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  • Apple warns against AirTag replacement batteries with bitter coatings

    tmonline said:
    “Pull the product from its shelves”, smh.

    We need products to be serviceable by us is what I heard everyone was screaming and when a manufacturer make them such then some site concerns. 

    I say, for concerned consumers, apple should drill a hole and put a fugly Philips screw at the back or just super glue it for them. Those people don’t deserve easy replaceable parts. 

    A Philips screw seems like a very reasonable solution.  Who cares if it's "fugly" if it makes the product safer (and in the process makes it less likely that the battery will fall out)?


    williamlondon
  • Apple says hardware leaks harm consumers

    Apple is full of it, of course.  Secrecy hurts customers, particularly business customers.  It makes planning much harder when there's not even a vague roadmap, let alone knowledge of the next year of products.

    Surprises are for children's birthday toys.  They're completely inappropriate for technology.
    pulseimageselijahgpscooter63chemengin1
  • 'High-end' Apple Silicon iMac may not arrive until 2022

    docno42 said:
    Screw "high end" - just ship a freaking Apple Silicon iMac with a larger screen already!

    Why?  We can get a much better Intel iMac 27" today.  We don't need a crippled Apple silicon version.  16GB RAM vs 128GB RAM capability is kind of a no-brainer, Intel is a better choice than M1.
    williamlondon
  • 2022 Mac Pro said to use Intel Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 CPU

    This seems unlikely.

    It's very unlike Apple to admit that they made a terrible mistake.  Apple silicon was and is a terrible mistake.
    williamlondonelijahg
  • MacBook Pro with mini LED backlighting set for fall launch

    aderutter said:
    Get yourself a new cable if you need usb-a.
    or at least an adaptor for a couple of dollars. 


    Oh, sure, because the dongle pocket in my computer bag doesn't already weigh almost as much as the computer itself.  I'll just throw in a few more dozen.

    And it's not like I can take any out at this point, I actually had to use the mini-DVI to DVI adapter a few weeks ago.  At least I don't have to regularly carry any SCSI adapters any more, it's been a few years since I needed one, so that's all in a separate SCSI data recovery bag.
    williamlondonmuthuk_vanalingam