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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 (six months ago) Permalink

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

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

*silently pours one out for my old 1400cs*

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

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

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

excited for the redesigned spatial finder

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

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

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

psyched for some extremely incremental improvements

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

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

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

It was already gone by the time I opened it.

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

ECG thing for the watch is pretty great

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

your new laptop should have that functionality built in!

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

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

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

Haptic Touch = long press

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

no new macbook air?!?

:_(

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

sounds like they discontinued the SE

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

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

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

Literally bought an 8 yesterday fuck

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

512 gb Max is $1449
LOLOLOL

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

increments increments increments

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

agree with both man alive posts.

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

re higher prices

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

yikes

Spottie, Friday, 16 November 2018 19:59 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Preferences>bubble edge display>rounded

calstars, Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:58 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

deeply regret installing mojave. constant freezing.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 19 November 2018 19:31 (three months 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 (three months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Ooh

Alba, Monday, 26 November 2018 13:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks alba

calstars, Monday, 26 November 2018 15:14 (two months ago) Permalink

poor ol siri

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

~dark mode is good now~

j., Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:10 (two months ago) Permalink

mojave is definitely the worst; really need to roll back to pre-update but scared to lose my computer for a few days

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:25 (two months ago) Permalink

$ uptime
14:33 up 12 days, 8:15, 2 users, load averages: 0.76 0.83 1.00

woooo

j., Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Everyone I know has the stupid watch now so I guess I should get one too. But the only use I can see for it would be to see what song is playing

calstars, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 23:58 (two months ago) Permalink

i literally know no one with an apple watch

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:36 (two months ago) Permalink

I have one. I wear it sometimes. It’s best for letting you see who’s texting you without taking your phone out of your pocket.

It’s also great when you have your baby as the wallpaper and said baby always asks to look at it and starts thinking that everybody’s watch has a photo of her in it.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:26 (two months ago) Permalink

My idea for the watch is to get the lte version, take off the band, put it in my pocket, and use it as a mini phone / music streaming thingy

calstars, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:26 (two months ago) Permalink

what even is dark mode

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:33 (two months ago) Permalink

It's for when you want to sound like you're doing something dodgy but actually aren't.

Alba, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 06:29 (two months ago) Permalink

you can do dodgy things in it if you want tho

j., Wednesday, 19 December 2018 07:21 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the thing about the apple devaluation and the link in that with people not buying so many iPhones now is that apple always (usually) made beautiful objects but now that a phone is all or only screen there are not many ways in which an iPhone is a cherishable object over something else that all or only screen, is there?

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 4 January 2019 01:15 (one month ago) Permalink

esp. in a case.

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 4 January 2019 01:15 (one month ago) Permalink

they could have had they come out of the gates with a notch-less screen

тпсбlack (Spottie), Friday, 4 January 2019 01:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah man, apple made some killer bezels back in the day

calstars, Friday, 4 January 2019 01:19 (one month ago) Permalink

my SE as a thing to hold and have is better, more lovely imo, than an equivalent android would be but an XR is no different than something else that is only a screen. If it's only-screen then it's only a screen.

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 4 January 2019 01:19 (one month ago) Permalink

i’m still using an 8+ and i legit forget that it even has bezels.

the race to eliminate the notch is more interesting than the race to fill the phone face with screen imo. when the notch problem is solved once and for all, this era of notchy phones is going to look totally ridiculous.

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 4 January 2019 02:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Never want to upgrade from my 6s really. Although I did just order a mini headphone amp so that would obviate the need for the headphone jack around the house.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 4 January 2019 02:04 (one month ago) Permalink

what is a "notch"

flappy bird, Friday, 4 January 2019 02:23 (one month ago) Permalink

A kind of haircut, or a pattern of baldness, according to Samsung

calstars, Friday, 4 January 2019 02:31 (one month ago) Permalink

extremely funny that their products aren’t as inelastic as they thought

lower your goddamn prices u xunts

there are no good podcasts (||||||||), Friday, 4 January 2019 05:36 (one month ago) Permalink

and it’s incredible that they’re blaming everything except their own greed

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 4 January 2019 08:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Never want to upgrade from my 6s really. Although I did just order a mini headphone amp so that would obviate the need for the headphone jack around the house.

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 4 January 2019 03:04 (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Which hp amp did you get?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 4 January 2019 09:29 (one month ago) Permalink


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