Devices with replaceable batteries, but without this material, will simply burn until the device is ruined anyway.
... FORTRAN but purely for legacy reasons, nobody does new development in it.
You are so laughably out of touch with reality that it's a wonder you can find your way to slashdot. You are so incredibly ignorant that it's a shame you were taught to breathe.
ObjC is a great language. Far easier to learn than C++, and far more fun. And the compiler is free. No one stopped others from developing ObjC code bases.
Developer lock-in for Swift? Have you been to swift.org lately?
Easier? Probably millions of wasted man hours and you call it easier?
Microsoft keep doing that with their new "features" and people keep paying them.
How, exactly, are pictures sent to Microsoft "private" from Microsoft's perspective? Is it a privacy violation if you mail me a letter and I open it?
Samsung literally copy everything Apple do. I've got an LG G3 and I don't plan to ever upgrade unless necessary. Screw buying the "latest model" so I can get a shittier phone.
Also, rumor mill says the Samsung Galaxy S8 will also be USB-C only.
I have the AirPods and while they're not perfect, I find that they're much better than the standard EarPods.
And nothing is more vexing than having to sit there and untangle a set of wired earphones each and every time I want to use them...
In the Android camp, phones like Lenovo's Moto Z and Moto Z Force and China's LeEco have already scrapped the 3.5mm headphone jack; to listen to music on the company's three latest phones, users need to plug in USB Type-C headphones, go wireless, or use a dongle.
The writing is on the wall.
What's with the "incompatible" proprietary chip remark? The W1 helps automatic pairing with iOS and OS X devices, but AirPods are entirely compatible with older iPhones, iPads, Macs, and even Android phones. They work better with Apple devices, but Bluetooth is Bluetooth.
I have some and I'll give them 4 stars. Bumping the battery life would take it up to 4.5, and using the built-in microphone to check ambient sound levels and automatically raising or lowering the volume to match would take it up to 5.
There are currently over 10,000 federal statutes. Can you say, categorically, that you are not currently breaking any of them?
"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him." -- Cardinal Richelieu
You are an asshole. You are stupid, ignorant and fucked-up. You have zero redeeming qualities.
Oh, and you didn't even read the patent claims.
The Tao is like a glob pattern: used but never used up. It is like the extern void: filled with infinite possibilities.