One demo device they showed me (No disclosure of details because I am under NDA) would slide to attract just as if it were a standard magnet and then it would break away just upon being pushed past the lock point. Think of this one. Ponder it for a while. You mean I could have a motor pole that attracted in just like normal and then actually got repelled away as soon as it passed without any added energy? (no coils or electricity????) Thought you might like to think a long time on this one. This is much more of a discovery set than you might think. No CMR isn't publically proposing to use it for this. Just study on this for a while.
So they created a magnetic spring that will pull as well as push. I can see how that would be an improvement over metal springs that will break over time, but I can see a whole slew of other problems arising from the need to properly shield the darn things to keep particulates from sticking and creating friction.
Long term it'll save lost of money.
Yeah, that's what happens to all my coinage too.
A company rarely researches something without a reason, so Apple has obviously seen enough loss from warranty replacement to try to find some way to shift the blame from themselves to the consumer for a product's failure. They have also apparently justified this by seeing a large percentage of these replacements being approved by inaccurate failure descriptions from users. If this is true, the new sensors would be a (somewhat) legitimate countermeasure.
Or Apple could just be looking for a way to shift the blame to the users by just stating, "You broke it, we have sensors that prove it," regardless of what really happened.
Either way, it amounts to declaring war on the end users on the warranty front.
The first rule of seeking relationship advice on Slashdot:
1. Do not seek relationship advice on Slashdot.
That's right. Seek it from the man pages. For example, man ifconfig is all about teaching yourself how to communicate.
Emacs, you insensitive clod.
You mispelled ed.
Fixed that for you.
MS deserves hate for some things, but when they play by the rules is hardly one of them.