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WWDC is Monday, nobody seems to be expecting anything much. Maybe the Keynote will focus on Swift 3. OS X seems likely to get rebranded as macOS. Music on iPhone and iTunes will both change completely once again, infuriating everyone. New watch bands? Jokes about The Car? Does anyone even want a new Apple product at this point? Will Jimmy Iovine be allowed onstage?

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Thursday, 9 June 2016 17:24 (three years ago) link

when do they announce the new iPhone? i care about that

Spottie, Thursday, 9 June 2016 18:02 (three years ago) link

presumably September like all recent years

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Thursday, 9 June 2016 18:57 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Nervous that the next MacBook Pro is going to max out at 1TB with non-replaceable storage. They wouldn't do that to us, right? Because when this thing ships in 2017 I'm going to need more than that.

0 / 0 (lukas), Thursday, 11 August 2016 18:25 (three years ago) link

"1 TB should be enough for anyone." -Apple, probably

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:06 (three years ago) link

As usual, my phone is kind of fucked up just in time for the announcement and I'm just trying to make it last. Screen cracked a couple weeks ago, and it's really hard to make it charge.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:13 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

My partner picked up a new 2018 model 13" MacBook Pro and I'm jealous at a level I haven't dealt with since the Wall Street iteration of the PowerBook G3 finally got it right. My 15" is a goddamn barge and I'm finding that no model of iPad is an adequate travel substitute.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 20 August 2018 07:25 (one year ago) link

i got a 3400c just before that. jealous years.

j., Monday, 20 August 2018 08:20 (one year ago) link

I always thought the Kanga / 3500 / G3 PowerBook was the ultimate in heartbreak. I had a 5300 though, so I know the worst a PowerBook can be.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 20 August 2018 10:06 (one year ago) link

2018 seems like a good vintage of MacBooks to skip. I'm ready to order a 2019 model now, though.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Monday, 20 August 2018 15:46 (one year ago) link

*silently pours one out for my old 1400cs*

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 20 August 2018 21:50 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Apple announcement day. *self-flagellates*

https://www.famousmonsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Logans-run-red_result.jpg

RENEW! RENEW!

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:33 (one year ago) link

Just tell me what the new Mac mini is...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:43 (one year ago) link

excited for the redesigned spatial finder

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:55 (one year ago) link

I like my new MacBook Pro but am alternately cursing Apple for cutting HD space / not taking the +$400 hit and getting 1TB like my old laptop (a 2012 MacBook Pro).

Keyboard is fine but the trackpad sucks.

Touchscreen = I can summon emojis.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:56 (one year ago) link

I took my '17 MBP in to get the left speaker fixed (apparently this is a thing) and got one of the new keyboards. I missed the press release on this: https://www.wired.com/story/apple-will-fix-broken-macbook-keyboards/

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:01 (one year ago) link

yeah glad I got one after that. the SSD is not replaceable?

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:04 (one year ago) link

Nope on the replaceable SSD.

I guess I'm probably going to pull the trigger on a fancy new Xs phone but can't make much of a compelling case when my 7 just keeps on going.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:19 (one year ago) link

psyched for some extremely incremental improvements

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:14 (one year ago) link

Creepy new iPhone X scans your face to unlock, has built-in AI, thinks humans are obsolete:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYIo2Lj9xek

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:24 (one year ago) link

https://theporouscity.com/media/timtweet.png

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

It was already gone by the time I opened it.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:28 (one year ago) link

ECG thing for the watch is pretty great

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:28 (one year ago) link

a little off topic but does anyone else use f.lux? it doesn't work on my new MacBook Pro and my eyes hurt

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:47 (one year ago) link

your new laptop should have that functionality built in!

Clay, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

yeah it's not nearly as good though, fluctuates too much, way too much blue at night. maybe i can monkey with the settings and/or just get used to it. apparently f.lux is working on a fix.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

liquid retina huh.... maybe just call it plasma

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

Haptic Touch = long press

DJI, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

They're never going to do a watch with an always-visible time, are they? Fuck.

stet, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

All I know is if they ever make an iOS release incompatible with the SE, and don’t update the SE, I’m outie.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:01 (one year ago) link

this might be worth sending a CEO email about, what’s Tim’s handle again

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

Ugh you can’t buy an SE direct from Apple anymore, fuckin whatever dude.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link

no new macbook air?!?

:_(

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

sounds like they discontinued the SE

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

Macs TK

I honestly feel nothing for any products Apple makes these days, I’m not mad or anything it’s all just at a stable equilibrium and design differentiators are basically impossible, since all anyone wants is things built on the same lines as the products Apple introduced 2003-2007. They are still dragging their heels on a MacBook based on an Apple-designed ARM SoC and that irritates me a bit.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

Shit, maybe I better grab one before it's too late. My 5s will be 5 years old in December. xp

WmC, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

Price drop on “obsolete “ phones always welcome after an announcement

calstars, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

Ok, so there's no longer going to be any retail model available with a headphone jack? I guess this really will be my last iphone.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:39 (one year ago) link

either that or I invest in a good lightning DAC and just deal with the annoying bulk, I guesss

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

lol Apple now offering 7 different models at the same time

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1039962912805330944/sYRoV1Zg?format=jpg&name=600x314

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:46 (one year ago) link

hell yeah steve jobs would be proud

What customer is targeted by having a larger iphone 8 at $699 vs a same-size iPhone XR at $50 more?

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

They’re basically admitting nobody gives a shit about the phone hardware anymore. It’s just a collection of price points

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

I keep thinking "this is finally the release where people sour on Apple" and then their stock price doubles again.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:51 (one year ago) link

xxp people who can't deal w/o a home button or hate the notch

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:53 (one year ago) link

Imagine what Steve Jobs would say about the "I Phone Ten XS Max."

http://blog.consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/11/Screen-Shot-2018-04-11-at-10.39.01-AM.png

DJI, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

love how they used the planet image on the newer and pricier options so it's juuuuuust out of the way of the notch, attempting to fool us into believing maybe it's not there.

getting the max tho obv. my 6+ did it's job for four years.

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:14 (one year ago) link

Literally bought an 8 yesterday fuck

gbx, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:07 (one year ago) link

512 gb Max is $1449
LOLOLOL

calstars, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:08 (one year ago) link

increments increments increments

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:22 (one year ago) link

Unfortunately the IT supplier that we use seems to have a different set of priorities and hasn't sorted out a returns policy as yet. People who have affected laptops, according to the serial number checker, have reported it but have been told to keep using the laptop until arrangements have been made.

koogs, Sunday, 14 July 2019 06:19 (two months ago) link

I had a 17" macbook pro (last model made) that spit out a puff of flame from its FW port one day. Apple called me and asked if I was injured (presumably to head off a lawsuit). I wasn't, but every last part of that laptop was eventually replaced.

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Sunday, 14 July 2019 07:09 (two months ago) link

they don’t call it a firewire port for nothin’

one month passes...

I haven't yet seen an iPhone X or anything more recent IRL.

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 31 August 2019 14:46 (two weeks ago) link

JUST UPGRADE THE SE U FUCKS

самокритика me, daddy (||||||||), Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:04 (two weeks ago) link

amen

I still see the iPhone 4 IRL. we socialists are too poor for the fancy new tech. though the iPhone X is almost two years old now.

everybody has AirPods now though

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:08 (two weeks ago) link

What I've realised it's that most of them are cheap fakes though

Alba, Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

Is not it's

Alba, Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

ha around here that is probably true, I don't know how to tell the difference

they make you look a like a fool, that's for sure

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

They tend to be a bit fatter than the real thing. But I have to say my main evidence is just "there's no way all these people can afford £150 headphones"

Alba, Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

They were pretty ubiquitous in Manhattan back in April. Then again.... Manhattan

untuned mass damper (mh), Saturday, 31 August 2019 20:23 (two weeks ago) link

SE rulez, fools

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 31 August 2019 21:55 (two weeks ago) link

Wow a whole show full of people pretending to be blind!

And next year, See++!

DJI, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:19 (five days ago) link

I want an Apple Watch with always-on screen f'real

stet, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:44 (five days ago) link

"I haven't yet seen an iPhone X or anything more recent IRL."

really? maybe because I live in SF but the X is ubiquitous as are the other ones.

akm, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:53 (five days ago) link

another year where no phones I can comfortably use get announced, I should put a new battery in my SE sometime soon

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:33 (five days ago) link

Trying to decide whether to trade in my too-large XS Max for an 11 Pro, or just to use my old SE that I bought for my son.

DJI, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:59 (five days ago) link

what do you mean 'comfortably use'?

akm, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:01 (five days ago) link

DJI that’s my plan

calstars, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:07 (five days ago) link

always-on screen is nice but multiple-day battery life would be nicer

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:09 (five days ago) link

xpost there was an article recently about the nyc MTA being tired of requests to retrieve airpods from the tracks (like, 20 a month).

Yerac, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:20 (five days ago) link

akm I got an iPhone 6 on release and it gave me RSI in my thumb tendons, when I have been touch typing for decades with no ill-effects. Permanent veto for larger phones.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:21 (five days ago) link

I'm trying to think of a reason i shouldn't just pay £100 for new screen and battery on my SE and i can't think of a single one apart from the shitty front-facing camera

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:17 (three days ago) link

it's happening...??!?!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:04 (three days ago) link

It’s going to be iPhone 8-sized though? Too big imo. SE-sized but with edge-to-edge screen is what’s wanted.

stet, Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:58 (three days ago) link

Calling bs on that report. They’re still selling the 8, which is 4.7 “

calstars, Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:05 (three days ago) link

xpost, ah shit, didn't notice it'd be 4.7" :-/

willem, Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:10 (three days ago) link

my SE battery is shot and I'm tired of waiting to see if they're gonna release another small phone so I'm considering an 11 Pro... I would be fine with an 8 since it's relatively compact and all I really need upgrade-wise is 256GB of storage but they still want $700 for an iPhone 8, fuck off with that nonsense. An 11 costs that much!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:04 (three days ago) link

The 8/128 is $499

calstars, Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:09 (three days ago) link

Apple isn't even selling the 8/256GB model anymore though... wireless retailers still have it, but want $700-750 for it. Anyone ever bought from a third party like eBay or whatever? Seems risky.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:15 (three days ago) link

Been thinking of upgrading my 5 year old iPad - mainly to get bigger storage. Anything special about the new one? Or should I just go with a Pro?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:22 (three days ago) link

I've ordered the 2019 AIR(with 10.5 screen) iPad for my kid yesterday. I'm expecting it to be fucking perfect for £450.

calzino, Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:28 (three days ago) link

wait - what's the difference between the iPad Air and the new regular iPad? so confused

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:10 (three days ago) link

ipad air slightly bigger and has a better chip

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:12 (three days ago) link

f hazel in my neighbourhood you can get a new SE battery installed by a fella with a saggy waistband for about 40 bucks, which i think i'm going to do

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:56 (three days ago) link

I got the regular 9.7” one last year and it works great.

DJI, Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:02 (three days ago) link

once you get your battery replaced, this case attachment for my SE has revitalized it for me and only increased the size slightly:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NVJ62FJ
Three days off one full charge! Only $30

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:17 (three days ago) link

I have an X for work but an SE for personal. All the SE needs is portrait mode and it would be a game changer tbqh.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:35 (three days ago) link

Tracer... yes, I thought about just doing a battery replacement for my SE (I am fighting the loss of headphone jack as long as I can) but my 128GB SE is so full it can't even take pictures because there's no space left! I need that 256GB upgrade. I'm poking around online today to see if I can find a reputable source for a new 8/256GB model.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:05 (three days ago) link

Wow can’t imagine how I’d run out of storage on 128GB. Do you keep all your stuff locally stored?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:15 (three days ago) link

all that vlogging takes some editing space

untuned mass damper (mh), Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:23 (three days ago) link

I take a lot of selfies!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:27 (three days ago) link

But yeah, I've got about 100GB of mp3s and the rest is photos. Jumping to 256 will let me just dump my entire mp3 collection on the iPhone without worrying about what I have to leave off.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:28 (three days ago) link

i'm on 64GB and it's fine but i do sync & delete my photos

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:12 (three days ago) link

macbooks are so expensive these days too... my MBP is 8 years old. don't have space to sync & delete photos : /

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:13 (three days ago) link

I’ve managed to get by with a 16gb SE these past 3 years. I have a separate MP3 player so I don’t keep music on it. I transfer my photos off of it regularly and I don’t use many apps. Still I’m currently barely squeaking by.

o. nate, Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:15 (three days ago) link

you could probably buy a dozen 500GB drives for the same cost as a new phone. and you could put your Apple Photos library on one of them.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:16 (three days ago) link

it's important that I have access to all my cat photos so I can work them into conversations while I'm out here in the world

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:46 (three days ago) link

Check out Swappa for an iPhone 8; I’ve had good luck with them. New and used.

early rejecter, Thursday, 12 September 2019 23:47 (three days ago) link


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