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jdw said:AppleInsider said:MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro: which is right for you?
Virtually no keyboard tactile feedback, no SD card slot (yes, Cupertino worshipers, some of us really use it and want it built-in), not even one USB-A port (which is still ubiquitous today and shall be 10 years hence), no MagSafe, no LED on charging cable, no extended power cord in the box, no glowing Apple logo on back (not necessary, but even Apple showed it off those machines their latest keynote video because they look lovely to behold), and ever thinning designs that leave little room for adequate cooling on higher performance MacBook "Pro" models -- all spell a BIG "NO!" when it comes to this veteran Mac lover choosing any of Apple's notebooks today.
The mid-2015 15" MBP top end model with dGPU is the last great MacBook Pro that really is "Pro" in terms of practical usability that allows me to lead a largely dongle free life. Performance even today isn't that bad either. I DARE Apple to bring it back with a modern GPU and CPU and one USB-C/TB3 port added (and nothing else taken away), and see how well it sales FAR OUTSHINE any other MacBook Pro. I DARE APPLE TO DO IT. I dare Apple to finally THINK DIFFERENT on behalf The Rest of Us rather themselves.
mattinoz said:Apple didn’t say boo about cloud or data storage services. No what’s new in CloudKit no what’s new in coreData. Surely that is a bigger problem than no new hardware at the hardware agnostic event.
TUESDAY, 10:00 AM
iCloud and CloudKit LabTechnology Lab 9 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Talk with CloudKit engineers to understand how you can leverage the CloudKit APIs in your app and on your website. Get advice on how to model your data, save and query records, subscribe to updates, create custom record zones, and share your records with other users. Talk to Apple experts about how to make the most of all the iCloud technologies. Bring all your CloudKit and iCloud questions, your laptop, and your code.Lab 2020
TUESDAY, 3:00 PM
Core Data LabTechnology Lab 7 — 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Core Data is a framework that manages object graphs, relationships, and persistence of those objects. Apple engineers will be on hand to answer questions about Core Data and how it reduces the amount of code you have to write to manage your model. We're here to help you get answers, learn about the latest development techniques and tools, and improve your code and apps.Lab 2090
THURSDAY, 2:00 PM
Core Data Best PracticesExecutive Ballroom — 2:00 PM to 2:40 PM
As your app gains more customers and becomes more feature-rich, you may find yourself with new problems to solve. Core Data is a powerful tool that has changed a lot over the years. Learn about the new best practices in Core Data, such as how to use concurrency and persistent history, and discover how to test for, and resolve, common problems using familiar technologies.Session 224 View video and resources
jaiello said:Could it be that the cellular companies no longer offer a discounted price for the phone? In the old days I could get a new iPhone every two years for $200. Now I have to pay full price. Makes me keep my iPhone longer. They had to see that coming?
dneesley said:Predicting this means no change to the non-functional iPad iOS that is universally denigrated with respect to the awesome hardware.
chasm said:Also, there kinda needs to be some distinguishing features in the Pro line besides four speakers, USB-C and a bit more screen. The Apple Pencil gen1 is still an amazing tool that revolutionized the storyboard and tablet-sketching industry and is way more than adequate for people like me who don't use one for a living. So it's perfect for the non-Pro iPad line.
tokyojimu said:I like the way Lightning clicks into place (and stays there). If I move my MacBook 0 ever so slightly on my desk, the USB-C disconnects momentarily and all my drives unmount uncleanly.
tbornot said:President Trump said the stock correction was a gift for those wanting to buy. Correct again!
Too bad Bezos won't give up his love of profit, but that's that.ttollerton said:This news doesn’t hurt my feelings at all. The New York Slimes isn’t really news anymore.
You Fake News™ types are really just clearly suckers for the age-old propaganda/disinformation campaign that Trump is recycling from the Soviets, Nazis, tin pot dictatorships, etc. Oldest trick in the book.