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  • Apple's 'M2' processor enters mass production for MacBook Pro

    iMac Pro 27" with M2 should be a nice machine! 
  • Facebook's iOS 14.5 privacy prompt will take weeks to roll out

    Then disable FB until their app can meet the requirements of 14.5. They have had enough time to prepare as their media propaganda would suggest! 
  • Apple debuts colorful 24-inch iMac with M1, upgraded camera and audio

    I love everything about it except....once again, Apple is being so stingy with the storage.  256GB for a desktop computer is almost insulting.  For $1300, 512GB should have been the minimum and I wish I didn't keep having this complaint every time there's a big refresh in the Mac product line.  A disappointing skimp on what looks like a really nice update.

    I too wish the chin was totally gone, but I suppose we just aren't there yet.
    Apple constantly makes the cheapest model so useless as to be embarrassing. Trying to recommend an iMac to elderly friends as their first Apple computer is difficult when you have to start by saying "Don't get the lowest model" and then help them to upgrade memory and RAM to reasonable specs. This has happened too often over the last 15-20 years. Also the spinning beach ball used to be normal on brand new lower spec machines! Apple we love you and all that, but please enough of the upsell and skimping. 
  • Apple Watch SE & Family Setup aims for a slice of the kids GPS tracker market

    Can the Watch SE detect if your going to have a heart attack like the 6 Series can?
    Now that the "smartalecs" have had their laugh, I guess your main point was that does the SE offer the same safety/health feature as the 6. I would imagine the latest blood oxygen sensor is exclusive to the 6, but the heart rate monitor and other features of the 5 should be there...
    Anyone care to help out/chime in? Thanks. 
  • Apple begins selling 18W USB-C power adapter separately for iPhones & iPads

    I agree. As a long time Apple user and advocate, I'm tiring of the nickel and dime-ing. Apple was always ahead of the curve, leading the way, and if late, then stylishly late, but not dragging its ass forward like this.
    avon b7 said:
    avon b7 said:
    This really should be in the box or a free BTO option. The included charger is a very poor offering.
    No it shouldn't, it's less desirable for most people, because most people still use the older USB plugs and Lightning cables. USB-C is a nice to have, but it hasn't gone critical yet. If they put this and only this in the box, you people (well, not you, as you're not a real customer) would have a shit-fit over having to replace all of your charging cables. "What a racket! Apple is forcing us to buy more cables!" yada yada....

    It's a balancing act. So far I see no reason to believe Apple isn't doing it right. Certainly not because of what knockoff cheerleaders on techie sites say...
    If you're buying a new - expensive - phone that can benefit from this charger, just bung it in the box or make it a free BTO option.

    What cables or chargers they might already have is basically irrelevant unless they want an even bigger collection of 5W chargers.

    Let's be frank. This is just another example of Apple making even more money off yet another accessory.