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Everyone blaming Intel, yet it's Apple that insists on paper thin, fan-less laptop designs that defy physics on keeping them cool. The rest of us (Windows users) enjoy the latest and greatest chips and hardware and increasing performance with 8th and 9th gen chips. I'm fine with fans. They come on when needed, and are silent otherwise. I also like having the ability to remove a few screws and change / add more larger SSD's or memory.
10nm will be nice when it arrives, but I don't see it being Intel's fault that Apple cannot move forward in performance.
I personally predict that whatever the new Mac Pro turns out to be it will be trashed viciously by the self-agrandized techie crowd. These types want to be able to saunter into a Fry’s or Micro Center, pick out some weird peripheral, stick it into their “Mac Pro” and have it work. That doesn’t even happen with self-assembled PCs but it will be a requirement for any new Mac Pro. You just watch and see.
But, no doubt, Apple will rely on "proprietary connectors" and glued shut modules to ensure that whatever you want to do with your new "modular Mac", you'll have to get it at the Apple Store at 3-4X the cost of a standard part.
macseeker said:Now we can burn through our data plans in a few minutes time. NEAT! Still will have the same low amount data plans. 5G really not worth it.
If you use your phone data service to download torrents all day, then I can possibly see how you'd use your plan data faster, but people don't do that. Maybe you have nothing better to do than watch endless Youtube videos every day until your data is depleted? Then, yes, you would consume all your data faster.
But for everyone else, we will generally use the same amount of data as we do each month. Analogy--the city triples the size of the water main coming into your water meter at your house. Are you going to consume 3x more water because the pipe in the street is bigger?
Of course this report will be attacked as invalid by the usual suspects here but it puts all the “gates” and screams of Apple ignoring QA into perspective. In the real world Apple is tops in quality and reliability. If you believe all the crap that is spewed in tech blog comment sections you would think Apple is at the bottom of the barrel in those metrics. Nothing could be further from the truth. The hater narrative is confined to blogs like this one. Only here and in the tech media is Apple constantly doomed or condemned to failure. In the real world people use Apple products and are happy with them.
The way I read it, "a strong preference" is the main reason people buy Mac's. A strong preference? Not reliability or speed or value?
Where's the Windows users opinions? Oh...they didn't ask Windows users.
I use both Mac and Windows, so I'm not a "usual suspect" but give me more than a survey of only Mac users if you're going to do a survey of satisfaction that insinuates a comparison to Windows users.
So iPad OS does not have mouse support, something the whiners and perpetually disappointed crowd were clamoring for. Oh the humanity.
gatorguy said:StrangeDays said:I have to imagine the market for people who both care about this and are willing to pay for it is quite small.
I pay for my streaming services I use daily, but when I just want to dabble with things like HiFi or MQA, I just use the trials.
MacPro said:This saved my ass! I run a lot of MySQL databases on Windows servers (using Windows 10 Pro, not Server 2016 I should add). The only one that wasn't f****d up was one running on a Mac mini with Boot Camp that didn't get updated to from v1809 to v1903 (I think that's the stupid version numbers, who thinks these things up at MS?)
I'd ignore all advice above and use the 'if it ain't broke' philosophy for now.
flydog said:Fatman said:Anecdotal rumblings ...The UX on Spotify is preferred by most, Spotify's play lists are more on the mark. Spotify's free tier helps people get used to the service, create playlists and then sign-up for paid version when ready. The AirPlay2 push plus Verizon promo will help Apple's market share, but Apple needs to be on par or better.Once people are on a service they tend to stick with it.