Comic: Before and After

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Before and After

AFTER tim cooks open letter to the f.b.i. tim cook is a hero for standing up in defense of privacy! were so lucky apple makes it impossible to hack into our phone

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Rich Stevens

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  • This was a good one. Although my personal gripe with the whole Error 53 thing was Apples lack of communication that we should be aware of such a thing. Not their protection efforts.
  • Then this wasn't a good one ;-)
  • It was good, to me, because there were a lot of people who seemed to have the same change of heart as suggested in the comic.
  • Nailed it.
  • Not really, not even really close. I get that Apple says they put safeguards in the system in case their users do something less than smart and use hacked hardware to fix their phones. But that's really the case though. Apple was protecting their profits with the error 53 situation. For example, most car makers will void the warranty on a vehicle if you replace OEM parts with after market parts, even if the replacement part didn't create any problems. However, I've yet to see an instance where the car would fail to start and would require a total engine overhaul/replacement before it could be used again just because someone installed a CAI or tuned the ECM (bricking the electronics during the process not withstanding). What Apple is refusing to do for the government really is a step in protecting our privacy even if Apple has other motives for doing it. We can dislike someone or something for one thing they do and admire them for other aspects. Sent from the iMore App
  • Actually it is illegal for a car company to void a warranty for using after market parts. Has been since the 70s. Back then they would void warrantys just for using oil that didn't have their name on it. Sent from the iMore App
  • <slow clap>