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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.
geirnoklebye said:One of the things early Apple and Steve Jobs learned was that if you give people a system they can grow on, with and in, then people will find new ways of using it. – Ways that both will be beneficial to Apple and their customers.
The current Apple seem to have lost much of this early gained knowledge. It has in many ways become a non-learning organization.
Far too many companies have faltered under the philosophy of design by committee.
“Apple's other co-founder, Steve Jobs, didn't agree with Jef about many things, but they both felt the same way about hardware expandability: it was a bug instead of a feature. Steve was reportedly against having slots in the Apple II back in the days of yore, and felt even stronger about slots for the Mac. He decreed that the Macintosh would remain perpetually bereft of slots, enclosed in a tightly sealed case,”
So much for your theory.
And are are you actually claiming Apple is a design by committee company!? Good one.
anton zuykov said:StrangeDays said:anton zuykov said:Goldfinger10 said:How much is a police officer's salary? Surely enough that $200 isn't significant. Definitely not worth risking your career over. Why do people do these things?
Berkeley police (California) is going through this same situation of severe understaffing right now (a lot of cops left for other cities departments that are less fond of antifa)
I wrote software for the NOPD for several years.
AppleInsider said:First detailed in December, Marzipan will blur the lines between the company's mobile and desktop product lines by allowing customers to run iOS apps on macOS.
The intent is much more likely to encourage quality apps for macOS by reducing the barrier to entry if you're already building an iOS target.
DaringFireball's John Gruber corrected this rumor and it should be noted:
Gurman probably didn’t write the headline, but it doesn’t even make sense. iOS has no concept of a mouse cursor and runs only on touchscreen devices. MacOS has no support for touchscreen devices and requires a mouse pointer. “One user experience” is neither possible nor desirable. The truth is that this effort by Apple is almost certainly not about cross-platform applications but instead cross-platform frameworks for developers. It’s developer news, not user news.
seanismorris said:jwestveer said:You took your machine apart and broke it in the process?
Awww, thats too bad. Buy another one. It is not the manufacture's problem.
I’m an enterprise pro software dev, as an employee and contractor I’ve worked for many household name brands over decades. Never have any of these IT depts upgraded our machines. They have a useful lifespan and are replaced. That’s how business works. As a one-man shop or enthusiast you may do upgrades, but it’s atypical.