reminder: other phones did the notch before the iphone and they were rightfully laughed at. then the iphone did it and it became widely popular
reminder: everybody knows that apple intentionally slows down their old phones to coincide with the release of the newer ones. they even admitted it: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/28/16827248/apple-iphone-battery-replacement-price-slow-down-apology
nothing happened, they didn't stop doing it, but they *did* offer a $29 battery replacement for affected phones c:
reminder: apple was the first important company with the ｃｏｕｒａｇｅ to drop the headphone jack. now that they've done it, everyone is doing it, and this >200 year old standard is dying thanks to them
reminder: if you try to screenshot a movie purchased with itunes on a macOS or iOS device, it won't work. this is presumably to prevent you from taking 24 screenshots per second and stitching them back together into the full movie, because why else would you prevent people from doing this
reminder: apple surpassed $1,000,000,000,000 in value about half a year ago. that's one trillion dollars.
reminder: fuck apple
what a controversial take, i know
i'll always have my apple meme folder to fall back on
mfw so far only two people have defended apple in this thread
mfw i remember that we're not supposed to do chan culture here
@lynnesbian Reminder: Beats headphones are really Apple headphones with a different logo now
@lynnesbian wait, is it confirmed that newer versions of ios slow down older iphones on Purpose, or do newer versions of ios just do more and therefore need better hardware to work?
the former would not be surprising but that article doesn't make it clear
@00dani it's the former. apple admitted themselves that they intentionally slow down their devices to coincide with the new ones
@lynnesbian i said it wouldn't surprise me but. what the wtf the fuck
@00dani they justified it with some bs about older phones' batteries going crappy so to extend battery life they underclock the phones.
if that was a real concern they could have just popped up a notice saying "your battery is dying, you can improve battery life by replacing it, have a nice day" but this is apple we're talking about
i mean honestly if it was an opt-in toggle switch i would personally use it but just forcing it on users is literally BS
@lynnesbian Introducing the Apple I Borg assimilating everything except for products produced by Adobe.
@lynnesbian what is chan culture?
@Expat1975 the culture and posting style of the various *chan sites, e.g. 4chan/8chan
@lynnesbian oh, ok. thanks for the reply.
@lynnesbian that's twoo many
i'd love to be in a position to defend apple, but at best i've only ever made around $53k, so i can't afford to
@lynnesbian I watch Louis Rossmann, you won't find me defending them! XD
@lynnesbian damn you really went off
@radicalrobit i mostly talked about meme reasons rather than the big main problems but thank you
@lynnesbian holy shit that last one D8
@dirt this toot was fantastic, dirt. what's your paypal? i know it's free but i'd like to pay you for it
@lynnesbian a healthy markup is what allowed me to be such a good poster to begin with
@FimbulFlower my apologies for criticising the largest and most powerful corporation in the world
@lynnesbian it's all true. Apple is a horrible corporation and they're ruining everything not just because they do completely awful things because every other company follows what Apple does slavishly. Like the lemmings of myth, if Apple walks off a cliff so will Samsung etc.
@FimbulFlower the thing is though, samsung is one of the few companies that *hasn't* been blindly following apple recently. when apple introduced the notch and removed the headphone jack, samsung didn't copy them, while many other manufactureres did
@lynnesbian ah fair enough. I don't like samsung tho because they seem like another apple.
It was motorola that did this tho. The apple fetish is real.
I never liked the iPhone just on principle, but in 2016 I forced myself to carry a 6S+ for a year just so I could quantify why I'd dislike it. I won't be carrying Apple's new products in my pocket OR in my backpack.
I am still unable to forgive Apple for rebranding the LCII line as Performa and me buying one of those crapboxen. I came to hate that hunk of junk.
@lynnesbian Imagine having 17% of the world's total population in *actively used* products (in other words, there are even more, but these are just the ones that are in use regularly)
@lynnesbian it’s dropped down to around $780bn now because investors are getting the jitters.
Smartphones are now so expensive (and without new killer features) that Western consumers are holding onto them for longer or buying second hand. The Chinese economy is also slowing down, so demand in emerging markets isn’t what it used to be either.
@lynnesbian oh how about how they have 285 billion dollars IN CASH.
Cash. Like if they need to buy Denmark and don't wanna have to wait.
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