HDMI cable because it made a sharper picture. I asked how that could possibly be given it's a digital connection, and he just stared at me. 
    For the musicians out there:
    Best Buy is the electronic equivalent to Guitar Center.

    AI_lias said:
    I admire Apple for having the cajones, before anyone else in the industry did, to leave behind people who still want to charge their phones at the same time as listening to the headphones (whether phone calls or music), and having yet another worry in the back of their mind about the battery lasting until they're done, or carrying and plugging in an adapter. Only Apple was in a position to do this, no one else could have pulled it off.

    Get out of here with your media-inspired BS.
    I hate how suddenly everyone listens to music while iPhone charges. I don't remember anyone doing that uncomfortable, tangled, 2-wire practice before iPhone removed the jack.

    Reminds me of a stupid youtube video that said iPhone made your wired headphones junk. They literally said that.....
    People have been charging and using headphones all along. You just now hear about it more, which proves the point that it’s a basic use case. But now, it’s not 2 cables, it’s 3: 1 dongle and 2 cables. 
    While knowing it’s possible, I’ve yet to come across anyone doing this. Got a picture of your cable setup?
    1 Belkin Lightning splitter to 3.5 (audio) and Lightning (charging), then the audio cable and lightning charging cable. If Claire said juggling 2 cable was messy, now you have to juggle 3: the dongle itself and the two other cables. It’s the usual dongle set up, maybe you misunderstood my earlier post. 
    cgWerksgatorguy
  • Dongles & AirPods emerge as most popular Apple products at Best Buy

    claire1 said:
    Years ago I went into a Best Buy to buy an Airport Express and noticed that they were actually charging more than what it cost at the Apple Store. So I always avoided buying Apple merchandise from Best Buy after that. What I do buy there are the adapters since I usually need them quickly.
    I stopped going there after I bought my plasma TV ten years ago and the guy kept trying to sell me an $80 gold HDMI cable because it made a sharper picture. I asked how that could possibly be given it's a digital connection, and he just stared at me. 
    For the musicians out there:
    Best Buy is the electronic equivalent to Guitar Center.

    AI_lias said:
    I admire Apple for having the cajones, before anyone else in the industry did, to leave behind people who still want to charge their phones at the same time as listening to the headphones (whether phone calls or music), and having yet another worry in the back of their mind about the battery lasting until they're done, or carrying and plugging in an adapter. Only Apple was in a position to do this, no one else could have pulled it off.

    Get out of here with your media-inspired BS.
    I hate how suddenly everyone listens to music while iPhone charges. I don't remember anyone doing that uncomfortable, tangled, 2-wire practice before iPhone removed the jack.

    Reminds me of a stupid youtube video that said iPhone made your wired headphones junk. They literally said that.....
    People have been charging and using headphones all along. You just now hear about it more, which proves the point that it’s a basic use case. But now, it’s not 2 cables, it’s 3: 1 dongle and 2 cables. 
    cgWerksclaire1gatorguy
  • HomePod review roundup: Apple's smart speaker sounds incredible, but Siri is lacking

    Rayz2016 said:
    “It can’t make phone calls on its own.”

    Yup, neither can my microwave…


    My Echo Dot can make calls on its own.
    williamlondon
  • HomePod at launch lacks stereo linking and multiple-room support, features coming 'later t...

    thrang said:

    I'm all-in Apple, but this is somewhat screwed up. We don't know the inside story, but it seems someone is going to be demoted or fired...

    This is a long period of time from announce date, and to still not have some important features for another untold number of months is a major borking.


    Now that the spaceship is complete, maybe we'll see some new products, and released on time. (2014 Mac mini at 2018 prices anyone? I think that one's emblematic)
    williamlondonzimmermann
  • Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown controversy, will reduce out-of-warranty battery repl...

        
    williamlondon