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I have had the new laptop for a week now. Like many here, I was not well disposed to the keyboard.
But let me tell you, it is GREAT. Best keyboard ever. I am sure my speed and accuracy have improved !
Still wish the sound were a little less, but as someone said above, that may be part of the tactile feedback necessary for true accuracy. We will see.
The keyboard is a sleeper.
sacto joe said:Interesting. I just posted something about this on Braeburn Group.
Here are the iPhone sales numbers since Q1 fy ‘11, with Q1 bolded.
BIG jump (128%) when Apple moved the iPhone release date 3 months closer to the holidays in 2011 (Q1 fy '12). Then only a moderate jump in '13 (29%), and a smaller jump in '14 (7%). Q1 '13 and Q1 '14 were the 5 and 5s models respectively. Finally, another big jump in '14 with the 6 (47%) and flat in '15.
IMHO, this, and Apple's lack of ability to match demand for the SE, reveals the "smoking gun" of what happened to production in '13 and '14; the 5 series was just flat harder to produce than the 4 series or the 6 series. My guess of the problem: The highly milled edges of the aluminum housing. As an ex-CNC machinist, I can guarantee you that you can't make those edges quickly.
Note that the 6 series doesn't have milled edges, and hence is far easier to ramp up production on.
BTW, I think the 5 series was one of the most beautiful iPhones ever produced. Just a shame that it's so hard to make....