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  • Hands on with Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC

    I definitely see the logic in releasing a larger Mac Book Air. 
    Having more screen real estate is a definite plus for many people albeit at slight portability penalty.
    A very good product for the masses, that is until we one day get a more affordable Vision Pro and then we could work on virtual 80" screens.  
    williamlondonAlex1NAlex_Vwatto_cobra
  • Maxed-out Apple Silicon Mac Pro costs 1/4 what a maxed Intel one did

    darkvader said:
    Less RAM, no GPU upgrades.

    NOT impressed.  Honestly not even sure why Apple bothered.
    Maybe because the Intel Mac Pro was getting old and not selling, thus no longer making sense in keeping it in the lineup.
    Perhaps putting an M2 Ultra in the chassis with expandability slots for added SSD's or peripherals was the only thing possible at this very moment.
    williamlondon
  • Maxed-out Apple Silicon Mac Pro costs 1/4 what a maxed Intel one did

    Doesn’t have very many upgrade options.
    You can do quite a bit with 64 Gen 4.0 PCIe lanes, even if it doesn't support graphics cards.
    You can’t add 1.5TB of ECC memory.
    Are you in the market for that?
    Great question. Wonder if you're ever going to a get an answer for this? 
    Not just a simple "yes" or "no" but actual use cases where 1.5 TB of RAM are really necessary. 
    killroywilliamlondonSkeptical
  • 'Apple Glasses' reportedly launching in 2026 or 2027 at the earliest

    Wasn’t it as recently as a year ago that “Apple car” rumors were hitting these pages with headlines like “to be released in 2023 or 2024”?
    This rumor sounds a bit like this. Predict something far off into the future and if it doesn’t pan out, then hopefully everyone has forgotten about it by then.
    pulseimagesdewmewilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Apple's mixed reality headset could be what the entire AR/VR market needs to succeed

    palegolas said:
    Knowing the demand etc. is all very business oriented. And of course it's important in order to make a successful launch. However I think the much bigger elephant in the room question is whether there's actually a healthy future for AR/VR at all? Or is there only a dystopian future when a huge portion of people eventually much rather would like to stay in VR and live in the matrix than to take it off, and that's the world we'll be living in. Whether Apple wants it or not, I think they're going to make a compelling presentation, which unfortunately will lead to the latter.
    If current society is an indicator of things to come with AR/VR, then I predict we go deeper into the Matrix.
    If distracted driving/cycling/walking was not already a problem, then it will definitely turn into one with one of these on your head.
    Technology often finds complex solutions to problems that already have simple solutions available.
    Example:
    Tech: Let's blindfold people so they can immerse themselves in some better alternate reality.
    Question: What if people need to walk over to somewhere else for hydration or nourishment?
    Tech: Let's add on some miniature camera tech to the blindfold and offer it to the public as an add on for an extra $300. $500 if you want 4K.

    Ordinary person question: How about we don't blindfold people?
    Tech crowd:  Get lost looser/boomer/old fart!!!!
    watto_cobrapalegolas