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lkrupp said:I put this squarely on AppleInsider’s editorial staff. They ran with this very clickable, scary China article before checking the facts. They didn't want to be scooped by MacRumors or 9to5Mac. Only now comes the update after the usual trolls here jumped on it.
Apple does not send your browsing habits to Google or Tencent. Instead Apple compares the URL against databases it obtained from Google and Tencent. Nothing leaves Apple. You are not tracked by Google or Tencent. Apple is merely using lists of suspicious websites it has in its possession to warn the user that the website they are visiting may be compromised. End of story.
Yet another gotcha story planted to stir the pot and all the Apple tech blogs took the bait without investigating. It was on the Internet so it must be true, right? Is that how online tech journalism works? God help us all.
dysamoria said:doctwelve said:Et tu AI? You were the guys who fought against the apple-bashing on engadget and the verge and lately you've been jumping on the bandwagon. I expect this kind of click-bait crap from macrumors now, but not you. If you think Apple is flagrantly opening their user's privacy to nefarious Chinese officials just because then I don't know what to say.
Et tu AI? You were the guys who fought against the apple-bashing on engadget and the verge and lately you've been jumping on the bandwagon. I expect this kind of click-bait crap from macrumors now, but not you. If you think Apple is flagrantly opening their user's privacy to nefarious Chinese officials just because then I don't know what to say.
jcs2305 said:myopiarocks said:A lot of people have a 5s or 6 and can't upgrade to iOS13 - there are still a ton of these people walking around. The tech-savvy of them who can't afford a phone every two years will wait for next year's 5G phone. The less-tech-savvy (grandparents, etc) will be in the market as their 5y/o phones break, batteries wear out, etc. My guess is that Apple will make a an especially-big Christmas-season push for these less-tech-savvy folks: we'll see it in marketing toward older people, grandparents sending video-messages to kids, etc. Apple will bank these sales this year, knowing that next year's 5G iPhone sales for early adopters and tech-savvy folks will be huge.And, in any event, even after the Sept2020 launch next year the iPhone 11 isn't going anywhere.So if you don't wait for 5G and are "old" you aren't tech savvy? Hahaha You folks with this 5G shit really kill me.
Creating content isn't a spend once and money blown scenario. Look how much cash Friends and Seinfeld are still generating. Apple is providing different avenues of content services and you can bet a bundle package is on its way. If they have a couple of shows I want to watch and it's an extra couple of bucks a month on top of my Apple music then, yeah, I'll pay for that and Apple has me deeper and deeper in their world. Netflix should be scared.
There's also the point that Apple can now control some of the public narrative. They think someone like Oprah is worth listening to, they can help make that happen. Less about making money and more about having voices heard.