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The warrant makes no sense. It has been well documented and I’m sure Apple told them they can’t access the phone, so why even make such a legal request when it is moot. The only possible reason is deflection.
I don't think there is much of a mystery around this case, or much need to discover anything, aside from providing some answers to family of the victims.
The big failures in this case were the military in how they handled it (reporting him to civilian authorities), and the failure of our health-care system and VA treatment of mental health. Also, big pharma might be involved too, if the info I've heard is correct.
The guy had a violent history... even more violent than people knew because the military failed to pass the info along. Apparently he tried to get psych counseling, but couldn't afford it (that should be a shame on our veterans care system!). He also supposedly started on some meds... and having had some mild personal experience with this in the past... that can lead to some really bad stuff. Throw in family problems and such, and this isn't exactly rocket-science.
Do you likewise complain about Samsung, Amazon, and basically every single CEO? Jobs was unique in that he was a product manager, probably more so than an actual CEO, as he didnt do much the typical CEO job description and left that to Cook and others. CEOs are rarely "product visionaries". There's absolutely nothing troubling, concerning, yada yada about Cook being a normal CEO. He happens to be one of the greatest ones in modern history.StrangeDays said:entropys said:Great Tim, where is my next iMac?ivanh said:Mind blowing? What about an AI Codingbot? So, everyone can code without writing a line in SWIFT? Is it what Swift 5.0 going to do?jumpingcoco said:Apple is the only tech brand that can be trusted, quietly waiting to be surprised...avon b7 said:AppleExposed said:
You're whining about a product you're not going to buy. I know it.
Years waiting for a Mini update and over those years, not a single price adjustment.
It's funny how so many fan-boys hang around these forums complaining about those of us who complain about Apple, when those of us legitimately doing so are probably the biggest long-time Apple true fans. I want to see them do well, not just cheer them on (when I think they are screwing up).ireland said:... Thinness, unreliabile keyboards and needing dongles for many things is not innovation that helps me, the user. ...
As I mentioned on the other new iMac article...
If you do video encoding work, carefully consider that these don't have the T2 chip (where as the mini or MBP do). I didn't care much about the T2 when I bought my 2018 mini, but now I do! The HEVC/h.265 encoding is several times faster than even the six-core i7, AND it keeps things quiet as an added bonus.
If that matters to you... I'd save up for the cheapest iMac Pro, or wait until a future iMac, or get a mini/MBP, etc.
"I do it every time I go for a longer-than-few-minute drive in the car."My goodness that sounds tedious.
What I bolded in your comment is actually VERY very very common, which is why I always though "wireless" charging was dumb, especially when Sammy bragged about it. Which is also why I believe Apple will remove the lightning port but add a Watch-style clip-on charger that clips to the Apple logo or the whole back of their devices. OF course before they actually crack real wireless charging.
But handling 2 cords just to listen to music is ridiculous and never heard of anyone doing it until Apple removed the headphone jack and morons(not you specifically) suddenly parroted the meme against Apple.
"In terms of Apple-stupid, removing the 3.5mm jack ranks right up there near the top. "
Kinda how they were stupid for removing the floppy disk drive, the CD Rom drive, SCSI Drive, Mobile Keyboard etc. etc.
"No but this time's different!"
Heard it before too.
So, I guess I have to ask... what's the alternative I'm missing?
re: wireless charging - Yeah, I suppose a 'mag-safe' like cord/disc could be a reasonable charging solution. But, there are many other uses for Lightning (or whatever DATA port is there). But, seeing Apple thinks a 3.5mm jack is 'legacy' maybe efficiently/reliably transferring data is too? I don't put about any level of silliness above Apple these days. And, I hope they never crack 'real' wireless charging, as that just sounds scary.
re: 2 cords - Like I said, my wife and son do it all the time. It isn't just to listen to music either, but watching YouTube or playing a game, etc. My son especially does this, as we often don't want to hear all his gaming noise (so make him wear headphones), and the games suck the battery down. I guess I thought I was actually the unusual one, as I'm disciplined about charging every night and use low-power consumption apps and settings, turn my wifi/cell off when not needed, etc.
re: floppy vs 3.5mm jack - not even in the same ballpark. 3.5mm jacks are still widely in use, and I see no reason they won't be for a long time. They are also mechanically superior to Lightning, which is important on devices people tend to put into pockets (assuming you see the dongle as a solution to the lost compatibility).
I suppose you haven't work with a Thinkpad's in years if you call them brick. The X1 Carbon is lighter than the MBP 13", without losing the ports and it has what many people call the best keyboard in the market. They even are spill resistant. The 15" models are a little bit heavier than the MBP, but without compromising ports or keyboard quality. Maybe the MBP 2017 is the best one you ever owned. But I'm not sure the MBP 2017 is better than the competition.
Aside from reading various reviews on machines like the Dell XPS, when my wife brought home her new Lenovo Miix (work issued), it really hit me. We've been in a bubble. While I'm sure many of the PC laptops still suck, it's quite clear there are a number of them, now, that don't.
loopless said:Deprecating OpenGL will be the 'kiss of death' for many CAE and CAD programs on the Mac. CAE/CAD software has different needs to games. Typically large amount of 3D data with simple rendering - and OpenGL does just fine, thank you.
For example, I used to regularly work with 3-4 Million poly scenes, and some software apps just couldn't handle it. It makes me wonder what the strengths/weaknesses of OpenGL/CL vs Metal are.
Plus, what does this say about performance?
It is interesting that at the same time Microsoft is adding Linux support within Windows, Apple is doing something that might eliminate the compatibility they've had for years. One of the strong selling points for Mac's with OS X in the scientific community has always been they could run their Unix/Linux programs and Microsoft Office at the same time. Removing OpenGL will break many of those programs and help push the science community to Windows, where they can now run their Unix/Linux programs and Office.techconc said:
Right now, the only benefit of continuing to support OpenGL is not to break old applications that have not been updated and ported to Metal. It has already been 4 years now since Metal came out. The writing was on the wall. Apple will likely keep OpenGL in the current deprecated state for another release or two of the OS. After that, I would expect it will be gone. The benefits are that all programs that are running on your machine will be much better optimized. At some point, it's time to flush out the stale garbage that hasn't been updated in years. All of the major players are on board. Not just games, but major apps from Adobe, etc. In the end, I believe this is a good thing for the platform overall.
And... can you really tell me there would be benefits to moving to Metal? I don't know enough about it to say either way, but I would wonder if it is as robust.georgie01 said:
Rather than indulge in presumptuous ideas based on passionate feelings, it is a lot more worthwhile to guess that Apple developed Metal because they felt they knew how to get more performance out of their own hardware than an ‘open standard’ could ...auxio said:
1) My wife needed a new laptop. Her needs from a laptop are communication via email, social media, etc, browsing the web, light graphic design work, and for it to be as easy to handle as possible (small, light, doesn't heat up). I had no hesitation in buying a MacBook Air for her because I knew that I would need to be doing tech support for the machine whenever anything went wrong. And, from experience, things go wrong far more often on PCs than Macs (far too many configuration issues). My time is valuable to me, and so the slightly higher cost of a MBA vs a PC are well worth the headache and time savings from supporting that machine in the long run. Not to mention that she absolutely loves it.
entropys said:highest specced out Mac mini, once you also get a display, keyboard etc is into iMac Pro price territory, all because of the disgusting price Apple charges for RAM and storage upgrades. And that isn’t for a 5K display.
This would not be makiing me so disappointed if Apple had made the SSD to be user upgradable like the RAM.
This is pretty much the machine I was hoping it would be. Good job, Apple!aegean said:Price is definitely high. Anyone knows if audio out port on this new Mini is also digital out?
But, here's the thing.... if this works for me, it saves me from having to buy an iMac Pro or a old, but still expensive, Mac Pro. There really wasn't any other option. Now there is. This is as good or better than a MacBook Pro 15", but it's just the computer part so I don't need the screen, TouchBar, crumby keyboard, etc. (The other option I was considering is a 2018 MBP 13" with eGPU, but this is faster, better, cheaper.)
So, unless I find out some bad surprise once people start actually testing them, I'm pretty happy with this.hentaiboy said:Mac Mini Base Price at Launch
Late 2012 $599
Late 2014 $499
Late 2018 $799
Perhaps Apple should have called it a Pro...sevenfeet said:I'm not sure why everybody complains about Mac RAM prices as if it's the first time they see that Apple RAM prices are high. They've only been pricing RAM this way for 30 years. At least they gave us an option this time of Bring-Your-Own-DRAM this time. Try to feel fortunate for that.
Yes, it's not the $500 machine it used to be but neither is the perceived customer base. Originally this was a machine for switchers who got to keep their monitor, keyboard and mouse. This machine is for power users (including the SOHO and home theater crowd), creatives who need something other than a laptop, developers and server farm companies. That's what Apple is marketing this machine to. Apple is going to sell 20 times more MacBook Airs than this machine in the first three months. A general purpose machine is not why it exists.tipoo said:Tell me more about how the stacking works. If I push a job from Xcode to them, does it split the load between all of them, or does one take over one task, the next takes over the next task in a queue, etc?
I'd imagine even TB3 bandwidth isn't enough for wanting to do main memory accesses across a such stack.
I suppose for some users, having a little stack of these with screen-sharing or some kind of KVM switching would be better than having some 18 core monster machine.fasterquieter said:I agree with everyone who says this is horribly overpriced. I cursed for a good few hours, but ultimately caved and ordered the $1,100 i5 6-core config, 256GB. I had to reming myself that I am not paying for specs. I am paying to have Mac OS and not Windows. That is worth the markup.
As one of the posts above showed, an example seemed to come in at like $850 or something like that, with lower specs. I'll gladly pay an extra $hundred or two for an Apple with macOS, as you say. But, the way people are talking... it's like Apple is charging double or something.
camc said:The question is: will this iMac overheat in a non-conditioned office running Adobe software? The mid-2015 MacBook Pro I'm currently on starts making noisy games with its fans as soon as Acrobat opens. In summer days it overheats on a regular basis, becoming slower and slower...
I'm stuck with a couple of these machines because I can't figure out if a brand new iMac or a brand new MacBook Pro will do the same – any of you guys has suggestions? Should I go for an iMac Pro instead? (throwing away Adobe suite is not an option)Eric_WVGG said:
He's referring to Fusion-less HD-only models. By modern standards, they work so slowly that many would wonder if the computer was broken.John Siracusa went on a pretty good rant about these. http://atp.fm/episodes/319Eric_WVGG said:frank777 said:Agreed on the port situation. Apple should have found the "courage" to go all USB3/Thunderbolt.
If a future rev can go all USB-C, add SSD standard and a T2 chip, it would be pretty much perfection.tht said:
I’ll raise my hands and say I prefer bezels. Don’t understand how some people don’t have their eyes wigged out from trying to focus on the screen versus the background at the edge of the screen, especially in high contrast backgrounds. My work monitor is not along a wow, and when I had my monitor by the window, yowsers the brightness outside sometimes.
There needs to be some bezel, and while it may look cool and all if it was 3 or 4 mm thick, it makes it little harder to use for me. Heck, On the iPhone, I definitely prefer the sharper edges of the 4 to 5S models over the rounded edges of recent vintage. Maybe 10 to 15 mm bezels would work for me.sflocal said:
What other machine - Mac or Wintel - with decent to big CPU's will run in a non-AC room without the fans eventually kicking in?
While the climate I'm at doesn't generally run too hot, my machine was making noise with even a slight load until I turned turbo boost off. At the same time, my eGPU is silent, even under 100% load. I understand the cylinder Mac Pro is silent too under load.
I think the issue here, is that Apple could have redesigned it (as they've already done the work on the iMac Pro) to be silent or much more quiet with these lower-power internals (compared to the iMac Pro).... or, that in general, Apple seems to be favoring tiny to something that runs reasonably quiet/cool.
Generally agree with the points the article makes...
But, I think there are some things it missed.
One of the problem with '90s Apple, is that Apple was actually doing several of the things the industry pundits, experts, media, etc. and typical tech business minds would think to do. They were being run more like every other tech business. The media didn't jump all over them until that strategy started to fail.
Sure, Apple now has enough cash and success that such moves are much less likely to get them in trouble than in the past. But, I see some of those same trends happening today. The articles' argument seems to be... yeah, but this time Apple is making money with all the silly 'moonshots'. And, I suppose they are, but that doesn't mean they aren't equally silly and distracting from things that should be primary.
I was listening to an interview today of Guy Kawasaki on Jordan Harbinger's podcast. Guy wrapped up the interview with a few lessons we can learn from Steve's life. The one that caught my attention, was that Steve had taste. He was passionate about well-designed things.
I agree, and that's the big difference between technically advanced products, and truly great products. For example, take Samsung's recent folding phone fiasco. Having a screen that can fold is some incredible technology, for sure. It's also silly and fraught with problems. Or, there are a ton of Windows PCs out there that are technically pretty competent machines. But, no taste.
And, that also highlights part of the problem with Apple since Steve's death. They seem a bit more taste-challenged since then. They have great talent and technology, for sure, but products are starting to drift off into areas that IMO, Steve would have nixed or made them re-do.
When you combine a lack of taste, with typical tech business 'wisdom' I think that is a recipe for problems. However, having hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars in the bank can cover a heck of a lot of them. I've worked in side a Fortune 100 (nearly Fortune 50). I've seen how royally an operation of that magnitude can mess up and still chugging along. Apple is now at that point, kind of like a freight train. They could mess up a LOT and still keep chugging along (hence, why the 'doomed' prognosis is a bit nuts).
But, that doesn't mean Apple will be what they once were, just that they aren't going out of business any time soon. I hope they will be what they once were and more. In some ways they are. In other ways, I think they are worse than the '90s. What I'd rally like to see is Apple with their current resources AND the taste/vision they once had. Maybe that is now impossible, but I think they could be doing better than they are... and that makes me kind of sad.
Such a move by Apple would give me some hope that they 'have a clue'.
And... also gives me some hope that they might update the SE at some point, too.
Maybe it's just Apple marketing... i.e.: make people think the SE and iPad mini are gone so they buy regular iPads and iPhone XRs and stuff like that, THEN release updated products and hope for even more sales. But, in the meantime, the ASP goes up, which they like for Wall Street.