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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: September 12, 2023, 07:48:09 PM »
USB-C!
So innovative! So brave!

If only. Forced to do so by the EU. Rumors were that they'd rather give up on a wired connection than concede, but I guess the tech wasn't up to speed on that.
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: September 12, 2023, 07:55:30 PM »
If only. Forced to do so by the EU. Rumors were that they'd rather give up on a wired connection than concede, but I guess the tech wasn't up to speed on that.
I was sensing sarcasm from Dan's post.

They already gave up wired headphones, so getting rid of a charging cable makes sense, however I believe the EU, and maybe a country in South America- though I don't remember which one- require that if a piece of technology is being sold, it needs to include the ability to charge itself. So they would have to include the charging brick or wireless charger that plugs in, and they won't do that.

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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: September 12, 2023, 07:55:48 PM »
If only. Forced to do so by the EU. Rumors were that they'd rather give up on a wired connection than concede, but I guess the tech wasn't up to speed on that.

That was Danís sarcasm.

Then they lose out on selling cables for a fat premium.
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: September 12, 2023, 07:57:58 PM »
however I believe the EU, and maybe a country in South America- though I don't remember which one- require that if a piece of technology is being sold, it needs to include the ability to charge itself. So they would have to include the charging brick or wireless charger that plugs in, and they won't do that.

How does their current offering (USB-C cable + iPhone 15) meet this requirement youíre suggesting is in place in those jurisdictions? I think youíre missing something.
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: September 12, 2023, 08:25:47 PM »
That was Danís sarcasm.

Then they lose out on selling cables for a fat premium.

They've been using USB-c for a while on iPads an MacBooks
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: September 12, 2023, 08:39:23 PM »
They've been using USB-c for a while on iPads an MacBooks

Yup, and cables are $$ (with high margins), wireless isn't a cable they can sell. The 15 Max Pro can take some fancy video that could be saved directly to external storage (using USB-C), and also raw photos that could be piped directly to a computer for editing in realtime
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: September 12, 2023, 08:46:17 PM »
I have a certain Israeli number that I sent text messages to when I had an Israeli SIM in my phone.
The Israeli carrier I was using forced me to use the local format. Now whenever I try to send an sms to that number from the US, the iPhone converts the number to a local Israeli format (starting with 0) even if I enter the entire number using international dialing format (+972...) resulting in me being unable to send text messages to that number.

Anyone have a solution for this?
Save to contacts with the American version or delete the old conversation might work

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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: September 12, 2023, 08:47:58 PM »
How does their current offering (USB-C cable + iPhone 15) meet this requirement youíre suggesting is in place in those jurisdictions? I think youíre missing something.
It was Brazil, not the EU.
https://www.engadget.com/apple-19-million-fine-brazil-for-not-selling-phones-with-a-charger-051025019.html#:~:text=This%20September%2C%20the%20country's%20Ministry,with%20Brazil's%20national%20telecoms%20agency

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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: September 12, 2023, 09:09:44 PM »
Save to contacts with the American version or delete the old conversation might work

Deleting thread didn't help. I think I might have tried saving a contact, but I will try again.
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: September 12, 2023, 09:46:39 PM »
It was Brazil, not the EU.
https://www.engadget.com/apple-19-million-fine-brazil-for-not-selling-phones-with-a-charger-051025019.html#:~:text=This%20September%2C%20the%20country's%20Ministry,with%20Brazil's%20national%20telecoms%20agency

Iím not sure how USB-C is any different than the lightning cable in this regard, please explain.

Does it matter if they arenít including a standard USB brick (like the lightning cables use) or a USB-C brick?
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: September 12, 2023, 10:41:24 PM »
Are we really still discussing iPhone? Lol
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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: September 13, 2023, 11:17:36 PM »
I just decided Iíd ask this:
Which iPhone app do you think is more useless:
Shortcuts
Or Freeform

They prob are good ideas in general but really no one knows when and how to use them
nothings impossible- the word itself says Im possible

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Re: Apple iPhone Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2023, 11:29:56 PM »
but really no one knows when and how to use them
Citation needed