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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #700 on: April 27, 2021, 03:04:47 PM »
What i found most fascinating about the Spring Loaded event is that Apple are now basically selling the exact same hardware, the M1, in 4 different form factors. Is this the future of personal computing?

The upcoming MacBook Pro is supposed to be running on a more powerful version of it, dubbed the M1X. I think they'll be spread out more over time, it's just this way now because this is the very start of Apple using their own processors.
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« Reply #701 on: April 27, 2021, 04:47:12 PM »
Apparently, Appleโ€™s M2 chip has entered production and will ship as soon as July.

My guess is the X-variant of Apple's M-series chips is the plan for the company's desktop computers; it may have gotten disrupted by *broadly gestures at 2020/2021*. Also, isn't there currently a chip shortage? Is it possible that could affect things?

Ted Lasso is on the list. It's the only thing on AppleTV+ I've heard of. RABicle's assessment is interesting. I'll keep that in mind.

insanolord, what MacBook Pro are you eyeballing? If Apple finally releases the 14" model, that will probably be what I get. The MacBook Air is also an option though I remember feeling that the extra cost was worth upgrading to the Pro. We'll see if that holds up later this year.

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« Reply #702 on: April 27, 2021, 05:00:51 PM »
I'm looking at the 16" model. My current one is 15", and I wouldn't mind going slightly bigger.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #703 on: May 17, 2021, 06:34:59 PM »
I've wanted a Macbook for years but I will not buy a laptop without a touchscreen. It's far too useful.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #704 on: July 06, 2021, 09:40:08 AM »
iPad
I've wanted a Macbook for years but I will not buy a laptop without a touchscreen. It's far too useful.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #705 on: July 08, 2021, 07:04:50 PM »
I'm absolutely shocked that touchscreens haven't really taken off on Laptops. It seems like a no brainer.

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« Reply #706 on: July 09, 2021, 12:06:13 AM »
Touch screen and mouse cursor are very different interfaces. Microsoft tried to merge the two and it didnโ€™t really work. Appleโ€™s been pretty insistent on keeping them separate, although things like making iOS apps run on Apple Silicon Macs kind of muddies that.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #707 on: September 24, 2021, 02:15:52 PM »
I haven't shopped for charging blocks in a while so all of mine are type A.

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« Reply #708 on: September 25, 2021, 06:01:21 PM »
Do you have the type-c blocks?  I literally have none, except for one of those covert Switch docks.

Do you have the type-c blocks?  I literally have none, except for one of those covert Switch docks.

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« Reply #709 on: September 25, 2021, 07:15:20 PM »
Do you have the type-c blocks?  I literally have none, except for one of those covert Switch docks.

Do you have the type-c blocks?  I literally have none, except for one of those covert Switch docks.

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« Reply #710 on: October 01, 2021, 08:54:34 PM »
So apparently the EU is mandating that everything uses a common charging standard.

Bye bye Lightning.

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« Reply #711 on: October 01, 2021, 10:42:43 PM »
I assume they'll b going with USB-C, which is totally standard and has zero compatibility issues.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #712 on: October 02, 2021, 02:38:57 AM »
I worked the returns desk for about two years and every day you'd get at least four to five people exchanging USB C chargers for lightning cables or Micro-USB cables because they don't know how to buy chargers for their phones. It got old after a while. USB C isn't perfect, but with how stupid some people are with buying technology, standardization is a hell of an improvement.

Even though I don't work that job anymore and I have more than enough tech literacy to buy my own chargers, it's extremely gratifying to see that **** come closer to an end.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #713 on: October 18, 2021, 01:37:26 PM »
These mofos put a notch on a laptop screen. It's silliness on paper, but in most instances that screen area is merely empty in the Menu Bar. I don't hate it.

Apple finally brought back Magsafe and ditched the Touch Bar that no one liked or used. I'm posting this before seeing the price. I expect it to be LOL.

EDIT: The 16" is $2499. The 14" is $1999. Ehh...
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #714 on: October 18, 2021, 04:24:50 PM »
I ordered a 16" model a couple hours after the event and the ship date was already pushed back to early December. Sometimes Apple's conservative with those and it ends up coming earlier, but in the current situation I'm not expecting that.

EDIT: The notch has me thinking, though. I'm one of those people with a ton of things in my menu bar, so I'm probably going to have to make some cuts there. I'm already debating what's necessary and what can go in the Bartender menu.
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« Reply #715 on: October 18, 2021, 11:43:25 PM »
The notch was a weird choice. A smaller bezel would've made more sense to me, but maybe that's why my market cap never even got close to one trillion.

I did like that they made the things thicker and heavier in order to put more ports on them. Chasing thinness and lightness at the expense of usability was stupid.
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« Reply #716 on: October 18, 2021, 11:47:41 PM »
I did like that they made the things thicker and heavier in order to put more ports on them. Chasing thinness and lightness at the expense of usability was stupid.

That makes sense as a trade-off for the MacBook Air, where ultra portability is the selling point, but on something you're calling "Pro" it's the right call to go with more ports.
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« Reply #717 on: October 18, 2021, 11:57:11 PM »
I did like that they made the things thicker and heavier in order to put more ports on them. Chasing thinness and lightness at the expense of usability was stupid.

That makes sense as a trade-off for the MacBook Air, where ultra portability is the selling point, but on something you're calling "Pro" it's the right call to go with more ports.

Agreed. The fact that the 2016 model had 4 usb-c ports only was a mistake.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #718 on: October 19, 2021, 12:46:20 AM »
So I heard Apple really... Stepped it up a notch with their laptop design.

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« Reply #719 on: October 19, 2021, 01:27:31 AM »
So I heard Apple really... Stepped it up a notch with their laptop design.

It took you this long to come up with the lamest fucking joke?
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« Reply #720 on: October 19, 2021, 01:53:50 AM »
So I heard Apple really... Stepped it up a notch with their laptop design.

Um, excuse me. A publication of ill repute called and requested that you take this post down due to a copyright claim on their recent headline.
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« Reply #721 on: October 19, 2021, 02:34:04 AM »
My order has switched from saying December 2-9 to November 17-24, so I guess I was right to think they might have been being overly conservative.
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Re: Um, Apple thread
« Reply #722 on: October 19, 2021, 04:25:34 PM »
insanolord, did you customize your 16โ€ MacBook Pro? If so, what did you add?

Iโ€™m leaning toward the standard 14โ€ model. The last MacBook Pro I bought was a 15โ€ model in 2010 so a slightly smaller screen probably wonโ€™t kill me especially with the higher resolution and other advancements. In terms of hardware specs, the MacBook Air would be enough for my needs in a second computer. However, I want the SD Card slot and HDMI port (the significantly improved specs should help it last longer as well). The $500 savings and lower weight are the primary decision points for me.

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« Reply #723 on: October 19, 2021, 04:37:12 PM »
I bumped it up to the lower Max chip, the 10 core with a 24-core GPU, with 32 GB of RAM and the 1 TB SSD. It's a lot of money, but I figure this is going to last me for a while, with my current one being 7 years old.
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« Reply #724 on: November 15, 2021, 01:20:58 PM »
My new MacBook Pro got here today. I've only had it for a couple hours, but my first impression is it's very nice. Apple really streamlines the process of moving from one Mac to another, I was able to unplug the drive with my Time Machine backup from my old one and import it to the new one really easily, but there's still a fair amount of work involved in finishing the setup.
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