DTNS 3190 – Meatless VR!

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comA new advancement could make VR lenses thinner, whether Apple should buy Netflix and what we think of Apple’s battery replacement program. Oh and DTNS has been around for four years now, officially.
With Sarah Lane, Tom Merritt, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.


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2 thoughts on “DTNS 3190 – Meatless VR!

  1. Hi Tom and the rest of DTNS gang,

    I just watched today’s episode and I think you, Patrick and Sarah are letting Apple off too lightly when it comes to slowing down their phones. Besides the transparency issue which I agree with you guys their is another issue you hadn’t addressed and that is why are they having the crashes in the first place. I know Apple says it’s due to the old batteries, not been able to provide the necessary power… but is that true ? All the other major smartphone competitors claim that they do not slow their phones and presumably their batteries are degrading with age as well. So why don’t they feel need to throttle their phones ? Now this is just speculation on my part, but perhaps their is flaw in Apple iPhones , software, or processor… that they are not able to compensate for when the battery capacity is reduced and instead of recalling their product they throttled the phone to make the issue “go away”…

    I don’t think we are getting the whole story, just my two cents.


    1. It would be a fair point if the idea of CPU spikes causing battery failure could be shown to be unreasonable. But most of the articles I’ve read on it don’t question the underlying reason. I know plenty of older non-iOS phones that suffer from restarts. It’s a fair question why Apple decided to address it and Android hasn’t.

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