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  • Apple anticipated to secure 80% of ARM-based laptop market in 2021

    applguy said:
    So Apple is only going to sell 750M worth of Arm based laptops in 2021??? That sounds really, really wrong considering annual Mac sales are in the 30B range. At those estimates Apple Arm laptops are less than 3% of Mac sales. 
    Your review of the graph is off.  The graphic is only for the silicon.  Since Mediatek and Qualcomm does not produce machines, the graphic clearly is based on silicon sales.  So it is likely for the M1 component it could only represent $750 Million.  

    The article probably should have clarified that as I am sure that is just a guess and we would not know how much Apple would charge itself. 
  • How Apple Silicon Macs can supercharge computing in the 2020s

    jcc said:
    This article paints a too rosy picture of the transition. The fact of the matter is that moving away from x86 will end Mac’s “best of both worlds” status. That means no more running Windows software.
    In over 20 years and Thousands of both Mac & Windows Users I have serviced, I have yet to meet ONE person who wants or needs to run Windows on a Mac. It's two separate Worlds plain and simple. Anyone who thinks otherwise is FUBAR.
    Hi my name is John.  Nice to meet you.  

    There, now you have met someone that needs and wants too.   I have dedicated software that I occasionally use that required a Windows based experience, but I prefer a Mac.  So I either spin up Bootcamp or Parallel to run Windows to run the software when needed.  

    So again, Hi...
  • Apple facing new $5.5 billion App Store antitrust lawsuit in the Netherlands

    iOS_Guy80 said:
    I don’t understand these countries chastising and calling Apple a monopoly. If some other individual, entity or company can develop a better smart phone I would be more than interested in considering buying it but until then I want the best phone available which is an iPhone. Don’t penalize Apple or me for owning an iPhone.
    I truly look forward to Apple pulling either their App Store or their phones from a jurisdiction. I wonder how removing one major smartphone company from the marketplace eliminates the "monopoly" problem.
    The problem is if they do that, it likely would bate the belief that they were a monopoly even more.  Apple unfortunately is in a loose loose proposition.
  • iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max review: Exceptional phones but the Pro Max underwhelms

    Sorry but the Max line is still where my money goes.  I don’t care about widget or icon size.  As I put all my apps in folders, an extra row is not a criteria that I am concerned with.  

    For me and my large hands, it is the feel and the large screen size, while being pocketable.  The new IPad Mini does seem enticing to go to a two device system, but I want an all in one device for my daily driver.
  • Simply Mac bankruptcy: Who to call, what happened, and why

    Apple wants $600 to replace the battery in my MBP (late 2016).  There’s no reason why memory and storage can’t be plug and play as it used to be. 

    Seems like a made up number as Apple advertises a $199 out of warranty battery replacement for all MBP…
  • Apple's slower hiring allows it to avoid wave of big tech layoffs

    did i miss something? i thought they recently had a ton of layoffs in their “channel retail” sector and i could’ve sworn appleinsider reported on it…

    for reference:
    Maybe you missed the first paragraph of your linked article and the reference within this one to Best Buy location non-essential staff receiving 30-day notices?

    So yeah looks like you missed something.
  • Inexpensive 'Apple Watch SE' may arrive at Apple's 'Time Flies' event

    dewme said:
    I believe, like others here, that Apple needs an Apple Watch that’s inexpensive enough to buy for all your children.
    The other thing they need to do is decouple the watch from an IPhone so a kid with an iPad or iPod touch can still use all the functions.  

  • Apple supply chain readying for third quarter 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro release

    anome said:
    I'm a bit worried about the talk of SD and HDMI, as I personally think going all USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 was an improvement. I think, though, if they do go with a new MagSafe power connection, there may be potential to put these ports, plus Ethernet and some other stuff, on the power brick, as currently done for Ethernet on the new iMacs. Of course, I'm sure this will be very unpopular, but I'd rather see them do that than put more large, and structurally compromising holes in the side of the MBP's chassis.

    Hell, they could put all ports on the brick, and just have the MagSafe on the MBP itself. I mean, that would be going a bit far, but it does improve the structural integrity of the unit.
    I don’t agree with you at all. Putting essential parts in the brick makes sense for a stationary computer like the iMac, but would be terrible for a portable one like the MBP. It would principally require you to carry that specific brick with you all the time.
    Sorry but you are missing a potentially great solution bringing built in IO would offer, a dock for when at your office, hotel, or pool side.  When just going out for a quick coffee, leave it behind.

    As the current arrangement does not offer IO without a 3rd party dock, you are not loosing anything but rather gaining a great addition when stationary.  

    As for the IO options, adding a SD card is way too late and a micro sd slot maybe but a full size slot is old school tech.  The HDMI would be okay, but just buy a usb-c to hdmi cable.  It’s not like you don’t need the cable anyway.  

    To me adding the micro sd card slot would be nice, but I would rather have 4-6 usb-c ports. For the love of the almighty, no freaking usb-a ports…just buy the new cable. A mag safe port could be okay but I always charge my MBP 15 via a slow usb-c on the go. So I would not use it as I hate carrying the brick.

  • Big MacBook Pro announcement rumored for January 17

    Tomorrow is the press release launch of the M2 based MacBook Pros. 

    Nothing crazy, but definitely needed. 
    I love how everyone instantly jumps on the MBP 14” and 16” train when it is entirely more likely the Mini and/or iMac will get the current M2 update.  Then they can still show investors they are still releasing products while they can sit on the true MBP update for a little while longer. 
  • Rumored 14-inch iPad may not be an iPad Pro after all, analyst claims

    It is the touchscreen MacOS tablet/laptop we saw in an earlier post with the removable dock like the old Transformer series from Asus. 

    Hopefully a dual boot device so it can run iPadOS when detached it wanted.