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mayfly said:Mike Wuerthele said:mayfly said:"I'm not a stock analyst, nor do I own any Apple stock…"
gatorguy said:AppleInsider said:Apple has continuously been buying back stock for the last seven years, andretiring most of it...When I say "most of it," that's like conservatively 96% have been retired.
cyberdine 101 said:I am a member of Costco. What pisses me off is that they accept Apple Pay in store. But! I cannot use it at the gas pump. You have to use the physical credit card to make the transaction. I cannot use the phone. Can somebody tell me why that is?
spheric said:If this was a magistrate's court, and they were fined for violating a law that the court upheld, that's a formal institution, not a "kangaroo court".
Calling it a "kangaroo court" blurs the line between reporting and opinion piece in the very headline, in a way that doesn't even reflect the actual happenings.Not a hallmark of respectable journalism.
The court found Apple guilty anyway. Seems pretty clear.
robjn said:So the writer of the article thinks the big heavy toolkit supplied by Apple is almost entirely not required and all that’s really needed is a couple of screwdrivers and a plastic spludger.
This completely ignores battery safety and repair quality. Apple’s complex tools are absolutely required to do the job properly. Third party repair shops and people like iFixit have been compromising safety and quality for years.
For example, Apple’s tool kit includes a battery press that is used to adhere the battery without damaging it. These batteries are soft and can be damaged just by pressing them with your fingers if you are doing an unsafe iFixit style repair.
Another example, is that Apple’s toolkit provides screwdrivers that tighten screws to a specified torque. This prevents screws from being under or over tightened, either of which can lead to damage or future failure.
The toolkit is nice. It's also not required. And more importantly, a paragraph or two down, I say that getting it done at the Apple Store for about $70 is the best balance between price and convenience. Labor, even your own, is not free.