Mike Wuerthele


Mike Wuerthele
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  • Apple launches keyboard service program for 'small percentage' of MacBook, MacBook Pro own...

    mrc said:
    In a way this is all the fault of the Mac Fan Boys rather than Apple.  (Yeh!  That's YOU!)

    They pushed Apple to push the limits:  Thinner, Lighter, Faster.  So Apple responded with an ultra thin lightweight powerful machine.  But to do that they had to sacrifice durability and repairability, 
    The obsession with making things thinner is purely Apple's own fascination, nobody else's.. Us 'Mac Fan Boys' simply want Apple to make Macs with today's technology, and not 5 years old like the laughable Mac Pro. It's ridiculous that such a rich and technologically advanced company as Apple should not be able to design and manufacture a reliable keyboard for a $3000 laptop. Stop making excuses for Apple. 
    The obsession with thinner is not "ours," but it is shared by far and away the non-techie. Conservatively, they outnumber us by at least 10 to 1.

    If you need confirmation, go hang out at your local Apple retail store for an hour.
  • No Lightning or USB-C in a future iPhone is a very bad idea

    Swampwulf said:
    Won't work at all if the phone is in USB Protected mode. It only takes an hour under iOS 12 for that to kick in, and a week in iOS 11.4.
  • A year with MacBook Pro: reviewing Apple's 2017 pro laptop models

    Nunzy said; Apple makes boatloads more money now than it did when that stuff was popular. Yes Nunzy, and if you look at the revenue figures last qtr 2018, 70% was from phones and just 8% from computers. Sales of Apple computers are going down and not up. Market share is what now? It was growing at one stage 10 years ago. Steve Jobs stated making money was not the main goal for Apple, just making the best product. Tim Cook needs to be reminded of this. Apple is selling 5 year old computers as new tech. If you can point me to the fastest desktop, fastest laptop, fast mini, with the latest graphics cards, fastest processors, fastest RAM, a range of 4K monitors, an iMac bigger than 27", let me and millions of mac users know where they are. As we would buy them today.
    Mac sales are either staying steady or increasing in volume on a quarterly basis, in a PC market that is contracting in total sales.
  • Canadian sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches that he made [u]

    aegean said:
    melgross said:
    I don’t know what model he has, but he seems like a real doof.

    i bought a 2nd generation the day it came out. It’s a SS Black model with the SS black bracelet. I sold the watch to a friend and bought the gen 3 LTE model, also in SS black.

    people here who know me, know that I have various shops. I do all kinds of work, including a lot of grinding, with tiny particles of silicon carbide, diamond, and other types of grit in the air and over counters. I wear my watch through all of this. I kept my original bracelet. That’s now close to 2 years old. I have never gotten the tiniest scratch, rub, or any other abrasion on either the bracelet or the highly polished watch itself. Not a single one! I know, because I clean it once a day, and look carefully, sometimes with a magnifier, because it’s so hard to believe.

    i have, and have had in the past, a number of very expensive mechanical watches in 18 caret gold, SS and titanium. All have gotten scratched, with the gold exhibiting wear, and I NEVER wore any in the shops. In fact, I usually only wore them for 8 to 12 hours, mostly when I went out. And each maybe 2 to 3 times a week.

    I totally agree with you. None of my Apple watches had any kind of scratch anywhere with all the heavy abuse. On an average, my series 3 SS gets slammed 3 times a day to various surfaces totally accidentally due to my day-to-day activities. And keep it absolutely cleaned, even after so many months, it still looks like brand new. So that doesn't mean to be an arsehole and careless about your gadgets, Any time the watch slams against any hard surface, it can potentially cause damage, this includes when it is being worn and collides with something hard. It applies to everything whether it is Apple watch or other more expensive mechanical watch, iPhone or iPad or whatever.  

    And I also agree to someone's comment why this article says "Canadian", to me it shows how unprofessional, immature and novice the author of this article is. Grow up and think out of your box without prejudice. But again these kinds of behaviours can been seen on other forums as well, AI is not alone. Change of mindset is not easy.

    What are you even talking about? AI is a US-centric site, this is not a US court case. The distinction is normal, and there is no prejudice against Canadians.
  • No Lightning or USB-C in a future iPhone is a very bad idea

    mac_dog said:
    JFC! So they create buzz that says Apple is going to get rid of the port and it becomes truth in the public arena, then they turn around and claim that it’s a bad idea. This is all horeshit. Apparently, it’s perfectly legal to leak information about a company to manipulate stocks, yet the current laws for whistleblowing (actual facts) are the worst now than in the past 50 years. 

    Seriously, this country—the laws and those who run it—are morally bankrupt.
    What are you talking about? Who is this "they?"