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enough already:
MY GOD EARPHONES HAVE ONLY FAILED AT THEIR ONE JOB IN INEXCUSABLE WAYS ONLY A HANDLE OF TIMES IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME WHICH IS ENTIRELY REASONABLE AND GODLIKE

-- GRUBER.
10:44 pm — Friday, 9 December 2016
enough already:
A HANDLE IS LIKE A HANDFUL BUT IM DRUMK RIGT NOW
10:45 pm — Friday, 9 December 2016
Da Mac:
A nice discussion of bias by the author.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/09/how-our-ai-called-a-scenario-for-trump-being-elected-and-the-why-behind-it/
11:16 pm — Friday, 9 December 2016
anonymous:
3.5mm jack has none of these issues. And it works perfectly.

>I’ve heard from another little birdie who heard the same thing: unexpected manufacturing problem at scale

That's Apple PR basically saying nothing. Everything Apple does is at scale. Apple's not some startup that has issues with scaling a product. That quote is pure BULLSHIT.
11:32 pm — Friday, 9 December 2016
anonymous:
The "little birdie" thing is so played out. We get it, Gruber -- you're in contact with Apple PR. But the WSJ, like Gurman, actually does some digging. Gruber seems to parrot whatever his "little birdies" tell him to say.
11:52 pm — Friday, 9 December 2016
To Be Fair:
"Faulty products are totally great" - John Gruber
12:07 am — Saturday, 10 December 2016
Dicknose:
It appears that Grubers little birdies are working overtime cracking the whip.

Apple birdie says jump.

Grubnuts says "how high massah?"
1:12 am — Saturday, 10 December 2016
Sebby:
> The rest of the article is useless speculation. I’m not even sure that this one source — the “person familiar with the development of the AirPod” — is correct.

It's useless speculation, but you're not sure if they're correct.

That settles it for me: there is some design problem which Apple can't ship. They're fine shipping crap--we know this already--so whatever it is must be fairly fundamental.
1:19 am — Saturday, 10 December 2016
Grubhub:
I came here to write that whenever Gruber cites a "birdie" we can count on it being Apple PR at this point. But you all beat me to it! The unofficial DF comments section > DF
1:30 am — Saturday, 10 December 2016
Q*Bert:
I sure hope the problem isn't exploding batteries.
1:44 am — Saturday, 10 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>My prototype AirPods have no trouble staying in sync. They’ve never once been out of sync, in fact. There have been a small handful of times when one of the two buds turns off..

Isn't one earbud completely shutting down the ultimate example of them being out of sync?
2:08 am — Saturday, 10 December 2016
Off The Verge:
This is a new low for Gruber aka Friday.
4:01 pm — Saturday, 10 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
A bird flew out of my ass and said "oh man, it smells almost as bad
in there as the EarPod line at FoxConn!"

The problem? FoxConn wasn't tracking which bud was which, so the bluetooth ids were all fucked up. It's kind of hard to auto-pair when the other half of the pair is halfway across the fucking country.
11:18 pm — Saturday, 10 December 2016
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