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  • Apple could and should make a larger iPad Pro but it probably won't be 15 inches

    Who cares if Apple made a 15, 16 or 18" iPad Pro, since no one could afford one!  "Our LARGEST iPad Pro EVER!  1TB version starts at $2499."
  • Editorial: Intel CPU constraints are sign on the road to ARM chips in the Mac

    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.
  • Apple may show modular Mac Pro, new external 6K Pro display at WWDC 2019

    lkrupp said:
    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.
    "Some weird peripheral" like an industry standard NVMe m.2 SSD or an off-the-shelf GPU or, memory modules?  Who in their right mind would WANT to saunter into a local parts store and upgrade their storage or graphics without having to take out a 2nd mortgage?  That's just crazy thinking!  /s

    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.
  • Apple debuts 2019 iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip and enhanced 10.5-inch display

    iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad, iPad mini, 7.9, 9.7, 10.5, 11, 12.9.  Laminated screen, not laminated, Apple pencil and not.  Not confusing at all.  
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  • AT&T announces plans to launch mobile 5G service in 12 cities by end of 2018

    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.
    I've tried, but cannot figure out how people think that faster service will use MORE data?  A movie is a fixed amount of data, whether you get it downloaded in 2 minutes or 2 hours.  A website contains a fixed amount of data, too.  Everything you do is a fixed amount of data and that amount of data won't change just because you have faster service.  

    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?  
  • Survey finds reliability is the reason workers choose Mac

    lkrupp said:
    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.
    So because people disagree with this "fluff" survey we're "the usual suspects"?  Got it.  You're as biased as this survey.

    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.
  • Apple unveils iPadOS, adding features specifically to iPad

    lkrupp said:
    So iPad OS does not have mouse support, something the whiners and perpetually disappointed crowd were clamoring for. Oh the humanity.
    And here you are whining about the whiners.  Interesting...
  • Apple Music rival Tidal enables 'master'-level audio quality on iPhone & iPad

    gatorguy 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 currently pay for it, but TBH I don't notice a lot of difference with typical earbuds, only noticing the improved sound with fairly hi-end wired headphones. I may not stick with it for the price difference.

    Or, if you just want to dabble with Tidal HiFi and it's not going to be your daily streamer, just use free trials like I do.  Despite this article saying 30 day free trial, you can get a 60-day free trial here

    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.
  • Microsoft blocks Windows 10 update over Boot Camp driver issue

    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.
    It's the YEAR (19 for 2019) and MONTH (03 for MARCH) of the release.  1809 was SEPTEMBER 2018.  Not so stupid.  I suppose it could have been 1074.35.65.1, right?
  • Spotify breaks 100 million paid subscribers, holding lead over Apple Music

    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.
    Apple could care less about winning the subscriber count battle.  It's about making money, and Spotify has done nothing but lose money since day 1.  

    Not sure where you get your insider information that you can speak for Apple, but I believe BOTH are true.  It is all about making money, but IMO, Apple is also all about numbers and being on top.