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Knowing Apple a bit, I wouldn’t be surprised if this would lead to iPhones with no ports whatsoever.
It’s the inevitable ultimate conclusion of Apple’s design strategy either way, and Apple has never been afraid to kill off a "vital" port or peripheral before anyone else realised there was a future possible without it.
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Are you sure there really still is a Lightning accessory ecosystem to speak of?
More and more – if not most – of the accessory ecosystem is wireless these days.
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The ultimate iPhone this year is the penultimate iPhone next year.
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In a Bitcoin newsflow entirely dominated by endless irrelevant chatter about investment and speculation, it’s good to finally see some news about Bitcoin as a currency.
It will be fun to finally see the actual use case put to a test. Will there be any real life (large scale) adoption of Bitcoin as a day to day currency? Will any employee or employer choose (or accept) to negotiate their salary in Bitcoin? Or is Bitcoin fundamentally too volatile to function as a currency – and is it destined to be just a mechanism for speculation?
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I’m mostly fine with an electric Mercedes looking like any other Mercedes. Most of the form of a car is the result of design decisions which have no relation to the engine, so I don’t think there’s really any reason for electric cars to look radically different from non-electric cars. I’m not a fan of all the blue hues and visual glitter we saw at the first generation of electric cars – there’s no need to desperately try and to leave visual clues about "being electric".
But there are two obvious exceptions… Electric engines don’t require grills, and don’t require exhausts. So I don’t see why Mercedes would keep there elements on an electric car at all. The black plastic cover really only amplifies this – it makes it feel even more like a nonsensical afterthought.
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It was a conflict between a platform and a banking partner.
Eventually won by the platform. A platform which played all in – ready to loose it all. Was it always a bluf? If it was, it was bluf which created enough pressure for the banking partner to give in.
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Interesting. OnlyFans did obtain the very best possible result here.
It’s a clever little game they played. By showing they were ready to radically take their losses, they put all the pressure on their own financial partners, who’d be first in line to loose big in this act of financial self-destruction as well. Whichever partner was the problem here, they must have had quite a few phone calls from the other financial partners about how "there must be another possible solution here"…