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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

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 (two months ago) link

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

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

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

calstars, Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:05 (two months ago) link

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

willem, Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:10 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

The 8/128 is $499

calstars, Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:09 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

ipad air slightly bigger and has a better chip

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:12 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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

DJI, Thursday, 12 September 2019 16:02 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

all that vlogging takes some editing space

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

I take a lot of selfies!

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

thanks for the tip! I found a new-in-box iPhone 8/256 on Swappa, bought it, and now I'm living the dream of dumping my entire music collection onto it without having to pick and choose! and for half the cost of an iPhone 11 Pro. I can live without the sexy camera.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 02:06 (two months ago) link

Has Jeff posted lately? Wondering if we’re trading up to this sucker

I missed the shipping window to ensure I’d get it before a vacation but may do so on return

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 03:52 (two months ago) link

The three-lens camera thing is pretty ugly

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:00 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

new MacBook Pro with physical escape key for Vim users

https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro-16/

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:39 (one week ago) link

Look at the max ram and hd in this thing. I don’t need it but I want it.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:55 (one week ago) link

it has a keyboard my god the misery ends at last

stet, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:59 (one week ago) link

that Esc key is gonna cost you

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:01 (one week ago) link

cant believe they are sticking with the touch bar

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:05 (one week ago) link

I can't believe that on that giant laptop they are sticking with a few TB3 ports and nothing else.

DJI, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:09 (one week ago) link

I was cackling after reading that the only processor options are i9

Go big or go home, I guess

mh, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:33 (one week ago) link

8tb on a notebook is bazonkers, just give me an extra port instead

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:50 (one week ago) link

I could see the dudes I work near who have huge data sets, or maybe someone wanting to edit a bunch of video, using that much on the fly. But yes, 8TB built in is nuts

mh, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 19:18 (one week ago) link

at least they didn't update the 13" with a new keyboard, i just got one a few weeks ago :-/

gbx, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 19:52 (one week ago) link

i would take all of these bytes and love them and hug them and take care of them

j., Wednesday, 13 November 2019 20:20 (one week ago) link

that Esc key is gonna cost you

― June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Wednesday, November 13, 2019

i mean... it'll cost you the same as the previous model, with better specs?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 20:21 (one week ago) link

at least they didn't update the 13" with a new keyboard, i just got one a few weeks ago :-/

― gbx, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:52 AM

that's the one me and my 2013 15" are holding out for. 14" screen, new keyboard, three pounds and able to open on an airplane would be perfect

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 20:23 (one week ago) link

I'm tempted to trade in my iMac and MBP for the new one and finally settle down with just one computer I can take back and forth to work, but it's hard to think about giving up the iMac's sweet monitor

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:43 (one week ago) link

Wait for the desktop pro is my thinking
I need power to convert vaporwave flacs into wmv

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:50 (one week ago) link

Depending on whether you need to trade in your iMac you can use it as an extra monitor

https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/imac-secondary-display/

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:06 (one week ago) link

14" screen, new keyboard, three pounds and able to open on an airplane

*tears of joy*

mh, Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:48 (one week ago) link

I'm sad that the 5k iMac can't do target display mode due to.. a number of reasons

otherwise, waiting for someone to dump one of those suckers when the hardware becomes underpowered would be a great source for a nice display

mh, Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:51 (one week ago) link

this seems like a good opportunity to again complain that I can't use my LG 5K display to play a Switch on

lost IDM classics (lukas), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 02:21 (two days ago) link


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