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nilay patel
Editor-in-chief of The Verge. Host of The Vergecast, everywhere good podcasts are served. I am in love with spectacle.
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Dieter Bohn 11h
Little piece of news: Verizon will launch RCS text messaging in early 2019. That’s MOSTLY good news — it’s later than I’d like and unencrypted. Still no word from AT&T.
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nilay patel 13h
Replying to @kevinroose
I think most people just give the kids their old phones? I wouldn’t buy this, it’s ancient
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nilay patel 13h
I can’t decide if it’s more surprising that Apple still sells the iPod Touch or that Apple is advertising Facebook on the iPod Touch product page
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Ashley Carman Nov 14
this episode! i found my new fav influencer couple, which is incredible for me. i praise kaitlyn over & over for being so patient when i need a pic, and a listener tells a dark story about how having an influencer boyfriend ruined his life. i love it!!
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nilay patel Nov 14
One excellent piece of evidence that no one knows anything about what people really want is the continued growth of the giant light-up party speaker market
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nilay patel Nov 14
No one took my headline suggestion on this one so here's a mockup
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @gruber
Agree - I think they are very happy funneling the market to AirPods and see external batteries as more elegant solution to antenna / wireless charging issues. But no USB-C to Lightning feels like a gouge.
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @gruber
Yes, but like previous Mophie cases it’s Micro USB, not Lightning.
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @thenickguy @gruber
Yes, case makers have definitely told me about the antenna issues as well. But mostly they say the products would just be kind of ugly - it’s Apple that keeps them off the market.
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @thenickguy @gruber
Pretty sure that isn’t MFI. Also, it was a piece of shit.
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @gruber
Apple will tell you iPhone X battery cases are tough because of wireless charging, but as far as I know there are no MFI iPhone 7 battery cases with a headphone jack. Which, as the transition product, could have been a slam dunk reworking of existing iPhone 6S battery cases.
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @gruber
Both? There will never be headphone dongles or cases with headphone jacks, but they just let the Mophie iPhone X battery case through after a year. (We’ve been trying to get the MFI story for over a year now, but no one wants to risk their company over the NDA.)
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @Gartenberg
It’s not about unit sales anymore, I am told
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @DonnieHarkcom
Start the clock
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @reckless
Why are there no MFI: - iPhone cases with headphone jacks - battery cases for XS and XR - third-party headphone dongles - USB-C to Lightning cables Good answers for some (battery cases block wireless charging!) but all really the same answer: Apple doesn’t want them to exist.
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nilay patel Nov 13
The answer to “why isn’t there X iPhone accessory” is always, always Apple locking down the MFI program. Accessory makers hate it, but no one risks talking because the fine for violating the NDA is in the millions of dollars.
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Shen Ye Nov 13
it's 2018 and you can finance a 3.5mm audio dongle
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nilay patel Nov 13
Replying to @TaylorLorenz
Also I should have been selling my baby photo preset this entire time what
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nilay patel Nov 13
I am so jealous of this insane story I want to die
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