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scottw2 said:I'm a developer. I want a machine with:
1. Quad core i7 for fast code compilation
2. Tons of (preferably upgradable) memory to run all these virtual machines for test
3. SSD storage (512GB) that I can upgrade myself or at least have reasonable OEM prices
4. A decent keyboard to type all day long
5. USB-A ports to connect to virtually every type of devices out there, including iDevices
6. HDMI port to connect to projectors and TVs in meeting rooms
7. SD card slot to import photos from my camera to Lightroom when I go on vacation.
I don't mind a little of thickness. The touch bar doesn't impress me. For the $500 difference, I could have bought a 9.7" touchscreen also known as iPad.
Sadly, Apple does not make one.
I'm a developer too. Full-time enterprise work.
- I want lots of RAM* which I will max out on Day 1 and never worry about again
- I want SSD storage that I'll never upgrade myself
- I don't need USBA since I work via wifi, git repositories, etc. In the rare event I need somebody else's drive I have no problem using a small, simple adapter
- I have never, ever used a SD slot, probably because consumer cameras aren't part of my work. My prosumer gear uses CF, and even that I use on my desktop and not my portable.
- I loathe thickness and want it as thin and light as possible.
Happily, Apple makes great options of me.
* I currently work on a 2014 rMBP and 2011 iMac, maxed out. They work pretty well for me and run VMs, IDEs, etc, so I can't see how the latest MBP could struggle for dev work. In fact this guy's real-world testing put that nonsense to rest:
Here’s a list of everything I ran at once:
- VMwarei Fusion: Two running virtual machines (Windows 10, macOS Sierra)
- Adobe Photoshop CC: Four 1+gb 36 MP professional, multi-layer photos
- Adobe InDesign CC: A 22 page photography-intensive project
- Xcode: Four production Objective-C projects, all cleaned and rebuilt
- Microsoft PowerPoint: A slide deck presentation
- Microsoft Word: A 20+ page document with graphics
- MachOView: Analyzing a daemon binary
- Mozilla FireFox: Viewing a website
- Safari: viewing a different website
- Preview: Three PDF books
- Hopper Disassembler: Performing an analysis on a binary
- WireShark: Performing a live network capture as I do all of this
- IDA Pro 64-bit: Analyzing a 64-bit intel binary
- Apple Mail: Viewing four mailboxes
- Tweetbot: Reading all the flames and trolls in my mentions
- iBooks: Currently viewing an ebook I paid for
- Skype: Logged in and idling
- Terminal: A few sessions idling
- Little Flocker
- Little Snitch
- Activity Monitor
- Path Finder
- Probably a lot I’ve missed
The result? I ran out of things to do before I ever ran out of RAM. I only ever made it to 14.5GB before the system decided to start paging out, so I didn’t even have the change to burn up all that delicious RAM.
Gruber was referring to the theater structure:
“I arrived around 8:30 for the 10:00 event, and the theater’s pavilion-style lobby and surrounding outdoor patio were already jam-packed. It truly is a beautiful structure. But it wasn’t until later in the day, as I was leaving after a few product briefings, that I got to see what it looked like empty. It’s stunning. The roof is supported only by the glass walls. There are no support columns. It seems impossible, and the effect is amazing. (They run electricity to the roof through the narrow spacers between the window panes.)”
I’m fairly sure he didn’t imply the main structure was this way. This was the photo linked in the above. The roof is carbon fiber as I recall which is a lighter material. The main HQ roof & solar panels are too heavy to be supported only by the windows.
mr. h said:larryjw said:I attach zero importance to the 5W charger. That might be an issue for first time Apple buyers, but everyone else has a drawer filled with Apple chargers. Apple put a minimal charger in because they know anything more is unnecessary.
The point is, the iPhone X can be charged at a much faster rate than the included 5 W adaptor is capable of. For very little incremental cost (to Apple), Apple could include a more powerful charger. Given the high retail price of the iPhone X, I agree that it just seems mean-spirited of Apple to not include a more powerful adaptor.
lkrupp said:I agree with Mr. Gates. The strident caterwauling about privacy and government snooping by anonymous commenters on websites like this one is hilarious. If the FBI showed up at your doorstep you’d piss your pants and cry like a baby. You most certainly would not meet them at the door with your gun. If you pull on the dragon’s tail once to often you’re going to get burned. It is entirely possible that democratic governments will legislate access to encrypted data at some point. Better to be calm and quiet about it while demanding your privacy than to start a confrontation. Face it, people no longer control their governments, democratic or otherwise.
Privacy is a protected right that cannot be taken away just to make the jobs of government workers easier.
sog35 said:We seeing $170 stock price this year bitches (my apologies to female canines )
Just as I predicted.
You're no schwammy, you're not a master investor, and there's nothing remarkable about your observations.
tshapi said:schlack said:Interesting to see that Apple now has a phone lineup that spans from $350 to $1150, wow. That $1150 price point feels just absurd. Will be interesting to see how this sells. I guess I'll be holding on to my (perfectly awesome) iPhone 7 for at least another year or two.
Kentfromohio said:Would it be too much to ask of a $350 mono speaker that it at least have an AUX audio input? Then it could play whatever the customer wants to play.
anantksundaram said:Hooray. I will finally do a software update. More importantly, I might seriously consider the Series 3 now.
It it was a frustratingly strange move by Apple. Never explained. The only thing I can figure is that they were desperately trying to push AppleMusic.
rrrize said:Rayz2016 said:I think the reason behind the notch is to improve the user experience. If the camera array was above the screen the users would have to look avbive the screen to trigger FaceID then refocus on the screen after being granted access. The notch means they just look at the screen and they’re in.