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  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon M1 review: Unprecedented power and battery for the ...

    mwhite said:
    mwhite said:
    How do we get an iPad app on our M1 computer?
    Developers make them available in the Mac App Store, and you download them.
    If you already have the app, you can even use automatic downloads to keep your M1 Mac up to date. 

    There isn't a way to share apps directly from your device to the desktop tho. 
    I have an app that the developer has not updated in 2 years and don't expect him to put it on the Mac App Store will I still be able to use it?
    Thanks for all help

    If you tell me what the app is I can see if it's available. 
    watto_cobra
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon M1 review: Unprecedented power and battery for the ...


    charlesn said:
    Great review for one of the most baffling MacBook Pro upgrades I've ever seen from Apple. Love the new chip and how could you not--apparently there is a "free lunch" where you get amazing processing power with much less heat and much longer battery life, and it's called the M1. But this seems like an especially lazy upgrade otherwise. 

    What better time than with the introduction of the M1 to address some other long-in-the-tooth issues for the MacBook Pro? I'm not talking a complete redesign--just updates with tech that Apple already has on the shelf:

    14" screen in the same case with narrower bezels
    1080p camera. HELLO? Even post-pandemic, Zoom meetings for business will be essential--honestly, how do you stick a 720p camera in a new 'Pro" laptop that you're essentially rolling out in 2021? Sure, the image processing may make it look "good for 720p," but the added cost to Apple for a better camera would have been miniscule. 
    Fast WiFi 6. I'm not even talking about 6E, although that level of future-proofing would have been fabulous. But this new Pro doesn't even have the antenna array needed to support the fastest data transfer rates of which WiFi 6 is capable. 
    5G Mobile Connectivity. How hard could this be to implement when even the most basic iPad offers cellular?
    Touch Bar: Really? Still? Stick a fork in it, Apple... it's done! This is one of those technologies, like 3-D Press on iPhone, that might have been a good idea, but was never widely implemented by the developer community. 

    Again, none of these suggestions involves a new case design or some yet-to-be-introduced tech like mini-LED. This is off-the-shelf tech that Apple has implemented in other products and has been requested for the MacBook Pro for years in some cases. 
    The MBP's WiFi 6 (ax) listed max is 1.2Gbps and Intel Macs with WiFi 5 (ac) have a max of 1.3Gbps. Throughput isn't the only advantage, as WiFi 6 has other protocol benefits. But there are also constraints related to size and antenna design (where they can be placed in a unit). 

    Overall, when you make one change you know where the issues are. If Apple were to introduce a ton of changes without the time to complete the engineering (a 14 inch display and a whole new case design, and "5G" etc, are not ingredients you sprinkle on) its products would not be good. 

    Also, have you noticed this year there's a pandemic raging and Apple and its suppliers are constrained in what they can do? Despite this, it launched 5G iPhones across four new model types, introduced new watches and iPads and debuted HomePod mini. To suggest that it could also radically change the entire definition of its MacBooks is not really realistic. 

    The people who hate Touch Bar are the same who think Macs need touch screens. They constantly talk about how great Surface is. They're PC people; they should buy PCs. If Touch Bar wasn't helping to sell Macs, the most data-driven marketing in the world would have figured that out by now. What Touch Bar does is differentiate Apple's machines from basic PCs. And if you haven't yet noticed, Surface isn't exactly selling on the same level as MacBooks. 
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  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon M1 review: Unprecedented power and battery for the ...

    mwhite said:
    How do we get an iPad app on our M1 computer?
    Developers make them available in the Mac App Store, and you download them.
    If you already have the app, you can even use automatic downloads to keep your M1 Mac up to date. 

    There isn't a way to share apps directly from your device to the desktop tho. 
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  • What the Apple Silicon M1 means for the future of Apple's Macs


    2morrow said:
    Could some explain why they were not able to update the higher end MacBook Pros with the M1?
    They wouldn't be higher-end with the same M1. 
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  • What the Apple Silicon M1 means for the future of Apple's Macs


    jdb8167 said:
    I was quite surprised by the Thunderbolt/USB4 and RAM limitations. I see in the slide that they did show “Up to 16 GB” which I missed during the presentation. But the single external display and only 2 TB/USB4 ports came as a real surprise. 

    The performance of these SoCs is lovely and industry changing but I would love an explanation why they only wanted to release low end SoCs for the first round. It doesn’t have to be detailed but it shouldn’t look like they can’t do much better right now which is what it does look like. Apple’s dedication to secrecy doesn’t seem particularly helpful right now. Either you assume that they will come out with a higher end SoC for the next round which means it isn’t very secret or you assume that they can’t which is worse.

    I was pretty dissatisfied with the level of technical detail in the keynote. They could have done better. 
    If you look at iPad 1,2,3,4 they kept getting better in sequential order. You have to walk before you can run.
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