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  • Apple unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro, M1 Max starting at $2499

    netrox said:
    It's actually a big let down in terms of laptop design. Why are we bringing back HDMI when USB4 provides the same technology? I am ok with the SD slot but not ok with Magsafe and the HDMI port. They add more ugliness and waste to the laptop. They even said you can charge with USB-C so what's the point of MagSafe? I am glad they got rid of Touch Bar and the keyboard looks more functional and more comfortable. 

    A notch looks bad which is disappointing as it should be less obvious and seamlessly integrated into the menu bar but it totally "stands out" - but we will get used to it quickly.  

    Performance-wise, it sounds impressive though. 
     
    Honestly, Apple should just stick to USB4 and the SD slot and that's it. That way, TV and monitors will be forced to use USB4. And force people to move to USB4.  Hopefully, in a couple of generations, Apple will get rid of all those ports. 

    It’s a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port.

    watto_cobra
  • Apple Silicon transition may hit its two-year target with 2022 Mac Pro

    Expected to be smaller in size, roughly half that of the current Mac Pro, the Apple Silicon version is anticipated to use chips with higher core counts, possibly including 20-core and 40-core variants.

    The next 18-months are going to be a truly painful moment for INTEL and AMD. Half the size? While size may not matter (ha) being able to shove a more powerful computer in half the space with better cooling and energy efficiency, is a very visual embarrassment for INTEL 
    and AMD. If Apple made a server version the reduction in rack space and cooling would be very attractive for server farms.
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • American Airlines switching to iPhones, iPads for all frontline employees

    Frontline? Are they being deployed to a battlefield?
    watto_cobra
  • Claris FileMaker Pro gets native Apple Silicon update

    Rayz2016 said:
    Wow. FileMaker got real expensive real quick. 

    Rayz2016 said:
    Wow. FileMaker got real expensive real quick. 
    That $19 figure is misleading. That price per/person is for 5 or more users using their hosting plan, which includes FileMaker Server and storage. There are other plans if you have your own hosting and FMS now also run on Linux.
    seanjwatto_cobra
  • Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps

    So I have to suck up metered bandwidth now for apps 98% of customers will use?
    AppleUfmyIwatto_cobra