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  • New iPhone SE teardown reveals design nearly identical to iPhone 8

    macapfel said:
    It is a very good phone. If you want more than 64 GB RAM, you either need the big iPhone 11 or pay more than twice as much to get the iPhone 11 Pro. So that alone is great.
    But you can get an iPhone SE 128GB for $449 or the iPhone SE 256Gb for $549.  No big deal.

  • Recycling robot 'Daisy' part of Apple's effort to end mining for resources

    mr lizard said:
    Can Daisy recover cobalt, or will Apple’s suppliers still rely on children to mine that for them? 

    can recover Cobalt and Apple because it is the biggest target, can weed out child labor in its cobalt supply chain.  Now, can you say the same thing from the 9x larger Android makers supply chain or can comment on whether their suppliers use child labor in the cobalt they buy?  
  • Recycling robot 'Daisy' part of Apple's effort to end mining for resources

    jimh2 said:
    It's a feel-good move by Apple to save money when building new products. It if ever "closed loop" the company will be dying out because if you have enough coming in to support what you are selling then you are not selling enough product and/or people are buying another brands product.
    Ah, with almost 1 billion iPhone smartphones in active use, and Apple selling typically 190-200 million smartphones annually, turnover of just 20% of the existing iPhones every year (on a 4 year life cycle) could conceivably supply most of their need if highly efficient.  Think of how much more they material they could get if they started to recycle Android phones?
  • JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020

    cornchip said:
    Now if Walmart would only give up on their lame pay system. Or at least accept  Pay...

    not or that I frequent Walmart more than a couple times a year, but when I do, I just use cash.
    Yep, I do frequent Walmart and I always ask them when they are going to turn on their NFC (they have compliant readers) so that I can use Apple Pay or Google Pay?  Of course, the rank and file sorta look dumbfounded but say they get asked that a few times per week.

    I use Apple Pay at Costco and whenever I can so that merchants know its a convenience and a viable option.  I support the growing number of places that take it and always ask if they do.
  • Apple suspends Siri quality control program, will let users opt out in update

    Contractor sounds more like a disgruntled ex-employee who has now violated there NDA and confidentiality agreement.