Yeah, but I cannot imagine the toll it takes on the poor bastards who have to code and test these tools.
Hope they have easy access to help and support, should they need it.
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That’s one of the best logos I’ve ever seen.
If the decision was Retina screen with similar battery life, or same HD screen with all-day battery; I’m glad they chose the latter.
I can only speak for myself, but I’m upgrading from my 2011 Air to the new model, I wouldn’t have done that without the massive battery improvements as it’s the only thing I dislike about the laptop.
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Have to agree. And if Tim Cook ends up following through on his D11 comment regarding opening up API’s (hopefully setting default apps), it could become the dictionary definition of best of both worlds.
That said, stock HTC One is my next work phone – just because I love being in both ecosystems.
Are you being deliberately obtuse? That’s a US seller (which means a ton of fees when it arrives in the UK) and you have to install it yourself, so kiss goodbye your warranty. For what? A £10 saving?
And if a UK third party repair center bought them bulk, they would need to include a margin which means it’s still even more expensive than Apple.
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It’s £170 ($260) to fix a cracked screen. I don’t care how that compares to other manufacturers, it’s way too much to deal with a crack in a 4" screen.
Seriously, if even Apple is trying to make something cheaper, you know it’s expensive.
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I once arrived at a London-based Apple store around 10am, needing to get my phone replaced which takes about 10 minutes including the time to pay the fee. The store was practically empty (probably 5 customers including myself), but the guy with the appointment iPad said their Genius Bar staff were all very busy and I would have to make an appointment for another day.
I shit you not, there were three times the amount of staff compared to customers. But whatever, I guess some people just love exerting whatever little power they have.
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I did not know that! Good to know there are others suffering from expensive repairs – misery loves company…
See above, not available here :(
The AppleCare with accidental damage (AppleCare+) isn’t available in the UK and I’ve never heard of complimentary replacements for user-damaged phones over here.
It’s anecdotal, but any time I’ve visited a US Apple store compared to the UK, it’s day and night. Much more friendly, quicker to get help and often you can walk in and talk to a Genius there and then. In the UK, if you don’t have a Genius appointment pre-booked, they act like you’re trying to see the Queen.
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I went to bed angry at myself for dropping my phone into a toilet
Had that exact same feeling when I dropped my phone onto concrete getting out of my car. Apple really needs to do something about their insane repair fees.
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I was a Sky customer for a long time. Knowing their incompetence, that sounds about right.
They probably pushed out their own apps as ‘updates’ to existing ones using Sky’s Google account.
Google Play store apps aren’t hand checked like iOS ones are. Pretty sure it’s mostly automated with basic checks for malware etc. A computer wouldn’t notice if it was obviously a completely different app the way a human would.
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Google seems to be really cracking down on Youtube apps that allow downloading recently. McTube has just been removed from the iOS App Store :(
And a clearer source, where he basically spells it out…
“They would be paying the same price we paid, or less?” we asked.
“Let’s assume it’s a new game, so the answer is yes, it will be the same price,” Harrison said.
Nope, looks like I was (unfortunately) right. Phil Harrison indicated the used game fee, while not finalized, will be high to begin with, then reduce as the game gets older.
So basically expect the used game fee to be close to $60 for a new title.
Not so fast. The ‘used game’ pass will have to be expensive, otherwise people will buy a game for $60, install it, and immediately sell it back for $40.
I’m guessing $30 ‘used game’ fee.
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