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  • Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

    Gigabit ethernet is long overdue - should have been there years ago. Probably necessary for decent 4k streaming.
    williamlondon
  • Nativ ships touchscreen-based Vita music player with built-in Apple Music support

    On checking, and to their credit as a genuine audiophile product, this DOES ALSO natively support hi-res formats like DSD (the native format of SACD - Super Audio CD), using a Burr Brown DAC. That is well done.  And to their credit, the styling and interface look very smart and neat.

    My only audiophile concern may be that:   playing back hi-res audio through one of these front ends usually involves digital interference ... e.g. using software to control volume (through the computer) means that the signal is being digitally 'messed' with by the computer (this invariably happens with iTunes), as distinct from taking the digital source to the D/A converter, and letting the amplifier do volume adjustments in pure analog. I am not sure if that is the case here - but it is the usual caveat to such interfaces in the audiophile community.
    jony0
  • Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh

    Your Apple % sales graphic is totally misleading ... it suggests that Mac sales are a shrinking portion of a pie.
    But, Mac sales have been vastly expanding over the last 5 to 10 years, in absolute terms, so that looking at the proportion of the pie misses the point -- the point is that the Mac in and of itself is a fantastic vibrant business model ... sadly being starved by its own owner.
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