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I think you’re misinterpreting his message… More importantly, you’re both wrong to compare swapping batteries in a car like doing so with laptops, cell phones, and iPads.
He was using the issue of not being able to swap batteries as a direct disadvantage to one of the many uses of batteries in and of themselves. What’s great about batteries is that you have the ability to swap them; but how important this is depends on the use of the device. This is great for certain applications (think power tools), but not a necessity for cell phones these days (you mentioned external battery packs as a great alternative).
But you can’t use an “external battery pack” to charge your car! You can’t have something dragging behind your car in case you need to refuel (well… maybe? Haha).
Phones are meant to be kept sleek and small and portable to fit in your pocket. Having a built in, non-removable battery to maximize internal space seems to make perfect sense. But what’s important to differentiate is that the phone can still be used while being charged on the external battery pack. As I mentioned, unless you have something dragging behind your car as a massive battery pack to continually charge it while driving, it’s just simply not the same. Portable power tools currently also have this problem… it can’t work and be charged at the same time, the batteries need to be swappable.
about 23 hours ago
Thanks for all your comments everyone! I’m always impressed on how intelligent The Verge community is! :)
I was thinking since they have the Retina screen implemented on their latest iPad, it might now be possible on the Air. That being said, I can imagine just from reading the comments that there must be some major differences between the two that clearly makes for a more complicated implementation; both in hardware issues as well as overall business strategy.
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Well that’s kind of the ultimate question isn’t it? Or, it is as least ONE of the the ultimate “science versus religion” questions!
When Josh asked this, he was clearly attempting to get some type of interesting answer. It’s a very loaded question to ask, but it’s also very interesting in my opinion. These days, many people question their own religion as our culture’s morals, values and beliefs continues to evolve. In fact, many modern-day scientific explorations pose this question all the time; the Large Hydron Collider is a prime example of science attempting to find “the god particle”, and other aspects of our physical universe.
Anyone who possesses a scientific mind, or at least a mind that is curious and open to questioning existing ideologies, will find value and interest in these type of questions. Therefore, just as I can understand some people getting offended by this question, it is equally just as offensive to refrain from asking it.
omg OMG! This really is EPIC NEWS!! To this day when one of my friends or my younger bro comes over to visit, we’ll always play Starwars: Battlefront 2 purely out of tradition. We’ll take out the ol’ xbox (that is, the first xbox that magically still works), a few beers, a bowl of chips, and do galactic conquest late into the night.
Out of all the progression in online gaming, I still hold a lot of value in the old-school way of gaming on a split-screen TV, and being able to high-five or punch each other during gameplay. We’ve talked for years if they’ll ever make a Starwars: Battlefront 3, only to conclude that the series has most likely ended.
So you can understand why I’m SO pumped right now. I really haven’t been this excited for a video game in a very long time! This might be the one game that will finally retire my old xbox for something new. It would be worth it in every way.
8 days ago
“Instead, they have been replaced with stark, largely white and open app spaces; colorful, almost child-like icons; pencil thin, abstract controls for settings.”
23 days ago