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  • Apple activates iPhone X display module replacement program for touch issues

    It’s posts like this that make me really appreciate my 2015 15” Pro. At some point it won’t be able to handle the video editing requirements I mainly use it for but between the keyboard issues of the newer models and now the HDD issues, the 2015 has fared well. I’ve never had an issue with mine. Hopefully that continues. 
    freethinkingKP81
  • iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus both beat iPhone X sales in March quarter, questionable data find...

    Right away in the title of this article we find skepticism at someone else’s skepticism about the iPhone X.  Get over it Apple crowd.  I’m a fan too but FETCH IS NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.  Let it go.  It’s overpriced and people finally proved there is a tipping point, though that tipping point was way higher than even I expected, admittedly. 
    Sorry, but that's a load of crap. It's priced high because it was difficult to scale, and despite this it killed it at least during the last quarter where Cook said so explicitly. Recent reports have it as the #1 profit-earning smartphone on the market, meaning it's doing well. I know that pains you. 

    But even if it's true that in subsequent quarters the non-top-tier iPhone models are selling more, so what? This remains good news, because they're still iPhones. And as noted it's expected that lower-tiered models will sell more than top-tier models. 

    Heads, Apple wins, tails, knockoffs lose. Take your pick. 
    First of all, of course it's the #1 profit-earning smartphone on the market...it's the HIGHEST PRICED.  That doesn't mean it's doing well.  That means it makes the most profit PER UNIT.  And why would it pain me anyway?  I have mutual funds invested in Apple.  I own more 3 Apple computers and 2 iPhones.  It doesn't pain me.  It pains me to see the continued fanboyism that can't accept a notch and a $1000 minimum price tag might not have been the rousing success Apple had grown to think would come.  Like I said, Apple tested the elasticity of the rubber band and it appears to have snapped.  

    What do knockoffs have to do with anything.  Objection your honor...relevancy?? 
    deminsd
  • iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus both beat iPhone X sales in March quarter, questionable data find...

    Right away in the title of this article we find skepticism at someone else’s skepticism about the iPhone X.  Get over it Apple crowd.  I’m a fan too but FETCH IS NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.  Let it go.  It’s overpriced and people finally proved there is a tipping point, though that tipping point was way higher than even I expected, admittedly. 
    DavidAlGregory
  • Highly questionable video claims to show 'iPhone SE 2' with iPhone X styling

    1. The SE is 100000% about price. Even its size is a result of cost considerations. It isn't using iPhone 5 design to please anyone, even if their marketing says so.

    2. Face ID is a leading iPhone X feature. Despite its utility, it won't come to low-cost products soon.
    Definitely about size/profile, thank you.  It’s an aesthetically gorgeous design, unlike the aesthetically goofy too big for your hand, easily slips out with its rounded corners design of the 6 on.

    And no thank you on Face ID.  I’ll keep my Touch ID any day. 
    just cruisinbaconstangGeorgeBMac
  • Amazon to stop sales of all Nest products as battle with Google intensifies

    Given that I buy jack squat from Amazon anymore, after years of Prime membership (membership cancelled but account still active--I think?), this is a non-issue.  Yet, it confirms only what has alienated me more and more from Amazon at all...that Amazon is taking over the world, just as Wal-Mart had in retail.  People want choices, not oligarchies and between Amazon's drones, their own air service, their refusal to play nice with others, and their invasion of people's homes with Alexa (that's a Soviet name, no? : ) ) they are now what Apple wanted to be before it went Intel and in Steve Jobs' first go.   ...except about 177.9 billion times worse.  With all that cash Google has maybe it's time for them to take Amazon head on and end the surging dictatorship, lest we're all forced to cry "Heil Bezos" before long.  
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