• @WhoRoger@lemmy.world
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    1 year ago

    Omfg

    The EU is good for something.

    Tho it’s still a shame that it’s not the customers demand that is making this happen.

    Mandatary memory card support and physical SIM forever next.

  • @arandomthought@vlemmy.net
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    11 year ago

    With how capable modern mobile CPUs are phones could really last a long time without feeling “so last generation” very fast. So the battery really often is the bottleneck and not having it be replaceable would really just be planned obsolescence with extra steps. It’s good to hear some good news once in a while.

      • GaryPonderosa
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        11 year ago

        Waterproofing was more difficult with replaceable batteries. It was a feature you paid extra for.

        • @2ZR_FXE@lemmy.world
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          -11 year ago

          Was it?

          So many years have passed since that phone came out.

          Manufacturers had more than enough time to do something right besides just being water resistant.

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      1 year ago

      But there was phones from 2010s with removable batteries and water protection.

      And sony have some water resistant phones with removable batteries now

      • GaryPonderosa
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        11 year ago

        It’s more expensive to waterproof a phone with a removable battery. Yes, there were phones from the 2010s that were waterproof and had removable batteries, but that was a feature you had to pay extra for.

        • @yetAnotherUser@feddit.de
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          -11 year ago

          And phones are currently the most expensive they’ve ever been, even adjusted to inflation. Waterproofing with replacable batteries would barely dent the price, especially after a few years.

          • GaryPonderosa
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            1 year ago

            I highly doubt that they’re the most expensive they’ve ever been. iPhones and flagship phones may well be because the companies that make them know the morons that buy them will pay $1000 for a status symbol, but you can purchase new smartphones for under $200. Considering the original iPhone cost triple that, your claim seems ludicrous.

            • @yetAnotherUser@feddit.de
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              11 year ago

              I’m referring to the average - obviously there’ll always be decentbudget phones with an unbeatable price-to-performance ratio.

              Here’s a source for my claim - I couldn’t find any better ones after a few minutes.

              According to this:

              The ASP [average selling price] of the North American smartphone market reached its historic Q1 record high of US$790 this year.

              Yes, the low sale of budget phones certainly contributes, however, the market for premium phones grew by 33% from last year clearly being the main driver of this increase.

              With more and more people having more and more expensive phones, how will having replacable batteries while being waterproof drive up the price?

              • GaryPonderosa
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                11 year ago

                The average iseaningless here.

                I sell a phone for 1 billion dollars. That raises the average price to a million dollars. If you go to any store and grab 100 phones at random, their pricing will not reflect the average.

    • @2ZR_FXE@lemmy.world
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      11 year ago

      The European Parliament also caused a major headache for all super small and wearables manufacturers too.

      Well… It seems device manufacturers should have thought of that before starting shipping glued electronics 😊

      No one likes to pay €80+ to replace their phone’s battery. Most of the times people just throw their devices away and buy new ones.

      Or, for example, people just throw their €100+ airpods to the trash just because the battery isn’t “replaceable”.

      Totally agree with EU’s position.