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Mingis on Tech: Bent iPads and a bad quarter – Apple, WTF?

Want to get bent off form actual fast? Buy one among Apple’s new iPad Pros, in finding out that it is reasonably bent, whinge about it and then be informed – via Apple – that it is nonetheless inside of production tolerances and may not get replaced.

Yes, that seems like one thing from The Onion, however it is if truth be told what is came about to a couple iPad homeowners in fresh weeks.

Cue the outrage from Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis (a long-time Apple person) and Macworld‘s Michael Simon – either one of whom had been surprised at how the problem has performed out. (Simon calls it ‘gaslightling.’)

Then closing week Apple CEO Tim Cook despatched out a 1,400-word missive concerning the corporate’s newest quarterly revenues, which can fall in need of previous expectancies. Cook famous that the financial system in China is slowing, which has affected iPhone gross sales – resulting in decrease (however nonetheless extremely wholesome) earnings. Cook additionally identified that individuals generally tend to stay their telephones longer than they used to, the greenback is robust, and Apple’s product releases in 2018 affected delivery dates.

He didn’t, alas, point out prime iPhone costs. (Simon and Mingis weighed in on that little construction as smartly.)

All in all, this episode of Mingis on Tech might be summed because the Apple WTF dialogue.

Oh, and we are nonetheless looking ahead to the AirPower.

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