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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
By not providing Siri users with clear control over how their data is used, Apple is at odds with the privacy doctrine that it preaches on billboards   —  Three weeks ago, writing for The Guardian, Alex Hern reported: … I pooh-poohed this story at first, mostly on the grounds that I thought …
Aug 17, 2019, 6:15 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It's not worrying that Jony Ive is leaving Apple, but it is worrying that he's not being replaced, and the design team reporting to operations makes no sense   —  Apple Newsroom: … First: Wow.  There've been rumors for years that Ive had one foot out the door, that his last real interest …
Jun 27, 2019, 7:17 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Source: Tim Cook told staff that Apple replaced 11M iPhone batteries under the $29 replacement program, would have anticipated ~1-2M replacements normally   —  Jean-Louis Gassée, on Apple's earnings warning: … I'm pretty sure Gassée's back-of-the-envelope estimate of the number of batteries replaced was way too low.
Jan 15, 2019, 12:40 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Doug Field, former SVP of engineering at Tesla, returns to Apple, sources say to work in Bob Mansfield's project Titan group   —  Here's some interesting hiring news I've heard through the little birdie grapevine:1 Doug Field — who left Tesla in May after overseeing Model 3 production …
Aug 9, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple doesn't mention reliability issues of old Macbook Pro keyboards, and we shouldn't expect it to; says updated keyboards were engineered to be more quiet   —  Apple Newsroom: … My top take-aways:  — Today's updates are indisputably aimed at genuine “pro” users.
Jul 12, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's platform unification push should center on making it easier for devs to share code between Mac and iOS apps, not on getting iOS apps to run on the Mac   —  Mark Gurman had an intriguing story at Bloomberg this week, but the problems start with the headline itself: “Apple Plans Combined iPhone …
Dec 27, 2017, 8:50 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
macOS High Sierra root vulnerability was posted to Apple's support forum on November 13, around 15 days before it became widely known and was fixed   —  It's natural to speculate how a bug as egregious as the now-fixed High Sierra root login bug could escape notice for so long.
Nov 30, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple says it's working on pro displays and Mac Pros with modular designs that can fit high-end CPUs/GPUs shipping after 2017, admitting 2013's model fell short   —  Let's not beat around the bush.  I have great news to share:  —  Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” …
Apr 4, 2017, 8:32 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iMessage may stop some users from switching to Android, but an Android version should not be ruled out as sources say UI mockups have circulated at Apple   —  Lauren Goode, writing for The Verge a few weeks ago, “iMessage Is the Glue That Keeps Me Stuck to the iPhone”:
Oct 26, 2016, 8:50 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's AirPods use Bluetooth, can be manually paired to any non-Apple device with pairing button on capsule   —  Susie Ochs, Macworld: … My experience as well.  I don't mind Apple's wired ear buds, but the AirPods feel better and fit better. … It's true that the special pairing magic …
Sep 8, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context

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