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  • Man arrested for tracking car by attaching Apple Watch to a wheel

    No need for Life360 or whatever.

    Just put a cellular Apple Watch into the glove box or something and use Find My.

    I think it’s time for regulators to ban Apple Watch and the whole Find My ecosystem.

    But keep selling guns to anyone, of course.

  • Tile says AirTags helped its business, still says Apple is 'unfair'

    Instead of endless whining about this and that how about joining the Find My network, Tile?

    Plus there is the 4 billion strong Android market. It’s not like iPhone market is the only addressable market for Tile.
  • AirPods, Beats Fit Pro battery swaps nearly impossible, iFixit teardown finds

    I am sure AirPods can be designed with battery packs that can be popped off an replaced.

    It’s impossible if you want the same
    battery life, same size and same weight because the replacement mechanism and battery shelling would consume precious space inside the device.

    Have a look at those tear downs. These things are absolutely packed inside.

    Just make sure you recycle them appropriately and it’s all fine.

    You should also realise that one single EV car battery is equivalent to tens of thousands of AirPods with cases.

    It’s always healthy to understand the proportions of the issues we are talking about.
  • AirPods, Beats Fit Pro battery swaps nearly impossible, iFixit teardown finds

    applguy said:
    So just like every rechargeable Lithium Ion hearing aid on the market today. Does anyone expect rechargeable earpieces to have a user replaceable battery?

    But it seems that nobody cares about the other brands. Only Apple makes the headlines.

    It’s the same with the new Self Service Repair program. 

    Every single company is like Apple used to be: basically nobody except FairPhone sells parts to consumers or unauthorised repair shops.

    Apple is the first to announce anything like this. Yet most of the news were written in a very negative tone - without a single mention about the rest of the industry.

    It’s astonishing.

  • Apple to appeal $12 million Russian antitrust fine in September

    Apple introduced a competing product called Screen Time in iOS 12.”

    Uh no, Screen Time is not a “competing product”. 

    It’s a free feature of iOS and of course you know it.

    Apple’s decision to yank these parental control apps had nothing to do with Screen Time. They abused MDM. Parents using these apps are effectively giving companies like Kaspersky control of their kids’ phones. 

    Apple **lost money** by yanking them out because all of them were paid apps.