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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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Spottie, Thursday, 9 June 2016 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

presumably September like all recent years

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

j., Monday, 20 August 2018 08:20 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

*silently pours one out for my old 1400cs*

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 20 August 2018 21:50 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:43 (three months ago) Permalink

excited for the redesigned spatial finder

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:55 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:04 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

psyched for some extremely incremental improvements

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:14 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:23 (three months ago) Permalink

It was already gone by the time I opened it.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:28 (three months ago) Permalink

ECG thing for the watch is pretty great

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:28 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

your new laptop should have that functionality built in!

Clay, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Haptic Touch = long press

DJI, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

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

stet, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

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

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink

no new macbook air?!?

:_(

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

sounds like they discontinued the SE

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

hell yeah steve jobs would be proud

🧛🏻‍♂️ F A T 🧛🏻‍♂️ D R A C U L A 🧛🏻‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:49 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:53 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

Literally bought an 8 yesterday fuck

gbx, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:07 (three months ago) Permalink

512 gb Max is $1449
LOLOLOL

calstars, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:08 (three months ago) Permalink

increments increments increments

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

june 2017 ipad pro would almost be tempting if they'd bumped the price down. new ipad pro is 760 funbucks and the cheapest apple cover is 85 and that's only for the 8GB model

||||||||, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:30 (one month ago) Permalink

new air is 20% too expensive

||||||||, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:30 (one month ago) Permalink

too diffuse a range of products makes it too frustrating to min-max plus post-brexit weakness of the pound has pushed prices uncomfortably high. there's just no sweet spot, as far as I can see in the range

||||||||, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:31 (one month ago) Permalink

if the new pro started at 128GB for the 760£ model and the smart cover 45/55£ worked then it might have been the_one

||||||||, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:32 (one month ago) Permalink

apple has got to be taking the piss

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

they've been holding off on revealing their real product line for like 5 years, it's all been just a gas

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

This is about the least exciting event I can remember. Whole thing felt very 5 years ago

calstars, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:33 (one month ago) Permalink

i think we'd all like to go back to 5 years ago!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 23:32 (one month ago) Permalink

1. inflate price of all products
2. hide device sales

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 2 November 2018 12:16 (one month ago) Permalink

what does "inflate price of products" mean?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 2 November 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Sell hardware at higher profit margins

DJI, Friday, 2 November 2018 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm kind of surprised there isn't, like, an SEC or GAAP requirement for a business that sells a consumer product to state how many units of that product it sells.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 2 November 2018 16:22 (one month ago) Permalink

is there any evidence that apple are selling products at higher profit margins?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 2 November 2018 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Apple stock down 7%, good job Tim!

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 2 November 2018 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

can someone convince me not to get an ipad pro

F# A# (∞), Friday, 2 November 2018 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

there's probably some starving children somewhere

j., Friday, 2 November 2018 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I have owned an iPad and it did not change my life

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 2 November 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah that's the thing i don't even need it

ugh

basically i want to read comics on it, i don't want it for anything else, and i don't want to buy physical books/comics

F# A# (∞), Friday, 2 November 2018 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

support physical mediaaaaaaaaa

Nhex, Friday, 2 November 2018 18:09 (one month ago) Permalink

ipad pro seems pretty big for anything except actual work IMO

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 2 November 2018 18:32 (one month ago) Permalink

FWIW, my main book and comic reader is a iPad Mini 3. If I had to get something now, I'd probably get that $329 9" iPad. You don't have to spend iPad Pro money on it.

Physical media won't let me back it up in multiple locations and will be a big problem when climate-change enhanced fires burn all of California down. Portability and redundancy forever!

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 2 November 2018 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I think the best way for me to die would be in a fire accelerated by my bookshelves, or crushed by them in an earthquake

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 2 November 2018 18:38 (one month ago) Permalink

i want nice big text and graphics tho

i don't want to get old man eyes so soon

F# A# (∞), Friday, 2 November 2018 18:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Physical media won't let me back it up in multiple locations and will be a big problem when climate-change enhanced fires burn all of California down.

It's the backing-up-in-multiple-locations thing that's causing climate-change enhanced fires tho.

Position Position, Friday, 2 November 2018 19:16 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah that's the thing i don't even need it

ugh

basically i want to read comics on it, i don't want it for anything else, and i don't want to buy physical books/comics


lol same :(

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 November 2018 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

My 10” Pro is rapidly becoming my main computer. Did all the work on the site from it this morning. I think I’ve used my work Mac for about 20 minutes this week, and that was to pull together a presentation from three other decks. (iOS still sucks horrifically at multiple docs in the same app)

stet, Friday, 2 November 2018 20:35 (one month ago) Permalink

We've owned 3 ipads and I never found a use for them. My kids like it, which is another reason not to have it around.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 2 November 2018 20:45 (one month ago) Permalink

For a company that prides itself on design, I actually don't find them comfortable to use at all. Any intensive tasks are much more comfortable to do on a laptop, and anything less intensive I'd rather just do on my phone.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 2 November 2018 20:45 (one month ago) Permalink

It's the backing-up-in-multiple-locations thing that's causing climate-change enhanced fires tho.

FWIW, I'm not using the cloud. Follow-ups to Maintaining a Digital Music Collection

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 2 November 2018 20:51 (one month ago) Permalink

agree with both man alive posts.

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Friday, 2 November 2018 20:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I prefer reading comics on my iPad mini 3 to my iPad Pro 10.5”. On the pro, the scans get big enough that they suffer if they aren’t super hi res

Any iPad with a retina screen and 128gb or more of storage will serve u well as a comics reader imo

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 2 November 2018 20:54 (one month ago) Permalink

For a company that prides itself on design, I actually don't find them comfortable to use at all. Any intensive tasks are much more comfortable to do on a laptop, and anything less intensive I'd rather just do on my phone.

otm, after that initial period of subscribing to magazines i never got around to reading there didn’t seem to be any point. maybe as they get close to being an actual macbook proxy for most people (now?) they’ll find a place for most people.

for me the clincher is not being to type on your lap without it all going everywhere. the smart keyboards are pretty solid but it’s still precarious.

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 3 November 2018 01:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I love the pro I bought last year, but I find I don’t use it as much as I’d like because I cannot use it around my 5yo.

beard papa, Saturday, 3 November 2018 17:22 (one month ago) Permalink

re higher prices

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 04:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Apple's new iPad Pro seems to bend pretty easily https://t.co/EgHrG1iBEo pic.twitter.com/35RHNgO3SQ

— The Verge (@verge) November 16, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 16 November 2018 19:57 (one month ago) Permalink

yikes

Spottie, Friday, 16 November 2018 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

tl;dr looks like the microphone and induction pad are in the worst possible places for that

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 16 November 2018 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

in messages conversations used to be in bubbles/rounded but something changed and they're all ugly squares now. anyone know how to change it back?

Mordy, Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Preferences>bubble edge display>rounded

calstars, Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

weirdly not an option for me but force quitting / reopening fixed it. maybe i need to update to 10.13.6?

Mordy, Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

deeply regret installing mojave. constant freezing.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 19 November 2018 19:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i'm sorry to hear that but thank you for reaffirming my decision not to install until i finish a very important project

btw, for ppl with touch bar MacBooks: mine froze the other day, and I had no idea what to do because there's no power button... there actually is, it's on the right end of the touch bar. it's there. maybe this is old news. i thought that was cool.

flappy bird, Monday, 19 November 2018 19:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

My new favourite Shortcut is Upload to Imgur. Handy for getting pictures ready to post on ILX, which I always found a massive faff on iOS before

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/c0c8520be8734d0faec0096b83c4703b

Alba, Monday, 26 November 2018 11:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like using the TinyPic keyboard for ilx image uploads. Uploads it and created the bbcode for you, all from zing.

Jeff, Monday, 26 November 2018 12:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ooh

Alba, Monday, 26 November 2018 13:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks alba

calstars, Monday, 26 November 2018 15:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

poor ol siri

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 30 November 2018 19:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god i am still digging just having adequate memory and being able to leave programs and documents sitting open for days at a time

$ uptime
5:02 up 8 days, 3:48, 2 users, load averages: 1.32 1.79 2.14

j., Thursday, 6 December 2018 11:07 (one week ago) Permalink

~dark mode is good now~

j., Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:10 (six days ago) Permalink


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