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  1. This is news. Valve’s work in getting Linux to be faster is paying off. Also, I did a summary of things.
  2. You can watch the video. Nothing was skipped. Linux is just that much more efficient at rendering this game on AMD graphics hardware than Windows.
  3. The frame rates are 48% higher than stock Windows. If you use DXVK on Windows to render using Vulkan, the frame rates increase by 25%. Valve’s improvements to the Linux graphics drivers were not used because a bug caused hangs. When the bug is fixed, Linux should perform even better. This was with a Vega 56 graphics card. The full system specifications are in the video description.
  4. The guys hurt by this are 300,000+ people who were sold defective devices or paid for repairs with defective parts, not Apple. The number of fake phones sold is equal to about 0.05% of Apple’s annual sales. That is practically a rounding error. Not to mention that these parts were supposed to be destroyed anyway. Apple really did not lose much, which likely contributed to how this operation went undetected for so long.
  5. The only thing that they trust Foxconn to do is to assemble components that they had made elsewhere according to a process Apple likely designed, box the finished products, ship them out and destroy the ones that were defective. Apple presumably does not give Foxconn anything more to do than that given that they do not seem to source any components from Foxconn. I am not sure if Foxconn even does anything other than assembly for third parties. Assembling others’ property seems to be their entire business.
  6. Apple has Foxconn assemble parts that Apple had built elsewhere. Apple should own them given that Foxconn is just an assembly plant. The contracts for the parts are between Apple and other companies, not Foxconn and other companies. Furthermore, these parts include Apple’s SoC, which Apple definitely owns. It is not property of Foxconn and Foxconn cannot do whatever it wants with it.
  7. If they did not trust them to do their jobs, then they would not have them build the iPhone. A contractor that you cannot trust is not worth hiring, no matter how cheap they are.
  8. iPhones are far more custom than laptops. The same things largely do not apply. Just look through the parts that go into building the iPhone in the strange parts videos. They are nearly all clearly custom designs Apple. They might have a few components in the parts that are not custom such as resistors, but those are not considered parts. Calling the logic board off the shelf because it is made with them is like saying that the SoC is off the shelf because it is made from silicon. That said, most laptop manufacturers would sell you just about any piece of a laptop as a spare part, including the ones that are really third party components that they had no role in making (like a SATA drive).
  9. Apple seems to have trusted the guys at Foxconn. I guess that won’t happen anymore.
  10. Why do you think that the authentication chips are meant to restrict parts availability? They were meant to enable Apple to tell if devices being returned contain the original parts. If one gets missed and somehow makes it to a customer as a refurbished model, the warning that the battery needs to be serviced would cause them to come back to get things fixed. I am not sure if even selling their own parts cheaply would tackle the return scam because it would still cheaper to just scam Apple to get genuine parts from a phone that is then returned with either counterfeit versions or worn parts from an old phone. Apple cannot undercut the nearly free parts that the iPhone return scam gets. They could just repair all iPhones for free for a period of like 5 years to tackle this, but they are not that generous. Doing that would also wipe out the market for third party repair, so if they did the one thing that would fix the problem, we would not have people complaining about the issues for third party repair as there would be none.
  11. This thread is about their phones rather than their laptops. Would you make another thread for their laptops?
  12. Those “rejected boards” are stolen property. Apple owns them and they were supposed to be destroyed in accordance with Apple’s wishes. It is not actually legal to purchase them. They are also not slightly custom. They are entirely original designs made by Apple. For example, their custom ARM SoC that is on the logic board is not something that is sold outside of finished products. The ones on the market are either stolen or taken from phones that became organ donors. Some of those organ donor phones were also stolen. The iPhone’s logic board is the one part of the iPhone that cannot be made by a third party as a generic component. As for the screen and battery of a laptop, they tend to be custom orders to match Apple’s specifications (who else still uses 16:10 screens in laptops?). You might have luck getting the same panel on a laptop (as they might not be a custom order) from the factory through a distributor, but you won’t have much luck with the lithium battery given that they are polymer versions literally designed for the device. The only way to get them from the same factory would be to do a bulk custom order with the same specifications that Apple gave the factory, but those are not public. That said, since you are a single person, the factories likely won’t be interested in taking your order unless you want like 10000 of the same thing. The only way to get access to a reliable source of genuine parts would be if Apple were willing to sell them, but sadly, they are not interested in selling those. For a laptop battery, you would probably need to settle for a third party generic like those sold by ifixit.
  13. You did not buy that from Amp/Tyco. You got it through BMW. If BMW refused to sell it like Apple did, you likely could not go to Amp/Tyco to get the same part that they sell to BMW. As you said, it is a custom part. If you wanted something compatible, you would likely need to do a bulk order of a custom compatible part that might not be exactly the same.
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