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Comment Re:Solution! (Score 1) 383

RTFA ass-hole: “I was in the Balkans covering the refugee crisis in September when I dropped my phone. Because I desperately needed it for work I got it fixed at a local shop, as there are no Apple stores in Macedonia. They repaired the screen and home button, and it worked perfectly.”

Well, dude in Macedonia should have checked into the apple.com/mk site (or googled for "apple macedonia"), click on "Support", click on the link "Apple Authorized Service Providers" under "Contact" down at the bottom of the page, and search from there (there only seems to be one in all of Macedonia anyways - it's about a hundred miles across). IOW just like you do in any other place on Earth where you can buy Apple products.

Comment Re:Solution! (Score 1) 383

Even if it's a genuine Apple fingerprint sensor, the phone still bricks itself. The sensor has a code, and if it changes your phone becomes a paperweight unless Apple waves its magic wand over it.

In other words, fail to pay Apple for the repair and your expensive phone commits suicide.

IOW, it isn't bricked a all.

Comment Re:There's no doubt that... (Score 1) 1822

There's a reason why there isn't an edit button. A very good one too: You don't get to post an inflammatory comment, and then change it after the fact, making your esteemed opponent appear like an asshole for replying in kind. And similar other variations, where people change what they said, and not just fixing typos.

If (and I still don't think it's a good idea) implementing an edit button, at least make it only possible to submit an edit until someone either replied or voted on the comment.

This is 2016. I'm sure there must be a way to also make a button to show previous versions of the post, And for people to then make posts pointing out deceptive edits.

Submission + - Bad USB C cable kills Google reviewer's laptop (amazon.com)

AmiMoJo writes: Google staff member Benson Leung has been reviewing USB C cables on Amazon for some time now, discovering that many are out of spec in one way or another. His most recent find is a cable that damaged his expensive Pixel C laptop and some of his test equipment, due to having the ground and +5V lines swapped over between each end. Ironically, the manufacturer's name is Surjtech.

Comment Re:Apple is doomed (Score 1) 428

But none of those "premium" brands commanded 50% of the market.

At some point the $100 cell phone will be good enough, and then Apple is in big trouble.

Why? If the $100 phone is good enough, it's buyers will stick with it and not buy any other phone until it falls apart. The iPhone buyers OTOH will keep buying a new iPhone every 2 years just like they did before.

IOW your scenario will spell doom for anyone but Apple.

Comment Re:Bring back Woz (Score 1) 428

With Woz, we'd get actual great Apple products, they just wont appeal to Apple's core audience who dont care about reliability, modability and usability and just want to be told they're awesome for buying Apple.

Hrrm. What was the last half-way decent product by Woz again? That remote control in the 80s? Heck, if Apple followed Woz or you on how to build a car, The Homer would look better.

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