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  • Original HomePod now sold out at online and in Apple Stores nationwide

    Kuyangkoh said:
    Sad really….i uses mine for dolby atmos and spatial audio and boy it really rocks. Not surprised why it was sold out quick
    Yes it really is sad. Apple could have done so much better by perhaps including Bluetooth and perhaps a 3.5mm jack. Those are some of the complaints I have seen online. I bought 2 HomePod after they were discontinued. Too bad Apple didn’t market them as much more than a run of the mill smart speaker. Although I have seen Apple do this in the past come out with something I thought was good and they left it on the vine to wither and die. I know the talk is now a video speaker. Why? I can FaceTime or Facebook/messenger anyone I want with my iPhone or iPad. I think that would be a less of a seller than HomePod but I’ll admit I am just Average Joe Consumer. That’s why the ladies and gents there make more in a couple of years there than I would probably my whole working career. That’s ok. They do come out with a lot of hits and a few misses. 
  • Apple developing iPad Pro with glass back and MagSafe, home button-less iPad mini

    MplsP said:
    spice-boy said:
    iPads will get a lot heavier and dropping them will make them a lot more expensive to repair, all this for so called "wireless charging"?
    Yeah, that’s my thought. The battery sizes used for iPads are also quite large, so ‘wireless’ charging would need to improve by an order of magnitude to make it viable. Then there’s all the wasted energy…. 

    I still can’t understand what’s wrong with just plugging it in. 

    I still prefer plugging stuff in. Though I will admit we do have a couple of wireless chargers in the house  and sometimes it is a more convenient to walk by and drop my iPhone AirPod Pros or my Bose Quiet comfort noise canceling ear buds on the pad and walk away. Lazy in my part? Probably. It’s a nice convenience though   Like the poster below you there’s probably a lot of wireless technologies that Apple may be worried of damage to its products. 
  • New 14-inch and 16-inch Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, redesigned Mac mini in pipeline

    The average time between Mini updates is well over a year. Consider that.
    Consider this: Apple is no longer dependent upon Intel for their chips so maybe things will get to where new models yearly appear?
  • Bill Gates was ousted from Microsoft board over staff relationship

    Bill’a legacy is going down the crapper quick
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  • Apple Card grew to an estimated 6.4M cardholders at end of 2020

    My wife and I both have an Apple credit card and if we are buying something from Apple to get the 3% cash back or Apple Pay for the 2% cash back, it never gets used. I have a chase freedom and capital one quicksilver that gets 1.5% back on all purchases and sometimes they have deals for account credits or Discover like until the end of May I’m getting 5% cash back for gas so not enough incentive for us to make it an everyday card we would constantly use. Yes we keep our balances paid off.