The problem was not with the USB devices but with waking up from sleep when a USB 3.0 device was connected. It was barely ever an issue (Intel categorized it as a nuisance). And most importantly, they implemented a fix more than two months ago. No board shipping after July 15 will have the issue and only a few that have been made thus far have the bug.
I really don’t think Sprint has as long as way to go as people think. I have had LTE here in Tampa, covering nearly the entire city since October/November. In Gainesville I had LTE coverage everywhere I visited as early as February, and in Miami as early as January. Even though sprint is only “testing” those cell sites, they provide full, strong coverage and consistent speeds. Their announcements simply don’t keep pace with actual, usable service. The towers are up and working, they just aren’t announcing them until they are validated for an engineering standpoint, which is more than can be said of Verizon which has been “launching” cities when they reach 40-50% coverage, which wasn’t even consistent. Those cities have been fleshed out at this point, but they took a different tactic in their announcements than Sprint is.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more obviously misleading graph in my life. Non-equal intervals on the x-axis???? 13 months, then 6 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 5 months? I expect a lot more from you Verge.