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  • How Apple Silicon Macs can supercharge computing in the 2020s


    k2kw said:
    blastdoor said:
    The title is about the future, the content about the past.

    Here’s a thought about the future — I wonder if “desktop AI/ML” will define the Mac of the 2020s the way desktop publishing did in the 80s. 

    Combine user friendly tools for training models with your data with uniquely powerful hardware. Train on Mac, deploy on iPhone 
    Yeah, I read through all that to only get 5nm.   But one thing is guaranteed-this is about PROFITS.   I'm sure Desktop ARM chips will be cheaper to make and will have greater profit margin.    I'm hoping Apple tries to increase its volume but won't hold my breath on this.   With the move to an arm based architecture I am expecting macOS to become more iPhone/ipad like as they share a common software base.  SuperOS for the future.

    DED is usually very good a reiterating the history of Apple's rise to dominance, but doesn't have the same track record with prognostication about the future.
    You should actually look into my "track record in prognosticating the future" and then issue a humble apology. 
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  • How Apple Silicon Macs can supercharge computing in the 2020s

    blastdoor said:
    The title is about the future, the content about the past.

    Here’s a thought about the future — I wonder if “desktop AI/ML” will define the Mac of the 2020s the way desktop publishing did in the 80s. 

    Combine user friendly tools for training models with your data with uniquely powerful hardware. Train on Mac, deploy on iPhone 
    Ironic, your comment about the future really is about the past. Check out WWDC sessions from 2017 on CoreML, "train on Mac, deploy on iPhone."

    This article is outlining the future in view of the past. 
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  • iPhone 12 camera module cannot be replaced by third-party repair technicians

    It’s not just related to security. Authorizing parts also helps to destroy the market for stolen phones. Because they can be authorized, thieves take them apart to sell off parts. If the stolen parts can’t be used, it erases a major motive for stealing. 
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  • Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur

    The T2 chip includes Apple’s hardware accelerated video encoder for video. If Netflix were to “just use Chrome” it could perhaps “do” 4K video in software but it would be lower quality and cause a major implosion of battery life while the fans ran at full tilt as you’re trying to watch Netflix (and would force users to run Chrome.

    Capture a 4K video on your iOS device and then try to play that on a pre-T2 Mac and it will be readily obvious. 

    As we have been noting for some time, T2 was the first step towards Apple Silicon. 
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  • Apple preparing for folding iPhone with Samsung screen order

    dedgecko said:
    Isn’t the iPhone OLED displays already a foldable screen? And this would be a future iPhone prototype. Once those pass muster, then their may be a future iPhone model. Semantics one may argue, but this is how Apple’s designers work if the stories are true.
    Yes, Apple tapped Samsung’s flexible OLED panels to deliver the slim bezels of iPhone X a long time ago, folding the display over itself to create a thin, dramatic design that sold massive volumes of ultra premium smartphones. Samsung has never similarly made any high volume phone from its own flexible technology, despite many attempts including the limited run fad of Edge models and the ridiculous $2000+ hinge book fablets 
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