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cloudguy said:Now a Mac is different. Sure, the current 16 GB of RAM limits what Linux pros want/need but everyone knows that the real Macs with up to 128 GB of RAM will be available by next year. They want to buy those and use them as web and data center servers. Even the M1 Mac Minis with 8/16 GB of RAM running Linux can be used for load balancers and other light infrastructure tasks. Using an iPad for something like that for your job - as opposed to just something that you can hack for your own private network in your garage at home - would get you fired.
I ordered one last night. It’s a good device to use for development and testing. Not all of the customers that use the app I work on have the latest and greatest iPhone, so having a lower spec device to test on is super useful. Also with WWDC next week, I can now dedicate a device for iOS 13 testing.
I hope Apple keeps a place for the iPod touch in their lineup for as long as possible.
cropr said:lukei said:sellerington said:Here in the UK companies like Sky, Virgin and TalkTalk provide smart tv boxes that are far more capable than TV. I have difficulty justifying buying an TV when I receive a free box that can record multiple channels at once as well as access Netflix and download or stream movies from the provider. I can’t see any UK provider offering TV in place of their own tv boxes.
Bear in mind that under 25s now watch more Netflix content than BBC.
The last time I was quoted a replacement cost for a standard STB, it was around $500. Given that I could buy a couple of Apple TVs for that price at retail, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the ATV ends up being much cheaper for cable companies to deploy.
mknelson said:"The change blocks use of the Lightning port for anything but charging if a device is left untouched for seven days."
Does that "anything" include the headphone adapter?MplsP said:airnerd said:Can they go a step further and have a toggle that prevents any data connection via USB? I'm not a power user, but I can't remember the last time I connected my phone to anything to transfer data. Everything is cloud based (backup, sync, etc), AirDrop, or just email/imessaged as far as I know.
Then again I have nothing of interest to law enforcement.
Besides, removing the lightning port assumes that wireless connections are both more reliable and more secure than hardwired connections and I dont’ think one can make that argument.