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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 (five years ago) link

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

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

presumably September like all recent years

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

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

j., Monday, 20 August 2018 08:20 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

*silently pours one out for my old 1400cs*

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 20 August 2018 21:50 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:43 (three years ago) link

excited for the redesigned spatial finder

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:55 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

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

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:04 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

psyched for some extremely incremental improvements

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

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

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:23 (three years ago) link

It was already gone by the time I opened it.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:28 (three years ago) link

ECG thing for the watch is pretty great

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

your new laptop should have that functionality built in!

Clay, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:48 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

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

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

Haptic Touch = long press

DJI, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:33 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

no new macbook air?!?

:_(

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:07 (three years ago) link

sounds like they discontinued the SE

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:07 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

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

calstars, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:19 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

Literally bought an 8 yesterday fuck

gbx, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:07 (three years ago) link

512 gb Max is $1449
LOLOLOL

calstars, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:08 (three years ago) link

increments increments increments

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:22 (three years ago) link

i got a pair of airpod pros for my birthday and these are pretty fuckin great

Same. Bought them on a whim as they were heavily discounted and so far Im impressed. Just need to find a way to keep them where my 3 yo can’t reach them

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 2 August 2021 06:01 (one month ago) link

the lovely Emma B’s 6-year-old laptop needs a repair and i have convinced her to hold off buying a new one and do the repair instead.

This is kind of where I'm at too - mid-2014 MBP15-Retina, 1100 battery cycles, is running ok but can't manage anything CPU-intensive when not plugged in to AC (shuts down). Runs Big Sur fine but won't support Monterey when it arrives. Battery replacement is a fair chunk of cash if this model gets no further OS updates (also: haven't taken it out of the house in 18 months, so being able to render video/photo edits off the battery hasn't been essential in a long time).

The funds all went on M1 MBA for elder daughter six months ago, which is fair enough, as she's got sixth form/college ahead of her (hopefully), an all-apps Adobe CC subscription through school, and may actually forge some kind of career/skill-set/rewarding creative practice out of this. Latest tech is wasted on 50-something hobbyists trying to fill the void :)

Michael Jones, Monday, 2 August 2021 09:57 (one month ago) link

I'm not sure what to do because I want to buy a new MacBook and iPhone and I'm currently in the US, where if nothing else, Apple products are a lot cheaper (base MacBook Air is $999+tax, so $1082 here in New York, versus £999 in UK, which on current exchange rates is $1,389). I'm moving back to the UK in September, probably before the new Macs and iPhones are released, so I'd end up buying at the worst time. Probably still better than buying in sterling. Pleased to discover you can buy a MacBook with a UK keyboard here, though only from Apple I think, so that's another thing to weigh up – whether it's worth paying the extra to buy from Apple rather than elsewhere, where you can often pick up a discount.

Alba, Monday, 2 August 2021 14:05 (one month ago) link

any news on the M1 macbook pros?

are you waiting for the 16" version?

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Monday, 2 August 2021 15:23 (one month ago) link

Historically, new apple stuff announced in q3-q4 is almost always done in the first half of September iirc

Dan I., Monday, 2 August 2021 18:20 (one month ago) link

I was wrong, but most often September and almost never August

Dan I., Monday, 2 August 2021 18:22 (one month ago) link

f hazel yes - not the current 13” one

Tracer Hand, Monday, 2 August 2021 22:25 (one month ago) link

Apple is selling refurb 256GB iPhone 11 Pro for $899. Feels like quite a good deal - I need something to replace the XR that employer will soon take away from me when I change jobs. Any thoughts?

Alba, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 22:17 (one month ago) link

$849, rather

Alba, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 22:25 (one month ago) link

I have an 12 pro and it’s the best phone I’ve ever had but then so was the original X so I think an 11 pro, especially at that price would be great. I’m not sure I’ve ever come close to hitting the limits of the 12.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 4 August 2021 23:02 (one month ago) link

i want touchid, but has anyone typed on this new external keyboard yet?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/apple-begins-selling-touch-id-equipped-magic-keyboard-new-mac-pro-gpus/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 02:33 (one month ago) link

I used one briefly when setting up my folks' M1 iMac, it seemed very like the previous wireless keyboard (with the Lightning charge port).

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 5 August 2021 02:41 (one month ago) link

they're pricey but I really want one. Don't have an M1 computer though. yet.

dan selzer, Thursday, 5 August 2021 03:36 (one month ago) link

$149 for the wired one, jeebus. And that's the one without the numpad!

Nhex, Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:11 (one month ago) link

well I guess it has to have an actual computer in it to process the fingerprint and deliver an encrypted unlock code, in addition to the matrix decoder and USB chipset.

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:45 (one month ago) link

down 15 and cant score....

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:49 (one month ago) link

People pay a lot more for keyboards and my last Apple keyboard lasted 10 years and still going, but yeah that’s a spicy price to be able to auth with touchid in clamshell mode.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 14:10 (one month ago) link

i'm not even about clamshell mode! I just don't want to have to reach over to my laptop to use touchID!

dan selzer, Thursday, 5 August 2021 15:43 (one month ago) link

i’ll get one for my mini, that’s for sure…

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:12 (one month ago) link

you have an m1 mini?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:13 (one month ago) link

this is my twice-monthly apple thread post where i pop in to say that yes, i have a m1 mac mini, and i love it :)

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:16 (one month ago) link

I'll probably get an M1 Mini for my next Mac. The only thing giving me pause is the 16GB max on memory. The 32GB on my 2012 iMac has been worth every penny.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:46 (one month ago) link

Ram hits different on the m1s or so I’ve heard

calstars, Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:49 (one month ago) link

yup

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:50 (one month ago) link

my use cases are about as demanding as you can get without hitting the GPU, and at no point have i felt like ram was a bottleneck. (i got 16G)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:51 (one month ago) link

i just bought a new magickeyboard (to replace the fucking butterfly hinge one my mac came with seven years ago) and an apple tv so that i can use my pods with it; i am fully on the ecosystem and ashamed.

my magic keyboard is an old one that uses batteries :( it doesn't seem "magic" when i have to replace the batteries apple

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 16:57 (one month ago) link

having the plug in option (along with a balky space bar) was the main reason i bit the bullet

however, i will say that i am currently looking at my MAGIC trackpad, which is rechargeable, and i cannot find whatever the cord is anywhere, despite having every usb/micro/firewire/thunderbolt/etc cord of all time

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 17:02 (one month ago) link

i think my realizable dream tech setup is that there are no cords, and that there is a big surface that just recharges everything and keeps it topped off, and it's all powered by my solar panels on the roof

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 17:03 (one month ago) link

and when the sun shines harder, my performance of the devices get even better

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 17:04 (one month ago) link

i don’t have an M1 mini. it only works on M1 machines?? lol oh well

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 5 August 2021 18:16 (one month ago) link

Can someone recommend a good USB-C hub, not necessarily for speed but for charging lots of things. My monitor doesn’t have enough ports anymore.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 5 August 2021 20:15 (one month ago) link

the keyboard works, but the touchid bit doesn't on intel macs IIUC.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 20:32 (one month ago) link

get the anker one that has the ports you need.

usual deciders are whether you need 1) unusually many (3+) usb-a ports 2) ethernet 3) sd reader. if you need one of these three you basically have to get one with all three of these three.

other thing to watch out for is power delivery. if you have an m1 this shouldn't be an issue (they draw like 30W) but if you have an 16" intel mbp then you'll need 100W.

e.g. one of these (there are others)

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerExpand-Adapter-Delivery-Ethernet/dp/B087QZVQJX/
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerExpand-Ethernet-Delivery-MacBook/dp/B08C9HZ5YT/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 5 August 2021 20:39 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

is this steve jobs insult response of the highest quality?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeqPrUmVz-o

also, what is the quality of the insult?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 14:35 (two weeks ago) link

not an entertaining response or insult, but he handled it pretty well

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 18:04 (one week ago) link

would've been easier to just go with "what the hell is going on with your pants"

I expect that was the highest quality response Steve Jobs ever gave to someone who tried to insult his representation of Java's level of integration into the concept of Open Doc during a public Q&A.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 19:21 (one week ago) link

So I guess everyone else is pretty nonplussed by the event today? I think I'm still gonna stick with my 11Pro.

DJI, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:55 (six days ago) link

I am waiting for ilxor Jeff’s assessment before making any big decisions

mh, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:34 (six days ago) link

so did they end up not adding a temperature sensor to the watch, or did it just not make it through federal approval yet? I want it to alert me if I might have a virus

mh, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:41 (six days ago) link

iPad mini looks perfect for me, except the mini 5 is perfectly fine and so I don’t need it. It’s so hard to care about the rest of the incremental grind on show

stet, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:44 (six days ago) link

I'm probably going to trade in my Xs for a 13Pro, but enh... no big hurry at the moment

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:52 (six days ago) link

Yeah... also XS owner here, if the trade-in is good enough I'd be tempted to bite on a 13 vanilla or mini

Nhex, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:49 (six days ago) link

I’m only interested in camera sensor size. So the question for me is whether there is again a difference between the pros.

calstars, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 22:36 (six days ago) link

Guess they’re the same. and the regular models get last years pro max sensor, nice.

https://i.imgur.com/qQPKPMQ.jpg

From anandtech

calstars, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:00 (six days ago) link

sticking with my 6s until they really change something

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:17 (six days ago) link

i am disappointed TouchID isn't back in the phones yet though

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 13:00 (five days ago) link


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