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  • If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you, then so was Steve Jobs

    Setting this report aside, we can also look at what has changed:

    First iPhone came with a dock. That later became a $30 accessory, today it's $49, with the only change being the colour.
    The CCK came with a SD Card reader plus a USB adapter. Sold for $30. Today still being sold for $30, but per adapter, doubling the price.
    Replacing the glass used to be $60, then $90, then $229, then came the iPhoneX: $550 to replace the glass.

    Obviously things have changed, especially with the glass/displays. But what all seemed 'reasonable' now come across as greedy to some...and these folks will likely be very sincere in their believes. Possibly even 'right'.


    elijahgrogifan_newmuthuk_vanalingam
  • If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you, then so was Steve Jobs

    To pick a nit:

    Consistent gross margins don't tell me anything about changes to the affordability of products. One doesn't need to be a financial analyst to figure out that the price of a 15" MacBook Pro is substantially higher, even after inflation, than it was five years ago. If the reason for that isn't growing margins, then obviously costs have also increased. Maybe Apple has a problem with cost control and/or spending decisions?
    Well, the $13,000 chairs for the new campus certainly haven't helped reduce costs.
    elijahg
  • Apple's 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna technology in lieu of LCP

    Katie Marsal said:
    The analyst [Ming-Chi Kuo], who has long been respected for his insights into Apple's future product plans...
    Wait, what?
    mac_dogmacplusplusSolichasmleavingthebiggberndog
  • Apple launches replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pro SSDs, warns of data loss

    Rayz2016 said:
    All companies in the EU, since it's required by law to give the customer 2 years warranty.
    The article says machines that are three years old qualify.
    Touché
    watto_cobra
  • Apple launches replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pro SSDs, warns of data loss

    sflocal said:
    elijahg said:
    So much for SSDs being reliable enough to be soldered on. Apple's now going to have to replace $600 logic boards rather than $100 SSDs. Perhaps this is why the Mini is not quite as monolithic as it could have been...
    No one ever said SSD drives were 100% fault proof.  The can and do fail, just like hard drives and RAM chips.  They’re rare but it happens.  

    This is a non-issue.  Apple is backing it up even without Applecare.  Name any other company that does that out of warranty?
    All companies in the EU, since it's required by law to give the customer 2 years warranty.
    elijahg