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mdriftmeyer said:cynegils said:Lets hope that one of those lessons is not "Pricing will start at cost X eleventybillion!"When Intel charges $15k for the 28 core Xeon what do you expect? Just one more reason Apple will sooner-rather-than-later ditch Intel for AMD.And no, they aren't going ARM people. Just like they aren't building a competing GPGPU--the Afterburner is that secret GPU project from Florida.
larryjw said:Well, I don't know anything about what software was being used on the surface, nor anything about the servers, nor who is responsible for running the software, the servers, or the networks. And I don't know what components of this system failed. But it doesn't seem anyone on this thread knows either because everyone was taking in general terms not specific, and there seems to have been a lot of assumptions made about the sources of the failure. But anyway you cut it, it's a black eye for the Surface and Microsoft and a dumb move on their part regardless. For example, it would be highly unlikely Rogers would throw a computer he found valuable to the ground in disgust. Even though it was disgust in himself and the Surface had nothing to do with it, it showed how little the Surface meant to him. He didn't care. He and the team and the league forced him to use it when it may, and it likely was not the choice of sideline computer he or his team would have made. My guess is the team would be using iPads (why else would MS have to pay the league to force them to use the Surface in the first place). My guess also is Rogers would have not pitched an iPad which he and the team had chosen to use -- they would take ownership of that device and treat it with some respect. The image of an MVP throwing your product to the ground like common trash is an awful image.
M68000 said:Mike Wuerthele said:danvm said:shev said:I can't believe how long it takes one of the most valuable companies in the world with near endless resources so long to make a computer when they've been in the computer making business for over 40 years. It's so embarrassing. Pointless iterations of iPhone after iPhone because they sell well. The computers might sell a bit better if they updated them once in a while
But hey I'm not in the market for a Pro machine. I just hate to see Apple do something that looks this clumsy.
I wouldn't think of the trash can Mac Pro as an example of Apple engineering. Even Apple think of it as a failure,Take a look at the engineering and thought that went into the "trash can" Mac Pro that has been on sale for years. Don't you expect or want that same level of effort going into a new model? I do... I know most of us are looking forward to a new model, they announced 2019 - so that may mean end of year for all we know, but they did say 2019 so let's be patient. I would rather they get it RIGHT instead of rushing it out to make the marketing folks happy or the Wall Street people happy.
Users that need a high end Mac have no other option than being patient, an issue Windows / Linux users don't have, considering the excellent job HP, Dell and Lenovo have done with their workstations.
rotateleftbyte said:danvm said:I suppose Google cannot be as bad as you said, considering Apple agreed to accept billions of dollars from Google to make their search engine default in iOS and macOS devices, right?and how difficult is it to change the search engine and homepage in MacOS? It is easy.I rarely do searching on my phone so there really is little history to pilfer.90% of Google domains, 100% of FB and Twitter are all blocked at my home firewall. It is amazing how fast pages load with all that crud disabled.
AppleExposed said:curtis hannah said:The Apple TV is a great device, but the base model HD version cost $150, sometimes 4 times what the competitors are offering, Apple isn’t going to have a lot of market share unless they have something less than half the price of the current one(like the 3rd gen was at some point), and I don’t think they have any plans to actually compete as they are releasing the Apple TV app to smart TVs, and I think that Is a better decision than trying to make a half baked version at less than half the price.
I think gaming is the missing link. If they get serious about gaming and include the A12x chip, price won't matter.
And price matters a lot. A 64GB ATV + a console controller is close to $250.00 The XBox One S All Digital Edition w/ 1TB of storage and 3 games cost $250. Plus it has the benefit of a large catalog of games. IMO, pricing is one of the reasons the ATV is so behind in the market.
bigbillygoatgruff said:linkman said:I'll agree with the AI writer: Mac trackpads are the best and everything else pales in comparison. The Mac trackpad, even the one on my 2009 MBP, is my favorite pointing/clicking device of all time. I can't stand the puny one on my Dell work laptop. I've noticed almost nobody uses a mouse while mobile on a Mac yet 80% of the time I see people crack out a mouse with a non-Apple laptop.
digitalclips said:franklinjackcon said:Worth considering that the macs are all new, while the thinkpads will all be a few years old so it's not that surprising there is a difference
lkrupp said:So after all these years both Google and Microsoft suddenly realize that Apple was right all along. Controlling the software AND the hardware is a good thing, that the Walled Garden approach isn’t so bad after all. I guess pigs do fly.
sog35 said:bdkennedy said:Apple deserves this. That Apple ad was embarrassing to watch.
It's not ok to be a fridge/toaster until it's ok to be a fridge toaster. Right, Tim?
iPads had keyboards since forever. Its not about having a keyboard that makes the Surface a fridge toaster.
its about having a desktop OS stuffed into a tablet.
And what about Apple pushing iPad Pro as a desktop replacement? Is that a good idea?
nolamacguy said:mystilleef said:Specs don't matter. User experience does.
The Pixel is a vessel for Google's AI and Machine learning prowess.
And right now, you'd be hard-pressed to find a phone with a better AI and multimedia experience than the Pixel.
This is why the Pixel is better than any phone Apple has created. And will continue to be better than any Phone Apple will create moving forward.
Unless of course, AI and Machine Learning is just a fad.
and why on earth would you believe it impossible for any other firm to do better than google in this relatively new area of mobile computing? hogwash.
And I don't think Machine Learning and AI are a "new area of mobile computing". Mobile users benefit from it, but it's a lot more than a that.