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  • Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner for $101K in Germany

    Many incorrect things in this story. 

    First there are about 16 working units not 8.  I have worked on restoring 8 myself for different owners and I know of others that have working units that I didn't work on.  

    Second this was the worst condition Apple-1 that has come up for auction in the past few years, not the best as the story says,  the Henry Ford unit was nearly perfect and original.  There is rework on the back of this one, replaced sockets and lots of modifications in the prototype area and I know there were power issues with the original supply and 5300uf cap.  I declined to restore this unit as too many board level parts would need to be replaced and it would ruin the originally to get it running. 

    Third, unlike the higher price units that sold, this one has a modern power supply and an Apple II keyboard, not a correct keyboard from 1976.   It also didn't have a extras like an original byte shop wooden case. 

    I did expect this this unit to sell for the low side about $200k but there are enough better condition units out there for collectors that there wasn't much demand for this one so it went on the very low side.  

    Cheers,
    Corey
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  • Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

    I bought the i9 with 32gb and couldn’t be happier.  I wish the SSD was cheaper but it’s anazingly fast.   Until Apple puts a more aggressive fan profile, I installed Macs Fan Control.   When rendering this week or doing cpu intensive processing, I just turned the fans on max manually and no throttling in FCP.  

    Since I spent so much money on this thing I have been reading up on all the different “issues” that people have found.  The removal of the recovery port actually makes sense since Apple is using HW encryption on the drive now.  

    Do I like everything on the new MacBook Pro...  I don’t, but I’m using it next to my 2016 model and can can see the incremental improvements. 



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  • Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor


    I bought the i9 with 32gb and couldn’t be happier.  I wish the SSD was cheaper but it’s anazingly fast.   Until Apple puts a more aggressive fan profile, I installed Macs Fan Control.   When rendering this week or doing cpu intensive processing, I just turned the fans on max manually and no throttling in FCP.  

    Since I spent so much money on this thing I have been reading up on all the different “issues” that people have found.  The removal of the recovery port actually makes sense since Apple is using HW encryption on the drive now.  

    Do I like everything on the new MacBook Pro...  I don’t, but I’m using it next to my 2016 model and can can see the incremental improvements. 



    Just as a hint of what we're working on -- you should try FCP without Macs Fan Control running.
    I guess I should have been clearer.  Since Macs Fan Control keeps me from throttling, Apple can solve this problem with a software fix, almost every new MacBook drop has some software/firmware fix soon after release and then everyone who returned their i9 for an i7 will be upset they didn’t keep it.  

    For now, a simple downloadable program and a manual step to turn on the fans allows me to use the potential of the i9 in my MacBook Pro without waiting.  Which for me is all I need.  
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  • Apple was founded 45 years ago, on April 1, 1976

    All the references to the Apple II in the section "Apple's first success", should be the Apple-1. That must have slipped by the editors... BTW: Woz isn't sure the original partnership actually started on April 1st. He thinks it may be a few days later, but the story of April 1st fits the narrative.
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