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I would still prefer the same features in PowerBeats Pro design, but this is also fine.
Not every station supports phone tapping.
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Some governments do.
In the Netherlands, AFAIK, you need a moped license for a speed pedelec (an e-bike that can go up to 45 km/h). You also need to get a license plate for it, insure it and wear a helmet when riding it.
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The insurance is actually a very valid point. If this thing crashes into something on full speed, it could easily cause a lot of damage. And if it crashes into a person – it could easily kill that person. An insurance, at least, ensures that the damage is paid.
Typical cycling "all of the fun, none of the responsibilities" mustn’t apply to this.
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OTOH is it possible to ask Europe to use Wechat?
I don’t think so. AFAIK, WeChat in China is big not only because it’s a good (and more importantly – government-approved) messenger, but because it’s also a lot of other things (payments, WeChat apps etc). Those things are either not relevant for Europe, or require a lot of approvals and groundwork (payments, for example – so far I’ve seen only one place that said "We accept WeChat Pay"). And if we’re talking just about the messenger – I don’t think WeChat has anything there, that’s not present in other messengers.
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Sure, you can send an sms. Unless it’s an international one, then it becomes expensive. Unless it’s the other way around and less tech-savvy people have no idea how to contact you (for example, my parents – they have no idea how to message me outside of Whatsapp). Unless… the list can continue.
It’s not like WA/IG couldn’t have a similar situation if they were unrelated to Facebook. Mistakes happen and then show how vulnerable Internet is – a single configuration error can cause a lot of issues.
QC45 are a nice pair of headphones and I would really love to get them – but my original QC35 are still going strong after 5 years of use. Hopefully, these will offer the same level of durability and robustness for new owners.
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I’m neck-deep into Apple ecosystem, but let me do the headcount just for fun:
- 4 devices with Lightning (phone, tablet, two headphones)
- 2 devices with USB-C (laptop and a system camera). Technically three, but the third one is from the company so doesn’t count.
- 1 device with iPod connector
- 15 devices with microUSB (ranging from a decade-old power banks and Kindle Paperwhite from before USB-C to a most recent bike computer)
- 3 devices with proprietary connectors (two watches and a laptop)
I think that switching the iPhone to USB-C won’t solve the problem…
Comment 2 replies, 3 recs
So if this actually happens and Apple does make a USB-C iPhone, all the customers who had iPhones before will immediately produce e-waste – because they’ll have to throw away all their Lightning cables and peripherals. Or does EU expect all those things to just magically disappear?
P.S. It wasn’t long ago when EU demanded all phones to have microUSB. AFAIK Apple made a Lightning-microUSB adapter and it was enough.