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No, Sony are being dicks about it because Dbrand are being loud dicks about it WHILE making money off Sony’s product.
You keep saying that "M1 is the top-level Apple silicon" line.
The words don’t mean what you think they do. They are certainly Apples best home-made silicon, and they are certainly what they market the most at the moment. But they are in the entry level computers. Apple even made a point of announcing this fact – that they would start off with the M1 in the "smallest" macs and then build from there.
The M1 is beating the cr.. out of many higher-end processors, that’s true. But the M1 macs are stil entry level macs.
Why is it so important you to make it sound like that isn’t the case?
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When a company is so anti-consumer it kills one of the few good ideas if had.
It’s odd when people have a need to label a company, whose customers are extremely happy with their products, pay a high price for those products, keep buying those products, and keep using those products for decades, as "anti-consumer".
Sure, not everything Apple do is great. And yes, they make far too much money.
But perhaps people should calm down a bit? Apple make phones, iPads, watches, computers, and accessories to go with them. Some things they get right, some things are so-so, and some things fail. MagSafe is approaching the fail category, whether due to lack of interest from Apple, or maybe it was an idea that was really great but just doesn’t really work in actual use.
I have a house full of Apple products, because I like them and they work well for me – but there are lots of there products that I have no use for, and some of their ideas I don’t agree with – I miss TouchID for example, much better than FaceID.
I just don’t see why it seems that everything from Apple MUST be a brilliant, well-designed revelation and conquer the world? In this business you pretty often have to throw …. at the wall and see what sticks.
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And then your processors won’t ever run hot!
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For a physical good, for every unit sold, you must provide a lot of backend for each unit individually. For a digital good, there’s the initial cost for the first item and every unit after that point is pretty negligible.
There’s considerable distinctions between physical and digital goods. And in the grocery example, even with all of that overhead, the margins are still much lower than the apps Apple is selling.
Again – the App Store is a store selling stuff. Because they are an attractive store in an attractive OS on an attractive phone, they can set their prices and profits high.
All stores do this. You can bet that is your local green grocers could sell apples at $15 each, they would.
But here you are, telling the store owner what the cost of running the store are, and what profit margin the store should have. Why? What gives you the right to tell someone else what prices they can charge?
Be annoyed all you want. Be angry with Apple all you want. Stay away from Apple and their apps all you want. Choose a rival product – you have that right. Just like you would choose one supermarket over another. Vote with your wallet, go somewhere else if you don’t feel you are getting value for your money and you can get better elsewhere.
But why do you feel that you should get to tell the store owner what the prices must be?
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A store is a store. A store sells stuff, often stuff that others have made, and takes a cut of the price the stuff is sold for.
If your store, or the stuff you sell, or both, is good enough you can take a big cut. If you are less popular, you take a smaller cut.
I don’t get the arbitrary distinction between real stuff and digital stuff, unless you want to apply the "but it doesn’t cost anything" to everything digital.
You are perfectly allowed to feel that Apples 30% cut is too much. Then shop somewhere else. "But there isn’t anywhere else to shop!". Yes there is. You don’t have to have an iPhone. You can buy an Android phone and get apps cheaper there and with the sideloading and whatever else openness Android offers.
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So you are saying that software should be free? Once Nintendo have earned back their production costs of the next Mario game, and made a reasonable profit on the investment, the game should be free of charge for digital downloads because there is no cost involved?
Where do you draw the line?
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Also – a movie has to make sense. I mean, suspend disbelief enough to accept zombies and superheroes, and regular people with superhero-like kick-ass skills and explosions everywhere yes, but it has to make sense. Resident Evil doesn’t make any kind of sense. It’s not supposed to, it’s a game. In a game you can go into the basement of a police station, find a hidden key and suddenly be in an old Victorian mansion. If it’s fun and challenging in a game, then you don’t need anything else.
In a movie? Well… It doesn’t work as well. I’ll watch this, and I’ll enjoy it – but I’m guessing it’ll be more weird and just off than anything ekse…
Sorry, but no – they are saying that the lowish battery life is offset by the quick charging. That’s an everyday scenario, an everyday use case. If you’re not around a charger during your regular day, it won’t help you. But if you are, the combination will work for you. Other fast charging phones are available of course, so it’s not a reason to specially get the 12 mini over others, but it is something that makes that phone work for a lot of people.
And like I said – it’s not really an improvement, is it. Maybe it’s just me, but I never used to have to sit and colourcode my cables just to keep track of them. But hey, we get to call them all USB-C so apparently that’s a win.
Facebook: If we do things the right, proper and morally sound way, we would make a good living. If we do things the wrong, evil and morally twisted way, we will make billions.
I wonder what they choose every single day.
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That’s fine. It’s also very complicated, and absolutely not better than having proprietary chargers. And it doesn’t make life simpler at all. Maybe that’s my biggest beef with USB-C. It’s fine, but it doesn’t make things simpler, and when you consider the many different types of cables and charging bricks all with different Watts, then we’ve pretty much gone from proprietary chargers to proprietary USB-C chargers. Very slight improvement if you ask me…