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rynoyes said:To be fair you should compare it to two sonos speakers because that’s how many you get for the price of one HomePod.
hammeroftruth said:jony0 said:
But … where else could a drop in demand possibly come from ?
Could it be that in the just finished year …
- the overall industry drooped 9 percent
- during quarter four, [Strategy Analytics] characterizes the precipitous decline as the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history."
Nah, gotta be because of Apple and the obvious iPhone X failure.
There, that was easy. Hey our analysis is now done and we can start our weekend, yippee.
So Samsung isn't faulted for poor forecasting, it's Apple's fault. I'm sure they didn't have a minimum run agreement so that they could avoid excess inventory...... riiight.
Ps. Samsung displays on the X suck.
They scratch more easily then non-oled iPhones and from the looks of things, they fail more often. Maybe Apple is looking elsewhere?
jbdragon said:This is just silly. I'd be pissed with white rings on my tables from a speaker. So now I have to think about what kind of table I place my speaker on? Now pointing out that the SONOS 1 does it also. This is bring back Steve Jobs coming out and showing how holding other phones just right blocks the antenna also as the iPhone 4. Do wee really need to go back to that kind of thing?
The simple fact is, Apple didn't have to use Silicon. If that was rubber on the bottom, it wouldn't matter what table you placed it on, it would be fine. There would be no markings. This is really just another design flaw. Tell it as it is. These excuses are weak. Now we have #ringgate!!
This is a issue that didn't have to exist. To me, it's more poor testing from Apple. I don't know if it's just so afraid of leaks that outside testing is really locked down?!?! Doing everything in the LAB is not REAL WORLD. This looks like it's going to be another Class Action on Apple. It just didn't have to be this way. Stop with the lame excuses on this.
Source: was sound isolation assistant on a U.S. Navy submarine.
Oiled wood? Like wood with no other scellant than oil? That's not a surface I have a lot around here. All my woods have a varnish, laquer or paint on them.
Obviously, something in oil (or whatever other product in that) leaching something out of silicon.
We're still looking into it.
gatorguy said:Mike Wuerthele said:At about 10PM ET last night, Consumer Reports responded to my e-mail. But, it wasn't with answers to the three questions I asked, including why their account of the MacBook Pro engagement ended differs with Apple's, and how the thought process evolved about how they decided to talk about the HomePod in comparison to its competitors after a less than a full day -- but instead with an invitation to talk to a few members of the Consumer Reports team.
We will take them up on the offer.
It would be better if the discussions were face-to-face if possible as email and texts aren't a very efficient way of getting answers to all the questions that might arise. Is that out-of-the-question?