The limited lifespan of AirPods is exactly the kind of problem that the "right-to-repair" movement wants to fix. Repair shops and lobbyists that support repair reform want lawmakers to implement a variety of rules, including increased access to manuals and official parts and consumer protections around warranties.
I dream of a world where the iPhone is as waterproof as the Apple Watch, and I believe we can get there once the port is gone and MagSafe is the only option.
Despite the reasonable qualms of older generations, Generation Z — generally defined as people born between 1997 and 2012 — is pioneering the return of chaotic trends like low-rise jeans, pop-punk and Ed Hardy.
But members of Gen Z do seem to agree with their elders on one thing: Email. Ugh.
And, if we’re lucky, maybe they can one day save everyone from overflowing inboxes.
The global forces moving our industry towards a consent-based model has its positives. In addition to the obvious improvement in company-customer value exchange already discussed, coming moves by Apple may actually help publishers who rely on ad revenue. We know that a sizable portion of ad spend goes to third-party data brokers. If Apple continues to erode the capabilities of these brokers, more money may start to flow back into publishers’ coffers.
If work has to arrive, I much prefer email over any other form of communications. The most important consideration: I can search through all my emails for past conversations; I can't easily do that with Teams or Zoom.
Oh, what? Someone is supposed to take minutes for that Zoom call? Oh, and I should follow up with that one-on-one Zoom meeting with email to confirm what we've agreed? Argh!
Yes, I wish Apple would sell plain magnets to anyone who wants them, so that we can have all sorts of MagSafe-compatible stuff.
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