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I’m one of those ‘low-count’ commenters - partly because my old AI account, which had a modestly good post count, seemed to get wiped a while ago. I haven’t had the time or inclination to post much since, nor do I have usually much to say that’s relevant in any case.
Having said that, however, I have a 6th gen ipad with that infernal pencil mk.1. I hate charging it in the ipad’s lightning port - it's one bump away from disaster (like my recent iphone rear glass/apple silicon case’s camera protector ’incident’). It’s also very cumbersome and I fear for the ipad’s connector while the pencil waggles around. (Apple’s removal of the convenient battery widget and burying it in settings in ipados has been another issue that stick’s in my craw.) I usually charge the pencil using the supplied adapter and a lightning cable.
The old pencil’s functionality has left a little bit to be desired for some time, too, but I’ve put up with it until now - not including support for a more up-to-date pencil in this new ipad is a deal-breaker for me. I’m going to have a much more serious look at the ipad air.
I would have thought that hardware ray tracing - gone on about at length with the iPhone 15 Pro range’s A17 Pro SoC - would have had more coverage in an article which compares the M2 and M3 (in the context of the devices, of course). Hopefully AI will give more insight into this in a future article, rather than mentioning it pretty much as an also-ran at the end of a section.
Rather than cough up for the 2TB tier (and why isn’t there a 1 TB tier, but I suspect that the answer is “gouging”), I’ve started deleting almost-duplicate photos from Apple Photos. Takes a lot longer but it’s very much cheaper.