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What's the point of a 4K ~5" screen anyway? As noted, there are many ways to make a better screen than just packing more pixels in there. Is 4K on a 5" screen really a droid/ Samsung feature? While I do like my 4k TV because I sit quite close. 10 Bit RGB color makes the bigger difference. I basically "can't see" the pixels on my iPhone as it is. Not sure how "MORE PIXELS" makes a better phone anyway except maybe for some one who doesn't know any better, bragging to another friend (who also doesn't know any better) that their phone is measurably superior to another. I don't even waste my disputing it with Droid fans. They go down that road of "well, droid does x better". And I just nod my head and say of course it does.
RickeyP21 said:Poor Apple. "Only" making $45 million per year for playing someone else's content. However do you stay in business with your over priced laptops and $800 iPhone sales. I know, why don't you screw over music fans everywhere and force them to pay your over priced fees instead of using better products like Spotify!
With respect to apple's profits. It's actually pretty surprising that they're willing to offer the service for the little profit it actually yields. Handing over $7 for every $10 subscription is generous to both the content providers and Apple's customers especially considering the resources they have to allocate to make those streams available. Most companies would make you pay a subscription AND listen to ads.
KITA said:rob53 said:The A12Z Bionic is up to 8 GPU cores. The Most powerful and expensive GPUs have cores in the thousands. What would it take for Apple to create its own separate 500 core GPU SoC or maybe only a 100 core GPU with the ability to use several of them in a blade setup. There's nothing stopping Apple, other than patents, from making whatever they want to any way they want to. Look at the Mac Pro. It's a fantastic workstation.Of course you don’t have to spend $14k on one. I purchased one for my studio for about $7500 including some aftermarket upgrades. I’ve owned many Macs since the time they used to be beige and the new MacPro is basically the absolute best Mac ever built. The performance is top notch (it’s not always just about benchmarks) and there are a slew of other reasons you failed to even include in your “analysis” like noise level(which is basically 0 ), top notch components, build quality and materials, overall design (the slip cover chassis is brilliant), expansion options and aesthetics.
SpamSandwich said:Having a little firsthand knowledge of the depths of corruption at work in China, I may be one of the few here who views this entanglement with a politically-connected Chinese business with skepticism. In my experience, foreign money invested in unaccountable Chinese companies tends to suddenly vanish with little recourse. I see Tim's reliance on China for Apple growth as riskier and riskier. What happens when Trump becomes president and opens up a full on trade war with China? The odds that Apple will be punished increase severely.
neillwd said:Hate the remote.Thought I was the only one who liked and understood what the touch remote accomplished.
wonkothesane said:ericthehalfbee said:wonkothesane said:ericthehalfbee said:I say this is primarily Apples fault.
The amplifier circuitry that drives the speakers should have had some sort of protection built in to limit the maximum amount of power that could be sent to the speakers.
However, I’m not sure what the fine print of the EULA says. I’d be surprised if they wouldn’t have some CYA passages in it to this effect.
Undoubtly, as a token of excellent customer service, Apple and Adobe might - separately or jointly - nite the bullet and comepansate affected users.
It is standard practice in the electronics industry to put protections in place for any component that could possibly be damaged by some unforeseen issue.
We have current and temperature protections for lithium batteries/charging circuits, current limiting for LED lights, thermal throttling for processors and so on. Apple is usually on top of things, but this time they made a mistake.
I upgraded my cMP5.1 last year with 12 cores 3.46, 1080ti with power mod, highpint 7101 with 4 1TB SSD Blades each at 4x on the 2nd 16x slot, removed the optical drive, added 6 2TB ssd’s all around and USB-c. Glad I did. It’s a beast and the nMP is obviously a long way off.
This new Macpro sounds like a disaster in the making for video professionals. I’m seriously not interested in paying MORE for a video card because it’s in a chassis, or MORE for ports or SSD’s or Nvme or whatever because they are also in a chassis. I mean look at how expensive the TB3 video card chassis are!!! And then consider that the cards aren’t removable in most cases. P-lease.
Modules are nothing more than an expensive way to lock in the customer. If I can’t improve whatever this next MP is to the same degree as my now 7 year old tower, it will feel like a step back. I agree with others; Apple should have just released an upgraded (slightly smaller) cheese grater and taken out money . I don’t understand this obsession with re-inventing the wheel. cMP FTW I’m already exploring gutting an old 5.1 to make a new hackintosh. Seems very feasible even if it takes a hot second to build it myself.
sirlance99 said:lkrupp said:spice-boy said:How bout making Siri work properly.
Thats not what the consensus is AT ALL. The consensus seems to be that each assistant is good at certain things, but not others. Siri seems to be the best assistant with the most commands specific to scheduling, making notes and other office-y stuff, but fails on more whimsical searches and non specific tasks. Ok Google obviously works well with google searches and music commands, but it’s a terrible assistant. Alexa is a terrible assistant, but fantastic if you want to buy amazon products.
I recently had the privilege of received a challenge from my friends who each swore their assistant was the better. I happily joined in the demonstration and had a great laugh as each one had to repeat commands or fail completely to execute. The conclusion? They all have weaknesses and each is optimized for the service it’s attached to.
Ya’ll need to stop complaining about AI assistants which more than 5 years ago basically didn’t exist in the consumer market and stop acting like it’s something we are dependent on. We don’t. They are all a gimmick except for a few specific use cases. Sometime in the future another 5- 10 years down the line maybe they’ll be as good as we all hope.
MmmDee said:Awaiting the first anti-trust/monopoly lawsuit that Apple has yet to experience. Once Apple owns all the hardware and all the software running on their products, continuing their closed "ecosystem", the legal woes and end-of-product nightmare will begin. What a bad idea... I'm definitely not going down this path of self-destruction, been there, done that. Pity some businesses don't learn from history and are therefore doomed to repeat mistakes. More temporary profit for Apple, less choices for consumers.