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 surpassed $1,000,000,000,000 in value about half a year ago. that's one trillion dollars.
@lynnesbian Reminder: Beats headphones are really Apple headphones with a different logo now
@lynnesbian we're living in 2019 and these people are living in 2439 and trying to curry favour with the Ferengi
@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
That meaningless bar chart is a thing Amazon does too. Not in keynotes. In meetings with publishing houses whose books they sell.
They say to publishers, "This is how well your books are selling," and show them a bar graph with no numbers. Nothing. No information. The publishing house just has to trust that whatever ridiculous amount they pay to Amazon is worth it.
@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 >tfw the chan just leaks out n you just post through it
@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 boosted from my iPhone
@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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