Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 01, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    They are evil.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    That is one sour Apple.

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    sirbadger  3 months ago

    They changed all of the ports? How many ports does this phone have?

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    orinoco womble  3 months ago

    Samsung does this every so often. They change the shape of the port so you have to buy new stuff. Plus you get messages from certain platforms saying your device is “outdated” and therefore you can’t see their stuff. Fortunately I’m so old I remember life before cellphones. I can do without a lot of stuff.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Wait until you have to buy the aps, Pig!

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    You are saying Apple is rotten to the core?

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    Well that’s the pits.

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    Purple People Eater  3 months ago

    I bought a new iPhone about three years ago. They had changed the port on the charger, but not on the phone, so I’ve been using my old charger that I’ve been using since 2016. Have they changed the ports on the phone now? If they’ll be using entirely new cables, I should probably buy a spare. Otherwise, I’ll end up having to buy a new phone if something happens to the cable.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    Ah the good ol days when charger and headphones was include in package.

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    ezekialrage777  3 months ago

    I wonder if Rat would enjoy working there. Seems like a good fit.

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    minty_Joe  3 months ago

    We (my parents and I) have been holdouts for newer tech for years and only in 2022 did we get pulled kicking and screaming into buying smartphones. This was mostly precipitated by the carrier not accepting our flip-phones, even though we were told they were on the approved list and came from a different carrier that the new carrier was leasing lines from. Sigh…

    I personally prefer the more flexible world of Android over iOS. The fact that I can very easily transfer stuff between my laptop/desktop systems and the phone without having to use a cloud syncing app as a “middle man” is nice. Just use any USB type-C to USB type-A cable to pull that off.

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member 3 months ago

    Mr. Pastis, you’ve misspelled that smart phone company, it’s spelled “Peachet”.

    For all the times one has to upgrade since they come up with newer OS versions that won’t run on older hardware.

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    Tech companies want to screw over their customers, just for fun.

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    stevesasleep Premium Member 3 months ago

    Blame the European Union. It was their idea.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    They also changed all the Madeiras, Merlots, Boone’s Farm and Mad Dogs.

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    Croc Holliday  3 months ago

    There’s a word for people willing to fork over $1000 for a cell phone……

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    SquidGamerGal  3 months ago

    That’s how they get you with the hidden fees!

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    After 10 updates to the OS after so many years, it’s time to upgrade unfortunately

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    jruckman  3 months ago

    Precisely why Apple can kiss my rosy red Irish posterior!

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    ladykat  3 months ago

    Yes, they do.

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    Steverino Premium Member 3 months ago

    What! No Starboards?

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    Peachpit is not an Apple rip-off. No way… not in the slightest…

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 3 months ago

    My phone cost $25.It makes calls and takes pics and searches the web.It’s great.

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    MoeyTehr  3 months ago

    This is why I ditched those b@stards years ago. One of many reasons.

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    aerotica69  3 months ago

    My home came with all the “ports” already installed. I just added “voice” to my cable package and plugged in my landline phone.

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    Queen of America  3 months ago

    What happened to NO? I don’t understand why people need to spend that kind of money on a phone – over and over.

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    prrdh  3 months ago

    According to the Poison Control website:

    “Peach pits and other seeds from the plant family Prunus contain a potentially dangerous chemical called amygdalin that can creates poisonous cyanide when digested. While swallowing a single pit is unlikely to cause cyanide poisoning, consumption of several unprocessed pits can produce symptoms.”

    Just sayin’.

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    DaBump Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Peachpit” overpriced computers and phones? Hm, no, that doesn’t remind me of any famous real company at all.

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    rshive  3 months ago

    Backward compatibility is a no-no.

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    James Gifford Premium Member 3 months ago

    Absolutely no one needs a $1k+ phone. No one.

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    Formedras  3 months ago

    Apple finally putting USB-C on their phones (almost a decade after everyone else, and years after they already did with the iPad) is a good thing. No more needing Apple certification for a basic cable, just the same cable everyone else is using at the same price (as long as you don’t buy from Apple themselves).

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 3 months ago

    Unfortunately, Apple has become a cult and its customers have turned into groupies. Good luck to all of you superior beings.

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    John Jorgensen  3 months ago

    That’s exactly what happened to me just a few weeks ago, right down to the dollar amount (roughly).

    I didn’t go for the thousand dollar phone, though. I went for the third generation SE. In addition to being much cheaper than the flagship version, it actually has features I much prefer to its overpriced cousin.

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    cupertino jay  3 months ago

    “desktops R us” (no mobile) keeps getting harder

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    AtariDragon  3 months ago

    This is basically why I have a flip phone. If I want to do something more than talk or receive texts, I use a computer. And the texts I receive are mostly for 2-factor authentication.

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    rick92040  3 months ago

    Buy a less expensive phone.

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    mousefumanchu Premium Member 3 months ago

    Apple rot

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    Buoy  3 months ago

    They really should include an actual sucker with every purchase.

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    Eric S   3 months ago

    Apple : “You have to pay $130 for a USB C cable” .. everyone else: “I’ll just pay $10”

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    OK, may I ask if there are any hidden fees? How much memory fits into a Peachpit?

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    Scott S  3 months ago

    The really annoying thing is that it will be obsolete before he gets home & takes it out of the box!

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    old_geek  3 months ago

    So much Apple envy….

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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member 3 months ago

    Beware, not all USB-C cables and USB-C gadgets are the same. In very many , the hi-speed (USB3?) pins and/or power pins are not connected internally. Research, test, and then label or mark each cable with the results of testing in order to get the full USB-C gratification.

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    sperry532  3 months ago

    Or just buy apropriate adapters online for a few bucks.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 3 months ago

    The peach pit company was forced to adopt the same ports as everyone else with their phone that came out last year. No more “forking out extra cash every time you upgrade a phone” business anymore!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 3 months ago

    This is too, too true

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    eddi-TBH  3 months ago

    Phones can have four ports: SIM card, headphone jack, charger port, data port. All of which the engineers are working hard at making disappear. Virtual SIM, Bluetooth communication and wireless charging are all here. After that, they will have something new to change every year to make you want the latest and greatest. (Mine is a reburb iPhone SE about three years old)

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    bunrabbit99  3 months ago

    gee, what company would this be?

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    blindavocado Premium Member 3 months ago

    Or just buy a $2 adaptor

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    da_villa  2 months ago

    Too true!

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    SNVBD  about 2 months ago

    Thank you, EU, for standardizing all that shizzle to USB-C!

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    alantain  about 2 months ago

    What can your $1000 phone do that my $75 no-contract phone can’t?

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