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Saturday04 February 2023

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Apple is not having a good day today. It seems that their attempt to block the flaw in their in-app purchasing system has failed and is still allowing people to grab what they want from inside their apps for free. This also means that someone can push out Malware directly into the walled garden of iOS. It is has got to be annoying for Apple, a company that prides themselves on control. On the other side of the coin Apple just got “caught” giving the MacBook Pro Retina a Gold EPEAT certification despite not being in compliance with the standard.

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14621rotten apple

So Apple is now back on the “green” list. This is an interesting development and one that has been covered in copious detail over multiple sites. We did not dive in when we first heard the news as it was not unexpected to see Apple make this move. We also pretty much called their press release saying they were still greener than anyone else, just in other ways. Apple is getting pretty predictable these days as Tim Cook, the business man, is starting to show his direction over Steve Jobs, the eccentric leader. What is interesting was some of the fall out that we saw and how some have tried to spin it.So Apple is now back on the “green” list. This is an interesting development and one that has been covered in copious detail over multiple sites. We did not dive in when we first heard the news as it was not unexpected to see Apple make this move. We also pretty much called their press release saying they were still greener than anyone else, just in other ways. Apple is getting pretty predictable these days as Tim Cook, the business man, is starting to show his direction over Steve Jobs, the eccentric leader. What is interesting was some of the fall out that we saw and how some have tried to spin it.

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14621rotten apple

With some of Apple’s latest products it seems as if they have built in some obsolescence into them or just made the cost of repair too high for most consumers and repair shops. They have done this in a number of ways including gluing the batteries to the cases, gluing the glass to the displays (and then gluing them to the case!) and more. This heavy shift towards disposable products (meaning that people are more likely to throw them out than try to get them fixed) has been noted by sites like iFixIt who recently called the Mac Book Pro Retina one of the least repairable laptops they have ever worked with.

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