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Death of the Lightning port

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2 hours ago, mxk. said:

No but my school district is incredibly poor and kids use their phone allll the time. Lots of iphone 6s' and 6's on their last legs but families don't have enough money to get the newer phones for their kids.

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Just a little rant,

 

Nike is headquartered here, where I live in Oregon and they own a boat load of land. They have some stupid ass deal with our city and they don't have to pay taxes for all the goddamn land they own. My district could be a little less poor if Nike actually helped out a bit. Even Intel helps some, but it doesn't do too much.

 

I wonder why nvidia doesn't donate to my high school, bc Jensen graduated from my high school.. Wishful thinking ig

 

It's the same here. Many people in my city either have to do shady stuff to get by or they just try to work the only minimum wage job they can find.

17 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Yeah, I suppose. My parents don't buy me phones, I usually have to pay for them myself. There's definitely a split in kids everywhere. I see people at my school get a new phone and airpods (ew) every year. I see literally no need to get a new phone every year, it's such a waste of money.

Again, same here. I paid for my phone myself.

In my school there's a split in kids too. Some kids have brand new iPhones and some have half-broken iPhone 4's and nearly dead Alcatel phones.

There's a whole group of kids with iPhone 8's and iPhone X's. Some people in my friend group do have some nice phones, but they pay for them theirselves.

2 hours ago, DrMacintosh said:

Magsafe was an extremely flimsy connector. It knocked off with any torque. It was also a dedicated port and was always on the left side of the machine. Its better that it's gone imo. 

I preferred Magsafe tbh.. I honestly wish it was adopted on all laptops. It's one of the few apple 'inventions' that I actually think is quite useful.

I've got a 2007 MBP and Magsafe has been fine for me. Never once have I knocked the connector off the laptop (apart from tripping over it of course)


 

 

 

 

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my prediction: watch apple be the first to implement drm on their C port in order to keep their certification business 


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19 minutes ago, 1kv said:

but they pay for them theirselves

at least they know the value of a dollar


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Something I just realized...

 

With any iPhone with a lighting port, you can suspend said iPhone by the cable. Don’t think you can do that with USB-C. 


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1 minute ago, DrMacintosh said:

Something I just realized...

 

With any iPhone with a lighting port, you can suspend said iPhone by the cable. Don’t think you can do that with USB-C. 

Suspend... as in hold in the air by the cable?


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1 minute ago, Suika said:

Suspend... as in hold in the air by the cable?

Yes


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3 hours ago, DrMacintosh said:

Magsafe was an extremely flimsy connector. It knocked off with any torque. It was also a dedicated port and was always on the left side of the machine. Its better that it's gone imo. 

It's better that a connector which wouldn't allow you're Macbook to be yanked off a desk by its power cord..is gone?


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2 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

It's better that a connector which wouldn't allow you're Macbook to be yanked off a desk by its power cord..is gone?

That is a drawback yes, but the fact that you have 4 ports to choose from and can charge on any side is better than a single dedicated port imo. Even if said port has accidental trip protection. 


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6 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Yes

I held my Pixel 2 XL up to test that and uh... yea it's just fine, the connector holds on pretty confidently.


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4 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

That is a drawback yes, but the fact that you have 4 ports to choose from and can charge on any side is better than a single dedicated port imo. Even if said port has accidental trip protection. 

It's down to opinion, but I know which one I'd rather.

i'd much rather have a dedicated port than not have a broken laptop if i trip on the charger ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, 1kv said:

i'd much rather have a dedicated port than not have a broken laptop if i trip on the charger ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You fool! Just don’t trip!? 


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18 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

You fool! Just don’t trip!? 

Tell that to idiots at work or school.


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Just now, Dabombinable said:

Tell that to idiots at work or school.

You have to be smarter than the idiots. 


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33 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Something I just realized...

 

With any iPhone with a lighting port, you can suspend said iPhone by the cable. Don’t think you can do that with USB-C. 

I just did the same with my Note8 

 

Honestly, why would you? You're just adding more strain to a cable that is actually pretty fragile. 


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Now let's get everything using USB-C!

 

Monitors? USB-C!

Keyboards? USB-C!

Mice? USB-C!

Speakers? USB-C!

Headphones? USB-C!

Your Cat? USB-C!

GPUs? USB-C!

 

Jokes aside, I hope Apple pulls through and switches it over.

 

1 hour ago, Ravendarat said:

I have a Macbook from mid 2009 and have NEVER ONCE had my magsafe connector accidentally come unplugged, now the charger cable for my Pixel 2xl, that damn thing falls out almost daily while it sits on my night stand.

 

EDIT ***** I should point out I'm not saying some people didn't have problems with them, I'm saying I never ran into one, and I think calling it extremely flimsy is a drastic overstatement ******

I've got a 2012 MacBook Pro. I absolutely love magsafe. I haven't had an issue with it so far, and I don't quite see why people dislike it. Idk about the second gen magsafe, but first gen takes a little bit of force to get it to come off, and it doesn't stick out a ton either.

I think what people might be missing is that it's made to come off somewhat easily, that way if someone hits the cord, instead of taking the entire computer with it, the cord just pops off.


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New iPhone in September.... so they have time to get it back and remove it again 

Apple, stop making pointless news, we getting, new Iphone in 7 months 

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Noice! But 120Hz, an in-screen fingerprint reader and keeping 3D Touch is all want Apple to do! 


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20 minutes ago, ne0tic said:

Noice! But 120Hz, an in-screen fingerprint reader and keeping 3D Touch is all want Apple to do! 

Currently no indication for 120Hz on iPhone yet. I think Apple is committed to FaceID, and I’m gonna pretty sure iPhone XR was the test bead for Haptic Touch only moving forward. 


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6 hours ago, RorzNZ said:

I MISS MAGSAFE SO MUCH. (Sorry for caps but I'm emotional)

So happy that I still have MagSafe on my ‘15 MBP haha 


 

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6 hours ago, RorzNZ said:

I MISS MAGSAFE SO MUCH. (Sorry for caps but I'm emotional)

when I eventually upgrade to a newer MacBook in a few years I'll miss it too. MagSafe has saved my MacBook from falling to death a few times. 


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35 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Currently no indication for 120Hz on iPhone yet. I think Apple is committed to FaceID, and I’m gonna pretty sure iPhone XR was the test bead for Haptic Touch only moving forward. 

I know but I'm really hoping some of it will happen! I hate that they will probably remove 3D Touch since I think it's a really cool feature and is one of the only things that makes iPhones truly different from other Android phones :)


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7 hours ago, mxk. said:

No but my school district is incredibly poor and kids use their phone allll the time. Lots of iphone 6s' and 6's on their last legs but families don't have enough money to get the newer phones for their kids.

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Just a little rant,

 

Nike is headquartered here, where I live in Oregon and they own a boat load of land. They have some stupid ass deal with our city and they don't have to pay taxes for all the goddamn land they own. My district could be a little less poor if Nike actually helped out a bit. Even Intel helps some, but it doesn't do too much.

 

I wonder why nvidia doesn't donate to my high school, bc Jensen graduated from my high school.. Wishful thinking ig

 

reality check: You're not entitled to any money from nike, nvidia or intel. And if your local council is signing messed up deals with companies, vote for a different council.

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