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  • Apple OLED iPhone X and ProMotion iPad Pro win Display Industry Awards

    LukeCage said:

    The awards consider products available to purchase during the 2017 calendar year, and were decided upon by a panel of experts who evaluated the nominees "for their degree of technical innovation and commercial significance, in addition to their potential for positive social impact."

    So it seems Apple is an innovative company still, who would have thunk it!! I still have yet to see ProMotion in real life, I’ve heard it makes some people sick because of the 120Hz frame rate. I wonder if ProMotion will come to the rumored bigger iPhone X. I feel like a screen that big could warrant Apple Pen and there for ProMotion technology. 
    I have the latest iPad Pro 12.9", and the only thing I notice about ProMotion is it's buttery smooth when scrolling. Now, if I can get Apple to fix the defective display pixel issue, it'll be great. 
  • Watch: 2017 12" MacBook with Intel Kaby Lake vs. 2015 version

    Since the macbook pro now has the same price as the macbook, what's the point, I understand it has double the storage(which raises the question why can't they make a $300 less 128gb macbook), is there really that many people buying the macbook instead of the air/pro?
    When it was time for me to buy a new MacBook back in December, I originally bought an Air for $1,199. Coming from a 2010 15" Pro, I was very disappointed in the overall quality - from the display to the keyboard and trackpad - it just felt like a budget model. After a week, I just couldn't adjust to the subpar quality, especially the lousy display. I boxed it up and took it back to exchange it for a base 12" MacBook. Other than adjusting to the keyboard, which took a while, it was a nice improvement. Keyboard aside, the 12" is a very nice little notebook. I almost wish I would've held off for this model, but the '16 version works fine for my needs. 

    As for a 13" Pro at the same price, I'd never buy one with 128GB, meaning it would put me back to $1,499, minimum. For ME, it wasn't worth the extra money. My needs don't demand a lot of CPU or GPU performance. The 12" MacBook is quite snappy compared to my '10 15" Pro, even with an SSHD hybrid drive. Again, I haven't done much of anything requiring GPU performance, but my former 15" Pro wasn't exactly a screamer, even with dual graphics. 
  • Apple's 2017 iPad vs. 2016 9.7" iPad Pro: Which model is right for you?

    ireland said:
    How do we know the new iPad doesn't have a laminated display? And if it does not, why does it not? And no mention of the True Tone display, better camera and four speakers.
    Read the article. It's all laid out in plain English. clearly lists the differences.
  • Apple working with Consumer Reports on MacBook Pro battery findings, says Phil Schiller

    I have been using MacbookPro with DVD drive for 3 years now and it's battery works still better than the new macs according to this report of course. I was really amazed with 12" Macbook but it wasn't fast enough for me, even the newer version of it is not what I am looking for. I was really excited when I learned that Apple was going to release new macs. Touchbar, new design as 12" Macbook has and new usb standard ports. I was expecting new contour design batteries in this new machines but it didn't happen.

    But I don't understand this new pricing policy. I think 12" Macbook should be same price as Macbook Air and new Macbook Pro 13" with touchbar should be same price as previous Macbook Pro 13" with retina display.

    Let me get this right... You're saying a MacBook Pro with a 5,400 RPM hard drive, and possibly only 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 of RAM, is faster than a new 12" MacBook with 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM and PCIe-based flash storage? I call BS. I "upgraded" from a 2010 15" MacBook Pro Core i5, 8GB and a Seagate 1TB Hybrid drive to a 2016 MacBook Core m3 1.1GHz processor, and it's lightning fast for general use in comparison to my former MacBook Pro. Apps open nearly instantly, webpages load nearly instantly and boot up is counted in seconds.  

    Pricing: I bought a 13" MacBook Air first. I'll say this: I was disappointed. The screen quality, keyboard and trackpad all felt cheap when compared to my 6-year-old MacBook Pro. For $1,200, I was expecting a little more. As soon as Best Buy ran a sale on the 12" MacBook for $1,149, I made the exchange that day. The performance is nearly the same, thanks to the better RAM and faster PCIe storage. The overall quality difference alone makes the 12" more valuable, not to mention the extremely better Retina display.

    As for the 2016 13" MacBook Pro: non-Touch Bar is priced the same as the 2015 model. The 2015 started with 128GB, with 256 being an upgrade. Since the 2016 starts at 256, it's priced the same as the upgraded 2015. As for Touch Bar models, if you want the latest features, you're going to pay for it. Considering what upgrades come with the Touch Bar models versus the non-Touch Bar models, the pricing isn't horrible. 

    Price them like the 13" Retina MacBook Pro? Ok... here goes: in 2012, the 13" MacBook Pro Retina started at $1,699 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. The price has fallen over the years, just as it will with the new Touch Bar models.

    The 2016 Touch Bar 13" starts at $1,799 with 8GB and 256GB for $100 more than the original Retina did 4 years ago, with Touch Bar, TouchID, much improved graphics, 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports and better display accuracy. Again, I see these prices falling a little over time. 

    So many are complaining about the pricing of these new models, but they all fail to remember Apple's pricing on completely new models when they are released. The 2012 Retina 15" started at $2,199 with 8GB of RAM.
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