• Ben
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    1 year ago

    Being able to have a spare battery in case of emergency (or simply app train/bus tickets) is going to be nice. It’s going go be exciting to see how apple will try to circumvent this.

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      1 year ago

      i believe the law is more about easily being able to replace a battery for repair than being able to swap it on the go

      • Ben
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        1 year ago

        that would make sense. Being able to “easily remove and replace them.” is a little vague, i wonder if requiring a screwdriver could be considered easily removable.

    • ʙʀᴏᴀᴅʙᴇᴀɴ@lemm.ee
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      1 year ago

      We can relive having your phone explode into three separate pieces when you drop it! Seriously though, this is good news in my opinion.

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      1 year ago

      I doubt they’ll circumvent this. They don’t seem to circumvent the mandated USB-C port if the rumors are to be trusted.

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        They already tried, given that the reason that they’ve held out for so long is because of one of those circumventions.

        It’s just that the EU is clamping down, and Apple is running out of time on that restriction, hence them moving over to USB-C coincidentally just before the EU would force their hand.

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      1 year ago

      Yeah. And battery issues are one of the biggest sources of new phone purchases. This is going to help reduce e-waste for sure.

        • pohart@lemmyrs.org
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          1 year ago

          I think I was unclear. I agree that having replaceable batteries is exciting. Ben sarcastically called Apple coming up with a way to circumvent the law exciting. And I agreed, also sarcastically.

          • madkarlsson@beehaw.org
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            Nono, you were being clear enough. It is exciting to see what and how Apple will be doing with this, and how they adapt (if the vote goes through).

            Its like watching a roast-fight. And one just dropped something that made that crowd go “oooooh”