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  • 'Fortnite' refund applications open for $245 million Epic settlement

    Isn't this the company that on "moral grounds" is fighting paying Apple their fair share for using Apple's App Store?
  • Woman accidentally discovers swallowed AirPods are acid resistant for nine hours

    I'm happy for her, but if it were me... I'd keep the story, but buy a new pair.  :)
    For me, it would depend on whether it was an upper or lower endoscopy.  :#
  • There is no official iPhone 15 sales ban in China, regulator confirms

    Just as we want to keep their Huawei 5G infrastructure out for security reasons, they are justified in keeping their government officials from using Apple devices for business.  I think they're wrong, but it's a reasonable justification. They're not stopping consumers from buying them.
  • Apple's 'Mother Nature' sketch was a complete dud, and didn't belong in the iPhone 15 even...

    I didn't think the Mother Nature skit was filler.  I thought the whole event was filler because the devices introduced had minor feature updates that don't match up to the marketing hyperbole at all.  Does any consumer really care how many transistors comprise the phone's CPU or what kind of foil the battery is wrapped in?  They're very good devices and so are the ones that preceded them.  

    I find Apple's pre-recorded presentations to be overproduced and not fun to watch.  The transitions have annoying music and are much too long.  The locations where the presenters speak are distracting.  The crazy boring minutiae that are hyped to the point of exhaustion . . .   The presentations used to be pretty exciting.  Granted that Apple often had only incremental updates to introduce and still hyped minor stuff but the presentations were pretty straightforward and to the point and often enough there was . .  one more thing . . . that was exciting.
  • Apple's 'Mother Nature' sketch was a complete dud, and didn't belong in the iPhone 15 even...

    NickoTT said:
    I was watching the stock price go UP during the Mother Nature presentation! Critics will be critics.
    So which part of the presentation caused the stock to end DOWN $3 for the day? 

    You must have been watching some other stock because AAPL was up slightly at the market open and from a few minutes after the open it was down the ENTIRE DAY.   When the event started, AAPL was down about $1 and went steadily down about another $3 over the following hour.  A bit after 2 the stock recovered slightly before falling again.  I stopped watching the event at 2 after the Mother Nature skit so I can confidently and correctly say that AAPL was not going up at all during that bit.