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  • MacBook Pro will regain SD card reader and HDMI port in 2021, Kuo says

    jas99 said:
    This doesn’t sound credible. None of those ports are useful to the vast majority of pro users. 
    And eliminate the TouchBar? I use that every-single-time I use my Mac. It’s genius. They had better keep it. 
    I agree. I love the Touch Bar.
  • $3,000 Apple mixed-reality visor could debut in 2022 with premium features

    macbear01 said:
    Can the average person pay $3,000 for a headset like this? Can an above-average earner even afford this? This needs to be completely disposable income (I’m sure this will be somewhat controversial and there will be many different views on how income would be determined to be disposable). Most people that will buy this should probably be putting that money in a retirement or savings account and planning for their future. The people that can afford this without any considerations, probably have all the money they need. I mean, I could afford these if they came out right now, but I don’t think I could justify it. Maybe those are just my demons. 

    It costs as much as one of their higher-end laptops. I’m already having issues with the high cost of their iPhones even though I can afford one for myself and my partner every year at the current cost. It just seems like a whole lot. 
    What it is worth depends on what it can do that you would value. What will this do for me that would make it worthwhile is my question?
  • Snap says upcoming iOS 14 privacy feature presents risk to business

    I wonder if people will be willing to pay for these services rather than sell their data. If you could choose to either pay a monthly fee to use Facebook versus selling your data to Facebook, what would you choose?
  • Don't expect the 'Apple Car' to have a steering wheel, analyst says

    There will not be cars without steering wheels for a very long time. The technology is not close to making this a reasonable option.
  • Early AirPods Max teardown reveals massive drivers, strategically placed logic boards

    mike54 said:
    With all that fancy circuitry in there, I guess there is no room for just a simple on/off switch.

    I'm hoping for a much cheaper version, that sounds decent, with the same level of ANC, H1 chip, but without the spacial computational audio stuff, no gyro's  and I don't even need a sensor in each ear cup to pause sound.

    I have ordered a pair of these headphones and am looking forward to testing them out,, but am puzzled by lack of an on/off switch. I have yet to hear of a single justification for this.